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This writer describes her mother's devastating diagnosis of dementia, how she brought her mother to her house, how she dealt with her abusive father who then committed suicide and how she finally discovered that her father had hidden his dementia with abuse. The writer relates that the cruel effects of the Alzheimer's like dementia, as well as the death of her father, still hurt. The writer relates, however, that what brings a smile to her heart and her mother's face, is the dream that she will study illnesses like Alzheimer's and become a nurse to help those who need the help that only a nurse can give.
From the Paper:"The house that had been my childhood home, along with its contents, was sold. Mom continued to live with my family. For months, I spent many nights, alone in my garage, pouring over these notes Dad had written, before throwing each one away. From his writings, I learned everything I could about my father, including that he loved me. Reading his notes helped me remember that I loved him. More importantly, however, I forgave him.
"Since Dad's death, as I still care for Mom, I have begun to see and experience old and new things in a fresh way. I have begun to live each day of life with a different, more optimistic attitude. I now make a point to travel, see new sights and cultivate new friendships. I read more. As I bike for miles, I realize how much I love life. I plan for my future work in nursing.
"Recently, after 16 years working with one organization, I left full time employment to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. Sometimes, though not as often as in the past, Mom and I still have our long-winded chats as we sit and share memories and yesterday's and today's dreams."
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