Composing An Interesting Essay On Why I Want To Become A Nurse
Most nursing programs require student applicants to submit a personal essay detailing why it is they want to become nurses at their institution. This is in addition to transcripts and test scores, and it is often the last opportunity for students to set themselves apart from hundreds of other applicants. The following article provides you with some good advice on how to compose an interesting essay on the common but complex question explaining why you want to become a certified nurse:
- Brainstorm Effectively Before Starting
- Writing the First Version of the Essay
- Revising, Editing and Proofreading
Try not to simply recycle the contents of your resume into the paper. Your goal is provide a sense of your personality, aspirations, and desires as they relate to nursing – all the things that the review committee will not be able to get from your resume alone. Spend ample time answering the essay question by answering the question from different perspectives. Don’t forget to address the specific nursing program for which you are applying. This will show that you have thought about your choice critically and with intent. Brainstorming alone could provide you with all the information you need to compose a stellar essay.
Don’t overthink your writing when you start the first draft. Just get down whatever words pop into your head and don’t bother with making any corrections. First drafts should be written quickly and efficiently, preferably in a single sitting (to prevent you from constantly finding distractions to avoid the main task). If it is necessary set a timer for yourself and aim to write the first draft within an hour. This should provide you with more than enough content to revise and perfect at a later stage.
No one is expected to write a perfect essay with only a first draft. You always have to give yourself enough time to thoroughly polish your work by revising, editing and proofreading. Try to distance yourself for at least a day or two – if you’ve developed a schedule and plan you should have allowed some time away – before sitting back down to start your revisions with a clear head. Look for different ways to perfect your thoughts or ideas and for ways to express them more clearly. Next, edit for proper English. Stick with short and uncomplicated sentences, and always use simple and direct word choices over long ones. Finally, proofread for all errors you will have made along the way to grammar, spelling and punctuation.