Naomi Sackey-Mensah


I know that this is the right thing, and I want to do the right thing and get the right thing out of it.

I don’t want to do nursing for the money, I have to do it because I want it in my heart. Back home in West Africa, in Ghana, I was 10 years old and it was my first time going to a hospital. A lady was bleeding from an accident and the nurses were just sitting there doing nothing or talking on their phones. I felt so bad.

I need to take care of them like they are my own family and give them the care and love, so they can feel healthy and strong. They can see me as the nurse that was so kind and treated them like her own.

MIMS taught me about life goals and the things you need to achieve your goals. I am going to finish my credits to graduate at Dewey and then go to college. Merritt Community College offers nursing, so I am going to do the program and some volunteer work at Highland hospital. I learned that there are different kinds of nursing at Highland. I want to go into the patient assistance program.

All my life, I move with my emotions. My mom says don’t let your emotions control you. I have to feel what I feel, and let the patient feel what they feel, because they are the one that is hurt.