Ever since I was young, I’ve always known that I wanted to work with people, to enhance their quality of life and get rewarded by the sight of someone getting better. In 2008, Republic of Georgia, my homeland, was occupied by Russia. We had many refugees from the occupied territories settle in my hometown wounded, scarred and helpless. During that time I decided to volunteer at the local hospital to help the refugees who needed basic care, and emotional support.
While challenging, it was rewarding, and seeing adults and children heal and begin to enjoy a healthy lifestyle gave me joy. I saw many of people suffer, which fueled my drive to help the injured and ill. While witnessing all this injustice and suffering, I knew what I wanted to do with my life and started my journey. I decided to dedicate my life to become liaison between the justice system and the medical field. Upon HS graduation I was accepted to University. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in social studies and law.
Shortly, in 2013, I’ve moved to the US and landed my first job at a Home Care Agency where currently employed as a Home Care Specialist. I work directly with clients, provide visits under supervision of agency’s nurse and help with training. I enjoy the personal relationships I’ve build and the sense of accomplishment that comes with knowing I am enhancing an individual’s quality of life. I am fortunate for the opportunity to do meaningful work that changes lives, families, and communities.My next step is to become a registered nurse.
My final destination is to continue my education as a forensic nurse, by obtaining a Forensic Nursing master’s degree. The World Health Organization has recognized violence as a major public health problem. Being exposed to the war crimes while I was in high school and what is currently happening in the world and society including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder mistreatment, human trafficking, and many others helped me decide that this is what I wanted to do in my future. I believe a forensic nursing education and degree will allow me to provide compassionate care to victims of violent crimes while gathering evidence to support law enforcement. By doing this, I will play a vital role in both our healthcare and criminal justice systems.
My goal is to advocate for victims. I believe that my problem solving abilities, critical thinking, and great communication skills will make me a great forensic nurse. I’d like to mention that I speak English, Russian and Georgian which allows me to help a larger population of patients and victims. I can take on a substantial workload, completing all tasks on time and above satisfaction, making sure even the smallest details are perfect.
In nursing, one must always be alert; a single error can be the difference between life and death. It doesn’t matter what age the patient is or what their beliefs are, I just want to help people and aid them in the right direction for their happiness and health. `