Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
My experience in the medical field ignited a passion within myself. After I finished my Bachelor's degree at the University of North Texas, I obtained a clerical position in a medical clinic, which furthered my interest in Nursing as a profession. I was amazed at the many duties handled by the nurses I worked with as well as their caring and work ethic. After some time, I joined a volunteer fire department and received certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. My experiences as an EMT are also responsible for my interest in nursing. I helped care for people in many types of situations. These included car accidents, to cardiac arrests, and other medical emergencies. I feel that as a nurse I could do so much more. Having seen first-hand the increased need for availability of advanced nursing care in my community, I have a fervent desire to become a nursing leader as well as a provider.
As a nursing student at the University of Texas, I’m proud to say that I’m learning what it means to be a great nurse, and how I can achieve that. Over time, I’ve learned a lot about myself and what I’m capable of. Most importantly, I learned that, as a nurse, I want to be a constant advocate for the patient’s well-being and practitioner of the highest standard of care.
Chelsea from Texas
University of Texas