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

Freshman year of high school, I signed up for a biomedical technology class. I got the chance to explore a new world. In the course of twelve students, we did weekly research papers on the latest medical advancements and watched Dean Vaughn videos every Friday learning medical terminology. Between analyzing the triple murder at Fort Bragg executed by Jeffrey R. MacDonald and learning just how beneficial bacteria can be, I finally found my niche. As fate would have it, this one class that sparked my interest in the healthcare field was a pilot class for a health science program that I joined the following year. Joining AOEMS changed not only my high school education but also my career goals. I discovered a way to help people through innovative, hands-on techniques that are always evolving. I got to learn from experienced health care professionals in classrooms with like-minded peers. Now, I am currently in my clinical rotation to gain the hours for my Certified Nursing Assistant credential. I am incredibly thankful that I have this opportunity to discover my calling in life. I’m still not entirely sure what I want to do in life, but I know I will be helping and caring for others. I will be attending UNC Charlotte in the fall, pursuing a degree in nursing to make my passionate dream a feasible reality.

Jordan from North Carolina
High School Senior
Pine Forest High School