This I Believe

Heather - Hoagland, Indiana
Entered on January 20, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: change

There are a number of different events that have occurred in my life. All of these events have impacted my life in some way. I want to write about how being a nursing student has impacted my life. When I first started nursing school, I didn’t understand all the ramifications that were involved in nursing. I thought it was all about taking care of the patients and getting them back up on their feet as they were before the incident occurred. I never realized how the impact of each individual’s lifestyle can affect their health for the rest of their life. I think that was the biggest insight that has changed the way I live my life. Now I think about what I eat, what I drink, whether to drive somewhere when it will only take me a few extra minutes to walk. This is the biggest impact that nursing has had on my life thus far.