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

I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work in the medical field and now I know that nursing is the perfect career for me. I have a passion for helping others! I currently work at a specialty eye care office and getting that experience in the medical field helped me realize patient care is my true passion.
A few qualities I possess that will make me a good nurse are compassion, communication, and determination. I believe that it is very important for a nurse to have compassion and empathy for the patients they care for. Patients put all their trust in you and are often in a very emotional state when they are in your care. As a nurse it is important to understand all of the emotions a patient may be going through and respond appropriately while completing the job to the best of their abilities. I always keep that in the back of my mind and that helps me provide the best care I can. That then leads into the good quality I have of communication. Communication is key, not only with the patients but with coworkers around you as well. As a nurse you are part of a team and it is critical to be able to communicate effectively with every part of the team to help provide the best patient care. I am very good with communication and I know I will not be afraid to ask questions if I need to. I will always ask questions when in doubt, the life of the patient will be in my hands and I would rather take an extra minute to ask about something I don’t know rather than take a guess and risk the patient’s health. Another quality I have that is important in being a nurse is determination. I not only have determination to complete the schooling required to become a nurse, but I am determined to be the best nurse I can possibly be. I hope to learn and grow even after I graduate and always stay determined to complete my tasks as a nurse to the best of my abilities one hundred percent of the time. I cannot wait to graduate and begin my career as a nurse and help others.

Susanna from Colorado
College Freshman
Platt College of Nursing