Pediatric Nurse Career Essay

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For my sophomore year of high school, the career I chose to research was an FBI agent because they are the elite police officers of America that protect and serve for the citizens of this country. I chose this career because my father is a police officer and I always highly respected his job, but intrigued as well in the duties. Unfortunately, I will not continue to research becoming an FBI agent. Instead the career path I have chosen to follow and research is a pediatric nurse practitioner. I've chosen this field of interest because nurses are the heart of healthcare. Without nurses, hospitals and doctor's offices will not function properly. Becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner and being able to work with children to allow them to be happy and healthy is just a huge goal I have set for myself.
2. The person I have chosen to be my mentor in this field is Mrs. Katherine Perkins. Mrs. Perkins is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She works under my former pediatrician Dr. Elenita Santos-Mata at Zachary Pediatrics.
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