Fifteen years ago, I decided I wanted to become a nurse. It began when my mother was undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I met a wonderful home health care nurse taking care of my mother. It was then, I realized, I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. After all, I had already spent a great deal of my life taking care of my kids and family.
I am requesting this scholarship to help pursue my dream to become a registered nurse to be able to help and lead others. I want to be able to help people get well. Also to give premature babies a voice to be heard, and to be healthy to survive. I have always wanted to be a nurse ever since my twin and I were born at twenty-nine weeks in critical condition. We beat the odds and became two healthy baby girls.
However, she had strong feelings about motherhood. She decided to start a family and became a single mother by choice. Later on, Walden returned to Texas with her twin boys. Now, Dr. Walden is learning to balance her busy life. She is dedicated to providing the best care possible to her patients and making sure that her twin sons receive the best upbringing possible.
While I was growing up, I was very aware of my family’s financial status. Both of my parents went to Cosmetology school after they graduated from high school, and shortly after they were married, they had twins. Needless to say, money was tight. Now don’t get me wrong; I had a wonderful childhood. In fact, our financial struggles were one of the primary motivators for my sister and I to attend Louisiana State University and become first-generation college graduates.
I have made it through high school and well on my way to college without any baby’s. I strive to be a successful nurse and open my own practice. I will work hard on giving back and educating the minority people on avoiding teen pregnancy. Although I didn’t start teen pregnancy, I made sure it stopped with me. Babies are beautiful and a sure blessing, but their happier when they are raised by a well-educated, successful and married mother and father.
My grandmother was the nurse that inspired me to pursue the profession. I am so thankful that she is still here to witness me getting closer to that goal. I’ve always wanted to fulfill her foot steeps and make her proud. I am the first one in my family to attend college, and I am very proud of myself for this accomplishment, but it has been a very tough road getting to this place. As most of my family is working class that did not attend college I was expected to get a job right after high school.
Returning to school is one of the most life changing things I have ever done for myself. After high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Therefore, for a year and a half I stumbled through life trying to figure out what to do. How was I supposed to get a job if I did not have any experience? Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing.
It was a very discouraging year for me. I realized that I couldn’t do many of the things my peers were doing just because I lacked a nine numbers.It wasn’t until my Junior year that DACA helped me obtained all the things that I wanted. When people ask me “which year has been your hardest academic
My number one greatest accomplishment was raising my four daughters on my own. (Opinion) Each of my daughters have graduated high school and have full-time employment. (Fact) Raising children as a single parent is a difficult task (belief) however, I kept each daughter focused on school and social activities enough so that they didn’t get into any legal trouble or become a teenage mother. (Fact) The next success in my life is returning to school after having been away for about 20 years. (Opinion) I earned my Associates degree in two and half years while working full-time and attending evening classes.