Deborah L. Ross
September 21, 2011
Why I chose to become a Nurse-(A remembered event)
When I was a little girl I always wanted to be a Nurse, I remember going to the hospitals or clinics to get my annual check-ups and I would see all, of the Doctors and Nurses in their crisp white uniforms rushing to and fro to take care of all the sick patients. While I was waiting in the waiting area to be seen by a Doctor, I watched the care that the nurse’s was giving the sick patients, how they tried to make them feel at ease until they were seen by the doctor. All this activity and the caring that were shown by the Nurse’s excited me and that’s when I knew that I wanted to be a Nurse. At that time I was only nine years old I remember because I was sick with a strep throat and I could not swallow, My body was aching all over my throat was sore and scratchy I had a fever and chills, even though I was really sick I was still excited by watching the Nurse’s do their jobs. That day was my birthday Oct.6th 1968 it was a fall day and the leaves on the trees was in beautiful shades of gold, brown and red.The weather was chilly as it always is that time of year in New York City the city that I was born and raised. So at that moment I was already planning what I needed to do to reach my goal to becoming a licensed practical Nurse. So here I am, it is now 1978 and I am 19 years of age, I have just signed up at the Brooklyn Training Center in Brooklyn, New York. I was happy as well as nervous while I was filling out all of the paper work that was needed to get me well on my way, my palms were sweaty, my throat was dry and I was fearful that I wouldn’t’ make the grade but I passed with flying colors. As the financial aid person walked in to explain to me what I had to go through and the requirement to reach my goals, I sat there taking it all in not missing one word she said I did not want to miss anything so that I would not make any...