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By Samantha Deck
Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Nursing runs in my family so it was almost natural for me to become a nurse. My sister, a nurse herself, inspired me to start the career initially. After I achieved my training as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), I fell in love with caring for patients and wanted to improve my knowledge and skill. So I decided to advance my degree.

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By Catherine Beasley
Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

My career in nursing started in the small town I grew up in where the hospital was home to 20 beds. My father was a physician and my mother worked in the lab. In high school I took a nurse’s aide class and worked as a nursing assistant for a year. I loved the work and admired the nurses that worked alongside me. Their competence regarding rural nursing and compassion for patients inspired me to become the nurse and person I am today.

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Nurses take on many roles in healthcare facilities, from caring for patients to speaking with doctors to keeping patient information secure and confidential. It is easier to keep up with these responsibilities and further your career when you are learning about what is new and different in the healthcare industry. Taking steps, such as enrolling in the RN to BSN degree program, can help you improve your nursing practice.

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Thirteen years ago, Tess Ventura watched helplessly as her father died of a heart attack in her ER. When they brought him in to the hospital, Tess did all in her power to restart his heart, but with no success.

After this life changing experience, Tess needed to get away from it all, so she moved from the Philippines to the U.S. Here, she slowly but surely got back into the medical field. She started by passing her nursing boards. She was still tentative about going back into the medical field again, but her passion for healing the sick was too great. Soon, she was working as a cardiothoracic nurse and loving every minute. It was at this point that Tess decided to earn her master’s degree and nurse practitioner license.

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By Christine Bartholomew
Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

How did you begin your career in nursing? For me, it was a calling. I began by looking for a job opportunity as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and I quickly discovered that I enjoy taking care of others. I had wanted to be a dance teacher, but shortly after my first year as a CNA, I knew that nursing was my calling.

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You probably became a nurse because you felt called to help others in need. This is admirable, but there is no shame in admitting when you are starting to experience nursing burnout. The long hours, last-minute schedule changes and demanding patients can take a toll after a while – not to mention the heartbreak of losing patients to diseases and physical trauma. Most nurses go through this, whether they acknowledge it or not. Fortunately, there are ways you can reignite your passion for nursing. Try a few different things to find out what works for you:

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Nursing careers demand an extensive knowledge base and strong technical skills, but there is more to nursing than taking vital signs and administering medications. Registered nurses are also de facto family counselors. Exceptional nurses recognize that patient behaviors are often driven by emotion. By cultivating their own emotional intelligence, nurses are better able to serve their patients and support positive workplace relationships.

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