Personal Statement

Nursing is a career I have always looked upon with admiration. I believe the role of a nurse can be very challenging and hectic at times but also very rewarding and fulfilling. In my humble opinion a person willing to be a nurse needs to have excellent interpersonal skills be a fine listener empathetic keen to learn and to endeavor to improve themselves. Understanding of other peoples needs without discrimination is essential.

For the past ten years I have been working as a nurse and throughout this time I have gained various caring skills working in a hospital and how to interact with other people. I have developed genuine concern for my patients, the worth of life and I am at all times aiming to offer my all to this. My experience to this date has been working in a hospital in Ukraine as a registered nurse where I worked in ten different units. I came to America to live and I have spent five years doing ESL language and the prerequisite courses of to be a registered nurse. I have been working here from last September and I am enjoying my work.

I decided to get my Bachelor of Science in Nursing because of the more opportunities in the medical field. Another reason is that I take pleasure in working with people directly and helping my patients and understanding their needs. Nurses embody the health service and the way a patient and their relations are treated leaves a permanent mark on how they view the profession. I believe that the rewards of a professional occupation in nursing would satisfy the goals I have hoped to realize for quite a while now. I am eager to practice a nursing as a life changing career so that I can be able to contribute to the welfare of others. I also believe that it has come a time where I am ready to take my experience further and increase my training as a nurse to be able to uphold to the professional standards of nursing. I have come to believe that once a nurse always a nurse and being a nurse has influenced in a critical way the way I think and act and also the way I see the world around me. I have come to appreciate life as a whole because of taking care of patients who are too weak to even help themselves. This has helped me to love life and live it to the fullest.