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William Paterson University Essay
    Ever since freshmen year, I’ve always been interested in going to William Paterson. I remember being in guidance class and seeing a poster for William Paterson University for instant decision days, and I was so interested in finding out more about WPU and all that the school had to offer. I was immediately drawn to the school because of its nursing program. I’ve always wanted to become a nurse ever since grammar school and knew that was what I wanted to do in life. While looking though the website, I noticed that William Paterson has an amazing nursing program, and it’s been at the top of my list ever since. 

Since I knew what I wanted to do with my life, I’ve decided that during high school, I would take the extra steps to make sure I did everything I could to prove this. During my sophomore year in high school, I joined a club called Future Nurses and Physicians, and it had such an effect on me. In that club, I had the amazing opportunity to shadow a nurse at Hackensack University Medical Hospital. While I was there, I was in the newborn nursery, and I knew thats what I wanted to do. I knew that I wanted to be a pediatric nurse from that point on. It was amazing seeing these newborn babies and seeing all the steps the nurses took, like weighing them, bathing them, and more. It was a great experience and taught me so much, like observing how to take care of the newborns and making sure they were o.k.  

This past summer, I decided to volunteer at Clara Maas University Medical Hospital and that was also an experience. I worked in the medical/surgical unit, so it was a different experience than being with newborn babies, especially because I was more involved with the patients, like getting them fresh water and having conversations with them. Volunteering helped me see more about the hospital experience, what I could be interested in, and the fast pace setting. 

I am very passionate for majoring in nursing....
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