Nursing essay - page 2
by PnutButterJelly 7,686 Views | 13 Comments
So I am about to be a new grad and I am applying to a pediatric new grad program. One of the requirements is to write an essay on why I want to be a pediatric nurse. I have already written the essay, but I am still struggling... Read More
- 0Mar 27, '13 by NutmeggeRNQuote from llgGood luck, PnutButterJelly. You sound like a good person and I hope you get the job. Remember: a little of the fluffy stuff is OK: you should show them you have a soft, cuddly side. But the people you are trying to impress have been in the trenches and survived -- and they are looking for people who can similarly survive in the trenches. They want to see strength and preparedness -- as well as "niceness" that will shine through to the patients -- and that will shine through to your colleagues. Aim for showing a good balance between the "soft" and the "tough" -- because both are important.
You answered your own question ^^^ right there! Good Luck!
- 1Mar 27, '13 by tryingtohaveitallI agree with minimizing the cheese and heart strings sections. Honestly, you've been given great advice by Jan and llg. As a veteran peds nurse, I can't stand schmaltz, so I wouldn't go that route. Most of us who have worked peds for many years have seen so many real tear-jerker stories that its hard for something I read to have the same emotional impact. Emphasize your strengths,special experiences.
- 0Mar 27, '13 by PnutButterJellyThis is sort of the direction I went with. The prompt was this--Why do you want to work here? What makes a good pediatric nurse? So I kind of utilized good traits within myself to explain a good peds nurse (without ever coming out and saying "ME!!"). Haha. I ended with a teeny tiny bit of cheese, but also used it to complement the hospital and relate it to working there. I actually think I did a really good job, so fingers crossed that I get a call back! Thank you all so much. You have given such good advice and I don't think I would feel as confident about my essay without everyone's input.