For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a nurse. I always knew I wanted to do something that involved helping people. I would consider myself a caring, strong, helpful individual so I knew nursing was the right path for me. Growing up I had a lot of ear problems; I spent a lot of time in the hospital with severe ear infections that caused my ear drums to burst. I had many operations to have tubes placed and then removed a few years later. The experiences I had were scary as a kid but I had wonderful nurses who would make me laugh and take great care of me. I would always say how I wanted to be them when I grew up.