I have known since I was 9 years old that I wanted to be a nurse. At 9 my youngest brother was born. He spent the first year of his life in and out of the NICU, this is when I decided that I was going to be a nurse. I turned 18 and moved 7 hours away from my tiny town to pursue my nursing degree, but not after promising my younger brother that I would return with my RN degree. After applying to this nursing school at my university 3 times as well as every other nursing school in Washington state to no avail I was at one of my lowest points. My brother had since passed away, and I couldn’t seem to quite make the cut for nursing school. Then I saw my first commercial for Carrington. I decided to go online and just look at the school and see what they had to offer. After some deliberation I decided to apply and see where it took me. It was then that I was contacted by Kathryn Sheppard. She helped me with all the documents and admission things that needed to be done, all via email since I was in Washington and she was in Arizona. We arranged for a campus tour and then Kathryn didi something that in 4 years nobody had done. She leaned across her desk, took off her glasses, looked me in the eyes and asked me why I wanted to be a nurse. I was in shock, and it was at this moment that I realized that I finally was where I needed to be. Now after yet another big move away from my family I am successfully in my second semester of nursing school and am loving every minute of it. Carrington college saved me when I felt that there was no hope. Carrington college, and Kathryn Sheppard were my light at the end of the tunnel.