My interest in studying nursing has developed from my passion for caring for people and expanding my knowledge. Nursing has a considerable impact on the health and well-being of individuals, and I believe that this course at university would enable me to develop my caring capabilities, as well as aiding my social skills and career options.I am confident that Nursing would be a suitable career choice for me as for the past 6 months I have been employed as a carer in the local community. This has provided me with valuable experience in the healthcare needs of the elderly. My roles include delivering personal care, administering prescribed medication, hoisting clients, and emotional support. Working as a caregiver, I have experienced the importance of clear communication. Effective communication and notetaking are needed in caring and nursing so that the needs of the patients are met and they receive the highest quality of care. If the communication between carers is not clear and concise, the result could have a potentially detrimental effect on the client’s health. As I deliver care in elderly people’s homes, I work with district nurses on a regular basis, giving me a better understanding of the role of a nurse in the community and the variety of tasks that nursing entails. My role in caring has allowed me to develop a range of core skills that are essential to a career in nursing such as confidentiality, empathy, maintaining the dignity of clients, and recognising my responsibility for their wellbeing.Whilst studying nursing, I would like to expand on my previous experience by specialising in adult nursing. I feel this would provide a more hands-on experience and lead to my participation in a wide range of Nursing opportunities. I also believe that nursing adults would allow me to more effectively empathise with the physical and emotional needs of the patients, therefore leading to better and more personal care.I feel that the A-levels I chose would also assist me when studying nursing. My A-level in biology has supplied me a basic understanding of bodily processes, as well as having an awareness of how the body responds to infection and how medical practices build on this. Studying chemistry at A-level has given me an appreciation of the effects of medication and the dangers that come with it. In addition, achieving a B in my A-level maths exams shows I can think logically and methodically in stressful situations, which will be a useful skill in Nursing.I have also been a committed member of girl guiding since a young age. I have been through all stages of Guiding, through which I have developed my social skills and teamwork; skills I feel are an integral part of studying Nursing. I have also started to work towards a leadership qualification to become an assistant leader in my Senior Section Ranger group, which will aid me in improving my leadership and communication abilities.