I have developed a priority focus on nurses, writing more statements in this area than any other, because I admire the dedication of nurses, their orientation of service and giving. Nurses are generally among the finest people on the planet, on human and emotional levels, because of their ethic of service. Thus, when I help a nurse succeed, I am inspired by her/his story.

I draft several eloquent and concise statements for admission to nursing school each week; and it is something that I have come to enjoy very much, take very seriously, and have gotten especially good at doing. I have spent many years investigating what makes a statement for admission to nursing school as effective as possible, what programs and institutions in the area of nursing are looking for in applicants: specific qualities, interests, and characteristics--all of which I emphasize in your essay. Character is especially critical and I paint an eloquent portrait of who you are. It is all in the wording and I like to think I have a natural gift for statement expression. My own special strength is in the emotional eloquence of nursing. Often, tears well up in my eyes while drafting a statement for nursing school; it is a most enriching experience.


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Statements of Excellence for the Nursing Residency

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New graduates from nursing school often face difficult psychological and intellectual challenges as they adapt to their new careers. Organizational leaders struggle with new graduates’ preparedness to practice. Clinical competency and management of multiple transitions not only affect the new graduate, but also the care of patients and the health care organization

Nursing residency programs (NRPs) were designed to establish a smooth transition from student life into professional life. These programs seek to establish clinical competence, provide emotional support through transition, and facilitate recruitmentand retention of strong nurse beginners.

The Humanitarian Side of a Nursing Residency

Doing a nursing residency is a great way to get real-life skills and learn from more experienced colleagues. There are a number of ways to get involved.

A Pediatric Nursing Residency Program

The Children’s National Health System’s Pediatric Nurse Residency program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice.

The program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. It bridges the gap between undergraduate education and “real-life” professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is designed for new graduate registered nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates with less than one-year acute care experience are eligible to participate in the program once they are licensed.

This paid Pediatric Nurse Residency is one-year long with three phases. The program is highly supportive, with sequential learning experiences including classroom lectures, computer-based learning, case studies, clinical experiences and hands-on technical skill development.

Sierra Leonean Ebola Survivor Rebecca Johnson

For many people, December 22 was the beginning of the holiday season running up to Christmas. But for Rebecca Johnson, a Sierra Leone nurse who survived Ebola, it marked a return to work - and a new lease on life.

Now fully recovered, Rebecca carries her hospital discharge certificate to prove her good health. "In my community, I am stigmatized and people talk about me. They say 'there she is, she’s the one with Ebola.”

Rebecca, a 28-year-old nurse caring for people with Ebola virus disease at the Police Training School (PTS) Hastings I, in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, developed symptoms of the disease on November 14. "I was vomiting for days."

She vividly remembers the shock on her colleagues’ faces when her family brought her in, not to work, but to seek treatment. "It was hard for all of us, but thank God I survived."

Having survived the disease, she is not only returning to work to care for people with Ebola, but spreading the word that Ebola can be beaten. "I want Ebola to finish so we can get back to normal. My country is drowning. It’s not easy."

Iman Abu Jaiab

Nurse Iman Abu Jaiab also experienced great tragedy, but is determined to go back into nursing. “On July 21, I felt lucky,” saya Iman Abu Jaiab, a 33-year-old nurse from Nusseirat refugee camp in Gaza.

It was two weeks into the summer 2014 war in Gaza. “I had found transportation easily from my home to my job in al Aqsa Hospital, and I had only one patient in the intensive care unit that morning,” she recalls. 

There were many health workers like Iman in Gaza. They left the comfort of their families to travel on unsafe roads to help others in hospitals and clinics during the crisis. “Many times my children were in danger and I had to help them but I had to help others as well. I never thought about the hospital being hit,” Iman says.

That day intensive bombardment began in the residential neighborhood around al Aqsa Hospital. The hospital director ordered staff to evacuate patients from the upper floors to the ground floor. 

During the move, the hospital itself was hit by a missile and Iman fell seriously wounded. A physician and cleaner helped bring her to the emergency department, where staff tried to stop the bleeding.

The hospital administration decided to evacuate the entire hospital and all patients were piled into ambulances for transfer to two hospitals in the south.

Iman was semi-conscious during the short transfer, waking from time to time to the sound of large explosions. She remained in Nasser Hospital for 18 days. She received treatment for a broken humerus and ribs, and a severed nerve and artery.

She underwent eleven surgical procedures to clean her infected wounds. Then she was referred to Jordan for 6 months in hospital for muscle and skins grafts and internal fixation of her broken bone.

The long separation from her 3 young children was difficult for both Iman and her children, who lost their father in the 2008 war in Gaza. Iman’s family took care of the children but their house was also hit, luckily with no casualties.

Iman, who has only slight mobility in her hand due to the nerve damage, has not been able to return to her normal work as a nurse, but Iman has painstakingly taught herself how to write using her left hand. She hopes to be allowed to work as a nurse supervisor or in administration. “I have an obligation to help people. It is my duty as a nurse, despite my physical disability,” says Iman.

Some nurses have experienced amazing tragedy, but they still love nursing. Is it because of the richness of the work? Completing your nursing residency may be one of those experiences you never forget. If you´d like us to help you get onto a residency program more easily, we can write a compelling personal statement of purpose just for you. Simply get in touch to find out more.