Being the ideal nursing candidate isn’t all about being the best academic student. The admissions tutors are looking for candidates who also demonstrate a high level of personal and professional aptitude towards nursing. To increase your chances of success ensure you sell yourself in your personal statement. Here are a few tips:

  • Have a balanced introduction. Set the scene for your statement but steer away from quotes and references to childhood aspirations.

  • Explain your application. Identify which field of nursing you have chosen and why you think it’s right for you.

  • Demonstrate motivation and commitment. Illustrate what you’ve done to prepare for nursing, such as gaining care or work experience.

  • Sell your abilities. Explain what you have to offer your chosen field and say how you can match your abilities against your choice.

  • Personal qualities. Explain other life experiences that make you a sound candidate for the nursing role.

  • Clear conclusion. Offer a summary of your dedication to nursing and some insight into your nursing aspirations.