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

What inspired me to get my BSN was my brother. My brother passed away from SIDs when I was younger, and he was in the NICU. This inspired me to pursue to become a Nurse in Pediatrics and NICU because I want to be able to help a young child get the treatment they deserve and hopefully help them feel better. If I can make one child feel better, I will have done my job. I want to be an advocate for those that cannot advocate for themselves, like children. I have always been around the healthcare field in my life, my mother has been a CNA for 18 years and has also inspired me to pursue a career in helping others, even small acts can make a difference.

Samantha from Illinois
College Sophomore
herzing university