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to bring you an inspired nurse’s story every month. Here is the December 2018 inspired nurse story, Remembering Why I Am A Nurse.
Remembering Why I Am A Nurse
I am a nurse from India, working in Dubai. I didn’t know what nursing was until my mom explained it to me. She told me that nurses provide care and are very kind-hearted.
When my elder brother was eight, he was diagnosed with late stage Typhoid fever. With his stomach distended making him look like pregnant lady, he was delirious and completely weak. The doctor said there was no hope, and that he would recover only with God's will. He was being treated at a government hospital – a place with little love as busy staff run here and there tending to many patients. But there was one nurse who was very kind and took care of my brother like he was her own son. She was not only kind to my brother, but also to all of the other children admitted to that unit.
This nurse administered medications and was always there to provide care to her patients during her rounds, even on night shifts. My brother eventually did recover, and my mother says it's because of that one nurse who was sent from God to care for him. She’s told that story to me since I was three, carving it into my heart and causing me to choose to want to become a nurse myself.
I know nursing is a profession that through love and care can make patients well. Back when I was still in school, I was proud to say that my ambition was to one day become a nurse. I entered the field in 2007 and I can still remember in one of my first classes hearing about Florence Nightingale. I too serve all my patients wholeheartedly and consider each one as a member of my own family. Thank you, Lippincott, for making me remember my beautiful past.