Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.
One day, my classmate Kohlton, mentioned he was pursuing a degree in nursing and went on to tell me all about the field. I was taken by his excitement towards it, and decided to research the career on my own. I spent endless days and nights learning about nursing. It immediately appealed to me, and the rest is history. I was all-in.
Nurses do so much for so many people. As a people person, I am drawn towards this field because it allows me to make a positive, lasting impact, on my patient's and their family members during their most trying, difficult times. Additionally, I am drawn towards the critical thinking aspect of nursing. As a nurse, you are a life-long learner, and there is a deep need for nurses who continue to apply themselves and grow throughout their career.
It took me 2 years to become admitted to a nursing program. It was a challenging, life-changing process, but one that has become so rewarding. I am now in my second year of nursing school at University of San Francisco and I absolutely love it.
School has never been easy for me, and I struggled in my younger years, but I believe that my success in the nursing program, in addition to my hard work, is in large part due to my innate passion and drive to become a nurse. Next year, when I pass my NCLEX, I sincerely look forward to putting on that RN badge and leading the career that called my name 4 years ago.
Arthur from California
University of San Francisco