Should I include this in my nursing school application?

  1. Hey guys,
    I am currently an undergrad and am near finishing a degree in science before applying to nursing school. I started out in a general premed track because I had no idea what I wanted to do. A few years ago I attended a summer program geared towards premed students (SHPEP). I learned a lot during this time and consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. Despite the fact that we got to meet with various health care providers, most of our lectures were given by doctors and centered around different types of residencies. I'm not sure how good this would look on my app, since I don't want admissions committees to think nursing was a "backup plan" for me, especially since this program exposed me more to medicine and helped me decide to ultimately not pursue it. Any advice?
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  3. by   llg
    I would include it, but not emphasize it. You did it. It is part of your background. You learned from it. It helped you to explore various health care concepts and opportunities. There is no need to be ashamed of the fact that you explored many options before choosing nursing. Many nursing students consider other options as they are figuring out the right path for them. Nursing faculty members understand that.