Seattle University essay help!!!

Nursing Students Pre-Nursing


Hello everyone!

I am working on my Seattle University BSN admissions essay and I don't even know where to start. Here is what the school wants:

"The nursing personal statement should be 1 ½ - 2 pages, double spaced, and detail your reasons for applying to the nursing program. We specifically look for four components in your essay:

*your command of the English language (correct grammar, appropriate style)

*health care interest

*commitment to social justice

*altruism (i.e., what will you give back to the communities you serve? How will you use your education to help people?)"

This is what I have so far. It's a VERY rough draft. I am having writers block and have no idea where to tie in the important things like altruis, commitment to social justice... I was wondering if you have any suggestions? Thanks for your help!

My practical nursing school at Bates Technical Colleges was one of the hardest, but most amazing thing I have ever done. From the first day of class all I heard from other students that were halfway through the program were things like, "only the really smart people make it," "it will be the worst year of your life", and "only 30% of people make it through the first time, so don't be too confident". I have to admit, the upper classmen scared me to death that first day, making me doubt why I was even there. My previous grades were not the best, it seemed like all of my fellow students had worked in the healthcare before, and the closest thing to patient care I had was taking care of my dog when she was sick. In my mind, I did not think I would make it to the end of those long four quarters, but I did. I had to look past all of my negative classmates, and find my own strength and confidence. I really found out a lot about myself during nursing school. I became confident in my abilities, and transformed myself into a critically thinking, caring nurse. My experiences as an LPN would make me a great candidate for the BSN program at Seattle University. I know what it takes to succeed, and how hard you have to work to get where you want to be. For me, that is a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in nursing. The apartment I live in is halfway between Harborview Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. Everyday when I look out the window I see doctors and nurses walking by. My dream is to work at one of those hospitals, and be one of those nurses walking by. Seattle University has a great reputation among the community. Many people, including me, admire the Jesuits and their teachings.

In the short six months that I have been an LPN, I have discovered many of my core values. No one should be treated as just another patient. Everyone has value and should get the medical care they need no matter what they have done, how much money they have, or how they behave. From my many experiences in visiting Seattle University's campus, I feel that SU has similar values towards their students. I love how the student - teacher ratio is so low. This makes me feel confident that teachers at SU work equally as hard as the students for success.

Hello..Good Luck on your app!! I totally know how you feel! Last year this time I was in the same exact boat:-)

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