If you hope to sign up to a nursing program, you want to have at least preexisting knowledge of some of the basics, such as CPR. This emergency procedure is often listed as part of the admission criteria, and shows that you have a willingness to learn and commit to this profession. Here are four things to consider in the process of getting into nursing school:
Volunteer work or community service
By applying for volunteer work or community service it is possible to give a great first impression when it comes to enrolling in a teaching school and when you are reviewed by the admission committee. Any form of community service involvement is viewed in a very positive manner, especially when it relates to BSN level. It is possible to connect with a local hospital via one of their volunteer coordinators. Also, it benefits to stick with a single position and not change roles on a regular basis. The reason for this is the ability to get a reference that comes from someone you have worked with for a while.
Visit the nursing school
Before you make a commitment to a particular nursing school it can benefit to visit those you plan to apply to. If possible, talk to other students, sit in on classes and talk to professors. Try to get tips and guidance on how to get accepted into the preferred program. Also, the nursing school advisors can give a general idea of what the admissions committee is looking for and the overall competitiveness of the program.
Well organized essay
Use the entry essay to clearly show you have the academic know-how to match the needs of the nursing course. Try to write the unique essay that details the path taken and your motivation for applying to this specific profession. Also, include details about why the specific school has been selected and why it is a great fit for your personal circumstances. Get others to read the essay and get suggestions to help make improvements.
Letter of recommendation
A very positive letter of recommendation that highlights your commitment and achievements is certain to impress the admissions committee. Community and volunteering services are great places to connect with and can write the type of recommendation letter that can hold a lot of weight and hopefully sway the admissions committee into giving you a positive outcome. Also, similar to the entry essay, you should check and proof read these letters before submitting.