Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
Once I graduated from college and began my own journey of being a successful Registered Nurse, I had the opportunity to work with many excellent ACNPs. They have passion for what they do, including how they care for patients, how they continue to learn and perfect their skills, how they communicate with patients and physicians to ensure continuity of care, and how they maintain professionalism throughout even the most difficult situations.
Working with ACNPs has shown me every aspect of the career, including the amount of compassion for what they do and why they are doing it. I care about my career because my motivation is to try to save lives as well as improve the quality of the patients’ lives. In critical care, there are a lot of ethical situations and moral encounters when caring for people with multiple advanced diagnoses. This aspect, now, motivates me the most. As a Registered Nurse, I am able to care for these patients, but I want to be able to care for them at a higher level. I want to have the ability to have the tough conversations and educate the patients and their families enough so that they can make the best decisions possible.
Jenna from Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina