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My Path to Becoming a Nurse at Marian University

Indianapolis Nurse StoryThis blog post was written by Jennifer Wilber, an accelerated nursing student at Marian University. She will graduate in May 2014.

The road to me being a nurse started when I married my husband in 2001. We decided early on that we wanted to have a whole house full of children. After three miscarriages, I finally became pregnant in 2007. At five months, our baby passed away. When I went in to deliver my son, it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Out of all that, one of the biggest things I remember is my wonderful nurse. She was there when I started contracting, she delivered my son, and she was there holding my hand when I went in to tell my son good-bye. She made a box for me, which contained pictures of my son, a blanket and a little gown. I cherish that box. It is the one thing I have left to remember my son.

I think of my nurse a lot when I think about the type of nurse I want to be. I want to be a nurse who is there for my patients no matter what they are going through. I may not know what they are experiencing or the pain they are feeling, but no matter what, I will be there to help them and hold their hand through it all. That is the nurse I want to be, the one that my patients remember.


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