Just picture a hospital emergency or intensive care wing. Feel the rush of doctors and nurses trying to get patients stable and looking at different things such as blood spurting out of an arm or seeing a bone break through skin. Just feel the rush of trying to save people’s lives. This is the life of a RN who works in the intensive care or an emergency wing of a hospital, and this is what I want to do. This have always been my second option since the seventh grade. My real interest in nursing came when my grandmother had her kidney transplant in September 2014. This interest came because of the nurses who took care of my grandmother. They were very nice and compassionate and made me want to help people. I will be a good nurse because I love learning about the body and the amazing things it does, helping people, and being in a place with structure and organization. My interest in the human body and how it works will help me become a good nurse. To me the body is amazing and thing full of wonders. My love of the body is also linked to my favorite subject Biology. Nursing and biology go hand-in-hand ;one cannot survive without the other.
According to Santa Monica College, the nursing is a blend of scientific knowledge and compassion (Santa Monica College). For me to become a nurse I cannot be squeamish, I must take everything that the body may throw at me and I am confident enough that I will be able to handle whatever comes my way. The last semester of my 11th grade year at Brookland-Cayce High School, we had one more lab to do in Biology, “The Big Pig Dissection.” My teacher Dr. Martin called it that, but in reality, we had to dissect a fetal pig. I was extremely excited to do my first dissection, and to see how the pig’s systems worked. I also got to see how closely related they were to human systems. We had to find different organs in the fetal pig, such as the heart, lungs, intestines, and look at the different systems. I found it amazing to see that we have the same systems in the human body. I also got to see how they look. In nursing must learn the different parts of the body and the systems. While I have a lot of love for Biology, I also enjoy helping people. In the Occupational Outlook Handbook it states that a registered nurse could be a man or a woman who “provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members” (Occupational Handbook). I would be helping the people who cannot help themselves get better, that is what nursing is all about. This concept of helping people has been taught to me by my parents at a very young age. This concept will help me when I become a nurse. The journal Career As a Registered Nurse it states that “Nursing is a people oriented profession that requires a friendly disposition and compassionate nature” (institute for career research,19). I was in the sixth grade when I truly discovered my love for helping people.
It was during the Christmas holiday and my mom woke everybody up early in the morning telling me and my little sister and brother that we are going to help serve the homeless at the colonial life arena. I saw so many different people who did not have a family to love them or visit them on Christmas day. It felt good to help those in need and made me feel better about the situation. While my interest in biology and helping people will help me become a good nurse, I think that a place with structure will also help. In my Career Personality Inventory my two tops scores were categorized in the Realist/Idealist part and here is what it stated “Realist/Idealist are loyal and committed, practical, thorough, persistent, thrive in orderly and cooperative environments, and prefer to work behind the scenes or one-on-one” (Career Personality Inventory). This inventory sounds very accurate to what I like in a workplace. I like to have structure in whatever place that I am in, and as a nurse at the hospital or at doctor’s office there will be structure. I noticed that I liked structure when I went into the 10th grade and did JROTC at Brookland-Cayce High School.
They were so organized and well-structured it made my learning experience go smoothly. Taking this survey just made my really think that I was picking the right choice. My love learning about the body, my willingness to help others out, and having a place with structure and organization is what makes me a good candidate to be a nurse. Now that I have researched my future career I know that I will have to have more education than what I have now. To be a registered nurse I know that I have to at least have an associate degree and since I want to further my education in nursing, I know that I can go back to school and get my BSN which is my bachelor’s in science and nursing. To become a nurse, I also know that there will need to be some hospital experience during clinicals. I do not believe I would need any other research because I have researched the topic of nursing for the past several weeks, however I do have some problematic habits that I need to fix such as my lack of time management, procrastination, and lack of organization for certain things. These are just the basic things that I would need to fix if I ever want to come into the medical field.