My name is Macy Martin, I am from a small town called Blackfoot Idaho. I have been interested in the medical field ever since I was a little girl. The thoughts of doing cool things while helping others was supper appeasing to me. When I reached high school, I participated in several medical type classes, such as, certified nursing assistant class and first responder. Through out high school I was dead set on becoming a pediatrician. As I entered college, I quickly came to realize that school was a lot tougher than I expected. Becoming a nurse had never crossed my mind, and never sparked my interest. As I was trying to decide on a future career choice that would best suit me, my dad threw out being a nurse. I looked at him like he was crazy and said, “no way!” Last minute, I decided to apply to the nursing program, at Brigham Young University – Idaho just to see if I could even get accepted into the program. As you can see, I was accepted and decided to pursue a degree in nursing.
Nursing has been amazing for me in more ways than one. From the very beginning I have loved and enjoyed every second of learning this career choice. It definitely has not been easy, and I have spent a lot of nights asking myself why I chose this path, but every time I learn a new skill, help a patient, or finally just get the hang of something, I am reminded that I chose the right career. I have grown to love helping others more than I possibly ever thought I could, my knowledge has expended immensely, and I have grown as a person. The path to becoming a nurse has been the hardest, most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life. Although at times it can be extremely tough, the reward of truly helping someone is a reward in itself. I am grateful for a nosey dad who suggested this career path for me. I am excited to keep growing as a nurse, and becoming better each and every day.
I am currently employed as a Registered Nurse on the Pediatric/PICU at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.