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

When I was 10 years old I was in a car accident that significantly impacted my life. Throughout my 3 month stay in the hospital and many years worth of Doctor visits, the nursing staff made a huge impact. I was a child, and not accustom to being in the hospital. I also did not understand what was happening to my body, or the injuries that I sustained. However, the nurses made not only me, but also my family, feel very comfortable and at ease. I do not remember the countless doctors that I had to see, but I can remember each nurse by face and name till this day. It was then that I realized I wanted to be a hero, like them, when I am older. I wanted to be able to ease a scared patients thoughts and be there when I am needed. I choose nursing because of the impact it made in my life and the impact I hope to make in others.

Corena from California
College Sophomore
chamberlain college of nursing