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

Nursing is a broad field that can bring many opportunities within and outside the immediate healthcare spectrum. My interest in nursing began with my mother. From an early age, I was exposed to all of those shows like House, Grey’s Anatomy, Nip/Tuck etc. which gave my a shocking visual look into the work of healthcare professionals. However, my mother exposed me to the compassionate and hard-working side of nursing. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in nursing and has been my biggest inspiration in pursuing my own nursing degree. Unlike me, my mother started her nursing journey with 3 kids and a full-time job more than 10 years ago. She persevered through the nursing program, studying late nights, going to work, and coming home to take care of us. My early interest in the healthcare field was influenced by the dedication my mom has. My natural desire to help others and my lack of being squeamish were also significant in my choice in becoming a nurse. When I finally do become a registered nurse, I would like to be in obstetrics. After seeing the birth of my baby sister, I have had a growing interest in the field. The thought of being apart of such an amazing moment is the most attractive part of the labor and delivery process. Helping not only one patient, but two, at a time will truly bring me joy even though the work will be tiring. However, if my mom can do it with all of her obstacles, so can I. She is truly my inspiration and I hope to make her proud!

Raeonna from New York
College Junior
Georgia State University