Nursing Scholarship Essay
Little did I know at the time, my first experience with nursing occurred when I learned to count calories in the sixth grade. It was a slightly misguided attempt to maximize my health. This small understanding of what it means to seek health started the bit of snow rolling that began to collect a bit more snow and a bit more, and it took rolling through much more experience and exploration to turn this tiny bit of snow into the more comprehensive understanding of health, nutrition and nursing that I have today – the large snowball. I’m not going to talk about calories now. The snowball has grown much larger than that, growing much as the field of nursing has grown: to encompass the …show more content…
A major component of the plan’s development included naming warning signs of relapse and skills for coping. To help the client complete this component, I needed to ask pertinent questions, utilize my knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy, and incorporate relevant reports of the client’s progress in and outside the facility. This process was a great experience in using structured critical thinking while allowing room for the humanistic approach. In conclusion, I hope this essay has given you an effective glimpse into my background to provide a picture of cultural self-awareness, care, and critical thinking. I am committed to nursing for its heart center, for its intellectual rigor, and for all I know it will teach me about being human. Though I have a previous Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Humanities, this comprehensive education along with my increased life experience was necessary and instrumental in solidifying my inner certainty that Nursing is the path for me. Since Nursing is often a post-baccalaureate degree, I hope that this element of my background will be less a deterrent than a back-up of my eligibility. Finally - I will let the numbers talk in this case - my financial need is real. Please give me your trust and support by awarding me this scholarship and I will make it my highest priority to uphold it by becoming the best registered nurse I can be.