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

There are many reasons that I want to become a nurse. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a nurse. I feel my personal, academic, and spiritual experiences have helped prepare me for this future career path. I see nursing as much more than a career – I see it as my calling. In February 2018, I was diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. This diagnosis has had a tremendous impact on who I am personally and a strong reason for my desire to enter nursing. Since the diagnosis I have been in and out of a variety of doctors’ offices, interacting with many nurses and doctors. My diagnosis has been a source of physical and emotional discomfort. Through each step of the way, the doctors and nurses caring for me, have reassured me, shown compassion for me, and worked together with me to come up with treatment plans. These encounters have inspired me and strengthened my determination to enter nursing. I have seen firsthand the amazing doctors and incredible nurses who have made my journey easier. I want to be a nurse who can make a difference in someone’s life as these healthcare professionals have made a difference in mine. I want to serve, treat, and care for people, especially young people, in the same way my doctors and nurses have done for me. Academically, I enjoy learning new things and have always been drawn to the sciences and my medical intervention classes. Being the hard worker that I am, I have been fortunate to be a part of the biomedical program at my high school, which I feel has given me a beginning foundation for my continuing journey. These tough courses have forced me to learn effective study skills as I master new information and I believe has helped prepare me for college. I have had the privilege to be a part of an internship program at my local hospital, where I had the opportunity to shadow all types of nurses in all different areas of tall types of nurses in all different areas of the hospital.

meagan from South Carolina
High School Senior
wando high school