Since I was a child, I’ve wanted to do something that would help make life better for the people around me; to help society in a meaningful way.
When I started working as a certified nurse assistant in a local nursing home, I took notice of the care and personal interaction a nurse provides to a patient. I realized that the nursing profession is meant for only those who really have a heart for helping people. Nurses are diligent, dedicated, patient, and compassionate toward individuals in need.
And I knew that becoming a nurse was my true desire.
Today, I am enrolled in the BS-to-MSN program, where I continue my work with older adults through the school’s Community Outreach program. Once I complete my degrees, what I really want to do is work with adults in undeserved populations.
I will strive to be an exemplary contributing member of my community as a professional nurse, because, really, it feels good to help the people who need it most.
Ruth Jeffcoat Nelson Scholarship
The Ruth Jeffcoat Nelson Scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Ruth Nelson ’37 and her husband Russell Nelson, a Hopkins 1937 medicine graduate and president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital for two decades.