Started my preceptorship this week. I’m on a pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit. The experience has been amazing so far!
It really amazes me how God works sometimes. I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about why I wanted to become a nurse, but I guess now would be the perfect opportunity.
When I was 12 years old I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and it changed my life completely. The one thing that helped me get though the shock of my diagnosis were the nurses who were there caring for me and educating me on my illness and everyday management. This was all at a local hospital. Those nurses made me realize that this illness didn’t have to be a burden; that I could use my illness to help others, especially children diagnosed with diabetes.
Fast forward almost 10 years and I’m precepting at the same hospital where I was first taken to when diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and with the nurse who made the biggest impact on my life when I was 12. My nurse is also a Type 1 Diabetic and the Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator on the pediatric unit.
It amazes me how God works in people’s lives. I am so beyond blessed for this experience!