Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
My mother taught me patience, selflessness, the meaning of family and giving back, how to devote your life to others in need, and most importantly, she taught me love and compassion.
Since my mothers death in 2006, I have had five other family members pass away from cancer and this has only driven me more to be a part of something bigger, and to devote my life to those battling cancer, particularly our most vulnerable and innocent - pediatrics.
My mother has been my number one motivation - her story, her legacy, her life, has taught me to persevere no matter how hard life gets and to most importantly, when you set your mind to something, you go after it with all your heart.
Since the age of fifteen, I have worked diligently to financially put myself through private high school, college, and I am currently working two jobs to put myself through nursing school. I am determined to use my mother's lessons and life as my inspiration to give back to others, and be a part of a team of nurses that gave so much of their love, time, and compassion to my mother during her battle with breast cancer.
Theresa from Illinois
Chamberlain College of Nursing