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

I chose to pursue a nursing degree for many reasons. The main reason being to make a difference. Some nurses often forget the heart of nursing, and why they started nursing. To be a nurse you have to have an honest, open, bubbly, talkative, and caring personality. This is something I have always been proud of having. I am invested in making a difference in our healthcare system. I have often been to the ER, or doctors office where nurses see you as a number rather than a person. This meaning they see you as one out of x amount of patient's they have to see that day/ night before they get to go home. They do not truly care about your questions and concerns. They leave work at work. They will not go home and think “wow if I only stayed for Abe xtra few minutes to answer their questions I could have made a difference in their life”. I hope to make a difference in every single one of my patients lives. I am not pursing a nursing career for the money as some people are. I am pursing a nursing career to make the difference that I never received.

Caitlyn from Massachusetts
College Sophomore
Becker College