Becoming A Registered Nurse As A Nurse

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Becoming a Registered Nurse, or an RN, has always been a dream for me. I grew up learning all about the career from my mother, a nurse herself. From an early age, I knew I wanted to help people and make a difference in someone’s life. Now that I am in college, I am learning so much more about the career and how to actually become a nurse. Nurses are such an important part of the medical field. Some say they even do more than doctors. It is an extremely hard career because a nurse must demonstrate many different unique skills, be able to work in many different work environments, handle stress the right way, and know that many lives hang in their hands. It is a hard, but vital job. I know that I look up to and respect all nurses, and I hope that one day I can become one as well. A Registered Nurse needs to have many skills. One such skill is the ability to listen to others and ask questions, which is extremely important because when a nurse has a patient, he/she needs to be able to listen to the patient to find out what is wrong. It is also important that a nurse asks patients questions so that they can find out all the information necessary in order to help treat them. Another important skill is that a nurse must always notice when something is wrong or is about to go wrong. Sometimes patients won’t say that there is something wrong with them or something bothering them, so a nurse must know what to look for and how to help out. You cannot be a nurse if you do not like to help people. One of the most vital skills a nurse needs to have is the ability to always be looking for ways to assist and help people, even when someone is not their patient. These types of skills are extremely important and define a nurse. To obtain these... ... middle of paper ... ...e constantly on the move and rarely have any down time. They are also often put into conflict situations and the fact that lives hang in their hands, can be extremely stressful. New nurses also have very bad hours. When you first start out, you are usually placed on the night shift for 12 hours. A common shift is 7pm to 7am. The hours are not pleasant and also a potential downside. After learning more about this career, I still know it is want I want to do for the rest of my life. I am at the college with one of the best nursing schools in the South and I am determined to make it into the program and become a nurse. I want to be able to make a difference and be able to help others. That has always been who I am, and I think nursing is a good career option for me. I have the skills necessary to succeed in this career field and cannot think of a better option for me.

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