Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
I am dual enrolled in Montgomery College and the University of Maryland, School of Nursing. Currently, I try to equip myself with the experiences and skills to allow me to obtain my goals of becoming a community health nurse. At home, I refine my language skills in both Mandarin and Cantonese. In the community, I volunteer with the Montgomery College nursing club to apply the knowledge I learned in the classroom setting and use the community as a new type of classroom. I’m able to interact and experience the diversity of cultures, health beliefs, and approaches to wellness that vary amongst community members. In the clinical setting, I try to identify if the patient has any factors that affect their quality of life. I recognize that these factors could be often overlooked and provide an essential opportunity for education and outreach. As an aspiring community health nurse, I hope to empower community members with the knowledge and resources to manage their own health and prevent the avoidable hospital visits. I especially want to target minority communities and hope to act as a bridge for community members to cross the cultural and language gaps in our healthcare system.
Yee from Maryland
University of Maryland School of Nursing