Since I was little I was told that education is the most important thing. I have always wanted to be a nurse and help people. I was currently accepted to my dream college, Montana State University, and am looking forward to receiving my Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
When I was 16 years old, I received my state license as a nursing assistant. I will never forget the day I was shadowing a nurse, and saw the elderly patient’s face being wiped with the same rag used to clean his diaper area. It was that day that I knew I wanted to make a difference. I want to work in underprivileged and where there are healthcare shortages, where no one else really wants to go.
I joined a virtual school so that I can graduate early, and have the flexibility to work 2 jobs. I am saving everything I make up for college. I plan on continuing my education and get at least my master’s degree, so I can one day run my nursing home. I have saved my entire life to go to college, and I don’t want money to be the only thing that holds me back to go to school. If I didn’t need money to survive, I wouldn’t care if I received a paycheck. I have such a huge passion for nursing and I can’t wait to finish school so I can make a difference.
The most important thing to me is to do what I love, and make a difference in someone else’s life. If every nurse had the same passion I do, than there would never be mistreatment of patients and the healthcare industry would run a lot smother. I have never wanted to do anything more than be a nurse, and I hope one day that I can save someone’s life, and look back and say that all my hard work to get through school was worth it.