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Admissions Essay


I've been thinking about my essay and I'm not sure where to begin with it. The questions I have to address are

1. Why do you want to become a Registered Nurse?

2. What do you consider to be your single most important accomplishment in life?

3. What qualities do you possess that would make you a good Registered Nurse?

I'm not sure on how personal it should be or what route to take. Obviously I have the response of "I want to help people" but I also love being challenged and continuously learning. What solidified my decision to apply to nursing school was when I had my daughter in 2013 (which would be my single most important accomplishment as well, or is that cheesy?). I had great nurses all throughout my pregnancy which was not an eventful one but my delivery on the other hand was an unexpected nightmare. I am so thankful for the nurses that took care of me and all of the hard work that they do for complete strangers and that's something that I want to be a part of.

Or should I just stick with something more "cookie cutter"?


Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

Those are pretty standard essay questions.

Be honest in your response, and be concise. Focus on wanting to continue to learn and be challenged (remember that when you're interviewing, too!). Be honest about why you want to be a nurse, and consider the path that took you to where you are now. You can speak to how the nurses maintained their composure and helped to keep you calm when you were going through a scary birth experience (been there, hun). All of the stuff you mentioned should be included- I think it's good. :)

Good luck!


Has 1 years experience.

Wow reading your thread sounds exactly like me, and why I want to become an RN. Having my daughter made me realize I want to be a nurse. Because the nurses at my hospital are awesome and I want to touch someone's life he way they touched mine, by helping bring my baby girl into my life.

Thanks RunBabyRN! Now to get all of my thoughts down into one concise essay!