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

I was only 11 years old when my dad had his first encounter with the big S. My dad has high blood pressure, diabetes and on top of that he was an alcoholic who didn’t take his medicine. July 18, 2011 was the day that forever changed our lives my dad had a stroke. It was hard for him to regain strength and retain his memories once again. However, there was a nurse who’s name was Brianna, well my name was Brianna too. She inspired me by how thoughtful and compassionate she was while taking care of my father. Since that day I wanted to do the exact same thing, I want to make a impact on someone’s life. Just bringing a simple smile to someone’s day would mean everything to me. Since that day I have been working hard to achieve this dream I am currently attending Francis Marion University. However, both my parents are disabled and college is expensive. If I could get this scholarship it would mean a lot to me and will help me reach my dream to be a Registered Nurse. Thank you for the chance I wish all contestants good luck !

Brianna from South Carolina
College Sophomore
Francis Marion University