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

My younger brother was born at 24 weeks. As a young girl, going to the hospital seem scary. Seeing a two pound baby in a box and not being able to touch him was scary too. I saw my parents cry and I didn't know how to make them feel better. Until, I saw a beautiful nurse named Grace. Having the same name as me I immediately took to her. I saw how she comforted my parents and while she would hold my mom's hand and pray with her I held her other hand and prayed. After months of my brother being in the NICU and going to visit him Grace had taught me how to be the best big sister and daughter. I was a trained mini nurse since I was 5 years old getting my brothers a wet rag when they had a fever or putting on a band-aid when they scraped their knee. As I grew older these tendencies continued with me and there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up.

Grace from Kentucky
College Junior
Bellarmine University