How To Write An Essay On Why You Want To Be A Nurse: Tips & Tricks.
You have got to convince everyone else that you have what it takes to be a nurse. If your only answer to this question is “I’ve always wanted to help people” then you need to think a little harder. This essay is going to show your personality; that you have the staying power that it takes.
- Brainstorming. Your groans ring out, but think again: what inspired you to pursue this particular vocation? Was it the volunteer work you did last summer at the hospice? Maybe it was the bad experience at a hospital when a doctor with no bedside manner upset you, and then someone else came in and explained it all to you so you felt calm, and you thought, “I want to be that person.” These are the kind of things that your reader wants to hear.
- Write it down. Everyone puts off starting, but your writing does not have to be great first time. You want to make it perfect first go: that is unlikely to happen. Once the words are on the screen, you can see what works and what does not.
- Be specific. Try not to use too many jargon words so that it reads like a medical textbook, but there are words that your reader wants to see: words like ‘Attentive’, ‘Sensitive’, ‘Appreciated’, and ‘Long Hours’. These highlight that you are informed about nursing as a career, that you have no false, glowing ideals.
- Work experience. This is good for any job but with nursing it is almost a necessity to show that you know that you are getting into a service-oriented workplace. Even your scouting badge for first aid is useful here especially if you can point out when you successfully used the knowledge.
- Proofread. Yes, yes, of course, you are going to check the grammar and spelling. Your computer’s spell checker is not the best way to go about this. Let someone else read it over, not just for grammar but to ensure that it makes sense too. It is better to be embarrassed that your mother or best friend could not understand you rather than finding out the College had no clue as to what you wanted to say.
- Here’s a final tip. For the last read through before you send it off, change the format. Print out your work or upload it to your e-reader. It is amazing the number of tiny errors that you will pick up from looking at it in a different light.