I have wanted to be a nurse ever since I was a little girl. I remember playing doctor and nurse with my dolls and writing in my childhood scrapbooks “I want to be a nurse”. I have been in the allied health skills ever since I began high school. I enjoy the adrenaline rush and the urgency behind the nursing field. That mental desperation, the emergent care and the need to be quick to respond sends me in a euphoria. I know it is a bit strange to describe this field that way but it is all I ever see myself doing. I like nursing. I like the idea of saving a person’s life, of being they source to life and the amelioration of his/her health. Nurses were recorded in history as “camp followers” that provided care for the soldiers. Nursing is a dire necessity to the world. These men and women that take the challenge in become a nurse/health provider take the reins of a person’s life. I know I will change lives in this field.
I am not only going to be in charge of tending to their well-being but also as a mental instability, self-care routines, family intermediary, problem solving, even deal with intercultural concepts of health. I am not just simply going to be the person handling medication but more of a provision to a human’s hierarchy of needs. To me there is such a satisfaction in all of this.