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Nursing Personal Statements

Our nursing personal statements should inspire you to write your own unique statement, and help you understand how students have successfully applied for this course in the past.

Child nursing is a very challenging and demanding career, however the rewards would be amazing and I am ready to embark on this career. Nursing has always been a desire of mine. Ever since a young girl, when being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my response was to be a children’s nurse and to help others...
My initial interest in caring for people derived from a voluntary trip to Romania during my secondary school years in which I had the responsibility of looking after orphans and children with disabilities...
After graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, my first job was with Enterprise Rent-A-Car as a management trainee. I had not really thought about a career path because I expected my BS and my internship would lead to a successful career in the computer industry...
Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career, however I feel the rewards would be great and that I am ready to embark on this career. I am eager to pursue a career in which I am able to help and care for people, becoming a nurse would allow me to fulfil this ambition...
For the past fourteen years I have been working in the caring profession; almost twelve of those have been with the NHS. Throughout this time I have gained various caring skills working in a hospital and community setting, which have also improved my people skills and how I interact with others...
I am so very proud to be able to share aspects of my life that are not apparent from my academic record. After being encouraged to pursue my degree by both friends and family, I found that going back to school is a character-defining time in my life, causing me to face many challenges such as financial hardship and manage responsibilities associated with family and school...
Nursing, in my opinion, is a career where you never really finish training. It is a highly demanding career that brings new challenges every day, but with it comes many rewards and a real sense of job satisfaction...
I want to study nursing because I believe it will be the start of a long and successful career in working in the medical field. My goal is to work in operating theatres. I want to develop a set of skills which will stay with me for the rest of my life and kick start a career doing something I love...
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...
"To me, fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death"...
Nursing is a profession I have always looked upon with respect. I believe that the role of a nurse can be very challenging and hectic at times, as well as rewarding and fulfilling. In my opinion a person who is willing to become a nurse needs to have very good interpersonal skills, be a good listener, empathetic, eager to learn and strive to improve themselves...
Nursing is a lifelong learning experience, a vocation and a profession that I really wish to join. My ambition is to become a fully qualified registered nurse, building on the foundation of previous training and my current position as a haematology health care assistant and a member of staff bank within the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS trust...
I would like to study nursing because I feel it will lead me directly to one of the most emotionally fulfilling careers available, as well as giving me the chance combine helping people's mental well being with their physical health...
My desire to do this course is because I have always shown a growing interest into nursing as it strikes me as a worthwhile and satisfying career to choose. I am a confident student willing to provide the university with good communication skills, supporting others, and being able to interact closely with them...
I work in an NHS hospital and have been a Health Care Assistant for over five years. During this time, I have helped different clientele groups in the health care industry. I have looked after people with drug abuse, alcohol abuse, substance abuse problems and clients with depression...
I have been interested in the nursing profession since I was a child, but due to my parent's financial hardship, I was unable to achieve the necessary qualification at school. The birth of my last child who is asthmatic and suffers from severe eczema has precipitated my return to education in order to realise my ambition and dream...
My chosen courses to apply for study are BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. I have chosen these courses for many reasons. At first I was heading towards a forensic science course and have studied at great length in this field from books (such as Hidden Evidence by Thomas T...
As soon as I had finished my GCSE’s I had no particulare career pathway but I decided to get into health and social care. I was always a patient and caring person but during my BTEC first diploma in health and social care course at MCAST in Malta I had further developed these skills and learned how to deal with children and the elderly...
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one. It is difficult to say what is impossible for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality of tomorrow". Hubbard Goddard Nursing is a very challenging and fulfilling career...
There has been many occasions during my life that I have spent hours sitting at a hospital bedside. My mother battled a long term illness and as I sat with her trying to keep her spirits up, the Nurses who cared for her always drew my admiration...
Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career that can also be both rewarding and interesting; and has been my passion since I was a child. However, in the last few years I have wanted a career in nursing that involves caring for sick young children...
My desire to take a course in adult nursing was established after my first work placement at a nursing home where I later acquired a paid job as a domestic care assistant. During my time at the nursing home, I enjoyed talking to and caring for residents and developing relationships with them and this is something that really attracts me to nursing...
Ever since I was young, I have always known that I wanted to work with people, to enhance their quality of life, to follow a calling, in which I could invest myself and get rewarded by the sight of someone getting better and to have the chance to maintain and improve their independence and autonomy...
A nurse contributes so much to society; patient care is extremely demanding, however I found my local nurses to be calm and supportive during work experience at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. I enjoy helping people directly and so I aspire to be a nurse as I wish to have a positive impact on peoples' lives...
After graduating from my bachelor degree in psychology from University of Portsmouth, I enrolled into a part time Masters Degree on psychological research methods from the Open University as a new checkpoint while looking after one of my younger sisters who suffers from mental health issues...
Witnessing the excellent care my grandfather received from palliative care nurses initiated my interest in nursing, when their dedication to his complex emotional and physical needs inspired me to help others...
I have always respected and had an interest in the nursing profession as I believe it is not only challenging but it is also rewarding, I would particularly like to become a child nurse as I have plenty of experience dealing with young children and I have enjoyed being involved in their care...
Children's nursing requires determination, perseverance, great knowledge and commitment. I have experienced first-hand how caring, amazing and professional the children's nurses are. The care my family received in the high dependency unit when my 8-week-old son fell ill really touched my heart and gave me a massive insight into their roles and responsibilities...
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to describe my personal motivations for joining the nursing workforce. From the time I graduated high school until about a year ago, I had my sights set on becoming a researcher in neurosciences...