SPHELELE MLAMBO – THE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT NURSE BURSARY – UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE
My philosophy of nursing comes directly from my desire to help people. Ever since I discovered my love for nursing in high school, I started job shadowing as a nurse at Netcare hospital. I wanted to do something ambitious and intriguing that has a good impact on people’s daily lives. The nursing profession deals with various elements of patient care, and I enjoy the variety and routine. My devotion to the sector has grown even stronger over the last couple of years.
I want to be a nurse because I find joy in serving those in need. Nursing is a profession that never stops giving! I love how this has trained me to be selfless and more compassionate towards others. Every day, you learn something new, and the potential for growth is limitless! When I see my patients improving, I am overjoyed within. Nurses play an essential role in the health system. Nurses promote health, prevent disease, take care of the ill, disabled, and dying people. It is a challenging profession that requires dedication and commitment.
As a nurse, I can use my knowledge and transform it into compassionate, high-quality care at the bedside. I can make a difference in the lives of patients, families, and communities. I will utilize knowledge, compassion, ethics, and honesty in the provision of care and within the profession on a small or large scale.