Personal Statement: My Career In The Nursing Field

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I don’t believe I can pinpoint the exact moment that I became interested in the nursing field but I can remember that as a kid I was always happy when my grandfather 's nurse would come over to care for his wounds. I remember being happy when she came around because I knew she was taking care of my grandpa and she was going to make him feel better. I believe this is the reason why I didn’t grow up fearing the doctor’s office, instead I grew up associating the doctor’s office as a place that made people feel better. Today, I want to be that same inspiration to a young child but most of all I want to be the one that not only participates in the patient’s care to make them feel better, but the one that places the families in a state of ease when caring for their ill.…show more content…
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