I’m applying to TCU’s nursing program and it’s a reach so I need my essays to be perfect. There are two supplemental essays: one about why I’m “called” to nursing and one about how I’ve prepared for pursuing a BSN. I’ve finished the first one but the second one is giving me a lot of trouble. Doesn’t my resume already show how I’ve prepared for nursing school? For context, I’m a solid A-B student in math and science courses including AP Bio and Stats, I’m licensed as a CNA in my state, I attended a seminar on undergraduate healthcare research between my sophomore and junior year, I’ve volunteered at a hospital, etc. What’s the best way to answer this kind of question??
You pretty much have an outline already. Just fill in the skeleton with some flesh.
“I’m a student in math and science courses including AP Bio and Stats, which gives me a foundation for…” or similar.
“I’m licensed as a CNA in my state and I am able to…” or similar.
“I attended a seminar on undergraduate healthcare research between my sophomore and junior year, which helped me understand…” or similar.
“I’ve volunteered at a hospital, and my experiences with patients has…” or similar.
These questions are not supposed to be that difficult. Use what you already have to fill it in. I don’t know your prompt or word count, but if you have enough space, add details about TCU’s program that will make you a great nurse. Highlight skills you have that are relevant to becoming a nurse.
Maybe add something about how you prepared mentally or emotionally for being a nurse… for example if you helped in the long term caregiving for a family member. That kind of thing may not be on your list of accomplishments or activities, but would tell them more about how your personality matches to their college or to the profession.