Jul 26, 2018 #1
school of nursing in UT - SOP
I'm going to apply to school of nursing in UT, and I'm gonna write the essay for application with topic A.
Can someone give me some recommendation for my essay?
I just finish ESOL class in writing, and I still make a lots of mistakes in writing.
Thanks so much.
"The statement of purpose will provide an opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances that you feel could add value to your application. You may also want to explain unique aspects of your academic background or valued experiences you may have had that relate to your academic discipline. The statement of purpose is not meant to be a listing of accomplishments in high school or a record of your participation in school-related activities. Rather, this is your opportunity to address the admission committee directly and to let us know more about you as an individual, in a manner that your transcripts and the other application information cannot convey."
I lived with my grandfather who died because of lung cancer when I was five years old. At that time, I was too young to take care of him, but I wish that I could have done something more than sitting and praying beside his bed. Because of that, I want to become a nurse. I want to put myself in other's position to understand their pain and to able to take care of them. Unfortunately, in the last year of high school, I was convinced by my families that working in a healthcare filed will be so stressful with blood and illness while being an accountant will be so much easier with all clean and tidy paper works. Consequently, I chose to drop out my goal to become a nurse and got into a financial and marketing university in Viet Nam. I went to school for two years in the financial field, but I had no idea what I was going to do in school and after graduation. I felt lost because I had no interested in that field of study.
Not until I left Vietnam and came to the United State to start a new life with my family. While I had always had an interest in health science, I had never thought that all my memories about my grandfather and my nursing goal came back when I started to take care of my grandmother who lives with my family since we moved to the US. She is 92 years old, and she has Alzheimer. She cannot remember her morning medicines, how to take shower, and wake up in the middle of the night to search for things lost a couple of years ago. Nothing can't describe how hard for watching your loved one suffer every single day and do nothing. We, humans, are mortal. Everyone could suffer from a stroke or cancer, and we still can't do anything against that human nature. At that moment, I believe that the minimize things people desire at that time is the comfort. Most importantly, I found myself so happy, passionate, and energetic when I spending more time to research and studies anything related to science and healthcare. I want to study that how my family and I can give her warm and protective feelings in medically and psychological ways.
After all, I decided to come back to school and put myself into the pre-health science. Ever since I enrolled in science courses at Austin community college, I tried hard to learn the most of my education. By going to school, I was going to discover that the healthcare field can help me to fulfill my desire to help others. Until now, I'm sure that I never regret when I choose Nursing major in my life. The more I learn academically, the more I feel compassionate and curiosity for the knowledge in this field of study. My curiosity for science has never stopped to grow over the courses of my studies in community college. In other words, the more I study, the smaller I fell about myself in compare with the world of knowledge. Therefore, I have decided to extend my education.
No doubt, being one of the top schools in the country is the first appeal to me for a bachelor's science in nursing. The University of Texas at Austin will provide me with many resources, opportunities, and extracurricular activity options. I'm so impressed whenever I think that I could be a part of the university where "What starts here changes the world." The opportunities in attending in the University of Texas in Austin can help me to open the door to the world of knowledge and seek for the challenges. I believe that being a part of this fascinating community will reinforce my expertise and allow me to use what I learn and experience to serve people.