Nursing School Essay Tips For 6th

Entering the nursing profession? Our UCAS personal statement examples cover mental health, adult, child and learning disability nursing.

Child Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Child Nursing, talking about their college subjects, personal skills and work experience.

Child nursing is a very challenging and demanding career, however the rewards would be amazing and I am ready to embark on this career. Nursing has always been a desire of mine. Ever since a young girl, when being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my response was to be a children’s nurse and to help others...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their Occupational Therapy degree and other relevant qualifications and experience.

My initial interest in caring for people derived from a voluntary trip to Romania during my secondary school years in which I had the responsibility of looking after orphans and children with disabilities...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their background and why they want to change career.

After graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, my first job was with Enterprise Rent-A-Car as a management trainee. I had not really thought about a career path because I expected my BS and my internship would lead to a successful career in the computer industry...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their relevant extracurricular activities and work experience.

Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career, however I feel the rewards would be great and that I am ready to embark on this career. I am eager to pursue a career in which I am able to help and care for people, becoming a nurse would allow me to fulfil this ambition...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering relevant work experience, future goals, qualifications and hobbies.

For the past fourteen years I have been working in the caring profession; almost twelve of those have been with the NHS. Throughout this time I have gained various caring skills working in a hospital and community setting, which have also improved my people skills and how I interact with others...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering hospital work experience, challenges to their career progression and motivation for wanting to become a nurse.

I am so very proud to be able to share aspects of my life that are not apparent from my academic record. After being encouraged to pursue my degree by both friends and family, I found that going back to school is a character-defining time in my life, causing me to face many challenges such as financial hardship and manage responsibilities associated with family and school...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering their relevant family background, work experience and personal skills.

Nursing, in my opinion, is a career where you never really finish training. It is a highly demanding career that brings new challenges every day, but with it comes many rewards and a real sense of job satisfaction...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering relevant work experience, personal traits and skills learned from hobbies.

I want to study nursing because I believe it will be the start of a long and successful career in working in the medical field. My goal is to work in operating theatres. I want to develop a set of skills which will stay with me for the rest of my life and kick start a career doing something I love...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering relevant work experience and personality traits.

I want to be a nurse to do something worthwhile with my career, I don';t want to waste my days working behind a computer, I want to be a nurse to utilise all of the best parts of my character. I want the challenges that come with the job, always learning and developing better methods of care...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their upbringing, and why they want to become a nurse.

"To me, fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death"...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, talking about their volunteering experience, qualifications and why they want to become a nurse.

Nursing is a profession I have always looked upon with respect. I believe that the role of a nurse can be very challenging and hectic at times, as well as rewarding and fulfilling. In my opinion a person who is willing to become a nurse needs to have very good interpersonal skills, be a good listener, empathetic, eager to learn and strive to improve themselves...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering Healthcare work experience, personal traits, and relevant skills/qualifications gained.

Nursing is a lifelong learning experience, a vocation and a profession that I really wish to join. My ambition is to become a fully qualified registered nurse, building on the foundation of previous training and my current position as a Haematology health care assistant and a member of staff bank within the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS trust...

Mental Health Nursing Personal Statement

I would like to study nursing because I feel it will lead me directly to one of the most emotionally fulfilling careers available, as well as giving me the chance combine helping people's mental well being with their physical health...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering why they want to become a nurse and their work experience with children and the elderly.

My desire to do this course is because I have always shown a growing interest into nursing as it strikes me as a worthwhile and satisfying career to choose. I am a confident student willing to provide the university with good communication skills, supporting others, and being able to interact closely with them...

Mental Health Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Mental Health Nursing, covering their qualifications, experience as a Health Care Assistant and personal qualities.

I work in an NHS hospital and have been a Health Care Assistant for over five years. During this time, I have helped different clientele groups in the health care industry. I have looked after people with drug abuse, alcohol abuse, substance abuse problems and clients with depression...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering their Access to Nursing course and relevant experience.

I have been interested in the nursing profession since I was a child, but due to my parent's financial hardship, I was unable to achieve the necessary qualification at school. The birth of my last child who is asthmatic and suffers from severe eczema has precipitated my return to education in order to realise my ambition and dream...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering knowledge from their qualifications, charity event experience and hobbies.

My chosen courses to apply for study are BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. I have chosen these courses for many reasons. At first I was heading towards a forensic science course and have studied at great length in this field from books (such as Hidden Evidence by Thomas T...

As soon as I had finished my GCSE’s I had no particulare career pathway but I decided to get into health and social care.I was always a patient and caring person but during my BTEC first diploma in health and social care course at MCAST in Malta I had further developed these skills and learned how to deal with children and the elderly...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering their personal experiences, employment as a supply teaching assistant and inspiration from their relatives.

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one. It is difficult to say what is impossible for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality of tomorrow". Hubbard Goddard Nursing is a very challenging and fulfilling career...

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering their role as an Enhanced Support Worker, qualifications and why they want to become a nurse.

There has been many occasions during my life that I have spent hours sitting at a hospital bedside. My mother battled a long term illness and as I sat with her trying to keep her spirits up, the Nurses who cared for her always drew my admiration...

Children's Nursing Personal Statement

Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career that can also be both rewarding and interesting; and has been my passion since I was a child. However, in the last few years I have wanted a career in nursing that involves caring for sick young children...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

My desire to take a course in adult nursing was established after my first work placement at a nursing home where I later acquired a paid job as a Domestic Care Assistant. During my time at the nursing home, I enjoyed talking to and caring for residents and developing relationships with them and this is something that really attracts me to nursing...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

Ever since I was young, I have always known that I wanted to work with people, to enhance their quality of life, to follow a calling, in which I could invest myself and get rewarded by the sight of someone getting better and to have the chance to maintain and improve their independence and autonomy...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A nurse contributes so much to society; patient care is extremely demanding, however I found my local nurses to be calm and supportive during work experience at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. I enjoy helping people directly and so I aspire to be a nurse as I wish to have a positive impact on peoples' lives...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

After graduating from my bachelor degree in psychology from University of Portsmouth, I enrolled into a part time Masters Degree on psychological research methods from the Open University as a new checkpoint while looking after one of my younger sisters who suffers from mental health issues...

Adult Nursing Personal Statement

A personal statement applying for Adult Nursing, covering internship and work placement experience.

Witnessing the excellent care my grandfather received from palliative care nurses initiated my interest in nursing, when their dedication to his complex emotional and physical needs inspired me to help others...

Child Nursing Personal Statement

I have always respected and had an interest in the nursing profession as I believe it is not only challenging but it is also rewarding, I would particularly like to become a child nurse as I have plenty of experience dealing with young children and I have enjoyed being involved in their care...

Sometimes the blinking cursor on the screen can seem like a curse (pun intended). It just keeps flashing, on and off, on and off, mocking you. Never is this truer than when you’re trying to start your college admission essay, a high-stakes writing task unlike anything you’ve ever had to write before.

Don’t let the blinking cursor get you down – we’ve got some great tips to help you write a stellar college application essay.

 

Tip #1: Show, Don’t Tell

Which is better:

There were 9 other students competing in the tournament. I was very nervous, but I knew that I had practiced my hardest. When I jumped in the cold water, all I could do was to swim my fastest.

OR

I stood at the pool’s edge alongside nine other students, each hoping to bring home a state champion’s medal. My heart beat a nervous tattoo as I waited for the starting signal, and I took a deep breath, reminding myself of the endless hours of practice that I had put in for just this moment. The pistol rang out, I leapt into the pool, and the cold water rinsed away my apprehensions: I swam like there were nine toothy sharks behind me instead of nine high school swimmers.

The first example tells a story. It’s clear, it’s concise, and it’s effective. But it’s also sort of boring. The second example includes imagery that allows the reader to really picture the sequence of events. This is what we mean by the phrase “show, don’t tell”: Use your language to paint a picture for your reader.

 

Tip #2: Use a Thesaurus – But Don’t Sound Like a Thesaurus

Part of using your language to paint a picture will require vivid and sophisticated word choice. You want to demonstrate a college-level vocabulary, which can be helped along with judicious use of a thesaurus, but you don’t want to go overboard. It can be easy to come off sounding pretentious by using overly complex word choice, and you don’t want to sound like you swallowed a thesaurus. Use a good variety of words and be cognizant of the overall style of your essay so that each word you use suits the essay as a whole.

 

Tip #3: Variety (of Sentence Structures) Is the Spice of Life (and Good Writing)

Simple sentences are choppy. Choppy writing is awkward. Awkward essays are not fun to read.

Be sure to utilize a variety of sentence structures in order to make your writing flow from one thought to the next. If you find yourself subconsciously relying on simple sentence structures, utilize the revision process to combine some of those sentences in order to incorporate greater variety in your writing.

 

Tip #4: Get a Second Opinion

The college application essay is very personal, and it can be easy to overlook how a perfect stranger might perceive you based on your essay. This is one reason why a second opinion from a qualified source (like a teacher, counselor, or tutor) can be incredibly useful. You know exactly what you mean to communicate to your reader, but it’s entirely possible that your word choices or the details you incorporate might inadvertently send a message that you didn’t intend. An honest outside opinion can help you to refine your essay so that it tells the reader exactly what you want the reader to learn.

 

Tip #5: Think Outside the Box

College admissions officers read literally hundreds of essays each day, all based on the same or similar essay prompts. A lot of trends in topics begin to emerge, making many essays boring. Avoid clichéd topics at all costs. Be sure to check out these posts because some clichéd topics may surprise you:

Top 5 College Application Essay Clichés
The Top Clichéd College Essay Topics to Avoid

 

Tip #6: Narrow It Down

It can be really difficult to pick just one topic, accomplishment, or story to tell, but it’s important to create a strong focus in your essay. Avoid trying to cram as many things as possible into your essay. Instead, focus on just one accomplishment or one story to write about, and write about that one thing in depth.

 

Tip #7: Just Write

That annoying blinking cursor isn’t going anywhere. Don’t stress about getting your essay right the first time – just write. The resulting draft will probably be somewhat disorganized, disjointed, and imperfect, but that’s why we call it a rough draft. In the beginning, just focus on getting your thoughts on paper (or, more accurately, on the screen). You can refine and polish to your heart’s content once the initial content is down.

 

Tip #8: Be Economical

You’re more likely used to minimum length requirements than to maximum length requirements, which can make college essays particularly challenging. For example, the Common App, used by more than 500 schools, limits essays to 650 words. That sounds like a pretty big number when you haven’t started writing yet, but once you get going, you’ll probably find that you need to make quite a few cuts and revisions in order to streamline your essay and get it under word count. When you first start writing, don’t pay attention to length. Get everything out, then worry about cutting and rearranging during the revision process.

 

Tip #9: Highlight Your Strengths

The essay is the one place on your application where you get to speak directly to college admissions counselors. This part of the application isn’t about a number on a page, a list of activities, or what someone else has to say about you – this is about what you have to say about yourself. Make the most of the opportunity by finding a story that really highlights one or more of your biggest strengths. For example, if you’re writing about overcoming failure, don’t focus on the failure – focus on the resultant success.

 

Tip #10: Remember Your Audience

Your audience is college admissions officers. These are educators who are invested in creating a freshman class that will (hopefully) reinforce a strong sense of community in the school. You want your essay to demonstrate that you are a person who is not only capable of the level of academic achievement necessary for scholastic success, but also one who will contribute something meaningful to the school’s community. They read between the lines seeking intangible qualities like dedication, motivation, passion, and interest in the hopes of admitting students who will join clubs and organizations, be actively engaged in the classroom and on campus, and represent the school well as a future alumnus.

Be sure to check out our free webinar, College Essays That Work, for more tips and tricks to help you craft amazing essays!

 

Blog Author: Ashley Zahn
Ashley joined C2 Education in 2008. Since then, she has been instrumental in developing C2 Education’s unique line of curriculum materials, helped hundreds of students through C2 Education’s college admission essay help service, and shared her expertise in the fields of education and college admissions through the C2 Education blog.

 

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