What does nursing mean to me & why I want to be a nurse: I look forward to becoming a nurse because nursing means to be there when someone is in need of me. As a nurse, I shall be able to do social work on daily basis through my work. There is a great deal of difference between considering it a profession and a means of social work. In the former, a nurse typically fulfills her duty that involves providing the patients with necessities, feeding them, taking their status, and ensuring that they take the medicine on time. However, there is another dimension of the story that is even more important and is there when a nurse considers her profession a means of social work. That dimension is of the emotional attachment of a nurse with a patient. A nurse’s rapport with the patient greatly affects the level and quality of patient care he/she can deliver. Building the rapport with patients requires a nurse to put in much more effort than what would normally be required of him/her as a nursing professional. I want to be a nurse because it provides me with my family members in the workplace. I tend to be daughter to the elderly patients, sister to the young patients, and mother to the children. I approach a patient like a woman in any of these relationships would do. When I see an elderly patient, it naturally comes to my mind what a daughter would do if she saw her old parent in this condition. I have had some opportunities to take care of elderly people, some of whom were my uncles and aunts, though
not in a hospital or a health care center. I used to go over to their place and spend time with them as much as I could in which, I would feed them, share the happiest experiences of my life with them so as to emotionally involve them in the conversation and raise their self esteem. I like nursing profession because this is where I can be as emotionally involved in the work as physically. When an individual finds such a profession, it essentially helps in keeping him/her in the right state of mind and psychologically contented all day long. In addition to that, having become a nurse, I shall be able to specialize in many different areas of nursing in the future. I see nursing as a very noble profession where I would get to do a lot of social work. Therefore, this profession is just perfect for me.