Being a nurse is not just an occupation but a passion, something that I feel that I was meant to do. Serving others is near and dear to my heart. To start the new year I will be embarking on another surgical mission with ISHI to Bangladesh. Nurses lead very demanding lives, working with doctors healing patients and educating communities are just a few of the responsibilities nurses perform on a daily basis. In fact you could say that nurses are the backbone of our healthcare, providing us with the attention and medical care that we need to live healthy lives. Sometimes being a nurse can be exhausting, but the knowledge and power to heal others all around the world keeps me going in challenging times.