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

Nursing was my passion because of the money that I knew I would be getting in the long run. However, nursing became my passion because of all the love and help that I know I can and will offer for the rest of my life to many individuals. I love helping and caring for people when in need so I couldn’t wait to go to college and advance my knowledge within nursing. My first year was not easy, but I made it through and learned many lessons along the way. One of the biggest lessons I learned is to always work hard under pressure. I realized that this is only the beginning of something great and in the end, I will be thankful for all the stress and difficulties I acquired. I’ll be an influence and rewarded to have the ability to help those in need. A lot of people see it as a burden, but what if you were the one who needs care and attention or even your loved one? There’s been so many times that I’ve gone to the hospital, doctor’s office, and nursing home to visit someone and see the nurses’ prey on and mistreat their patients. It breaks my heart that a nurse can sit there and provide their help in the most difficult way possible. One day my time will come to be the best nurse I can be for myself, my patients, and the world. My aunt is a nurse, and every day she shows how awarding it is to make a difference in someone’s life. She does this by showing them her compassion and giving them hope. I don’t want to be just any nurse; I want to be a nurse who leaves their patients with something to remember or even just a good laugh. It’s one thing for an individual to be sick, so why would you worsen their desire to get better? I want to see my patients smiling and willing to get better, not hating me for the way I treat them. The income of a nurse is high, but the love and dedication for it are a thousand times more remarkable. Mother Theresa once said, “It is not how much we do– it is how much love we put into the doing.” Nursing has my heart, and I will thrive to fulfill it.

LaDejah from New York
College Freshman
St. Joseph's College