It wasn't until I moved here in the United States that I realized that nursing is truly the right profession for me. Moving here made me realize how other countries like the Philippines are in great need of health care.
It made me more aware of the situation and now that I am more mature, I know that I could my part to help the situation. Becoming a nurse wouldn't get rid of poverty; however, it would at least help some people who are suffering.
Another reason for my decision to become a nurse is my sister, who is a nursing assistant. She suggested that I become one. Her stories from the hospital just inspired me and made me realize that nursing is truly for me. She says that the feeling of giving yourself to a complete stranger in their greatest time of need is like no other feeling on earth.
I truly believe that I am suited to become a nurse. I am honest and open to communication, and these are also important traits that a nurse needs. Nurses are the main communication link between the patient and the doctor.
They also often interact with family members by being empathetic to their loved one's illness. Personally, having the opportunity to impact someone every day is very powerful. The words I use, my actions, and my attitude can help another human being to heal and that is something that I will remember all throughout my life.
Nursing is one of the few careers that does not only help others but it also helps yourself. It is a profession that is exciting, ever-changing, diverse, and allows an opportunity for learning something new every day. The work is tough but in the end of the day, I will say that this is that path that I chose and I am proud of it, then I will remember that feeling of helping a complete stranger and at that moment, I will feel rewarded.
Jan 5, '07 by shock-me-sane Occupation: I would take out the beginning part, you don't need to describe what a nurse is. I would also put something in about why you would be a good nursing student and not why you want to be a nurse. They are going to admit you to a program based on your chances of making it through and passing NCLEX. So what qualities do you have that will ensure your success?
But then again, this all sort of depends on what your prompt for the essay is. Jan 5, '07 by trepinCT Joined: It depends on what the school is looking for. I would start out with a short Bio. Then I would write about why I want to become a nurse, then I would kiss their butts a little and mention why I have "chosen" their school to persue my goal. That can simply be done by looking up the schools mission statement philosophy and work it into your essay in your own words.
Can finish with" I dont want to just be a nurse , I want to be a graduate of "school name" school of nursing " Yours is a good essay, but I might rearrange your essay to put your Bio first and edit the first 2 paragraphs into the 1 paragraph and make that the middle.. I agree that you need to tell them why you will be a good candidate for their program.. Its good, but It gives the appearance of a speech. Who you are, why you want to be a nurse , why you chose thier school and why you are a good candidate for their program.
Last edit by trepinCT on Jan 5, ' Jan 5, '07 by Moondance Joined: Since I was returning to school for a second career, I thought it would be important for them to know why I had chose to pursue nursing, what it would mean to me, and what I thought I could bring to the nursing profession.
I think trepinCT had some great feedback on your essay. I sent mine in a few months ago, but it was composed in practically the same order as trepinCT mentions. Jan 8, '07 by zefutebolera Joined: While this is a career filled with rewards, like all jobs, there are cons. If you can accept the cons, which include exposure to countless illnesses, viruses, and incredibly long hours, then you might find you can excel and truly make a difference in a nursing career. Rely on professional writers with your college paper and take a load off your mind.
Relax while we are working on your essay. Your peace of mind is just one click away. Nursing as a Career: Pros and Cons Making the decision to start a career in nursing is not one to go into lightly. I want to be in a supportive environment that promotes personal and professional growth. I also did a little research into what NYU wants to be known for and noted that our goals are the same.
I hope this helps! Grad school is wonderful. What an Awesome write up Gail….. Oh yes am proud to be a nurse…. Nursing really has connected me to the human condition and I am so grateful for the privilege to do it.
Thank you for your kind and honest comment. I am trying to decide between education or leadership. I asked a very respected physician that I worked with what I should do.
I said that I wanted the most interesting life filled with unusual opportunities and few limitations. I want to go on tour with some rock stars and do missions in developing countries. I want to report health information and host a TV show and write a few books. I want to continue to grow my business Nightingale Wellness and develop a fleet of concierge RNs to make house calls.
He said NP without a doubt and assured me that I will be able to teach nursing with my NP degree and a full resume. She said that globally, in years, there will be no nursing in developing countries. The World Health Organization [WHO] came out with a report that showed nursing was too expensive and that lay people can be taught certain aspects of care for much less money.
So nurses are being phased out. The reason for this is because there are no nurses working for the WHO to represent the profession when guidelines are being drafted. There are also no nurses working at the World Bank the 1 governing body concerning global health decisions and there are very few nurses in government in any country. Nursing is being squeezed out of every conversation even in the hospital level. Very rarely will you find a nurse on the board.
The decision to go into education or leadership is personal. However, I just wrote your admission essay for nursing leadership in this comment. You can teach at any point in your life with a graduate degree and a full resume. Leadership is where nurses are needed and the opportunities are limitless. Hi Gail, Thank you so much for your input. Really made my day. I will let you know how things turn out! I feel like my essay sounds too comfy and not professional. Do you have any tips???
Thank you for posting! Thanks for the compliment, Christi. Writing in a comfy style is not a bad thing as long as you are using proper grammar. Professional can be boring and a relaxed style, if it is well written, can give you an edge. As for tips, there are plenty to read in the comments of this post and I hope they help. Best of luck to you! Last time I wrote a personal statement like thing was years ago and I had no idea where to start.
Thank you so much for this. I am currently applying to UTMB and this helped tremendously! It was very inspiring and so well written! I am very blessed to come across your blog today. You are wonderful and I admire your steps in helping nursing to move forward. I want to join your team! I live in New York too, I am from a third world country. I want to be a vessel for changes both here and abroad especially in the country where i came from.
I am applying for NP and i dont know where to start with my essay. Good luck with your essay. I am almost done with my first quarter of nursing school at the University of Washington. I was wondering if you have any advice for a student looking to start her nursing career on the east coast more specifically in NYC? I am looking at nursing residency programs and 10 week internships for the summer of Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Definitely write about becoming an NP.
I believe this was mentioned in a previous comment. There is some good info in the comment section of this post as well as the comments for the grad school essay. Good luck with your application! What a powerful personal essay — thank you for sharing. However, my university asks for an extensive written application, personal statement included. I applied and was offered an interview just before the deadline. The next step is a 15 minute interview over webcam — my school changed its method this year and is doing it this way for all applicants.
My question to you, is how do you suggest making an impression in 15 minutes over Skype essentially. Not based on a 15 minute interview. Make sure all of these things are in order or your message will not be heard. The interviewers want to see that you are on your way to becoming a leader in the profession and being prepared is key.
Second to that is being personable.
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