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

I have always enjoyed helping people. Growing up, I always wanted to be a doctor. As I got older, I realized that while doctors are cool and all, they don't always get to be as hands-on with their patients, so I decided to go for nursing instead. I want to help people when they are at their lowest. I want help patients even when they are too embarrassed to ask. I want to be there for people when they are vulnerable, just the way that I would want other nurses to be there for me and my family.
I haven't even graduated yet, but I already can't imagine myself doing anything else with my life.

Elizabeth from Pennsylvania
College Junior
Penn State Altoona