hi my name is Jennifer and I’m pretty sure you already know because you’re reading my application but I chose to share my extra information through a video because I communicate better when I’m talking and you know when I’m setting out my thoughts. through this video I hope that you can learn three main things that is really important to me and really dear to my heart the first one being my passion for music and especially the flute. I’ve always played music since I was young maybe like I can remember when I was in first grade kindergarten I started going to the SIA Maha Academy piano but I move on to singing and then I moved on to the flute. singing really built my confidence for me it taught me how amazing a person can be at one thing and how I can pursue my passions and then from there I learned the flute because I needed to choose a band instrument and that was like it’s gonna be the flu patient I am gonna be the flu but I was really sad to let go of singing because singing was kind of the first thing that truly fell in love with and I didn’t know it then that it was passion but like I just felt something for it right but with the flute I’ve also experienced many successes and failures and I think playing the flute has helped me grow as a person and also taught me how to express my thoughts in a different manner um I when I first started playing the flute I was like. shocked at myself because I started winning competitions I got to play Carnegie Hall three times I hummed in many different places here in Singapore like the National Museum in front of the president like in front of Prime Minister I was like wow I’m fourteen thirteen fifty nine I’m playing one of these people I was. amazing myself and obviously with that comes self-confidence we just boost right I’m like wow I’m amazing but out. that mindset helped me learn something in by myself because I did a practice for this one competition that I was like I’m to make it like I make every competition I’m gonna make this one too and I didn’t and it broke me because everybody around me who was you know I’m supposed to be you know worse than me made Nitin and and kids being kids right I was 13 back thousand eighth grade and they were just making fun of me they’re like oh my god you’re. bad at the flute that is when I realize you know that really helped me kind of humble myself and stop judging other people when to focus on myself and always try my best for anything because I never know what’s gonna hop in. that’s why the food is really important to me but also because it helps me express myself in a different way when I talk to people I’m gonna get a response back right whatever I say many thoughts my opinions it’s all gonna get judged but music music isn’t judged music I just play it the way that I interpret it and people just listen. that’s what I really like about music that I can express myself and it’s just it just calms me down. when I get into college I really hope to not give this up and if I can’t play in a band then I just want to play by myself I just want to keep this going I don’t want to give up the flute I want to give up music that’s just a really big part of my life because it has taught me. much and it’s a way of expressing myself. that’s number one number two is actually my passion for nursing and number three is my nature of being very social and be very extroverted. these two things actually correlate with each other because in the beginning of junior year late sophomore year I was thinking about what career paths might fit mean you know obviously at that time you’re trying to take AP classes you’re thinking about what what career path am I going to choose stem liberal arts you know and I’ve always liked medicine and before the passion for nursing became the passion for nursing it was a passion for medicine no one forced it on me my parents they’re not in the medical field you know they both graduated they fought it counting majors finance majors they double majored in math and chemistry I was like okay like you know nothing to do medicine but I just inherently knew that I want to go into medicine and but the social interaction part I new the job that I chose had to add a lot of social interaction that was a high priority and the first job that came to my mind was and after like doctors interact not only with patients but also with allied health professionals and you’re in such a wide circle and obviously you practice medicine every day right. I like this is a job for me but as I started looking deeper into what a doctor’s role is I started to realize doctors are. busy that they can’t have as deep of a connection as I wanted to have with my patients and. that’s when nursing came up and nursing was the ideal job for me you get to talk to different people and you have a one-to-one connection because you’re always there for the patient right and. that really kind of peeled to me and social interaction obviously every day and you’re also not doing it with patients only you’re also Punk to allied health professionals and even more even a wide variety you know. this this job just suited me and I was like this is job I’m gonna do and. once I decided that that was the job I was gonna do I am very much committed to and I took a class called catalyst and it’s a class where you get to do a project based on whatever you want to do going in I knew I wanted to do something with nursing and I wanted a hands-on experience. I got an internship at times I was in hospital for three days it was called a work experience program and I got to you know track the daily life of a nurse and follow them around the hospital I saw. many things I saw the bad side and the good side of Nursing but at that point I was still sure that I wanted to be a nurse and then I moved on and I bridged all my school and the hospital together. other students could experience the same internship that I did because it was very rare for us to find these internships right.
I did and some other students did it too then after that I applied for a job as a healthcare assistant or in the u.s. it’s called the certified nurse’s assistant I think until I applied for that and after a few interviews and sending my resume they told me they gave me a job offer and I was getting $10 an hour mm-hmm and I worked from June of 2018 to August of 20 Dean. that was really interesting and eye-opening kind of it was where my eye opening for me because I saw a lot of details and here in Singapore there is a stereotype that doctors are higher than nurses and kind of nurses are the doctor’s assistant which is not true it’s a stereotype but you know obviously the older generation you know they’re but that was their kind of thinking and obviously were grown now but this year’s episode there and the way they treated nurses sometimes was terrible but all that kind of hard work and labor intensive work although it has. much knowledge in it it’s still labor very labor intensive right that was all worth it when a patient of mine came up to me and told me she was she’s blind and she gave me your phone number and she said call me because I’m getting discharged tomorrow I don’t know if you were working tomorrow and I’m very lonely but you always make me happy when I talk to you that kind of warmth that a person kind of just tells you and just shows you that makes it all worth it that’s like that’s the epitome of why I want to be a nurse right like I wanted social interaction and I wanted to do medicine and that’s just made it all worth it for me like all the hard work with working eight hours a day like standing up changing patients you know turning patients it’s just that was it for me. so just that just reassured me that I was right for the nursing path and you know that’s why I think Nursing is. right for me and that’s why my passion for nursing is still burning because those people are the people that make me wanna be a nurse and that’s why I have a passion for nursing because of those kind of people right and then from there after my internship right now I’m working on a research paper on the attributes of good nurse because I just want to know about the perceptions of what our nurses are in the world. we have people responding all the way from Australia Indonesia Canada you know the US Japan and Korea until I’m planning to submit my abstract October 30 as to the international conference for nursing and happening here in juniper a 19 as of right now my abstract is not done because we’re still in the data collecting process but that is where I’m headed right now for my nursing and my passion for nursing. I really hope by the end of this that I was able to kind of give more insight into Who I am as a person and how how my three passions make up who I am my passion for music gives me an outlet and a way to express myself but has also taught me and built me to the person I am my passion for nursing just it opened my eyes to many different things and the real good and the real bad of society but also it showed me that I really wanted to be a nurse in my social interaction part that really just makes me who I am that’s how I made all my friends that’s how I made all my teachers and that’s how I mean all people in my life and that is also how I found the Korean that I want to go into. thank you. much for listening