there, i revised it again! i'm so thankful that you're here giving me ideas! thank you so much! i believe that there is no minimum requirement for the essay, it doesn't say in the application. all it says is that i should attach a 1 page essay saying why i chose this career path. i have exactly 1 page so all i have to do is edit and just try to make the best essay. here it is..
we all know that nursing is a field that is concerned with helping people, yet i believe that in becoming a nurse, a person needs more than that desire to succeed. all throughout my life, i see all different kinds of people in poverty, may it be infants, children, elderly people and even disabled people. i was born and raised in the philippines, where poverty is very evident. everyday i would see people on the streets begging others for money just so they could treat their ailing relatives. whenever i see them, i felt so weak. i wanted to help them, yet i didn’t know how since i was just a child. it wasn’t until i moved here in the united states that i realized that health care is truly the right path for me. moving here made me realize how other countries like the philippines are in great need of health services. it made me more aware of the situation and now that i am more mature, i know that i could do my part. seeing the poverty and lack of good health care gave me more than the desire to become a nurse, it gave me the passion and determination to achieve that career. i believe that passion and determination are important elements in becoming a nurse.
i chose nursing because this allows me to interact more with people. when we look up the word “nurse” in the dictionary, we will read something like “somebody who cares for a sick person.” i believe that there is more into that simple definition. nursing is a very powerful profession, it allows people to influence and touch lives. i am very willing to achieve this big responsibility. i am eager to be there for the patients through illness, injury pain, loss, grieving, birth, growth, aging and health. i consider myself as very determined and strong. when i start something, i always try my best to finish it. when i want to achieve something, i always have the determination to do so. i am also thoughtful, caring and open. ever since a child, i always wanted to make a positive influence in peoples lives. i always felt the need to care for someone since i know that i have the power and choice to do so. i believe that my drive and qualities would reflect on me being a nurse and would make me successful one.
another reason for my decision to become a nurse is my sister, who is a nursing assistant. her stories from the hospital just inspired me and convinced me that nursing is truly for me. she says that the feeling of giving yourself to a complete stranger in their greatest time of need is like no other feeling on earth. i am very willing to care for someone and experience that great feeling. i felt that i was helpless for some time, and i believe that now is the time to be there for others and help them through their challenging times. i truly believe that i am suited to become a nurse. i am honest and open to communication, and these traits would help me interact with not only the patients but also their family members. personally, having the opportunity to impact someone everyday is very powerful. the words i use, my actions, and my attitude can help another human being to heal and that is something that i will remember all throughout my life. nursing is one of the few careers that does not only help others but also helps yourself. it is a profession that is exciting, ever changing, diverse, and allows opportunity for learning something new everyday. i chose the college of health professions of temple university because i believe that this would significantly educate and prepare me for my future in nursing. the college of health professions also stands out as a national leader in the education of health professionals. i am very pleased with my experience as a temple undergraduate and i believe that the college of health professions would be consistent with that.