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

I was inspired to be a nurse because of my great grandmother. She always wanted to be a nurse when she was younger, but never went to school for it or got the training. She was the most selfless and caring woman I had ever encountered and would have made an amazing nurse. I want to be like her for her selflessness and her compassion for others so I would love to pursue nursing. I like to think I have the qualities of being an amazing nurse, just like I know she would be. The look on her face when I told her I was accepted into a small nursing program at East Stroudsburg made all the stress of applications worth it. I know she never was a nurse, but I know she would have been the best nurse and that is part, if not most, of the reason I want to become a nurse as well.

Emily from Pennsylvania
High School Senior
Perkiomen Valley High School