I am currently going to school to become a nurse. I’m not officially in the program yet, but this is my last semester of generals. After that, I’ll be battling over 600 other people for a seat. They only accept 72 people every semester, which is definitely more than a little stressful, but I’m trying not to think about that too much. I can only control myself; everything else is out of my hands. As long as I know that I did everything in my power to do well, I won’t let myself get discouraged, even if I don’t get into the program right away.
It’s weird, though: when I first decided to become a nurse, it didn’t feel completely real. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, the school needed an answer, so I just picked nursing. I’d thought about it as a possibility before, but in that moment, it was really more of a means to an end than an actual decision.
But the closer I get to applying for the program, the more confident I feel. Videos like this reaffirm my decision to go into the healthcare field. True, it will definitely not be a easy road to get there, and once I am actually accepted into the program I will have to start working harder than ever, but I’m determined to succeed. Being a nurse is about caring for others; it’s about taking someone at one of the most difficult points in their life and doing everything in your power to make sure they get overcome it. Being a nurse is about love.
I can’t wait to be a part of that.