I was made to be a nurse. It is in my nature to care for, assess, troubleshoot, reassure, and encourage patients. Being a nurse is all I have ever wanted to do.

Seeing my patients make progress and recover makes me happy. The patients I care for are burn victims and they are very close to death. When these patients take a turn for the better by just opening their eyes for the first time in the unit, it is nothing short of a miracle. As a nurse, I can be a change agent and I can bring hope to the hopeless, deliver healing to the resistant, encourage and teach the noncompliant, and see miracles happen at the bedside. This is why I am so excited about my job.

I cared for a very ill, severely burned, and heavily sedated patient for months. While caring for her, I used to...

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