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

I have wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. I grew up listening to my mom, aunt, and cousin talking about how they care for patients everyday. They are all nurses in different settings. My passion for nursing only grew more when I started helping my grandma take care of my great grandma before she passed away. My grandma was becoming ill, and she needed someone to take care of her. So, whenever my grandma or grandpa needed to leave the house, they would ask me to come over and help. After receiving my CNA license my junior year of high school, I have no stopped taking care of patients. My senior year of high school I did an internship in a labor and delivery unit. Next, I got some experience at a nursing home my first year of college. Now, I have been working at Saint Anthony Medical Center for the past year. Everyday caring for patients inspires me to continue my education to become a nurse. It is the best feeling at the end of my shift to know I helped someone's day go a little better. I cannot wait to start nursing school in the Fall of 2019 to continue giving all of my patients the greatest care and love each and every day.

Sara from Illinois
College Sophomore
Rock Valley College