When I grow up I want to be a nurse; A Celebration of National Nurse's Week 2014!
Chrishaunda: I decided to become a nurse because I always loved helping people. In 1999 my uncle was in a car accident and was in and out of the hospital for several months. I found myself intrigued with how the nurses helped him through his recovery process and the rest is history.
Lynn: I knew I wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl. There was never a question in my mind about it!
Elaine (not me): In 1966 when I graduated from High School, girls became nurses or teachers! Beyond that, I really wanted to have a profession in which I knew I could support myself. Also, nursing school allowed me to live away from home, something I would not have done if I went to University of Cincinnati. I always wanted to be a bedside nurse, not an administrator. I wanted to impact people's health on a one to one basis and hopefully I have done so. (You have my friend, as have all of of the other women who are quoted above.)
As my friend Elaine wished me: Happy Nurse's Week to you!