Samantha DeRosa 5/8/08
English 11H Mrs. Fluger Pd. 7
In modern day America, career opportunities are in abundance for all. It is truly amazing that any person, no matter their gender, culture or age has the ability to choose their own path and become anything that they strive to be. The path that I would like to take after high school is to become a nurse. Nurses are responsible for treating and caring for the sick and infirm. Although health care is their major priority, nurses are truly so much more than that. A nurse promotes health as well as provides consolation to sick and dying patients. They can be a source of moral support for patients who may be alone and afraid in their hospital bed and help cheer up patients who may not have much more time to live. Nurses participate in the saving of lives as well as bringing new ones into the world and in my opinion there is no job more rewarding.
I have been interested in pursuing a career in the medical field since I can remember. My passion for medicine was apparent even as a young girl. As a child, it was not rare to see me with my blue plastic stethoscope around my neck and plastic reflex tester at hand, asking family members if I could check their heartbeat and test their reflexes. My love for heath care has carried through with me over the years and still exists today. I feel that the world of medicine is a world that offers an endless array of interesting and useful information about the complex anatomy and physiology of the body. People always reiterate the fact that it is important to pursue a career that you will enjoy doing every day and something that you will not become easily bored with. If I could take care of people and save lives while learning more every day, I would be doing what I truly love to do and therefore would rarely be bored. Another major inspiration for me is the television show, Grey’s Anatomy. The show highlights all of the exciting events...