Adult Nursing Personal Statement Example 8

I want to be a nurse to do something worthwhile with my career, I don't want to waste my days working behind a computer, I want to be a nurse to utilise all of the best parts of my character.

I want the challenges that come with the job, always learning and developing better methods of care. The way one nurse treats their patient stays with that patient for years and I want to be a nurse and be remembered as one who cared, worked hard and did my best to maintain high standards in my work.

I have worked in residential and nursing homes for the elderly since I was 17, before that I had my own experience, aged 15, caring for my Uncle and Gran who both had terminal cancer.

During college I volunteered my spare time to RDA and helping out with the college's special needs department.

In 2005 I gained employment in Maryland with the Camp America program as a horse riding instructor for disabled children and adults and hope to return to this position in summer 2009.

I still volunteer with RDA and Pony Club and am also on the Tesco Charity Committee, recently raising £13,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by doing a sponsored Zip Line over the River Lagan.

I have experienced many different care roles in a variety of situations, in this country and abroad.

I am adaptable to new situations, surroundings and methods of care, having found my experiences in America very enlightening.

My time spent volunteering has also been invaluable to me as I understand the importance of teamwork and work well with others. I hope to utilise all of these experiences and attributes to benefit others by pursuing a career in nursing.

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This personal statement was written by JodieKara21 for application in 2009.

JodieKara21's Comments

This is my first draft and I think maybe too much of it is spent writing about past experience, but I have lots and didn't want to skip any. I think my intro is abit ropey too but its from the heart...Honest thoughts anyone??


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This is a very short statement. I think you should mention some more things about the course, like what it offers and other personal qualities that would make the University want you. eg. your hobbies or things which demonstrate leadership skills etc

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