When it comes to choosing a specialty, the majority of us are trying to pick up the one which will give us financial freedom. However, when you are inspired with the profession, you might not look at the financial aspect and mainly focus on what you like to do or what kind of contribution you can bring into the field. People who are thinking about their contribution are often talented scientists, honest police officers or lawyers and usually, they are successful in what they are doing because they made the right choice. And there are numerous such specialties which require talent or a strong will to help and nursing is among them. In my essay, I decided to answer the question what inspired me to become a nurse. And I can say for sure that there are numerous reasons, but the main was evident. A lot of people are still keep asking me why do you want to be a nurse, and they are getting the same answer. It was well-known disease – cancer. From the attitude to it my nursing path began it way, and I have started to research and to learn more about this specialty.
So, why do I want to be a nurse who helps patients with cancer? There are a lot of specialized nurses who have various talents; however, nurses who are working with people who have cancer are different. They are aimed not only to provide needed by the patient treatment but also to support this person, share with the person the will to live, help his or her relatives to overcome depressed thoughts about the future.
Nurses who are taking care of cancer patients are real angels and not looking on hard emotional conditions surrounding them they are trying to stay positive and to make the life of their patients different.
When we are speaking about cancer, we imagine a bold pale person who is dying from that disease. However, in most cases, it is not true. The person, who fights cancer, is strong morally. He or she is trying to be positive no matter how hard the path, and help not only themselves to fight, but also others who support them. These people probably ones who now how high the cost of life and how easy to lose it. And supporting them is a great choice when you want your occupation to be connected with such an important thing.
First, I thought about this career path when I saw the film The Bucket List (2007) by talented producer Rob Reiner. It was the story of two different men who had a fatal form of cancer. They created the list of things they wanted to do before they die, and followed it. This film shows how the view of a person changes when he or she hears the diagnosis, and how the will to life can modify the disease flow. Of course, the end of the story was unexpected, and one of the main heroes died, but the second got a chance for a new life. I think this film is about how hard circumstances change the life of people, their thoughts, and relationships.
Another reason for nursing career path choice was different fundraising campaigns I see online each day, on Facebook people from different countries asking for the help. They are looking for money to fight the disease and each day we are losing beautiful individuals who didn’t have money to overcome cancer. These stories are hard to read, and because I am not able to help financially these people, I decided to support them in another way, to become a nurse and take care and support them in a professional way.
The first step besides reading and researching nursing programs was visiting medical center which helps kids with cancer and their parents. It was the hardest thing for me in my life, to see such sweet beautiful and smart children who from their birth are fighting a disease. They are just kids, who want to go to school, have friends and spend time in the park with their parents. They are dreaming of becoming healthy and living like other kids, enjoying sports and spending time with their parents. For Christmas, they wish health to everyone surrounding them. Here children of 10-12 years old are older than the majority of adults, because they do understand how much the life costs and do have the will to live; I saw it in their eyes.
I was just a volunteer who helped with simple day to day tasks at the center. I saw smiling nurses who used toys, candies and other things to help kids to go through treatment procedures: hours under medicine droppers, pricks and pills intake, different analysis and examinations – everything was carried out with love and special attention to each small person here.
The next step in my future nursing path was visiting adults’ cancer center to help there. Here are older people fighting with this illness. And this place is also full of positive people who support each other. Nurses here are tired but ready to help. Each day they help people medically and psychologically. And this is a great job because without this support patients won’t be successful in their fight. It is great to be surrounded by kindhearted people, and I want to become a part of this community because I want to share with all these people my will to life.
I want to be a nurse who is helping to fight with disease; I want to support people who are in a bad situation and need support and stimulation to fight. I want to be a nurse who inspires others, helps them to overcome depression.
I want to be a nurse who is professional and able to prescribed treatment, reduce pain, save life and much more. I want to be a nurse who helps in one way or another. I want to be a nurse because I love making the world different and friendly to anyone.
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Hi--I'm applying for a highly competitive nursing program, and one of the application requirements is an essay based on why I want to be a nurse. Could you please give me feedback on whether or not my essay is too general? Do I need more personal experiences in it? Thanks!
The functions of the human body and the effects of the environment, drugs, and genetics on humans never failed to catch my high interest; therefore, I inclined toward a career that included these interests. Yet, at the same time, I strongly desired to make a difference in people's lives. Typically, with the two factors of human anatomy and benevolence, people gravitate toward medicine, a field in which they can also earn an admirable income. When it comes to the healthcare field, most assume that a physician is the ideal way of benefiting society and themselves. However, for me, my interests inspired me to pursue a nursing vocation.
With the current dearth of nurses, each nurse takes responsibility for many patients, reducing the optimal amount time and attention the nurse can administer for each patient. Patients will receive the best care if the nurses are able to pay thorough attention to each and every patient. I wish to alleviate some of that pressure placed on nurses by becoming a nurse myself and provide my best service to each patient. Nurses are the next professionals after doctors that people go to for medical assistance, and as a nurse, I will be able provided numerous opportunities to give that needed help and positively influence individuals' lives everyday, whether it be by giving tips about dietary supplements or home remedies for the flu. In addition, the deficiency of nurses ensures job security, which means that I need not concern myself with losing my job anywhere in the near future. For example, teachers across the country are losing their jobs at a steady rate due to the high numbers of teachers and lack of funding, and as a result, they face the stress of having to search for another job. Being a nurse will assure that I will not need to encounter such stress and, instead, will be able to utilize my focus on the patients.
Also, as a nurse, I will be able to assist others both inside and outside the hospital. Mild emergencies may occur at a dinner party, or a friend may need me to briefly check on her ill mother at home. Nursing bestows me the privilege to apply my medical knowledge in any situation at any time, which, in turn, will continually hone my nursing skills. not all occupations allow workers to apply the knowledge of their field outside of their employment place, such as a medical researcher, who must be at their research labs to apply their expertise and for others to comprehend their "research language."
Having those many chances to make a positive impact on individuals' lives on an everyday basis is one of the great aspects of being a nurse. While helping others, I will also be able to nurture my interest in the medical area and not have to face the perplexity of losing my job. Although many people possess the idea that a doctor is the best profession in healthcare to influence others, I, myself, wish to fulfill my desire to become a nurse.
Hi, I think your statement here is very persuasive to prove that you really desire to become a nurse.
Actually, I have no experience about applying undergraduate program. However, I truly applied some graduate programs. Generally speaking, the graduate school just requires a generally personal statement or statement of objective. But, individual interests and some corresponding experiences are highly recommended to be included in statement. It is for graduate admission, which requires research experience. I am not sure whether it is also available for your situation. If so, maybe you can try to add some statement below the third part of your article, to introduce your performance in first aid training, if any. Anyway, I feel your work here is persuasive enough to demonstrate your desire for this program.
This is an IMHO, good luck! ^@^
Typically, with the two factors of human anatomy and benevolence, people gravitate toward medicine, a field in which they ...----- I crossed out the sentence about "at the same time" because the meaningwill still be conveyed without it.
...can also earn an admirable income. Most people assume that becoming a physician is the ideal way of benefiting society and themselves. However, for me, my interests inspired me to pursue a nursing vocation because of the __________ (give the truth that is central to this essay. Is there a word that captures the appeal nirsing has for you?). Then, end paragraph one.
Also, as a nurse, I will be able to assist others both inside and outside the hospital. ---- physicians can, too! Tell us about some of the philosophical ideas... nursing is all about adding energy and lifting spirits. It is distinct, because it serves a distinct purpose.
Then again, a healer is a healer, regardless of whether a physician or a nurse.
Thanks for the feedback~ I liked the idea of "lifting spirits and adding energy" so I tried to incorporate that into my essay. I did revise the essay a bit because I thought it was a bit repetitive and too general. Is this revision better and more personal?
My aspiration for nursing was sparked early in my high school years, during which I attended a club called Medical Explorers. This particular group exposed adolescents to various fields of healthcare; the nursing area was one of them. The functions of the human body and the effects of the environment, drugs, and genetics on humans never failed to capture my high interest. I also possessed a strong interest in making a difference in people's lives with my caring attitude and compassion-when a patient feels concerned previous to a surgery, I can quell their anxiety with comforting words or when a patient is low in spirits, I can lift his or her mood a cheery chat. Therefore, out of the numerous fields that we discussed and explored at Medical Explorers, I decided that pursuing a career in nursing would fulfill my interests the best.
I researched during my own time to learn more about the vocation, and one of the first aspects of nursing that I learned was that there is a dearth of nurses in the nation's hospitals, which reduces the optimal amount of time and attention the nurse can administer for each patient. Patients are able to receive the best care if the nurses are able to pay thorough attention to each and every patient. So, because of the shortage of nurses, nursing will provide me a plethora of chances to interact with patients in order to offer them my undivided attention and caring assistance. I also came to know that diverse fields exist in nursing-medical surgery, ER, ICU, and others. Upon learning these facts about nursing, my interest peaked because nursing would provide me an array of areas to select from, and yet, no matter what area I chose, I would have plenty of opportunities to fulfill the medical needs of patients.
Additionally, as a nurse, I will be able to assist others both inside and outside the hospital. Nurses are the next professionals after doctors to whom people go to for medical assistance, and as a nurse, I will be able to positively influence individuals' lives everyday and anywhere, whether it be by giving tips about dietary supplements or helping with a mild emergency at a dinner party. Not all occupations allow workers to apply the knowledge of their field outside of their employment place, such as a medical researcher, who must be at their research labs to apply their expertise and for others to comprehend their "research language." Nursing bestows me the privilege to apply my medical knowledge in any situation at any time, which, in turn, will continually hone my nursing skills to serve our society that calls for frequent and quality healthcare.
I can quell their anxiety with comforting words or when a patient is low in spirits,
I think you can replace the "or" with an period.
Take my advice, change this word. How about "ample opportunities"?
Nurses are the next professionals after doctors to whom people go to for medical assistance
mmm, I think nurses are not the 'second person' at all. Nurse is a unique occupation, and I think you know it better than I do. Upon reading the paragraph, I think the idea you want to bring across is that "nurses, who are closer to the patients as they are needed to take care of the patients on a daily basis, will be able to fill the void while doctors are all busy attending other patients". This may not be the best way to word it, but I think this is what you are trying to say.
To be honest I like nurses a lot. I think all inspired nurses are wonderful people.
Ok I am weird...