Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
I took my first step towards accomplishing my goal through volunteer work. Maintaining compassion and caring for others has been a deep and important part of my character, and through volunteering I am able to express these traits. I began volunteering at a hospital, where I spent most of my time assisting the nurses. I noticed how nurses were the initial point of contact when a patient is first admitted into the hospital; they were there to treat and assuage the fears of worried parents. While most of the focus was on the disease and the treatment plan; it was the dedicated nurses’ that humanized medicine and provided patients and families with the physical, mental, and emotional comfort needed to heal holistically. This experience reaffirmed my aspiration to become a nurse as it will lead my dream of comforting and empathizing with people during their moments of vulnerability and pain.
kristal from Texas
University of Texas at Austin