Nathan Davis: Nursing is more than just a career, it’s a passion

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 27, 2019

I believe Mahatma Gandhi said it best when he said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

There are many ways to lose yourself in the service of others, but there are none quite as noble as being a nurse. Nursing is one of those professions that takes on many roles.

Providing excellent, life saving healthcare is just the tip of the iceberg. Often times, they are called upon to be a voice of comfort to a scared child that is unsure about a procedure they are about to have or to hold the hand of wife who is losing her husband to cancer.

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Then there are times they must embrace a parent who has just lost their child to drug addiction.

They spend countless hours on their feet, going from room to room taking care of the sick and afflicted and they do it with a smile on their face and love in their heart.

It’s not just a job or even a career; it’s a passion. It’s a passion that generations of women and men have had throughout history and it’s a passion the Rotary Club of Ironton would like to recognize.

The Rotary Club of Ironton offers scholarships to Lawrence County residents pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing who will be in their second year of study or higher during the academic year for 2019/2020.

Selection is based upon a review of the information contained in the application, references, academic achievement and financial need.

The Rotary Club of Ironton plans to award two $1,000 Scholarships for tuition to be paid directly to the university/college on behalf of the student, and plans to award $200 for books-fees to each scholarship winner which will be paid directly to each student.

If you are interested in applying please visit our website at The Rotary club would also like to thank all the nurses who choose to put “Service Above Self” and share their passion with the world.

Nathan Davis is president-elect of the Rotary Club of Ironton.