Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
Many people use the trials and tribulations they face in life as barriers preventing them from achieving their full potential, whereas I use these as reason to be spirited. My mothers story as a single immigrant mother has taught me not to find comfort in the disadvantages in my life but rather to challenge them. My first year as a student I found myself on academic probation due being unable to balance work and school. I was unsure about if I would be able to make it as a nurse. I then retook all the required nursing courses and ended up on the deans list. I have had many inflictions in my journey to become a nurse. Would I want to change my journey? No, because throughout my journey I’ve learned the importance of hard work, resilience, and patience. My passion and desire for this profession has only grown.
Within healthcare, nurses are at the front line. Its often nurses that enlighten patients and families about medical procedures, assist in managing and relieving symptoms, respond to emergencies, and find ways to make difficult situations bearable. Attaining my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree will allow me to better serve and to be prepared for the expanding professional role as a nurse.
Taylor D. from Texas
Texas Tech University Health Science Center