Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
When I was in high school, I went on a mission trip to Los Angeles, California. On this trip I was challenged to interact with people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. I learned on this trip that I was called to be a missionary and truly began to understand my heart for the lost people of this world. This caused me to think about how much nursing could mean to children in impoverished countries. Nurses are compassionate, giving advocates that do not cease to fight for their patients, even when the patients cannot themselves. Even now writing this essay, I get a sense of fire in me that continues to confirm that I was born for this role. I am not naive to the fact that nursing is tough and shifts can be long, but when I think about the impact that I can make as a nurse I am given the strength to continue. I did not choose nursing, nursing chose me!
Sarah from North Carolina
East Carolina University