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

Throughout my educational career I have been blessed with having some of the most inspiring and motivating teachers. For most of my life I dreamed of becoming a teacher in hopes to inspire others. However, as I was growing up I also fell in love with the healthcare field and ultimately decided to pursue nursing. My passion for nursing has grown exponentially in only the five years I have been a registered nurse. During this time I have had the privilege of training both students and new nurses alike and it has rekindled my desire to pursue teaching. In January 2019 I secured a position at Concordia University as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the School of Nursing. I am currently teaching nursing students in their first clinical experience. This first term has been both challenging and humbling so far. Nursing is an extremely unique field in which the possibilities are endless and bountiful. I believe every individual who has a desire to pursue nursing deserves educators that are equally as passionate as they are motivating. In order to do this, it is essential that educators have the tools to teach the oncoming generation of nurses. These last 8 weeks has solidified my desire to pursue the Masters of Nursing in Education program at Oregon Health & Science University. Specifically, I am inspired by the educational opportunities in a lab and simulation center. One day, I would like to work as nursing faculty in a simulation/lab center.
**I will be a graduate student starting in the Fall 2019.

Jessica from Oregon
College Junior
Oregon Health & Science University