My name is Chloe Miller-White, and I am currently completing the traditional nursing program at the University of Michigan-flint in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. For me, it has always been hard to articulate why I want to be a nurse. I feel compelled more than anything. It is, simply put, a passion that drives me to the field of nursing. It’s more than just caring for or helping those who are suffering. It’s connecting with individuals who are enduring a time that is unbearable and it is about empowering patients to continue on with the next chapter of their lives, no matter how impossible it may seem.
I find such great enjoyment from this field, whether it’s learning the theory material or building rapport with patients. I also take great pride in attending the UM-Flint’s nursing program. I feel blessed to learn from great faculty at UM-Flint and staff at Hurley. In the future, I hope to have the privilege of completing either a masters or a doctorate program at UM-Flint as well.
With only a few months until graduation, I find myself looking back and reflecting upon my journey through nursing school. I am so grateful for the tremendous support that the wonderful faculty at UM-Flint and gracious donors have given me throughout this program. Without scholarship support, I certainly would not have been able to enjoy nursing school as much as I do. I have been able to focus more clearly and devote more of my energy on various learning opportunities, instead of being distracted by financial stresses and spending even less time with my husband. I also feel as if I have been able to grow and flourish as an individual.
I am so thankful to have been awarded the Anonymous Donor Nursing Scholarship. It has helped to alleviate my financial burden and has given me peace of mind. It has also made continuing my education a reality, instead of a distant dream. I have been inspired to help others and give back to the community. One day, I hope to provide such support to future patients and also, to help students achieve their dreams, just like I was given the opportunity to achieve mine.
One day, I hope to provide such support to future patients and also, to help students achieve their dreams, just like I was given the opportunity to achieve mine.