Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
My aunt and uncle were devastated and could barely speak or think about the situation they were in, nevertheless have to discuss and make a decision on the next action to take. During this most difficult time, it was the nurses who comforted my family. It was the nurses who showed such compassion, patience, and comfort while my family was going through the most difficult time of their life. Discussions of donating to the Gift of Life had to occur, but the nurses gave my family time to process everything that had happened before confronting us with the fact that a decision had to be made. When my family decided to donate my cousin’s body to the Gift of Life, it was the nurses who assisted with the paperwork and help organize the donation. My family will forever remember the care provided by those outstanding people.
Seeing how the nurses cared for my family in this situation inspired me because I knew that I shared the same qualities needed to provide this level of compassion to other families in their time of need. It wasn’t long after this experience that went to school for nursing to pursue a career within this field. Since becoming a nurse, I have provided exceptional patient care to others and wish to pass this level of compassion onto others. I am seeking a scholarship to achieve my goal of obtaining a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education to be able to pass these essential traits onto future nurses.
Antoinette from Michigan