Practical Nursing Essay Instructions

Amongst the many prerequisites to get admitted into the highly competitive Practical Nursing program at Hunter, the applicant must write and submit an essay of not less than 250 words, and no more than 500 words, based on this statement.

The qualities that make you stand out reflect your life experience and your own personal uniqueness. What qualities do you believe you possess that will enable you to cope with the rigors of nursing school, perform successfully as a student, and later work effectively as a licensed practical nurse?

These are the criteria upon which your essay will be judged.

Writing

Good – Essay is typed, titled, and contains the applicant’s name. The text flows well and is organized. In addition, spelling and grammar are accurate.
Bad – Essay is handwritten and disorganized, with spelling and grammar errors.

Content

Good – The writing clearly identifies the purpose of the paper and answers the topics posed above.
Bad – Text of composition does not identify a specific purpose or direction or answer the topics posed above.

Organization

Good – The essay is organized and well structured. There is a beginning, main body, and conclusion.
Bad – The essay lacks structure. There is no beginning, body, and/or conclusion.

Practical Nursing Admissions Packet

Go here for a copy of the Practical Nursing Admissions Packet provided to all applicants to the program.