Amari Henry is a student in the BSN program at Howard University. Here's what she had to say about her experiences: In the 12th grade, during our program’s clinical rotation, I was able to witness my first cesarean delivery. From the moment the procedure began to the moment the baby took its first gasp of air, I was in awe. After that experience, I knew in my heart that I could dedicate myself to doing this every day. That was when I realized nursing was a passion that I possess. That is the reason why I am where I am today.
I realized that helping children simply feel like kids again was a duty I aspired to fulfill. Children are our future and it is our responsibility to make them feel healthy and whole again so they can grow up and be the next leaders in our society.
Having a mentor through this program will help build me into the nurse that I am aspiring to be. I know that I will face challenges but with a mentor on my side, I will be able to seek advice, motivation, training, direction and a friendship all in one. This person will be able to guide me and cheer me along through the highs and lows that come along with becoming a nurse.