Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
By the end of the three-week program, I realized that I desired to be a nurse to treat people and bond with them throughout their journey. Not only do I feel like I have a purpose when caring for others, but my potential lies in developing others’ confidence in health. This experience, along with other volunteer experiences I have had while in college, have allowed me to touch so many lives as a volunteer that it is unimaginable the difference I can make once I am a professional in the medical field. Looking at a future in nursing, I see myself working in pediatrics because of my past experiences with children. Mount Nebo, a ministry that serves children in under-resourced communities through mentorship, has especially opened my eyes to the lack of health education and access which has birthed a newfound curiosity about public health and how I could impact such communities as a nurse.
Mariana from Texas
The University of Texas at Austin