About Me !

My name is Sheryl Chen, I am from China. I came to New York around 10 years ago.¬†Same as most of the¬†Chinese who believe they will have a¬†wealthy and comfortable life in the United States, my parents decided to come to this country 22 years ago for thier American dream.¬†¬† However, they feel disappointed after they came to this country because of language barrier and culture diversity.¬†¬†Because of language barrier, many of my family members and friends are work in the restaurant.¬† They needed to ¬†work 12 hours per day and 6 days¬† per week to support the family.¬†After I arrived in this country,¬†I realized it¬†is difficult for immigrants to have a career in this country unless they go to school.¬†¬†I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life to work in the restaurant, because I saw how hard the job was, so I decided to go back to school for a better future. One of my friend suggested me to study Nursing after I got my associate degree in Chemical Technology, because she thought nursing¬†was a good career. In order to have “good career”, I chose to applied for nursing program in NYCCT. I was so happy that I made this decision to come to study nursing and so thankful for my friend who suggested me to go for nursing. Before I entered the nursing program, I didn’t have any ideas that relate to medical field. After I became a nurse, I felt satisfied when I was able to use my knowledge and skills to help others. As time goes by, I love my job more and I am very proud to become a nurse.