In the majority of dictionaries, the job of a nurse is described as “one who caters to the needs of the sick.” Although it’s not difficult to understand at all, I believe that there is more to nursing than meets the eye. The nursing profession is widely regarded as one of the most meaningful and satisfying careers in the modern world. Nurses provide emotional and practical assistance to patients and their families during a wide range of life experiences, including illness, injury, bereavement, loss, death, and grieving; pregnancy, childbirth, youth, adulthood, and old age; and the phases in between. They work at enhancing people’s overall health, preventing sickness, and educating the general public about these issues.
It is generally knowledge that the goal of nurses is to improve the quality of life of their patients; yet, I believe that it requires more than altruism to succeed in the field of nursing. Patients and their families require and deserve a nurse’s openness, strength, drive, thinking, and caring; these are all attributes that nurses possess. The nurse’s own capabilities would come into focus, and as a direct result, the quality of care provided to the patient would increase.
I can’t recall a time in my life when I didn’t know that I wanted to be someone who was able to help other people, which is why I feel so comfortable working here. I have always felt obliged to exhibit compassion toward other people because I am conscious of the fact that I have agency and the flexibility to choose how I will spend both my time and my energy. My upbringing in the Philippines helped me develop a strong sense of empathy and sympathy for others around me. I have seen people living in poverty at every stage of their lives, from the tiniest of children to the oldest of the elderly, as well as those who are unable to work as a result of disease or accident. Every day as I walked down the street, I would see them there pleading with strangers for money so that they might take sick members of their family to the hospital. Simply looking at them always makes me feel weak and helpless. Even though I was just a kid at the time, I always hoped there was something I could do to help those people.
My decision to move to the United States helped me realize that the field of nursing is the perfect profession for me to pursue. Since I have prior experience living in the Philippines, I can attest to the fact that there is a severe lack of adequate medical facilities throughout the nation. After getting some distance from the situation, I’ve realized that I can take whatever steps are necessary to make things better. Working as a nurse won’t eliminate all of the world’s problems with poverty, but it will lessen the suffering of certain people. My decision to get into the nursing sector was partially motivated by the fact that my sister works as a nursing assistant. One of my close friends recommended that I give it a go. My resolve to get into the nursing profession was only strengthened by the stories she told me from her time working in the profession. As far as she is concerned, nothing brings more happiness than coming to the aid of a complete stranger in their time of need.
My experience has led me to believe that the nursing field is the best fit for me to advance my career. My relationships with patients and coworkers are always honest and open because I possess the necessary attributes of an excellent nurse, such as openness and honesty. Nurses, who are the patient’s primary point of contact, facilitate communication in both directions between the individual getting medical care and the medical team. When they are with people they care about, they regularly exhibit sympathy for the pain that others are going through. Having the opportunity to make a positive change in the lives of another person on a daily basis is something that holds a lot of significance for me. I will never lose sight of the fact that the decisions I make, the method in which I carry out my actions, and the way in which I think can have a significant impact on the process of recovery for another human being
A career in nursing not only enables one to assist others, but it also has the potential to enhance one’s own standard of living. It is the kind of profession that is never dull, where you can anticipate learning something new each and every day, and where you will come into contact with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. The job is difficult, but after everything is said and done, I’ll be glad I took this path, and I’ll never forget the gratification of making a difference in the life of another person.