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

I was inspired to obtain my degree in nursing because I want to be able to give back to my community. This profession is known as one of the most trusted groups of people and I am so proud to be working towards that. Through my nursing school experience, I have obtained strong qualities such as accountability and discipline that have helped me through exam taking and clinical work. I also recieved my inspriration from my mother who has been a nurse for almost 25 years. I love listening to her stories about working in so many different parts of health care and those experiences made me excited to purse a nursing career as well. With so much versatility, I am excited to find which category of nursing I fit in with the most. I have been told by my professsors that nursing is always changing but rewarding at the same time. Knowing that every day will not be the same excites and inspires me to become the most confident and competent nurse possible. What truly inspires me is the powerful connection you recieve from the nurse-client relationship. Being able to form a bond with my patients is so important and rewarding. Overall, I am very excited to pursue this career and to continue to be inspired by my fellow students, professors, co-workers, family, and patients. Along with the passion I have for the nursing profession, I have a love for helping others in any situation. I believe nursing keeps you on your toes and continues to inspire you every day.

carly from Kentucky
College Sophomore
University of Kentucky