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I am also starting CU this summer. I spent about 2 months working on my essay; I put it away for awhile and then reread it. Amazing how easy it was to condense things. It was a great idea to limit it to one page because it forces you to just write the important information without fluff! I followed directions exactly as stated: 12 pt. font and single spacing; I just put an A. B. and C. in front of each answer leaving a space between each.

As far as the role of the nurse I mentioned information about personal characteristics including basic knowledge needed for today's nurse... technology, etc. It was in this question that I added information about my background. I did not include any references.

Who knows what they look for when they are screening the essays. Maybe just basic writing skills...which so many people lack these days!

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Sart45:

Thank you for your input and congrats on your acceptance as well! My essay sounds very similar to your response so that make sme feel better! Did you apply to Regis too? I am really hoping that some of the applicants that got accepted to Regis also got in to CU for Summer 11. I really need to go in-state now!

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Hi Lindsaylat,

Thanks for the congrats. And Good Luck to you! I did not apply to Regis...way too expensive. CU was the only

place I wanted to go and the only school I applied to.

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Ms. Dre22

I just started at the top and put "Section A:" then started my paragraph on the next line and did that for the other sections too. Good luck!

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Hello,

I know I'm a little late in the game on this one but I'm planning on applying to the UC Denver ABSN program for Spring 2012. I just found out about this program! I'm excited at the possibility of living in Colorado as I live in California now. Can anyone tell me about the reputation of this nursing school? I would much appreciate it!

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sourapril has 5 years experience and specializes in public health.

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pediatric specialty is ranked top in the nation. I am in the program right now and love it so far.

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That's great to hear!

Would you be willing to lend advice on what you put in your essay? I am concerned because I heard that the admissions committee does not care about previous health/medical related experience. I am writing A LOT about my various health related experiences in the question regarding what professional, academic, and life experiences have been relevant to your preparation to enter the profession of nursing. I'm afraid that may not be the way to go about it.

Did you have experience in a health care setting before applying and if so how much? What do you think ultimately got you into the program?

Thanks for your time!

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There is an art to writing short essays. I would advise against changing the margins. Standard 1 inch margins, double spaced, would be best. If you can get your point across concisely, that is the best thing to do. The people reading these essays do not want to hear you go on about everything you've ever done. A few paragraphs with well chosen words beats 10 paragraphs that ramble on. Just my 2 cents...

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The directions specifically state: 1 page, SINGLE spacing, size 12 font.

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Yeah, I was confused by how someone could write 3 short answers and double space it, lol.

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Hi! I am a senior in college and am currently applying to ABSN programs. Colorado Denver just opened their application recently. I would really appreciate if someone would read over my personal statement. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Hope everyone is having a great Saturday!

The nursing field has changed dramatically in the past 50 years, due in part by the evolving U.S. healthcare system and changes in the demographics of the American population. Nursing, once considered a women's profession, has become increasingly gender-neutral. Today's nurse is given more responsibility and autonomy. I think the nursing profession demands critical thinking skills, team work and collaboration, leadership, compassion, emotional stability, organizational skills, and physical stamina. Nurses are expected to deliver patient care, educate patients and provide emotional support to the patients and their family members. There are many career options for nurses which I find very exciting. There are specialization opportunities in various medical fields like geriatrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, and oncology. Nurses may also become an advanced practice registered nurse such as Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthetist. There is four different nursing doctorate degrees: Doctor of Nursing Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy Nursing and Doctor of Nursing. All of these career options are opportunities to learn and gain more expertise in the field. The option that I eventually want to pursue is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Medicine.

A four-year degree in nursing is demanding and the ABSN degree offered by UCAN condenses this into a year. I believe the three most important personal qualities a nursing education demands are emotional stability, organizational skills, and a solid science foundation, all of which I have. This past year I have been volunteering at the UNC oncology unit. Most of the patients with whom I interact are in a great deal of pain and in some cases have later died. This volunteer experience has helped me develop the emotional stability for the clinical practicum experience involved in obtaining a nursing degree and for the nursing profession itself. I began my freshman year of college studying French horn performance. Balancing hours of daily practice with my ordinary course work in middle school, high school, and my freshman year in college taught me discipline and how to manage my time effectively. This is reflected in my ability to maintain a 4.0 GPA while balancing work with my minor in German and extracurricular activities. This shows that I have the organizational skills to complete this demanding program. Finally, my B.S. in Nutrition Science has provided me with a broad knowledge of biological and physical sciences. Through my biology, nutrition and chemistry courses I learned the effects of illness on the human body, so this knowledge will allow me to provide and coordinate the most effective patient care as a nurse.

This past summer I won a scholarship granted by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to study in Berlin. I took German language classes along with other scholarship winners. My class consisted of people from all over the world: Turkey, Ukraine, France, Canada, Ireland, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Norway, just to name a few. Outside of class we would have discussions about various topics like politics and healthcare. Through these discussions, I learned firsthand the importance of diversity in language, culture and weltanschauung. My peers also gave me a different perspectives and further insight into my own culture. My experience in Berlin helped teach me that diversity encourages mutual understanding and tolerance, which is important to today's nurse who must work with an increasingly diverse population. This experience showed me how to appreciate and learn from another culture, which will allow me to facilitate cooperation and collaborate with patients and coworkers from other countries.

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