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

Growing up with older sisters I was glad to always have them to look up to or go to for advice. Both of my sisters were in school for nursing and I always knew I wanted to do something in the medical field, but didn’t know what yet. At the age of 10, my 2nd oldest sister died of cancer and everyone always called us twins. She was my rock and I never knew what it felt like to lose someone. My oldest sister then graduated with her BSN to her MSN and now her NP. Seeing her do all of that even through the tough times just made my heart swell. Seeing the nurses take care of my sister and cater to her every need made me realize that even though she had great doctors and I could be a great doctor, getting that one on one interaction with patient care made my decision solid. Ever since the age of 12 I always knew what I wanted to go to school for and I am thankful that I am so close to pursuing my dream of being an RN.

Diana from Florida
College Junior
Lincoln Memorial University