By Colt Antle
In 1988 a family member became ill and there was not much that could be done to help, but in this moment is when Rebecca Hearst decided on her career path going forward. She wanted to be a nurse, more specifically a nurse practitioner, and after the span of seven years in college she graduated to become one.
As you probably can guess, being a nurse practitioner isn’t easy at all and it mostly depends on the field you work in and the environment you have to endure on a daily basis. In some cases this environment can push some people to their limit.
When asked about a difficult situation she had to work in Rebecca Hearst had this to say, “In some cases I felt as though I was going to quit and stop on my dream and if not for me realizing what I would be giving up I may have quit that on day two.”
Some patients can be a hassle to deal with and nurses have to interact with them on a daily basis but how often do patients end up thanking them afterward? When asked how she is usually treated Rebecca Hearst replied “Since I myself am a nurse practitioner, I seem to get more respect from my colleagues and patients”.
This all can tie back to labor day and how many true laborers and hard-working people were not treated fairly due to their economic situations, and how they felt they should have.
Thus, next time you see the nurse, whether it be for an ice pack or a bandaid, think of what they have to go through and thank them every once in a while.