Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
The ramifications of disease processes strike feelings of fear, hopelessness, and grief into patients and family members. The reason I am here today is because I want to make a difference in the lives of others who are also feeling this type of pain and hopelessness due to a health condition of their own loved ones. My passion for nursing is driven by my empathy for those in need.
I have used the specialized set of knowledge and skills I've gained from nursing school to provide care for patients in a healthcare environment. In a particular scenario, I was called into a patient's room from a patient's family member to find that the patient was unconscious and sweating profusely. I put together a clinical picture with the healthcare team to identify that this patient had a low blood sugar. We adequately treated the patient to come out of their unconscious state. The education and knowledge I gain is more than just to get a passing grade. I am able to use what I have learned at this institution and apply it in outside situations. I am forever grateful for how I will use my education to guide me through the rest of my career as a future registered nurse.
Andrew from California
California State University, East Bay