I am determined to be the best nurse I can be, to be a person of assurance for the patient, to be confident in my skills and abilities to help the patient, and most importantly, to be the patient’s advocate and champion for their health and well-being during a time when they cannot do it for themselves. I firmly believe it is the nurse, who has to be 100% committed and who has empathy and compassion, that makes the best nurse and can make the most dramatic difference in a patient’s life when they are most vulnerable. That is my dream, my goal, to be that nurse a patient can truly rely on and to do my best to hone my medical skills and knowledge to stay on top of every possible medical option. Becoming a nurse for me is simply not a job or career choice for me, but a calling. I want to be that nurse that smiles and brightens the day of someone, even if for a moment, who is going through a life crisis. It is that smile that can carry a patient over and aid in the overall healing process. I truly believe that being a nurse entails not only a patient’s physical needs, but their human needs, and a nurse should have compassion, empathy and total respect for each and every one of her patients. I remember, years later, the nurses who were that caregiver for me in my times of need. I want to be that for someone else and I will promise to go above and beyond to make sure that each and every patient makes sure they feel they are not alone, that I have compassion and caring for them, and that I will do everything possible to see they get the best care possible. Most everyone in life has had to be hospitalized or has had medical care. It is usually not a pleasant time during these situations, and the experience is something that remains with the person for a long time after the actual event. The doctors involved, and especially the nurses, who have a lot of contact with the patient, are remembered by the patient. It is important for the nurse to be that patient’s advocate. Nursing is so incredibly unique and selfless in that what we do every single day is care for people who are at their most vulnerable moments, and we often times do it while missing something in our life that means something to us. We constantly sacrifice for our patients. We constantly give while barely taking. The most important thing to remember is that we don’t mind. That’s what makes us different. We know what we have gotten ourselves into, and we love doing it. There is a special place in a nurse’s heart that draws them to the type of work that we do. And it brings us all together, our binding character trait. I think I can say now that I guess my reason for going into nursing is a combination of everyone’s reason. They may spark from different experience, but we are intertwined in our methodology for career choice through our heart for others. Nursing is the best. I am very passionate about my field of work. I would like to be able to give back to the underserved communities. I want to be a part of the change in this world and I believe that I can bring a positive influence to today’s healthcare crisis. Any and all scholarships and financial aid are much-needed and would be extraordinarily appreciated.