I want to dedicate my life to nursing because I see us as working on the front line of health care in our communities. Nurses are also generally well respected for living a life of purpose. I crave many new challenges and the fulfillment that results from seeing my professional passion and compassion continuing to grow as a result of increasing responsibility that I look forward to over the years to come. As a nursing professional with an advanced degree, I will be able to make increasingly valuable health care contributions to my community.
It is also my hope that I can someday be a “community ambassador” and work to educate people before they reach the point of illness. I am looking to work with a group of professionals who seek a higher purpose, one that might not always be one of comfort but one that continues to reward our community through our deeds both big and small. When I travel to other places and you compare them to your own environment you quickly recognize the two things that separate us is education and resources. I sincerely believe we can come closer to equal resources through education.
As an adult, I understand now more than ever the importance of education and impact it will have on my career. Attending other schools have afforded me experiences in classrooms that lacked interest in educating their students, and when I can feel it as a student I know I have landed in a place that will not properly prepare me with skills and knowledge to be successful in this field.
This is not my first time attending college. I have gone to other schools graduating with the degree in management. I am looking to secure a quality education. I am interested in being taught by educators who have a passion for their field of study and who have the compassion to education others. I am seeking to attend XXXX University because it has the best academic curriculum in the state for the nursing field.
Upon receiving my credentials I would like to secure a mentor who can share information and work with me to build the skills necessary to be effective in my community. I would like to learn the skills to build trust and to share information that will be helpful and impact people’s lives in a positive way.
As a woman, growing up with options to choose a career was not a topic of discussion. My parents only knew a quality education was not afforded to them, but they always remained hopeful that it would someday be a reality for their children. By the time I was 13 years old, seeds were being planted in my family and the idea of a good education was beginning to evolve. Today, I hold an undergraduate degree but it did not come without commitment great sacrifices.
I was a mother at the age of 16 which left me no other choice but to pursue an education because I knew this was our way to a better life. I went back to school and got my high school diploma and attended junior college. When my daughter reached the age of 10, I move from Florida to Georgia where I again attended night school to earn a degree in management. In December of 2000, I secured a degree in business management from Shorter College in Rome, GA. I am certain that if I can get a quality education now in the nursing field as well, then I will be able to make a valuable contribution to my community as a nurse.
My current community service project is working with AIDS XXXX where I spend one day a week working with the staff to do everything from inbound/outbound calls to going out into the community and educating people by sharing information. I chose to work with AIDS XXXX because they have a purpose to serve the people who most need the help, and who are likely to not find it in other places.
I am 100% dedicated and committed to my studies in the nursing field. My family and I have agreed that I will not work during my studies which will afford me the opportunity to solely concentrate on my education.