My name is Carson Hagood, and I am a 21-year-old nursing student from Lewisburg, Tennessee. I will be graduating from the University of North Alabama with my BSN in May of 2017 and hopefully go on to work in critical care before applying for a nurse anesthetist program in the next two or three years. I am so blessed and honored to receive this scholarship that will help me to reach my goal of becoming a nurse. Nurses are so important because they are the men and women who heal the body, mind, and spirit of their patients through hands of knowledge, love, and compassion. I am so excited to begin working in this career field, care for my future patients, and further the horizons of males in the profession. The future of nursing is bright, but I desire to make it shine even brighter!