My dreams with working in the health care field started when I was a little girl. I was always the child that brought home the hurt animals with an attempt to nurture them back to health. The feeling of accomplishment when the animals were healed was amazing. When I turned 18 I decided to pursue my career in the Veterinary field as a Veterinary Technician. After 9 years of working with animals, I realized that it wasn’t a career that I could grow old with. I thought to myself, “What can I do with my life that will give me the same rewarding feeling that helping sick and injured animals gives me”? It was then I realized that I wanted to stay in the health care industry.
I looked into becoming a Medical Assistant as Keiser University because of the online classes they offered (my son was 2 at the time). I felt that online education was very convenient with the lifestyle I was living. After a couple of years of working as a Medical Assistant, I realized that it was not enough for me. I needed more of a challenge in my career. I started searching for more education that would help me improve my career. I knew that I deserved an even more rewarding career in the nursing field.
When I was looking into career options, nursing attracted my attention for a variety of reasons, you could go anywhere, work with adults, children, in public health, prisons, physicians’ offices, schools, factories, and were only limited by your level of education; I found that nursing could be whatever I wanted to make of it. People need nurses in all aspects of life. If I were to ever feel “expended out” in one area, I could educate myself and expand into another field of nursing. If I needed to move to another country, I could transfer and easily find my niche there. The sensation that you feel when you know you accomplished your goal to aid an individual is priceless.
Nursing is a respected profession. People not only need nurses, they look up to them for support and...