“I chose to be a Nurse because of my simple desire to matter. I wanted to be in a position where I can make a difference in people’s lives, no matter how great or small. Nursing wasn’t my first choice, but it was my best choice. My journey to becoming a Nurse has taught me that the worst failures precede the greatest successes. And after jumping from major to major, failure after failure, to almost dropping out of school altogether, I found my place in this wonderful career.
My coworkers would probably describe me as hard-working and headstrong, ready to tackle situations as they come and always willing to take initiative. Outside of the uniform, I’m a son to a single mother, who also happens to be a retiring nurse at 64 years old. It has been me and her against the world since day zero and I owe every bit of the man I am today to this woman. She is my rock and my best friend and I can only hope to be half the nurse that she is.
#withoutthewhitecoat I am a son, a friend, a dog dad, and a student of life.”
AJ De La Rosa, ADN-RN
BSN Candidate | Class of 2020
Grand Canyon University