As a child I always wondered how it would feel to be a nurse. I was never sure as to what they really did, but I was always curious. I just knew I was very scared of them when it came time for mom to take me to the doctor. The thought of them administering shots made me want to faint!
As I got older I learned what a nurse’s job duties were. After I graduated High School, I wanted to get the ball rolling to start working towards my degree. I knew it was going to be hard work and I was willing to give it my all.Many days I felt like I wanted to give up but the support of my family and nursing colleagues kept me going.
I can remember staying up late while everyone else was sleeping reading and taking notes everyday. Sometimes I would forget to eat because I was so focused on getting my work done and making sure I understood the material.
After long nights of studying, I received my degree and I knew things were going to change for me big time. All those sleepless nights, reading and writing assignments and on site medical programs made it all worth while. I was now knowledgeable, skilled and ready to make a positive impact on my patients.
The compassion that we share as nurses with our patients is just remarkable. It’s not always about what type of illness a patient has , it’s about caring, being understanding and supportive to that person. I’m honored to have had this life as a nurse and being a nurse changed my life completely!!
If I had to do it all over again, I would in a heart beat!. I’m so happy to see that one of my children has chosen to follow in my foot steps by entering into the medical field too.