Writing this admission essay flashed back so many memories of “passion-driven struggles”. Looking back at my childhood, I find an urge to live a meaningful life. I found my purpose no sooner than I volunteered at the Baxnaani project in Somalia. I happened to witness the disparity in health care standards and the moroseness of death. As the seed of passion was sowed, I started learning and confronting challenges. I took training on early learning and childcare development, giving CPR, and handling bloodborne pathogenicity. As a certified nursing assistant, I observed that nursing is not just a profession; rather, it is a heartfelt commitment. As I observed that patients were on the verge of vulnerability, empathetic gestures could confer a soundless message of encouragement.
I valiantly survived my move from a poor African country to America for chasing my dreams. If I get admission, I will take it as a motivation booster for all those girls residing in resource-deprived countries.
My passion for SU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has stemmed from the notion of taking all the nursing knowledge back to Somalia one day. Social issues like female genitalia mutilation are in severe need to be addressed there. Moreover, I am a hijabi African American Muslim woman, so I would utilize this as a chance to change the common people’s perception of my religion with the help of my professional skills, empathetic nature, and dedication to serve the community.