To positively impact peoples lives while achieving a lifelong dream. I have been hospitalized three times in my life, and I know exactly how it feels to be all alone in a hospital room. I will never forget the nurses that cared for me during those times of fear and pain. These encounters only strengthened my desire to become a nurse, and to help and support others, especially those in our growing Spanish speaking culture. I can only imagine the fear and frustration of those that are hospitalized when facing difficulties in communicating their thoughts and feelings. To be able to speak to them in their own native language, and help them feel at ease and comfortable, would be a reward and a privilege. "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela. In addition, I would feel proud and accomplished knowing that I helped others by making a significant difference, and to perhaps leave a long lasting impression in someones life while fulfilling my dream.
II. Endless variety and constant change. I believe, being a nurse presents daily challenges which are unique, interesting and rewarding. I believe it provides a vast opportunity for invaluable life learning experiences. Like being in a play where every day presents different characters and there's no pre-determined plot. Also, the potential is endless in this field, from specialty areas to general population, and from newborns through geriatrics. In addition, I like the flexibility that you can live anywhere, be in any field, work with adults, children, in public health, physicians offices, and schools just to name a few. I find that nursing could be what ever I would want to make it.
A day in the life as a CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) can have its ups and its downs. As a CNA you can work in a couple different areas of the nursing field, you have options of where you want to be and you are not finite to any certain