My Decision to Become a Nurse Essay

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My Decision To Become A Nurse
Kimberly C
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing

In partial fulfillment of the requirements of
N 3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A
Jeanean Boyd, Ph. D., MSN, RN
January 29, 2012
Online RN-BSN

My Decision To Become A Nurse I have been a nurse for over twenty years, first as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) then as an Associate Degree Nurse (ADN). In this paper I will discuss why I became a nurse, what the essence of nursing means to me, my beliefs, my values and finally my future goals as a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Bachelors of Nursing Degree (BSN).

Even though, I went into nursing looking for a quick career, I did develop a nursing philosophy. It is a
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I can see myself working in the Nursing Informatics field for quite some time. Our hospital is currently changing its order entry and charting system, from Meditech to Eclypsis. I am currently a super-user for our unit, and will be teaching and assisting employees how to use the new order entry system, the E-Mar, and how to chart in this new system. I am currently a super-user for our unit.

My ten year plan is a continuance of my five year plan. I still see myself working for the Baylor Healthcare system with in the Informatics Department in some capacity. My daughter will be in high school and learning how to drive. My husband and I will continue to guide and support her decisions in her search for career options and college.


I have a strong sense of perseverance. Throughout my life, many obstacles have been thrown in my path that should have derailed me, but they did not. I raised my son as a single parent for many years, and I have worked fulltime while putting myself back through the RN transition program. Now I have the love and support of my wonderful family to help me. My husband helps me with the household chores and with our six year old daughter’s homework so that I can concentrate on my homework.

I see self-doubt and poor communication and writing skills as some of my limitations. I have always been one to have self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy