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

I've worked in nursing on the veterinary side for over ten years and seen so much of humanity, ranging from the more expensive specialty clinics to the private and public shelters that I've come to greatly respect and love. It has been incredibly heart warming, eye opening, and rewarding career, but I want to do more for my human community while still being able make those small but immensely meaningful changes in people's lives. More than anything I have realized that there are many people that don't understand simple health practices and aren't aware of the resources that are available to them. I want to reach out and help those people understand the complications of their prognoses, how it will effect their lives, and how to live as healthy as possible along their terms. I want to be a nurse to build my community up and make those within it thrive.

Casey from Texas
College Junior
University of Houston College of Nursing