Why I Chose Nursing

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Why I became a nurse. As a child I was taught many good values. My mother had a strong belief in God and she preached her beliefs to the family. I was taught not to be judgmental, treat others as though you would like to be treated, life is very special, love one another as you love yourself, be caring, kind, and responsible. My mother was a great influence on me. Growing up in a family of nine children, there wasn’t much money to pay for medical care. She tried to keep her children healthy. I remember every morning before school, my mother would line up all of the kids and one by one make us take a spoonful of cod liver oil. When we returned home from school she would give us a vitamin C tablet. She said it was important for us to take out medication because it would keep us from getting sick. For dinner she made meals that contained a variety of vegetables and we were told to go to bed early. She believed in healthy eating and plenty of rest in order to remain healthy. I don’t remember getting sick very often and when we did; my mother would nurse us back to good health. Choice of Nursing

After high school I attended college and I was unsure of what career I wanted to have. While I attended school, my mother had gotten really ill. I didn’t understand why she was always sick. She would go to the doctor but there were never any answers given to me as to why she was always sick. She became very weak, always nauseated and frequently vomiting. She began to lose her hair; I started to think there was something she was not telling me. One day I sat down with her and asked her to tell me what really is going on with her. I told her I felt as though there was something she was not telling me. She began to cry and told me she had cancer and had been receiving chemotherapy. Tears began to run down my face. Many thoughts went through my mind. What was I going to do without my mother? She was always the strong person; she took care of our family. She...
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