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

My goal overall is to become a registered nurse so that I can directly help people. Nursing had been my original goal when I started college after high school. I soon became interested in a different career path that led me to Genetic Technology. I was fascinated with the mechanisms of the human genome and wanted to study all I could about how they related to patient diseases. While I did learn a lot in this field in the 4 years I was involved between school and work, it did not seem to satisfy my needs. I have always wanted to help people. It’s my automatic response when I seem someone in need. I did not feel like I could properly help the patients I was servicing by sitting behind a microscope. It was then that I decided to go back to school so that I could directly help the patients whose samples I was testing. I feel I would be a good candidate for the scholarship because I am determined to see my goals to the end and work hard for everything I have earned.

Iris from Texas
College Junior
University of Houston-Sugarland