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

Over the past two years, since obtaining my first degree, I had thought about nursing and remembered being an ICU patient when I was 17 years old. I received amazing care from all the medical staff, especially the nurses and student nurses. This resided in me and motivated now more towards the nursing field. Over the past year, I have worked as a patient care tech with neurologic, trauma, and orthopedic patients and have found that I really do enjoy the hands-on personal aspect of nursing. I believe it is important to treat every patient as if they are your only patient and show focused care towards their healing. Once I reach my goal of becoming a Registered Nurse, I am interested in specializing in Labor and Delivery or NICU. After gaining some experience, I would like to go on and become a Women's Health Nurse Practicioner or a Nurse Midwife. If I was chosen for this scholarship, it would greatly affect my life and ability to make these dreams a reality. I want to be a part of bringing beautiful lives into this world and want to make an impact towards a more peaceful society.

Julianne from Tennessee
College Junior
East Tennessee State University