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

Growing up I had lots of exposure to life in the medical field, with my mother being a nurse and my grandmother being a paramedic. I saw two of the most important women in my life doing something they both loved and doing something that mattered. They inspired my decision to want to pursue nursing.
Nurses have the best chance of making an impact on a patient's life. By being one of the first points of care, they are some of the first there to guide you down the path to recovery. When you think back on the experience they are the people you remember most, the ones always there every step of the way, treating every person with dignity and respect.
Almost two years ago I faced a life changing event, when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was scary and I did not know or understand much of what was going on. Throughout that process it was the nurses that educated and guided me through everything, making sure I understood. They also helped me to see how great nurses are and inspired me to want to be that nurse for someone else in need.

Jaden from Wisconsin
High School Senior
Seymour high school