Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
Becoming a nurse is a second career for me and I have dedicated the past two years to achieving my goal of attending nursing school. After being a stay-at-home mom for 16 years, I returned to college in 2016 to pursue a nursing degree. I know that upon completion, my education will help me provide comfort and compassion to families going through all types of experiences, just as those nurses did for my sister.
I was accepted to the University of Maryland School of Nursing for the 2019 Spring semester. The knowledge and experience that I gain from my classes will provide for the comfort, safety and well-being of my future patients and their families. My past experience as a medical assistant will complement the nursing skills I will learn and enhance the resources and knowledge that I can relay to patients. I am also very proud of the fact that I can show my children that it is never too late to pursue a dream. They have witnessed my dedication to academic excellence and have been extremely supportive. Because of their support and my commitment, balancing my academic studies with my family life is a goal that I have confidence in achieving.
Lisa from Maryland
University of Maryland School of Nursing