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

Nursing. Right now in April of 2020, nursed are being appreciated more than ever. At the same time, they are under extreme stress and unfavorable conditions. This, however does not deter me from wanting to pursue a nursing degree.
My dream started all the way back in 2006 when my mother graduated nursing school. I remember feeling so proud of her for pursuing a career. The stories she has told me growing up, made me decide nursing is for me. Throughout the years, I have loved the human body and the things it does when under medical stress.
So, once entering high school, it was a no brainier to pursue the healthcare pathway. I took classes freshman through junior and applied for my school's clinical program. I was one of 14 out of over 60 applicants that got in. Through that experience, I have learned so much and acquired a even bigger appreciation for what nurses do. I want to make the difference I saw other nursing having.

Keyah from Tennessee
High School Senior
Blackman High School