Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
When I decided to become a nurse, it was not an easy decision. My grandfather, who passed away several years before I graduated high school, was my biggest aspiration to pursuing nursing. He had many different health problems, the main two being dementia and type 2 diabetes. His diabetes was so uncontrolled he had diabetic sores on his legs for several years. I watched my parents take care of him most of my childhood and neither of them had any medical experience. My grandmother also had a short battle with cancer when I was very young. I did not know what was going on and I did not know exactly what was going on until I was older. Through my grandparents, I have gained a passion for helping people and trying to make them feel better and give them a better quality of life because of their chronic illnesses.
Amie from Virginia