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People outside of the city have a much higher quality of life and more leisure time. But that is not what the t. Ultimately, nursing is brutally hard work with high liability getting fired or sued , this is why the pay is so good.

Nursing is a vocation. It is not a House, or some ER show on tv. The good news for a young white attractive woman such as your self is that at any moment if finances get too hairy or you just get tired of fighting, you can always marry into a little money.

Why do you think your mothers generation stayed home and kept house? Thanks for your comment, Joe. You are astute in your observations. I am a nurse by choice, not because I was forced into it. But like nursing, I chose to live in NYC. Seattle and Austin are great and no one twisted my arm to leave. I am in Manhattan because I love it, not because I have no other option.

Leading a full and happy life is about perspective. I do my best to help others which makes it all the better. Gail this is phenomenal. I have similar aspirations and this was a tremendous help in writing my personal essay to nursing school. Thank you for posting this. Thank you so much! Best of luck in nursing school. Your essay is really an inspiration. Good luck with the transfer.

Did you happen to read this post? It might be of interest to you. I hope you love UT as much as I did! Very well written essay. I have one week left until the deadline and….. Hi Cristina, I wrote this in a previous comment and it is a good formula: What did you bring to the profession between undergrad and grad school? I learned everything I could about nursing by becoming a travel nurse then I went into private duty. I saw a way to better help those patients so I formed my own LLC and now I practice as a concierge nurse and a consultant.

Nurse entrepreneurship is a way to elevate the profession to a new level. I wrote that students should have the option to study business in nursing to prepare them for the role of CEO. I also talked about nurses taking individual responsibility for health promotion.

In addition I crammed a lot into my paper! I wrote that bedside nursing can be isolating especially travel nursing and I have reached a point in my career where advancement requires collaboration. I want to be in a supportive environment that promotes personal and professional growth.

I also did a little research into what NYU wants to be known for and noted that our goals are the same. I hope this helps! Grad school is wonderful. What an Awesome write up Gail….. Oh yes am proud to be a nurse….

Nursing really has connected me to the human condition and I am so grateful for the privilege to do it. Thank you for your kind and honest comment. I am trying to decide between education or leadership. I asked a very respected physician that I worked with what I should do.

I said that I wanted the most interesting life filled with unusual opportunities and few limitations. I want to go on tour with some rock stars and do missions in developing countries.

I want to report health information and host a TV show and write a few books. I want to continue to grow my business Nightingale Wellness and develop a fleet of concierge RNs to make house calls. He said NP without a doubt and assured me that I will be able to teach nursing with my NP degree and a full resume. She said that globally, in years, there will be no nursing in developing countries. The World Health Organization [WHO] came out with a report that showed nursing was too expensive and that lay people can be taught certain aspects of care for much less money.

So nurses are being phased out. The reason for this is because there are no nurses working for the WHO to represent the profession when guidelines are being drafted. There are also no nurses working at the World Bank the 1 governing body concerning global health decisions and there are very few nurses in government in any country.

Nursing is being squeezed out of every conversation even in the hospital level. Very rarely will you find a nurse on the board. The decision to go into education or leadership is personal.

However, I just wrote your admission essay for nursing leadership in this comment. You can teach at any point in your life with a graduate degree and a full resume. Leadership is where nurses are needed and the opportunities are limitless. Hi Gail, Thank you so much for your input. Really made my day. I will let you know how things turn out! I feel like my essay sounds too comfy and not professional. Do you have any tips??? Thank you for posting! Thanks for the compliment, Christi. Writing in a comfy style is not a bad thing as long as you are using proper grammar.

Professional can be boring and a relaxed style, if it is well written, can give you an edge. As for tips, there are plenty to read in the comments of this post and I hope they help. Best of luck to you! Last time I wrote a personal statement like thing was years ago and I had no idea where to start.

Thank you so much for this. I am currently applying to UTMB and this helped tremendously! It was very inspiring and so well written!

I am very blessed to come across your blog today. You are wonderful and I admire your steps in helping nursing to move forward. I want to join your team!

I live in New York too, I am from a third world country. I want to be a vessel for changes both here and abroad especially in the country where i came from. I am applying for NP and i dont know where to start with my essay. Good luck with your essay. I am almost done with my first quarter of nursing school at the University of Washington. I was wondering if you have any advice for a student looking to start her nursing career on the east coast more specifically in NYC?

I am looking at nursing residency programs and 10 week internships for the summer of Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Definitely write about becoming an NP. I believe this was mentioned in a previous comment. There is some good info in the comment section of this post as well as the comments for the grad school essay. Good luck with your application! What a powerful personal essay — thank you for sharing.

However, my university asks for an extensive written application, personal statement included. I applied and was offered an interview just before the deadline. The next step is a 15 minute interview over webcam — my school changed its method this year and is doing it this way for all applicants.

My question to you, is how do you suggest making an impression in 15 minutes over Skype essentially. Not based on a 15 minute interview. Is there a word that captures the appeal nirsing has for you? Then, end paragraph one.

Also, as a nurse, I will be able to assist others both inside and outside the hospital. Tell us about some of the philosophical ideas It is distinct, because it serves a distinct purpose. Then again, a healer is a healer, regardless of whether a physician or a nurse. I did revise the essay a bit because I thought it was a bit repetitive and too general. Is this revision better and more personal? My aspiration for nursing was sparked early in my high school years, during which I attended a club called Medical Explorers.

This particular group exposed adolescents to various fields of healthcare; the nursing area was one of them. The functions of the human body and the effects of the environment, drugs, and genetics on humans never failed to capture my high interest.

I also possessed a strong interest in making a difference in people's lives with my caring attitude and compassion-when a patient feels concerned previous to a surgery, I can quell their anxiety with comforting words or when a patient is low in spirits, I can lift his or her mood a cheery chat. Therefore, out of the numerous fields that we discussed and explored at Medical Explorers, I decided that pursuing a career in nursing would fulfill my interests the best.

I researched during my own time to learn more about the vocation, and one of the first aspects of nursing that I learned was that there is a dearth of nurses in the nation's hospitals, which reduces the optimal amount of time and attention the nurse can administer for each patient. Patients are able to receive the best care if the nurses are able to pay thorough attention to each and every patient. So, because of the shortage of nurses, nursing will provide me a plethora of chances to interact with patients in order to offer them my undivided attention and caring assistance.

Upon learning these facts about nursing, my interest peaked because nursing would provide me an array of areas to select from, and yet, no matter what area I chose, I would have plenty of opportunities to fulfill the medical needs of patients. Additionally, as a nurse, I will be able to assist others both inside and outside the hospital.


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Why nursing? The question seems harmless enough, but the question why nursing needs more of an answer than just “I care about people” or “job security”. A question like this is deceptive in the way that it has a multi-layered answer and no answer is ever wrong.

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Nursing is more than a profession of integrity and compassion, it is a privilege that measures out my values as a human being and the responsibilities granted to me with the precious gift of life. The first time I truly touched a person's life, although the encounter was brief, was surprisingly fulfilling.

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Your essay does not use that story in such a way which is why it does not contribute to the purpose of the essay. Instead it reads like an unrelated tangent that makes me, the reader, wonder why you would agree to care for your grandfather in the first place after he did something so heinous. Aug 24,  · Hi--I'm applying for a highly competitive nursing program, and one of the application requirements is an essay based on why I want to be a nurse.

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In this two part series, Northeastern University brings you application tips for accelerated nursing programs, starting with nursing school essay advice. While not a guaranteed acceptance, following this advice is a great start to a strong application. On March 19, Indianapolis accelerated nursing program student Shelly Brosseau learned that an essay she wrote about her path to nursing won her a scholarship from the Indianapolis Star. The essay contest was held in conjunction with the Star’s eleventh annual Salute to Nurses event.