Adult Nursing Personal Statement
Nursing, in my opinion, is a career where you never really finish training. It is a highly demanding career that brings new challenges every day, but with it comes many rewards and a real sense of job satisfaction.
Growing up and watching my mother's nursing career develop has in many ways given me a passion for nursing.
I have witnessed her hard work and all the effort that went into the different stages of her nursing career, from working her way through her NVQ levels whilst employed as an auxiliary nurse, to where she is today, an Infection Control Sister.
I remember her as a student nurse and feeling sheer pride at her commitment and selflessness and how she made a difference in a people's life and also the lives of their families.
From a very early age, I have been involved in caring for others in one capacity or another. Whether it be helping out in a local nursing home, being a member of the St John Ambulance brigade or simply being employed as a babysitter.
At the age of 27, I have a number of years hands on experience in a clinical environment. I started working for the NHS as a healthcare assistant at the age of 18 where I discovered that I was very good at building relationships and gaining the trust of patients in my care.
However, unfortunately, I had to leave my job after having my son, as I wasn't able to work permanent night shifts.
Later on I found employment with an insurance company, which was excellent for improving my interpersonal skills and building my confidence; although I enjoyed the job, I knew nursing was where my heart lay and caring for others is something that seems to come natural to me and something I love to do.
Currently, I am back working for the NHS as a ward clerk and a health care assistant on the bank, to ensure that I continue to build upon my experience and working in an environment where I feel most comfortable.
Nurses represent the health service; the way a patient and their families are treated leaves a lasting impression on how they view the National Health Service.
I now feel I am at a time in my life where I am ready to take my experience further and train as a nurse and uphold to the professional standards.
This personal statement was written by aharrop5 for application in 2008.
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