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

I decided to pursue a career in nursing when I was 16 years old and volunteering at an American Military Hospital in Germany. I graduated high school at the age of 16 and spent a gap year volunteering as a nurse apprentice. I worked with so many amazing nurses who inspired me to join the medical field. I remember meeting so many soldiers who were sent to the hospital after being wounded in the war zone. I never felt like I could do enough for these soldiers after they nearly sacrificed their lives for our country. I want to return the favor and become a nurse who works with injured soldiers and rehabilitates them.

Helen from California
College Junior
San Jose State University