Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.

Nursing is more than just a job for me. I’ve felt called to nursing for several years now, after having the opportunity to shadow and observe several health care professionals. I knew nursing was where I belonged. Nurses have a unique opportunity within the health care team to touch, empower, and care for patients in a way that others don’t. I love building relationships, listening to stories, restoring dignity, and lifting people up, no matter their circumstances, and that is at the core of the nursing profession.

I hope to work in perioperative care in some capacity because I enjoy the opportunities it affords to build a trusting, collaborative relationship with the patient and their family. I feel passionately about empowering people in their own health care and that is central to perioperative education and care.

Kaitlyn from Texas
College Junior
University of Houston College of Nursing