Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
I have a passion for helping and caring for others because it gives me a sense of purpose. For example, I would find myself being involved in 3 volunteering events in one day because I love to be productive and help others in the community. Although it may be hard work sometimes, it’s worth it to see an impact I’ve made. My cousin, who is now a registered nurse, has inspired me the most to go into the nursing field. I’m currently working on getting to know the inner workings of a hospital by volunteering at my local Providence medical center. I find it so motivating being in the hospital setting and knowing that I could be those nurses I see in the halls. I was in between many career paths including healthcare administration, optometry, and even pharmacy. However, none of these fields satisfied what I was looking for. I wanted to spend time with people and get to know them while helping them feel better.
I chose to pursue nursing because a couple of decades from now, the world will still need the compassion and care of a nurse. I believe that nurses will never go out of style because they play a pertinent role in the healthcare system. That is why I’ve simply decided that nursing is what I want to dedicate my life to.
Vy from Oregon
High School Senior
Reynolds High School