Essay on Why I Want to Be a Nurse

  1. This is my first post, and I am currently an Lpn in Alabama, and I am trying to make the transition from Lpn to RN and of course there is that little thing called $money$ I am registered with a couple of scholarship sites and a few of them call for essays. The most recent one is to write an essay on "why I want to be a nurse" does anyone have any links or 'eye catching' phrases I can use?
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  3. by   VickyRN
    This is an excellent essay (written from the heart):

    Being a Nurse Is More Than a Job, It's a Treasure

    To me, being a nurse is far more than a job or even a career. It's an adventure, a continuous learning process that I embark on bravely each day, in search of life changing events and miracles. Touching the lives of others is a treasure chest overflowing with metaphorical gold, whether the help I provide is of great measure or remains unnoticed. The pride I hold in saying, "I'm going to be a nurse," is immeasurable. Nursing is more than a profession of integrity and compassion, it is a privilege that measures out my values as a human being and the responsibilities granted to me with the precious gift of life.

    The first time I truly touched a person's life, although the encounter was brief, was surprisingly fulfilling. A strong feeling of accomplishment and self-worth spread rapidly throughout my body and soul that no average "good deed" has ever accomplished. Nursing exceeds that average deed by far. After each experience, I'm left with an awestruck attitude of purpose, knowing that I am needed in someone's life. By saying, "I'm going to be a nurse" each morning, I get the motivation needed to survive the awaited day ahead of me with a smile....
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  5. by   Daytonite
    hi, bonenurse!
    i think you will like these links. i know you are looking for samples of essays for a scholarship. however, here is a link to samples of essays that were written for college applications. i thought i had seen and read one on this site that was specifically for nursing school, but i didn't have that marked in my file - links to samples of admission essays that you can look at. there are some awesome essays on display here. there are also links to tips on putting an essay together. - the official site of the college board which administrates the sat and clep tests. beside information about these tests you can also find tons of information on planning for college, finding a college, applying to college and scholarships.

    welcome to allnurses!