Reflective Essay

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Reflective Essay





November 8, 1999
English 100

-Reflective Essay
What were the motives behind choosing a major in nursing? What have been the reasons behind these reasons? When I look back, it seems like I've always wanted to pursue such a career due to my mother who was and still is in such a profession. I remember, ever since the seventh grade, my plans of being a successful registered nurse. I can still remember my seventh grade project. It was to write about where I saw myself ten years into the future. I wrote that I was a registered nurse that had just graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. I even put a picture of a nurse helping a patient. I had cut out the face of one of my pictures and put it in place of the original nurse's head. I've never had a doubt of what I wanted to be. My parents never really pressured my decision directly; but they might have indirectly because they both hold careers in the medical field. My mother is currently a neonatal intensive care unit R.N. at Queen of the Valley Hospital. My father currently holds a position as a physical therapist/masseur at a clinic. Throughout the years I have heard many stories from a point of view different than that of a patients'. My parents would explain the personal gain of making a difference in helping a person feel better.
There are many factors of my choosing to be a nursing major. I have always been outgoing and social. A nurse's position will never be in danger; the hospital's hours will never end. Also, this career ensures high pay. Imagine the thought of being lucky enough to experience the ability and knowledge of actually helping a person. I look forward to the day when I will actually experience what I will have studied so hard for and use it on a day to day basis. Personally, I have always thought that it is important to develop the ability to work with colleagues and to identify and resolve the health problems of my patients in this fast-paced world. As a nurse, that beneficial information will come naturally and quickly.
As an undergraduate student, my general education will pave the pathway to a successful career.
In the course of any given week, as students move in a liberal-arts setting from courses in the natural sciences to courses in anthropology, the behavioral sciences, literature, or history, I have the uneasy sense that they must maneuver among radically divergent theories of knowledge without being fully conscious of so doing(Oakley 2-9).

General education will ease my transition towards achieving the upper-level course work and the theories would serve as the foundation of my career. The learning process of my major will be very complex in nature. However, through perseverance and devotion in learning; it will extend my excellence

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