Who am I?
Birth Place: Dover, Delaware
Locations lived: Dover, Delaware, Cannon, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada, Lajes Field Azores, Portugal, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bellbrook, Ohio, and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Countries I've visited: Portugal, France, England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Neatherlands, Belgium, Luxemberg, Liechenstien, China and Egypt.
College: University of Cincinnati
Clubs: Army ROTC, Honors, University Honors Association, AROTC Runny Club, Student Nurse Association (Sophomore Class Rep) , Men in Nursing (Vice President) and a few others.
Scholarships: 3.5 Year Nursing Army Rotc, Cincinnatus, Wright-Patterson Educational Fund, Bellbrook Wellness Scholarship...
I’m Jeff Maler the amazing author of this fantastic website. I'm currently a Junior Army ROTC Nursing student at the University of Cincinnati. Where I'm from is complicated; if you ask me where I'm from I would most likely say the Azores, Portugal, but went to High School in Bellbrook, Ohio. I was born into a military family, which means I have moved around, a lot. I have lived in Dover, Delaware, Cannon, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada, Lajes Field Azores, Portugal, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bellbrook, Ohio, and currently Cincinnati, Ohio. Home to me is temporary, but I would classify home as where my family is, currently that’s Bellbrook and Lajes Field.
Why did I choose to become a nurse? I get this question more than people would believe, especially as a male in nursing. The simple answer is I love helping people. I find myself most comfortable helping others; it is kinda my motto. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Therefore, when people ask me why, it’s because I believe in impacting at least one person’s life and leave the world just a bit better. With Nursing I can do just that every day. I will be able to literally help people breathe easier in nursing. The other question I get is "Why not become a doctor." As a nurse I can make personal connection with my patients and unlike a doctor who diagnose, a nurse cures. In addition, 4 years of med school on top of undergrad just isn’t my idea of fun.
My plan for the future: I plan on graduating from college and gaining my bachelor’s degree in Nursing. While in college I plan on doing as much as I can. College is a perfect place to have fun, this may include: Football Games, Basketball Games, 10pm Cannoli Trips, Futton Shopping trips, kayaking, running, making new lasting friendships and many many more. I look forward to doing my best in college, this means I will study, go to class and do my best. I hope to maintain a super high GPA. After passing the NCLEX, I will commission into the United States Army Nurse Corp and serve my country as a nurse for at least 4 years. I plan to pursue a career as a Nurse Anesthetist or as a nurse practitioner .