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

My mom was a huge inspiration to me which is why I chose to pursue a nursing degree. My mom went to nursing school, but before she took her boards, she left nursing school so she could be home with my brother and I. My mom was a devoted mother and she knew she didn't want anything getting in the way of her kids. I looked up to my mom for everything and I always wanted to be just like her. Two years ago, I lost my mom in a horrible accident and it changed my whole life. When it first happened, I had no idea how I would continue my life without her. It has been a hard journey, however, I push forward and I make sure I do my best in everything I do because I know that's what she would have wanted. My high school career coming to an end and my college search has been very hard for me without my mom here to guide me. I finally found the perfect college for me and this college has a very strong nursing program. I am very excited to follow in my mom's footsteps and pursue a degree in the medical field. I strive to do my very best and make my mom proud by graduating college with my nursing degree.

Margaret from Virginia
High School Senior
New Kent High School