I have applied to nursing school 2 years in a row now and have fallen short a couple points in the essay portion each time. The first year I received a 46/50 and last year a 48/50. I have full points based on my grades for that part of the application. The total points possible are 360, 310 based on grades and another 50 for the essay. The students with the highest scores are admitted. Last year my score was 358/360 and I was not accepted. I am feeling so anxious about applying this year and not getting a perfect score again. Does anyone who had to write an essay for their application process have any advice?? It is just so hard to know how someone is going to view your paper. They don't let us know what we were marked down for so I am just hoping I can put together a flawless essay this year. Any advised is appreciated.