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

Throughout my 4 years of high school, I have completed over 80 hours of community service. One event I am proud of is the yearly blood drives I’ve helped organize with the American Red Cross. I have had the honor to participate and have the first-hand experience what one side of nursing looks like. I have organized and managed 4 blood drives over my 4 years and been part of 2 others as a volunteer. Over the years of doing this event, we have been able to donate over 100 pints of blood. To know that I was able to get over 100 pints of blood to patients in need makes me feel proud and extremely happy. I am also part of Interact Club, in which we do community service work. Furthermore, I am a member of the National Honors Society and founder and president of the gaming club, which allows students to be themselves and have a safe place to be weird and like certain things society might see as “lame” or “dumb.” I love helping people. I will be attending San Jose State and I am currently in the Pre-Nursing major and looking to fulfill my Bachelor of Science degree in the Nursing program.

Matthew from California
High School Senior
Gonzales High School