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

Nursing Graduate School

When caring and providing are your two valuable virtues, nursing is then the perfect path that allows you to largely experience fulfillment in your career life. The nurse provides, cares, listens, helps, advocates, encourages, educates, etc. I could go on and on stating the valuable actions that the nurse performs daily. I was eighteen years old when I decided to pursue a degree in Nursing. At the time, I was only certain that I would be caring for people in need. I sensed that it was a different calling than that of a lawyer, a scientist, or a writer for example. I strongly believed that I was to deal with people, sick people, at all times.
My experiences as a nurse have proved to me that my fundamental beliefs were right. I know that I belong in nursing because it satisfies my infinite longing for providing care to others. I had the opportunity to serve first, at Kindred Hospital only three months after obtaining my associates degree in nursing science. I now serve at St Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO as a telemetry nurse. I have obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2018. I am currently enrolled in a Masters in Nursing Education program. The choice of my masters degree emerged from my passion in caring and providing. I also care for nursing students.
While experiencing the nursing world, I discovered that I can advance my skills and deepen my knowledge to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I plan on providing care on a higher level and connecting better with my patients. I also plan on earning my patients trust while helping them manage their diseases. Therefore, a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate will allow me to achieve my future professional goals. I am certain that I am a good candidate for the scholarship.

Nickita from Missouri
College Junior
Western Governors University