For me, nursing starts on February 27th, it can’t come quick enough! I thought I’d take this time to reflect on why I want to be a nurse, just so when the study gets hard I can always refer back to this and keep going; I hope someone can take something from this!
Why I want to be a nurse
I’ve been into the paranormal for most of my life, which introduced asylums and their concept to me. From there I’ve found a huge interest in disability, mental illness and health history. I’ve researched all the old methods of treatment and how far we’ve come in terms of medicine and treatments.
From there, I’ve kind of wanted to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. I’ve researched so much about these sorts of things and I truly believe I could make a difference in someone’s life, no matter how small it is.
When my Pa was ill in hospital, I noticed how amazing the nurses were that helped him. How they were always there and always so compassionate and really listened to any concerns. That got me thinking about general nursing; so I’m really looking forward to learning all kinds of nursing and pursuing psych nursing.
How am I feeling?
Nervous. Scared. Excited. Happy. I’m feeling a whole lot of different emotions. One thing I’m trying not to feel and that’s self doubt. I’m good at doubting myself and preventing myself from falling into the trap is hard, but achievable! I am good enough, I am capable, and nothing is impossible.
I’ve seen a lot of YouTube videos about people going into nursing, and some of them just focus on the negatives of going into it, I think looking positively towards it will help make my study successful.
What am I most excited for?
I’m most excited for the challenge and the chance to change people’s lives. I like a good challenge and I think I’ve met my match.
What am I most afraid of?
I’m mostly afraid of not doing the work to my fullest extent and failing. I think most people are like that with nursing, so I’m sure I’m not the only one!
I’m also seriously considering making a YouTube channel and uploading videos about my studies and everything about nursing! But I’ll see how nervous I get…
Overall, I just want it to start already! But I know when it starts I’ll be regretting wasting my free time…but in that time I’ve become as organised as I could be for the first half of the year. I’m not sure if I’ll save my posting ideas of what’s in my binder, organisation and things for a video or as blog posts…but that’s something to think about! Let me know in the comments your thoughts on doing both video and blogging!
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