Passion for Healthcare

Describe the factors that have influenced your interest in studying health care. Specifically address your intended major (nursing)


About six years ago, my mom decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in nursing. Every day when I would return home from school, I would be welcomed by the sight of her sprawled out on the couch surrounded by a mountain of textbooks and papers. I would typically greet her and then go on with my day without giving a second thought to what she was learning until one afternoon when I decided to glance inside one of her books.

When I opened the pages, I was instantly greeted by hundreds of lessons and pictures discussing the structure and function of body parts that I didn’t even know existed. I was immediately hooked on the subject, and I began to wonder why I had never before considered how the human body worked. I had always taken for granted the fact that my heart could beat or that my lungs could breathe. But now, with every step I took, I began to wonder how I could accomplish such a feat so easily.

After that day, I knew that I had to learn more. I devoured any book that I could get my hands on, from anatomy to physiology to biology. And the more I learned, the more amazed I became. However, after a while of learning about how the human body works when everything is functioning correctly, I started to ponder what...

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