Writing an Essay for Nursing

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So I read the directions on the website and tried to prep ahead.  I am applying to nursing school and I knew I would have just 300 words to write about myself and how I might make a good nurse.  So this is what I wrote: (but when I got to the testing center, they had me pick a random topic to write about, so this essay prep was sort of in vain)


I am not your typical nursing student.  At 35, I feel a little behind my peers academically, however I have many life experiences informing my present decisions.  It took some time after graduating from UVa to decide what to do next.  I explored several options, mainly involving psychology, but I settled on nursing.  This is due to nursing having much to offer me: being able to benefit my community, being able to educate people, and having a broad scope of practice once I obtain my RN license.  Ultimately I would like to complete nurse practitioner school, but I realize there is much to learn and explore before then.

I have always been interested in the functions of the human body – nutrition, digestive processes, environmental effects and psychological functioning.  I just completed Microbiology with a high grade because that was one of the most stimulating topics I have yet to study.  It opened my eyes to the possibility of using my nursing degree to go into research.  And now that I am studying histology and actually working cadavers in A & P, my passion for this subject continues to grow.

I believe I will offer a lot to the nursing profession.  I have taken massage and Craniosacral classes, so my bedside manner is fairly refined.  I try to meditate each day so I would bring a compassionate presence and practical grounded approach.  I am looking forward to wholeheartedly learning and being challenged in nursing school.  thank you for your consideration.


So that is what I had written ahead of time.  But then I got there and drew the “tell us about your accomplishments and attributes that you believe will make you a good nurse” topic.  So I wrote about that in 300 words.  I’m hoping I did great.

Thanks for reading!


Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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