I have always had a calling to help people during their time of need. Going into nursing was natural to me. I believe in helping others, as can be understood by the many hours of community service I have done, including working at Good Samaritan since 2012. Previously I worked as a teacher’s aide and a peer tutor, and the skills I learned during my time volunteering can be transferred to the nursing profession, such as the ability communicate with various types of people, which is of the utmost importance in the nursing. Trust between a nurse and their patient is key, in addition, nurses are educators and role models to their patients (American Nurses Association. 2013). Education is key in patients understanding their diseases and how to treat them. Previously I worked as a teacher’s aide and a peer tutor, and I believe that I have the ability to educate patients in all aspects of their health.
Besides being an educator and a role model to their patients, a nurse must be knowledgeable in the field of health and illness, and be able to work with the healthy, sick, and ageing (International Council of Nurses. 2013). At City Walk Active Living, a residential community geared towards adults with mental illness, I have developed my skills in helping people who have difficulty caring for themselves.
I consider myself to possess the above-mentioned skills and attributes that are considered paramount in the field of nursing. I have always wanted to care for others and create personal relationships with them, and this to me is why becoming a nurse is of such great importance to me.
American Association of Nurses, 2013. Web. 17 April 2013.
International Council of Nurses: ICN, 2013. Web. 17 April 2013.