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

Nursing has been a part of my life since before I knew it was a part of me. My great grandmother and my aunt became a nurse in their late forties almost four decades apart. My grandmother was in school to become a nurse, but because of a divorce never completed her education. She always says she regrets not completing her education in nursing. I admire these women for realizing their passion late in life and still obtaining their education and perusing their nursing career. Nursing has always been a part of my life without me realizing it. My passion for science and nursing occurred in my junior year of high school. I was always fascinated by the human body and it functions and I relayed this to my mentor who was a retired emergency and trauma nurse. Her influence, I had a strong effect on my desire to become a nurse. The reason I want to become an RN, stems from my love for science, my family history, and the want to make a difference in people’s lives. These three aspects have molded me into the perfect student nurse. I believe that if I were chosen to be a recipient of this scholarship, I would excel in my ability to become a nurse.

Tarissa from Pennsylvania
College Sophomore
Community College of Allegheny County-South