My Goals For Nursing

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“The best things in life are hard to achieve; but through hard work and strong determination, nothing is impossible”, my former patient once told me. This statement strengthens my drive in achieving my ultimate goal, and that is to finish nursing school and earn a degree. I am committed in pursuing my goal because of my family’s situation which inspired me to be in the medical field. When I was young, I wanted to become a Civil Engineer but an event occurred when I was 15 years old. My grandfather suffered from fatal hemorrhagic stroke and he was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. I visited him and I saw the difficult situation of my grandfather. I witnessed how nurses quality nursing care to their patients. Despite their…show more content…
At first, I was hesitant because I know that I would deal with medically unstable patients and worried families, and there will be unexpected moments that may arise, especially I am working in the Critical Care Unit. However, as I went for my duty, I was able to overcome the anxiety and work in collaboration with other health care professionals. This job made me grasp what nurses do in their shift. I learn to smile under pressure, communicate in silence, and give care beyond boundaries. I can also say that working in a hospital made me improve my leadership skills because I was assigned to orient newly hired PCT. I would familiarize them about the different areas in the unit, the different machines and equipment utilized in providing care to our patients and the routine work for our shift. I was worried the first time they told me about it because I feel like I am still not that accustomed with the routine in the area, but as I do the task I was able to prove myself wrong because I was able to teach them correctly about our unit and our duty as…show more content…
With all the pressure and exhaustion they experience, knowing that they have given their best in rendering quality nursing care towards patient wellness was enough. I’ve learned that even the simplest smile can make a difference in someone else’s life; lending your ears can lift up the mood of the afflicted. I think that within us there is a little nurse. If we listen to the voice, we can make this little nurse within grow and be of service to mankind. I would be glad to experience it as well and be able to touch people’s lives and provide the care they need. I can proudly say that my experiences and characteristics make me stand out from the rest. I feel ready to embark this profession and the way of life it entails. I believe that University of Washington’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program would make the best I can be not only on the job market, but also as a well-rounded person. Although the cost of attending school is expensive, it is not a hindrance to pursue my dreams; instead it serves as a motivation to be better each day. As my grandfather always taught me, “Every person is destined to a certain path, but when you include perseverance, determination, and faith in God, you are bound to lead towards an extraordinary

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