Nursing found me as I have never planned to go to nursing school. When I moved to the United States, I was hoping to find a job as an accountant as that was my background. At that time, I did not know that my strong accent would have been a handicap in my job search.
One day, my friend suggested that I enrolled with her in the LPN program. I followed her advice and did and was accepted into the program. After a year of struggles and sacrifice, I became a practical nurse. I fell deeply in love with that noble profession that I decided to pursue my degree in nursing further and went for my BSN.
I discovered that caring for others was always my true calling. I’ve seen it all and I have given my patients all the best. Being a nurse has changed me. I have found true joy in being there to meet other’s needs in their time of despair.
Every day is an opportunity to make someone’s life better and I have done it with compassion, joy, and selflessness.
For the past 15 years, I’ve been learning, growing, serving, and helping others. I will not change those endless hours on my feet for anything. The journey is still ongoing and the possibilities are still endless. I am proud to be a nurse.