Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.

My grandmother was one of the most sweetest and caring individuals I have ever known. She was my inspiration to enter the field of nursing. The week before graduating with my bachelors, I lost her to heart disease. At the time that she was fighting, I had job that made it very difficult for me to go home. I am in search of a graduate degree so that I can take on a leadership role in nursing, such as a director. I want to encourage other nurses to take time for themselves as well as encourage them to spend time with their families and not take a second for granted. I hope to use my degree to not only improve the life of nurses, but the life of patients and their families. I intend on pursuing my graduate degree to become a more educated nurse myself and provide high quality, patient centered, efficient care.

Stacey from Kansas
Chamberlain school of nursing