I am a Senior Nursing Student who will be graduating and receiving my Bachelors of Science in Nursing in May 2012. I have worked as a part time research assistant for the School of Nursing since my sophomore year at the University of Texas at El Paso. I am also currently the team leader for the research project RidCancerPain. Being part of a research team has given me the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally as it has opened my eyes to see beyond the standards of nursing and healthcare practices.
Choosing Nursing as my career has been one of the best and most fulfilling decisions I have made in my life. I have always had my heart set on being part of something that was revolutionary, progressive, and geared toward the beneficence of people. The nursing profession is that and much more. In order to enhance my learning experience, I am also proud to say that I applied and was chosen to participate in a new nursing internship/residency program at a local hospital while finishing my last semester. Balancing school, work, and this program has proved to be very challenging, but I am determined to work through it and succeed.
Obtaining my BSN and RN license will be only the beginning of an extended journey. After some years of clinical experience and putting my knowledge into practice, I plan on returning to school to pursue a degree in Doctorate of Nursing Practice. I believe that expanding my education will empower me with the tools necessary to promote high quality care across society.