Nursing: Not Just a Career it is a Gift
Be the change you want to see. - Gandi
My name is Cecilia Danae Narcio. I am eighteen years old and have just finished my first semester at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Nursing has been my dream career since I was a little girl. I am passionate about all aspects of this medical profession and have so many wonderful reasons why I want to be a part of nursing.
Primarily, helping people get better and comforting them is what is important to me. It takes a very special person to deal with the many situations that nurses have to go through day to day. I believe I have the qualities needed because throughout my life I have been through many trials that have kept me strong and I have learned many things from them. The most important one is to pass on “the gift of love.” Even though I am only eighteen, I have learned at my young age that a simple gesture like “love” is a gift. To be able to show affection, kindness and compassion to all people no matter their race, color, or creed is extremely important.
Growing up in a multicultural environment has taught me the importance of this gift.. My father is Mexican American; my mother is French Canadian and Native American. We saw first hand how there are many close minded people in today’s society that judge people by the color of their skin, ethnic background, and/or religion. When I was younger I was not proud of my heritage. I went to a majority white (southern) caucasian school so I felt very out of place. I would tell everyone, even my closest friends, I had no Mexican origin.
In addition, violence in today’s society is unacceptable! I can’t believe in 2007 we have people killing each other, due to hatred, racism, and war. My contribution to society, once I become a nurse, will be to help EVERYONE with not only medical advice and care, but with love, kindness and affection. My hope is to help them through the healing process and in doing this I feel it will bring happiness to their hearts during this time of pain and sorrow. I want all to know and to be certain no matter who they are, that I will give them the best possible care.
As I grew older I realized that it was ok to be different and that all people deserved to be treated with respect. I believe if you are proud of your heritage and confident in everything you do you will be a good role model to others. As a nurse, I want to give the gift of love (through patience, understanding, kindness, and respect) to all patients regardless of their ethnic or social background As a ?registered? nurse I hope that my contribution of spreading the gift of love will help to someday bringing Peace and harmony on Earth!