From a very young age, I always felt the “want” to become a nurse. There are a few reasons I want to become a Registered Nurse. I decided to go into the medical field because of my passion of wanting to help others medically, and the influence of several family members, who are in the medical field. First, as a young girl, I watched television shows that included a lot of medical related issues, topics, and scenes. Secondly, I felt as though this would not be a job but a passion. Thirdly, I have several family members that work in the medical field that have had a major influence on my life. Fourthly, I decided to enroll in the certified nurses’ assistant program.
I can recall watching shows such as “ER” and “Trauma: Life and Death in the ER” and telling my mom that is what I want to do. These shows gave me an adrenaline rush that nothing else can. The reason I got this rush was due to the graphic nature of these shows. They showed real-life experiences such as: exposed bones, excessive blood loss, burns, major lacerations, as well as internal injures and illnesses.
In 2004, my cousin was born prematurely. He was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville for several months. We went to visit him several times. I was too young to go into the NICU to see him, but his bed was by the window so I could look in at him from outside in the hall. At this point in my life, I realized that was the field I wanted to work in. The patient was attached to several machines as he fought for his life. Seeing the nursing staff preforming their duties and making life possible for this little boy touched my heart.
After several months of thinking, praying, and seeking other medical personnel’s opinion, I decided to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The people I talked with in the medical field included my uncle who is an Emergency Medical Technician, my Physician’s Assistant, another uncle who is a...
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