Running across the house to retrieve a Band-Aid for my doll seemed to continuously occur during my childhood years. As long as I can remember, I have always dreamed of saving lives. Whenever my classmates were asked the age-old question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” they continued to vacillate from doctor to astronaut to many others, but I stayed true to my aspirations and proudly answered, “Nurse!” without fail.
I knew nursing was about making your own mark on mankind and helping those in need. Being a nurse revolves around helping the sick or injured—a job that I have been preparing for since birth. My empathy for fellow students, focused discipline, heartfelt dedication, resourcefulness and ability to be innovative has helped me to become a creative problem-solver. I am prepared to work in a field that requires both accommodating others and significant decision-making.
I can’t wait to dive in and explore all of the pre-medical courses during my time in college and to help further prepare me for nursing. I hope to shadow or intern in health-care related environments and volunteer in the community for health-related causes.
I like to remember the importance of egalitarianism when thinking of how nurses change the world. Without equality, we become useless matter that drives our world into an unhealthy state of nothing. While I cannot expect the majority of my generation change to see the importance of nurses—I hope become a role model for the sick.