Nursing Personal Statement

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In my opinion, the role of a nurse is intensely rewarding, but not without its challenges. I believe that a person who is embarking on a career in nursing needs to possess different characteristics have very good interpersonal skills, to be professional, empathetic, adaptable, eager to learn and to improve themselves by learning from their mistakes. I believe I possess all of the above qualities and will endeavour to maintain and improve on them whenever possible. Indiscriminate care is a nurses primary aim, which entails both physical and emotional support. As well as patient care, providing emotional support to both the patient and their family in times of aunguish is a key factor of nursing. My work and personal experience to date has equipped me with these skills. I have worked in a HIV day centre a hospital on two occasions. This involved sitting in on patient consultations with Consultant and a Charge Nurse. This gave me my profound interest in patient care. My role also included preparation and observation of treatment. I also helped the administration department with filing and patient queries which developed my organisational skills. The knowledge I gained about HIV and other infectious diseases sparked my interest in the treatment of previously incurable and untreatable diseases. I live my mother and father who due to cardiac problems and debilitating arthritis was rendered disabled five years ago. I daily assist my father with his health issues by researching and sourcing fruits and vegetables and preparing natural remedies such as health juices that could help improve his condition. I have read widely on the benefits of particular produce in lowering blood pressure. Interacting with him on a daily basis made me realise that medication and discomfort can make a patient very tempermental. This is the reason that it so important for a nurse to be understanding and empathetic, whilst also maintaining clear professional boundaries. My deep interest in...
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