Adult Nursing Personal Statement
I want to be a nurse to do something worthwhile with my career, I don't want to waste my days working behind a computer, I want to be a nurse to utilise all of the best parts of my character.
I want the challenges that come with the job, always learning and developing better methods of care. The way one nurse treats their patient stays with that patient for years and I want to be a nurse and be remembered as one who cared, worked hard and did my best to maintain high standards in my work.
I have worked in residential and nursing homes for the elderly since I was 17, before that I had my own experience, aged 15, caring for my Uncle and Gran who both had terminal cancer.
During college I volunteered my spare time to RDA and helping out with the college's special needs department.
In 2005 I gained employment in Maryland with the Camp America program as a horse riding instructor for disabled children and adults and hope to return to this position in summer 2009.
I still volunteer with RDA and Pony Club and am also on the Tesco Charity Committee, recently raising £13,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by doing a sponsored Zip Line over the River Lagan.
I have experienced many different care roles in a variety of situations, in this country and abroad.
I am adaptable to new situations, surroundings and methods of care, having found my experiences in America very enlightening.
My time spent volunteering has also been invaluable to me as I understand the importance of teamwork and work well with others. I hope to utilise all of these experiences and attributes to benefit others by pursuing a career in nursing.
This personal statement was written by JodieKara21 for application in 2009.
This is my first draft and I think maybe too much of it is spent writing about past experience, but I have lots and didn't want to skip any. I think my intro is abit ropey too but its from the heart...Honest thoughts anyone??
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