- Complete the exercise entitled “My Beliefs About Nursing” adapted from the College of Nurses Professional Portfolio
- Identify the ways in which you will apply the values and beliefs embodied in the Practical Nursing Program Philosophy.
Why do I want to become a nurse?
I know it sounds cliché however I do want to help people. After my moms heart attack I opened my eyes and saw the career I was meant for. One of the nurses that took care of my mom opened my eyes as well. He treated her so badly and made me sad just to think he could have been the last person she saw. This not only made me upset but determined to do a better job and show people that it’s not just about the money but about actually caring for people.
Why am I studying nursing now?
I can say I just had a oportunity to now, but in reality I just wanted it more now. So I wanted it happen and into reality. I always had some kind of excuse “I need a job because I need the money”, “I want to start a family”, ” I have a mortgage to pay” etc…. but I realized life’s not going to stop for me. NO MORE EXCUSES!!!!
What do you think you enjoy about nursing?
I really love working with the public. I really love knowing and the excitement of knowing each day will be different and I can make a change in someone’s life.
What do you think nursing will do for me?
Patience!!!!! I believe being in nursing you require patience. I sometimes lack patience. Working with different people with different issues will give me that.
What do I think I will contribute to the nursing profession?
I believe my caring nature, I genuine love for people is my best quality I can contribute. Everything else can be learned more of less but actually being a loving person is a gift.
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?
I see myself working towards becoming a nurse practitioner. first I want to continue to get my RN degree then seeing where it takes me. However my goal is to continue to get my BScN and working in an enjoyable and satisfying job and setting.
What kind of nurse do I want to be?
I want to be a caring, patient and determined nurse, who is willing to help everyone to the best of my ability.
In which field do you see yourself practicing?
I would love to center my career around children in some kind of capacity however I am keeping my options open. To be honest I haven’t decided as I have never worked in the field so I wouldn’t know where I would be best suited.
“Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy… nurses are rarely short on caring.” ~Sharon Hudacek