The most enjoyable aspect of nursing is the ability to help people in many different ways. By the fact of being a professional nurse, we hold a position in society that is above or different than others. I have found that people in my community look up to me as a nurse. As nurses we are able to provide assistance, advice, and nursing care in areas that most would never dream. We help at the soccer field, teach Girl Scouts safety and first aid, and listen to an elder at church. All of these are everyday interactions that nurses are specially trained to do. I have provided surgical care in a war-like environment. I have cared for the Yupik Eskimos on their land. Both of these I would not have been able to do without my skills as a nurse. I am a Perioperative nurse, however I began as a generalist and that has been my foundation for success. I currently am an educator, teaching management to new nurse managers. I am an officer, professional, leader, and educator, but I am still doing what I was trained for and love to do. I am a NURSE.