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

Why choose nursing as a career path?
I have chosen nursing as my career path because of the experiences I've had within the medical field. I have been a Certified Nursing Assistant for the past 9 years, and I would love to advance from my current position. I have a passion for helping those that do not have the ability to care for themselves, and becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant has given me the opportunity to do just that. A prime example was of me assisting with the care of my grandmother, which had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She could no longer to cook, clean, nor do anything independently without assistance.
Nursing is one of the most interesting and rapid-growing careers today. I enjoy making a positive impact with the interactions I have with my patients. Although, I have worked in different medical settings, as a nurse I will have the opportunity to advance in the quality of care that I provide to my patients. It gives me great satisfaction to invest my time in a profession that is ever-expanding and enriching people's lives everyday.
As a nurse, I will challenge myself to keep up with the ever changing medical knowledge, and training to provide the best care for my patients. As a nurse, I will have the opportunity to learn new things from my colleagues and patients, which will inspire me to explore deeper into the knowledge of the techniques and procedures that I will use. My goal is to become a traveling nurse, and experience different medical practices around the world. Experiencing this will assist me in offering the best medical quality and care to my patients. I want to be able to make a difference in the people's lives that I come across. As the years pass, I will not be able to remember all of names of the patients that I help, but hopefully they will remember me for being one of the best nurses they have ever had.

Marissa from Alaska
College Freshman
Louisiana technical college in Shreveport