“Interview with an ER Nurse”
This interview caught my eye because it’s about a lady who was not a nurse at first; she had a whole different job that she left in order to pursue nursing. Her name is Joan Russet and seven years ago she had an administrative job at a medical research facility. The surprising part is that she actually enjoyed her job but she knew she could do better. Joan was not getting the hands on experience and face-to-face interaction that she desired. Instead she was making phone calls, making appointments, and filing papers for a medical facility. Her inspiration to pursue nursing came from when she was diagnosed with leukemia and had to stay at the hospital. Joan mentions that the nurses at the hospital made her feel very comfortable and helped save her life and still keeps in contact with them to this day. She already had her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology so she went to school for a year and a half through the accelerated program for her nursing degree. Once she was finished with school and testing she was offered a great job and became an ER nurse! Her new job is completely different from her old job and she loves being an ER nurse! Russet mentions that it is something new every day and is very challenging but very rewarding. Russet loves her new job and life and it was all due to a little extra schooling, hard work and dedication. She inspires me because I always used to want an administrative job and it took me a long time to choose nursing but I did and she makes me feel more sure of myself. I hope to enjoy being a nurse as much as Joan does one day.