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Frontier Nursing University Essay

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"At Frontier Nursing University, we are committed to building a superb educational community with students of diverse talents, experiences, opinions, and cultural backgrounds. Please write a well-crafted essay describing what you as an individual would bring to our educational community, the advanced practice nursing profession, and the community you seek to serve. (500 word maximum)"

I am having a lot of trouble putting the pen to paper on this essay. My GPA is solid and I have three professional references from people I respect in the psychiatric nursing field. Despite all of my efforts, one essay could derail my chances of getting accepted (that frightens me). Any insight as to how I should structure this essay?

Edited by telecaster89

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 6 years experience.

You're waaaaay over-thinking this. The essays at most schools aren't the "make or break" item for entry. Just write honestly about yourself, your aspirations, your plans once you're an NP. Are you planning on precepting future NP students? Include that in your essay. Yes, you can tout your GPA & experience. But what makes you uniquely "you"? Why should they take you as a student? Think about those reasons and you'll easily get to 500 words. They gave you 3 topics to discuss. Paragraph for each topic and your essay is written.

Ashley-Rose Alberts, BSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health, Public Health. Has 4 years experience.

Telecaster89,

Did you finish your essay and end up applying to FNU??

picuRN11

Specializes in PICU. Has 5 years experience.

On 3/17/2020 at 11:23 PM, SopranoKris said:

You're waaaaay over-thinking this. The essays at most schools aren't the "make or break" item for entry. Just write honestly about yourself, your aspirations, your plans once you're an NP. Are you planning on precepting future NP students? Include that in your essay. Yes, you can tout your GPA & experience. But what makes you uniquely "you"? Why should they take you as a student? Think about those reasons and you'll easily get to 500 words. They gave you 3 topics to discuss. Paragraph for each topic and your essay is written.

I was REALLY overthinking this prompt as well. Thank you for laying it out this way. It helped me get my feet on the ground again and took the pressure off!

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 6 years experience.

On 11/6/2020 at 12:59 AM, picuRN11 said:

I was REALLY overthinking this prompt as well. Thank you for laying it out this way. It helped me get my feet on the ground again and took the pressure off!

You're very welcome, glad to help 🙂 Good luck with your application. Let us know if you get accepted!