Why do I want to become a RN? One of the hardest careers in the workforce? Well… that’s not so easy to answer… you see, I’ve always been interested in the medical field since I was a little girl… instead I wanted to work as a Veterinarian with big, exotic animals.
Why did I switch to humans? Well, it made me really upset to know that one day I’d have to see animals passing away, and that was too much for me to handle… Now… I’m not saying a human being’s life is less sufficient, and any life being lost is an absolute tragedy.
One day, I was talking with one of my friends (who is one of my Bridesmaids), who is currently a RN herself… and as I was working on an art project (when I was previously majoring in art) I started asking her about the pros and cons about nursing. She had very few cons about nursing and all the rest (about 95%) were all pros. She was so proud to be a nurse, she had nothing against it, and worked with all of her heart. So I decided, right then and there that I wanted to be a Registered Nurse.
I grew up as a child watching “Baby Story” on TLC, and was so fascinated by the births that were shown. After volunteering in a Post Partum Department at two different hospitals, I was so sure that that is what I wanted to do… Labor and Delivery. Who knows what I may want to do during my clinicals during nursing school, but as for now, my heart is set on first working in either Med Surg, Telemetry, or ICU, and then transferring to a specialty (that being L&D).
I have worked in the medical field as well, and I have done resident/patient/client care, and still currently do. I enjoy caring for people who need it, and it is very satisfying for me to see these people get back up on their feet, or even to just be the support for the dying.
Wherever I am, I just want to be that nurse that puts a smile on someones face and makes a difference in their life. One nurse that makes a difference, can make a huge impact on someones life. No one WANTS to be in the hospital, no one WANTS to be under care. So, to make a good time out of a bad one… well… that takes skill, and I want to be that nurse with that skill. Not only to make a difference for the patient, but for their family that is suffering too.
I’m not giving up on makeup, but rather making it a hobby (whenever that may be). Nursing is absolutely in no means “easy”, as I’ve heard from many nurses, but it is a very rewarding career. If my career can make myself and others happy, and allow me to help and restore people in my care, then that is truly an amazing career, and is something to be proud of. I am proud to be on the road to nursing, and I am proud to one day be Nurse Nicole!