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

In my past life experiences which I considered the lowest point and felt most helpless, one Profession stood forth to aid completely. As a small abused child, a scared young woman deployed to situations in which I had little control, or a grieving mother holding her dying child; in each of these situations, a Nurse or team of Nurses assisted in the process of my physical care, mental healing and empowerment.

After 27 years of waiting for the opportunity to experience the education process for myself, I know that Nursing will be the only choice for a career in which I will realize my potential. To provide non-judgmental compassionate care to those in their time of need is what I believe to be my “calling”.

I believe this will be a continuous learning process. In discovering more of my abilities and challenging my deficits through Nursing education, my desire is this craft a Nurse dedicated to practicing the Art of Nursing in a professional, competent and compassionate manner.

Sharon from Illinois
College Freshman