Greetings to all!!

  1. This is my first time here. so let me introduce myself. My name is Janet, I'm married with two kiddos (12 & 6). In August I will be taking A&PII, micro and college algebra, (which are the last of my prereqs). I am going to submit my application for the nursing program soon, and this essay that I have to write is bothering me. Tell me, guys... ever known of anyone to not get into the program because of a bad essay? I'm probably just working myself up, I hate writing papers!
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Hi! Welcome!

    I hate writing papers too. The essay is only part of the process, do you best and that's all you can do.
  4. by   purplemania
    Tell us about your essay. Maybe we can help. I did not have to do one for nursing school, but write papers freqently now. PM me if you like.
  5. by   gwenith
    Janet follow this link

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...=college+essay

    Read the "essay" through to the end - if it does not help at leas it will make you feel better
  6. by   jliebman
    gwenith, I read the essay, what a hoot! Very creative writing! That definitely lightened my mood, thanks. Thanks, everyone else for your input. I've been a stay at home mom for 8 years. So it's difficult to come up with significant experiences and accomplishments and such to write about. I feel like I'm just begining. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't take anything for my life with my husband and children, I'm referring to my accomplishments outside of home and family. Those are just begining.
  7. by   funnygirl_rn
    Hello jliebman & welcome!
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Hello and welcome to you. Best wishes!!!
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Welcome! Being a stay at home mom is SIGNIFICANT AND AN ACCOMPLISHMENT. Bravo to you for being able to do that.

    I was a stay at home mom when my older kids were young, then went back to school when my youngest started first grade. It was the hardest thing I've ever done and very tough on my family.

    Been a nurse for 5 years and had a baby two years ago (as of yesterday!). I work part-time but really want to stay home full time, as you can see above my avatar.

    Another nurse friend and I keep saying if we win the lottery, we are quitting our jobs and staying home with our kids. But first we have to start playing the lottery - funny how that works.

    This is a great place to unwind and laugh and ask questions and share "vents".

    Good luck with your essay . . . maybe focus on what you brought into your kids lives by being able to be home with them. What have your children taught you?

    Best wishes . . . .

    steph
  10. by   BadBird
    Welcome aboard!!!! I did not have to write a essay to get into school so I don't think I would be much help there. Where in FL are you, I went to school in FL too.
  11. by   jliebman
    BadBird, I'm in Ocala, where did you live?
  12. by   nursedawn67
    welcome!!!!!! :d
  13. by   Noney
    Welcome. I am new also. It's a great place to visit.
  14. by   MomNRN
    Welcome aboard!

    I entered nursing school as a wife and mom too! It was difficult, but worth it. I was lucky to only work 1-2 days a week when my kids were small.

    Regarding the essay, when I started nursing school they were so desperate they let you in automatically. I think I had a 3-5 minute interview - no essay.

    Just be sure to use correct grammar and say what is in your heart!

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