Nurse Personal Statement

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“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” This is a quote from Mahatma Ghandi that I frequently reflect over as I persevere in my academic studies to become a nurse. Although I did not know that I wanted to be a nurse until my freshman year of college, I always knew from a very young age that I wanted to support and provide care for people in need. My experiences, values, and strengths would eventually contribute to my desire to become a nurse. At the same time, my character gives me the energy and willpower to thrive in my academic studies. With that, I share my life’s events that illustrate my ability to be successful in the nursing program and career as a nurse.
Firstly, my interest in nursing originated from my one-on-one
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At the age of 13 I was diagnosed with a panic disorder, which is a disorder where a person is fearful frequently and unreasonably. I have panic attacks because I am afraid of having panic attacks. When my panic disorder first emerged into my life, it was so strong and intense that I would have panic attacks during school and for a while I missed many school days because I was not able to handle the panic attacks. My panic disorder became a part of my identity and sometimes I felt as if I would always have panic attacks forever. I was heavily medicated for the next few years in order to handle going to school. It took me a long time to find the best method for dealing with my anxiety, and I fortunately had a lot of help from my family and psychologists. The summer before my freshman year in college, I found my strength to challenge my anxiety. I confronted my anxiety and faced events and settings that made me fearful. I also learned that anxiety is not always a bad emotion, and it can prepare me to face the challenges in my life. Changing my way of thinking through cognitive-behavioral therapy and participating in physical exercise has been my outlet and form of release from my anxiety. Everyday I challenge myself in anyway to face uncomfortable and stressful situations to challenge my anxiety. For example, when I worked as a lifeguard I saved a drowning 5-year old boy and from that experience I learned

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