Why Did You Become a Johns Hopkins Nurse?

In recognition of National Nurses Week 2015, a few of our Johns Hopkins nurses shared their inspiration behind becoming a nurse. What led you to the field of nursing? Share your thoughts here.

"In 2000, my best friend's daughter suddenly became critically ill and was rushed to the PICU. I was so impressed with the depth and breadth of the nurses' knowledge, and their ability to balance such compassion and competence. They inspired me to become a nurse, as I wanted to help others the way they helped us.” -- Vanessa Velez, Nurse Clinician

"At age 19, my mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I watched how the nurses cared for her and supported our whole family during that stressful, emotional time. They truly inspired me, and I realized I wanted to be that support for other patients and families.” -- Melissa Rosenblum, Nurse Clinician>

"From an early age I was fascinated by how all the systems of the human body work together. While studying for my Bachelors of Science in Biology, I quickly realized that nursing would allow me to have greatest impact on a patient's health and wellbeing via direct hands-on care." -- Mike Cox, Nurse Clinician

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