Why I Would Like to be a Nurse
The reasons why I want to be a nurse are simple and direct. I enjoy working in the medical field and take great pleasure in helping others. Immediately after high school, I went to the local hospital and received training to become a medical transcriptionist and have worked at various levels doing that for the past 15+ years, from beginner to manager. During that time, I have worked in many different settings including doctor's offices and hospitals. I have extensive experience working with medical terminology, which has proved quite helpful in taking Anatomy and Physiology courses.
Most recently I have become a nursing assistant, where I had direct hands-on contact with the patients in an intensive care and stepdown unit. After doing nursing aide work, it has become quite clear to me that nursing is where I will thrive. I get so much enjoyment out of making my patients smile or feel more comfortable or helping them to communicate with the nurses or doctors. Furthermore, a nurse is the person who gets the most one-on-one patient contact -- the one who really gets to know the patient inside and out.
Anyone asking me, "Why now," I would answer that now is the perfect time for me to pursue a new career. I have two children who are becoming more independent of me and I would like to embark on this new adventure to fulfill dreams that I have of posessing a college degree and also to help better their futures by providing an example for them where hard work and diligence is rewarding.
I feel that nursing is for the person who has great attention to detail, is organized, driven and can keep on task in traumatic situations and can get along with all types of people. During the past year and a half I have been in nursing school and getting good grades all while working full time as a nursing assistant and taking my two boys to their various sports and other functions. This proves that I have planned well, structured my time and also that I am motivated to get my schooling finished so that I can ultimately become a registered nurse.
Nursing is a rewarding career and also a demanding one. I am earnestly ready to meet the demands and take the challenge of becoming a nurse. There is nothing that I would like more than to receive an associates degree in nursing and pass my boards and become a registered nurse. I will work carefully and diligently to make sure that happens.