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

I am inspired to pursue a degree in nursing because I have the passion to help people in need. I want to use the skills that I have to help those who need support and comfort. With my empathetic personality, I can help those who may be suffering get through some of the hardest times in their lives. I have had many different instances where I have been with nurses who have been very helpful to me and my family. Those nurses in particular gave me the idea of becoming a nurse. They made a difference in my family's life and I want to be able to do the same to others. I also have some great skills that may put be above others in the nursing field. I have been on many different teams, which have taught me how to work as a team and how to have the drive to succeed. Another skill that I think is important in the nursing field is time management and organization. I feel as if I have great time management skills as well as organization because I have been able to balance some pretty intense school/sport/job schedules. I hope that all these skills that I have acquired over the years will help me through my nursing program.

Molly from Illinois
College Junior
Saint Anthony College of Nursing