A Heart for Helping

A Heart for Helping

Cyasha BrownBy Cyasha Brown, Accelerated ’10

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.

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