Breathing Life through care


Whenever I sit by this tall oak tree, my friends and I are talking about what we wanted to do after graduation. Some of them wanted to travel the world and the others wanted to stay at home and relax, but I wanted to be a nurse. Nursing was one of the professions that I sought to pursue the most. Imagine the wide range of opportunities you come face to face in a medical institution. Every patient has his/her own story. Stories are powerful and they remind us of what it is what we value. It connects us to the things we value the most. I realized that I could save a person’s life. I could be a shoulder to cry on or I could even bring life to an unborn baby.

Now, nursing school as I expected was full of ups and downs and of course…writing papers. The papers that challenged me the most were Nursing Theorist Paper. They also gave me ideas about nursing theorists and their work. Some of the theorists were Florence  Nightingale, Ida Jean Orlando, and Ernestine Weidenbach. Their works fascinated me the most. They discussed the environment, cleanliness and patient behavior. Nightingale advocated both through promoting egalitarian human rights and through her leadership activities. Orlando plans the Dynamic Nurse-Patient Relationship while Weidenbach focused on maternal child health. They proposed that nursing needs professionalism and training.

All in all, they were strong intelligent women with the intention of service to others. They have been an inspiration not only to me but also to the modern world. Being a nursing student is not only rainbows and butterflies. Nurses are also the first to witness the beginning and the end of life. The words that I stand by are, “When you are a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life, or a life will touch yours”.

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