Nursing is a dynamic profession built upon a foundation of art and science. It has adapted to rapidly changing technology, rising patient acuity, and weathered the challenge of nursing shortages with an unwavering commitment to professionalism. In this paper I will discuss my beliefs and values, my vision for the future, and my strengths and limitation in pursuing my career goals. I will also reflect upon the influences that contributed to choosing nursing as a profession.
Choice of Nursing
In truth, a wide range of career possibilities did not exist in Southern Indiana where I grew up. You could work at the recently opened Toyota factory, or you could work in a hospital. Neither of those was an option for me because I did not graduate from high school. After becoming a wife and mother at age sixteen, it took two more years to realize there must be something more to life. This was the first step to a career as a Medical Assistant, and the first of many years spent in college.
During the three years as a Medical Assistant, I realized that I was not quite satisfied with my cur…