My reliability and maturity of attitude were recognised in my appointment as head prefect of my high school, involving numerous administrative duties, directing others and working in teams.
I am fully aware that my chosen career can be very challenging, and I have already encountered many of the emotional and physical problems it can involve.
After all the hard work I put into my degree course and training I look forward to being rewarded with a exciting career that will give me excellent benefits, flexible working practices and plenty of scope for progression.
I’m a sociable person and feel that I have the correct mental attitude, personality and social skills which are required to communicate effectively with patients of all ages and backgrounds.
These early impressions led me to volunteer as an assistant at the hospital where my father was treated, partly out of gratitude for the care he had received, and partly out of a growing conviction that nursing is one of the finest and most important occupations in the human world.
My working career has only confirmed this belief, and has given me a good grounding in basic nursing procedure and medical knowledge.I felt that I was doing something of the first importance, and the medical team were very appreciative of my work.When I came to England in 2003 I immediately sought work as a health care assistant and now work with vulnerable adults suffering from various debilitating health problems in their own homes.But I am driven by a real determination to care for others and to try to make a difference to people’s lives.A nurse deals with people at their most vulnerable, at a time when their needs are at their greatest.Example 1“My ambition from secondary school onwards has always been to become a practising nurse who makes a real and positive change to peoples lives.I have been attracted to the profession for two main reasons, firstly I’ve always had a interest in caring for people and liked the thought of working in a large hospital environment where I can be involved in the hands on medical treatment of patients.All of these duties have given me a useful preparation for my planned career, and served to reaffirm my commitment to the profession.My college course covered human biology, including the skeletal system, the lymphatic system and physiology.I am also fully aware of the need to work in a professional team in dealing with such problems, and very much enjoy being a part of a wide-ranging, efficient and powerful system of health care.Even at school I was made a health prefect, helping the school nurse in the sick bay, working to maintain a hygienic environment, checking the first-aid kit and even performing simple procedures such as dressing wounds.