Nursing: The Best Profession

Scholarship Entrant: Valerie from Davenport, Florida
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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If I could earn a living, doing what I love most, I would do exactly what I am doing now. Being a nurse is the most rewarding profession that I can think of. There are bad days along with the good, but there is nothing that I would rather do more.
I work as a Labor and Delivery nurse, and I change the lives of my patients every day. To experience childbirth is the most intimate moment in a couple’s lives, and I consider it a privilege to be a part of it. I encourage and breathe with my patients, during labor, and I educate the father-to-be on the best ways to support his companion. I also celebrate with the family, when their baby comes into the world. People say that Obstetrics is the only happy medicine. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Not every experience is a happy one. Not every woman gets to take their baby home. The impact that I have on a grieving family, suffering the loss of their stillborn child, is one of my most important roles, as a nurse. I am dedicated to providing these families with extreme compassion and support. I hold their hand, and grieve with them, as they say goodbye to their precious little one. It is the most difficult part of my job.
I love being a nurse. I make a positive impact in the world, and I feel privileged to do what I love every day.

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