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

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One of my biggest interest and goal is to become a register nurse and work specially in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). One of the reasons I have decided to work there is because when I started volunteering at the Sutter Delta Medical Hospital, I noticed that people needed a lot of assistance and being around the patient’s families gave me a motivation to do my best at helping them with anything they needed help with. Also coming from Peru at the age of ten and seeing how it was difficult for people to afford any type of health services for example, doctor appointments, examination, or medicine. People in Peru would create homemade medicine to help alleviate any pain or fever that they might of had. I also lived this experience when I had an asthma attack and my family couldn't afford to pay for any bills. the hospitals, doctor and staff would not let me into the hospital because we were not able to afford it. I have made myself a goal that after I graduate nursing school, that I will travel back to Peru and other third world countries and help out the poor because I believe that everyone deserves proper health.

Alexis from California
College Sophomore
Los Medanos College