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

Originally being listless in my career direction and how I wanted to start out, I then began feeling hopeless that I would ever find a career that I would feel passionate about. When my husband left for his second 7-month deployment, I decided that I needed to do SOMETHING. On a whim, I signed up for an accelerated EMT course. I realized that I had found my passion. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA and knew that I wanted to continue in the medical field. A few weeks after graduating, I began nursing school to pursue a career as a flight nurse.
Three classes away from graduating my nursing course, my school was shut down on account of their accreditation being suspended, resulting in funding being pulled. Not one of my credits are able to transfer, therefore leaving me with thousands of dollars that will not be refunded and the reality of having to start over in my schooling. The fact that I still feel 100% passionate and dedicated to continue, I KNOW that this is my calling.
Because of these events, I have proven to myself that my resiliency will make me a diligent, ethical, and compassionate nurse. Throughout my clinical hours, I felt as though I was able to make my patients feel safe in my care and comfortable being cooperative with my practices. I have discovered my passion for helping others and ability to keep calm throughout critical events. I have had the opportunity to just sit and chat with my patients, cry with them, and help them through humiliating events/occurrences that come with being hospitalized. I believe that a fantastic nurse possesses both clinical accuracy and competency, as well as the ability to meet eye-level with their patients and hold their trust. I have seen the unfortunate side of nurse staffing as well as the lack of compassion and even ethics, and I would like to be part of the change in nursing. I see nursing as a HUGE responsibility, and know that I will diligently work first-hand with others to deliver the best care.

Brice from California
College Freshman
Chamberlain University