Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
Throughout summers in high school I volunteered in the pre-surgery department at Regional Medical Center, where I gained a better understanding of a nurse’s role. From then on, I knew I wanted to pursue nursing.
In college, I focused on classes with one thing in mind; Studying was not just to benefit myself, it was what could potentially make all the difference in a patient’s life.
The nurses who cared for my father inspired me to want to make a difference. Nursing assimilates emotional, mental, and physical care for patients of all backgrounds. A nurse is the glue that holds together medical evidence based practice with humanity, care, and dignity, all while trying to improve quality of life. I know what it feels like to have a loved one in the hospital and how overwhelming it can be: wondering if they will be made a priority. I hope to improve the quality of patient care by offering genuine care to patients and their loved ones just as my father’s nurses once did for me,
Melissa from California
San Jose State University