I had the urge to pursue nursing after I graduated high school and college and was working full time.
The part I highlighted disturbs your flow :( ... I guess you worked full time after college .... This is my suggestion;
I was very keen on pursuing nursing degree after my high school graduation. However, I needed to work full time .....( tell some valid reason why you worked full time and did not pursue your nursing dream )
I also had
a little inspiration from a friend to pursue that goal too.
... don't say little inspiration; it makes the reader feel like that your friend didn't inspire you properly;
I was also inspired by my friend to pursue this goal.
Also you bring in this friend suddenly to the scene.... what's the significance of this friend? a very close one? .... I feel you need to be a little more descriptive :)