How idiotic does this sound???

  1. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to write IN MY LIFE!!...My nursing application requires me to write why I should be considered for the nursing program, my concept of nursing, goals, and experience. Does this sound TOO CHEESY?????

    My whole life I have had a passion for caring for others. Whether it was taking care of my ailing grandparents, picking up a child who had fallen, or just being a friend, I was there. I guess I have always longed to be a nurse, but never thought I had the brains or the courage to follow that path.

    Being a stay at home mom for the last two years to my three daughters has given me the opportunity to step back and reflect on what it is that I want to do with my life. More than anything I want to be a nurse.

    I long for the education and knowledge to be able to help others in need, and to be that bedside friend. Although I have no previous experience in the medical field, I believe that I have the capability and the desire to be the best nurse that I can be. I have grown a lot since the starry-eyed teenager college days from years ago. I am now prepared to do everything it takes to fulfill my dream.

    I hope that you will accept my application for the Nursing Department at xxxx. I know that I will make a terrific nurse.

    PLEASE DON'T LAUGH!!! I REALLY HATE WRITING ABOUT MYSELF. IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD LEAVE OUT BECAUSE IT SOUNDS TOO STUPID?:imbar
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    No, actually, I think it sounds very good. The honesty just comes right through. I love it!
  4. by   Gator,SN
    I think that you have your answer.

    good luck!!
  5. by   ashemson
    Really??? I just hate writing about myself! thanks for the encouragement...
  6. by   Mkue
    It's very nice !!!

    But you didn't use my suggestion.. you are a distant relative of Florence Nightengale:chuckle

    Seriously it's very well written in my opinion and it does sound honest from the heart.

  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    all the best to you and let us know how it goes.
  8. by   ashemson
    You know, I considered using the Nightingale thing, but I figured they would make paper airplanes out of my app when they saw that!
  9. by   RNIAM
    excellent essay ,good luck!
  10. by   GPatty
    I think it was very well written....
    And the honesty did show through!

    Use it...
    Julie
  11. by   JAYNE :DANCE:
    sounds great!!!!!!

    just remember be yourself.........


  12. by   babynursewannab
    That was fantastic! It was real; that's what they want.
  13. by   ashemson
    OK guys, I printed it and turning it in this morning. Wish me luck!
  14. by   amblessing
    Consider yourself lucky that you are able to include it on the application! I know one nursing school in my area that requires you to write a TWO PAGE essay ON-SITE (everyone crammed into a little room on campus!) as to why you want to be a nurse! Actually I think they just do it to see if you can write an essay!

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