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

You know I’ve got to tell you; my parents are my inspiration. They motivate me, they encourage me, and they have sacrificed quite a lot for not just me but also for my six siblings. Being the last born in the family, I can tell you that they spent the most time on me. They paid me the most mind, they were the hardest on me and they gave me all the love they had to give. So, to say that I was heartbroken, when my father had a heart attack in December 2016 would be an understatement. I can’t ever forget how I felt then even if I tried. I remember never wanting to leave the hospital; I wanted to be right beside my mother because the situation was hardest on her. The nurses were to me, the best there were as though they were god sent. The care they gave my father was enough to remind me why I had continue pursuing my career in nursing. They were compassionate, always available to console and give us insight on my father’s prognosis. They shared our pains and lessened our burden. It unleashed a fire in me and for that I will always be grateful.
Therefore, I will be receiving an ADN from HCC May 2019. HCC was the beginning of my nursing journey. My aspiration is to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. My goal is to be an advocate, educator and helping hand there for individuals and families that are going through various stages of wellness and illness. That is why I am pursuing my BSN degree which will give me the frameworks and foundation needed to become an exceptional nurse.
Being awarded this scholarship will be the determining factor to my enrollment at Cizik School of Nursing summer 2019. It will lessen my financial worries towards attaining my degree and push me even more in the effort to achieve my goals. I would be utterly grateful if given the opportunity to receive this scholarship. I will be an exceptional Nurse. I speak it into existence.

Confidence from Texas
College Junior
Houston Community College