The BRING IT Nursing Program, part of the New Hampshire Nursing Diversity Pipeline Project, encourages minority youth to consider careers in nursing. Sevda Islamova is a Turkish immigrant from Russia who joined the program.
Sevda: : In the program, I learned how to take blood pressure, CPR, first aid care, and most importantly, I learned that I need to believe in myself. If you don’t believe in yourself you won’t be able to achieve anything.
Nurses help people and I believe that there should be a lot of people that help others. For example, in Africa there are a lot of sick people, so I want to become a nurse and go to Africa and help the people in need.
My goal is to get good grades in my high school, start college and get into my work. Especially in America, if you speak more than one language, you could help in hospitals. If I become a nurse - I know three languages: Turkish, Russian and Uzbek. And I could help them.
I volunteer at Elliot Hospital. I help patients with anything they need; I bring them water; I read them books, if they want me to; I talk to them. I believe that this program was the first step. The next step was my volunteering and after that is the job.