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Why I Am a Nurse

 

The decision by any individual to pursue any career should be taken after deep introspection. For me, a career presents a strong reflection of an individual's personality and character. It represents who someone fundamentally is and what they genuinely believe in. My decision to seek a career in nursing was driven by a deep belief in who I am and what a nursing career entails. I believe that nursing is a calling: a special and exceedingly demanding profession requiring practitioners to have a solid moral character and attitude to succeed. In nursing, one is presented with every kind of issue and situation that requires an application of not just nursing knowledge and experience but also values.

 

I want to be a nurse because I have the positive moral character needed to be a successful nursing professional. I can't imagine the nursing profession without also thinking of ethical values such as integrity, honesty, sympathy, human dignity, selflessness, social justice sympathy, devotion, and altruism. I have been taught that there is great power in doing things based on these ethical values because they transform people's lives throughout my upbringing. By following these values, I can put myself on a path of making significant contributions to patient care and recovery. I can apply context-specific strategies for integrating these ethical values into practice and care.

 

My belief that my moral character provides the best foundation for me to pursue a career in nursing is based on Virginia Henderson's description of a nurse. An influential twentieth-century nurse, Henderson described a nurse as being the consciousness of the unconscious and the mouthpiece for the weak. This description profoundly resonates with me and convinces me that I have the right disposition to become a nurse. I want to be the consciousness of the unconscious, provide a voice to the weak, and give confidence to those seeking it. These duties connect to having a solid moral character because a moral character acts as a nudge or prod to provide appropriate assistance to others. I know these duties and responsibilities are challenging and demanding most of the time, but it is in the moments when we are truly tested that we connect more with our true calling. I have been working as a nursing assistant for fifteen years. I was working with a 79-year-old woman in her own house, and she used to have 24 hours of oxygen because she couldn't breathe. She had a loving family, they were very nice to me, and they told me how they feel great and appreciate that I am helping their mother.

 

Nurses are present in two of the most critical moments in life. They are present when new life comes into the world and, sadly, when life goes out of this world. These moments present mixed experiences, and both excite and challenge even the most experienced nurses. These moments define the careers of many nurses. I want to be helpful during these moments and contribute to the general nursing cause of improving patient care and experiences. I am committed to delivering compassion and high-quality care to patients and their significant others during exciting and challenging care experiences.