When children are asked about their aims for the future, one of the frequent replies is to become a doctor. I always chose the answer of ‘nurse’ upon the inquiry of future aims. This interest developed after gaining an indirect experience about the respective field through family members and friends who were a part of the profession. Their lifestyles showed me the level of commitment that is required to become a nurse. The concept of being able to help people in their times of need seems very rewarding to me. In my opinion, the role of a doctor is important but occasional during the patient’s stay in the hospital; whereas a nurse has the opportunity to provide care and basic medical assistance to the patient throughout the day. It is not only medicine that heals a patient; kindness and compassion also seem to do wonders.
My upbringing included the essence of humanitarian and social work. The monthly trips to the old shelter homes and orphanages made me witness the true side of life. It made me realize the degree of responsibility that lies with the people who have more than the less privileged. This spirit of helping people grew into a passion for the field of nursing. It is one of the professions that can enable one to earn a living as well as contribute towards the welfare of the people. My experience in the orphanages made me come close to children and understand their pain. The love for children has developed into an interest of doing specialization in child care. Children love me since I handle them with care and kindness. Children tend to dread their hospital trips even more than the adults therefore their experience needs to be full of surprises and gifts to make them cooperate during their treatments.
My objective is to become an experienced and competent nurse to make a difference in the lives of the individuals. In my opinion, nursing is one of the few professions in which one might get to touch a life and be touched by another in