I joined this group a few months ago and I've been waiting to post an introduction because I'm taking the teenest, tiniest baby steps to becoming a nurse. :D

My name is Sarah, I'm 25 and I'm currently enrolled in my local community college taking courses to prepare to apply to the nursing program (the RN program more specifically). I made the decision last year after much waffling to take the plunge, drop out of my B.S. program (in psychology) and dive right into trying to become a nurse. I took three classes last semester including Anatomy & Physiology I, Algebra and Intro to Sociology (two of which were required for the program). I needed to take Algebra to raise my high school math grade because I was never very good at math. I'm happy to report that not only did I pull an A in Algebra, but an A- in A&P I. :)

This semester I will be taking Anatomy & Physiology II, Intro to Chem (to raise my high school Chem grade) and the second half of my English course. It's going to be a long, painful semester, but if I make it into the nursing program, it will be all worth it!

Our college requires an entrance essay explaining why we want to be nurses. I'm finding it difficult to put this into words! I'd love to go into Trauma 1 or ER nursing at a university hospital and eventually become a PA. Does anyone have any ideas for what to write in this damned essay? Or who should write my three letters of recommendation?

Any advice you guys have would be great! :)
sarahmayy sarahmayy
22-25, F
1 Response Aug 2, 2010

Place your question to everyone in EP: become a Nurse. Does anyone have any ideas for what to write in this damned essay?