The paper "The Reason to Be a Nurse" is a great example of an application/admission essay on nursing. I believe that every individual has a calling in their life. Great people as we know them today like Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King etc all responded to this calling in their life and thus went on that road of life where their heart laid. I feel that “nursing’ is my calling in life. I believe that every existence is for to a cause and when I ask myself the reason for my existence, my heart answers “to care”. Florence Nightingale could not have been more correct when she said [“Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painters or sculptors work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of Gods spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said the finest of Fine Arts.”]1 I want to learn this art of care. Money, fame, name etc are taken by many people as a deciding factor for their career while few people just follow their heart. While I was pondering over what to choose as my career, I looked deep down inside me and asked myself as to what is important to me and what would make me content. The answer came to me instantly and I knew that I always wanted to become a nurse or a physician. This becomes however very evident if one traces my family history. I have a grandfather who is a Radiologist, an Uncle who is aanOrthopedic Surgeon, an aunt who is in Obgyn, another aunt who is a Nursing Director in a hospital, my sister is in her final year in a nursing school and my mother is attending nursing school now. So you can see that the medicine and caring for people are in our family veins. The trained nurses are one of the blessings of the society who stand at the equal footage with a doctor and a priest. So it’s my humble request to kindly provide me with an opportunity to comply with my soul's command by giving me a chance to study nursing. I maintain a 4.3 GPA, attend college courses in general education while finishing my high school year in preparation for nursing school. Your school allows me the opportunity to fast track my nursing degree with the plans to obtain my Bachelors’ and Masters Degree after complete at Carrington College of Nursing. I shall be obliged if I’m given a chance to decide this journey from “career to care” under your able guidance.