When I was about to enter college life, I was asked by the admitting officer in the Nursing Department what my height was. Of all questions, this was the least I was prepared for because I was really ready for any questions regarding any subject or related to my grades when I was in high school. I told her I was not sure if it was 4’11 or 5′ feet tall. He asked me to stand next to the electric stand fan, and it was good I was taller than the fan so I made it into that University. Since then, I graduated and passed the board exam but still, questions lingered on if I can do the work as a Nurse because of being small, saying “WHAT if” my patients soon are large foreigners?.
Now, I have been a nurse for more than 4 years and I’m proud to say that height indeed doesn’t matter. My co-workers really appreciate the things I can do despite being “cute in height”. If someone says to me “you’re too small”, I reply: “no, I’m not! you just seem taller than me.”
In emergency cases in the hospital, I can quickly find my way in or out especially when the space was too crowded. I’m very flexible in many ways, I can run as fast as I can and can lead my co-nurses in difficult situations. With my height, I can make someone happy especially when my patient is geriatric, since they see me as a little cutie nurse.
Yes! I’m small– but I’m Terrible!
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