I used to be a home health aide, and I cared for a young boy who had spinal and muscular atrophy. He was very intelligent, outgoing and funny, despite his diagnosis. I felt like the caretakers who cared for him didn’t treat him with the respect that he deserved. That situation was a big part of my motivation to get into the nursing field. I want to be the type of nurse who treats all patients with the respect they deserve.
I decided to start this journey at Hondros College of Nursing because I could get started right away achieving my goal. I would recommend HCN to anyone looking for a nursing school. It is a great college to attend, and the faculty are well-educated, supportive and extremely approachable with any questions or concerns.
If you want to achieve your goals and become a great nurse, it starts with great attendance. You have to show up and put in the work. It’s not easy and there will be obstacles, but always keep pushing forward.
Trent Shell is a student in the Practical Nursing program at the Independence Campus.