"The goal of nursing is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him, primarily by altering the environment-, by Florence Nightingale in 1859 expresses in what nursing means to me. Nursing started out as a career that was based on a collection of specific skills trained to do specific tasks, but with broad advances in facts and technology, Nursing has evolved into a profession where nurses work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illnesses. A nurse fill's the needs of a patient, which cannot be met by either a family member or any other member of their community. Nursing is a helping profession, which provides services that contribute to the health care and well being of the patient. The nursing career was once considered as just an aid but it is now known as vital and crucial part of the health care system. (Perry 25).
Personally, I have always been very attentive, as in the health care, for my family. If there were a weird disease that I did not understand, I would go and look up the information. From there, my interest led to the treatment of the disease and weather or not the disease was curable. This fascination of the human body led to my have a huge interest in biology. With my study in biology, I tried to use what I have just learned and practice it whenever I had the opportunity. In being the "attentive health care person- at home, I enjoyed the felling of making a person feel better. I could remember as a child hating hospitals and never wanting anything that had to involve one, but as I grew older I learned that my hatred towards the hospital was the terrible felling of seeing sick people. The feeling of not being able to attend to the person's needs made me anxious because it seemed that there was no hope. That is when I really started to focus on my family's health. Whether it was running with a band-aid, or a hot soup for my mom when she was sick, the process of their recovery was my enjoyment.