Sample 1st Paragraph, Nurse from Africa

Now 40 years old, I came to the USA from Nigeria in 1999 and have made America my home and nursing my career. I dream most of helping the underserved and I read and reflect often on the chronic plight of my countrymen with respect to the lack of health care services. I long to return someday to my native Nigeria and would like very much to do so as a teacher of nursing. Earning the Master’s Degree in your exceptionally creative program with a focus on Nursing Education would inspire and empower me to do so.

Sample 1st Paragraph for the MSN Personal Statement, Nursing Education

XXXX University is my first choice to earn my Master’s Degree in Nursing because of the opportunity it provides AND/RN applicants to earn their MSN without requiring the BSN as a prerequisite. I also very much appreciate your mission to provide educational and career advancement at a financially responsible price. Nursing education itself is the area that I intend to pursue as my own avenue of special interest and I look forward to continuing my studies towards the goal of one day teaching Nursing in a university or community college. 

Sample 1st Paragraph for the MSN Personal Statement, Latinx

Currently working towards the completion of my BSN Degree at the University of XXXX, by the end of this coming Spring semester I will have all of the prerequisites complete to enter a Master's Degree Program, as well as elective study in several areas related to Nursing. I have also been shadowing a surgical nurse here in XXXX in order to gain a better understanding of daily hospital and especially nursing procedures. It is my hope to distinguish myself in your program as a student with a great passion for learning about and addressing the issue of nursing care for the underserved in my community. Here in California, as in many other parts of the country, the Latinx population is growing rapidly, mostly through immigration. I look forward to many decades of service in the future reaching out to unerserved communities in particular. This is the primary reason why I have made the great investment of becoming very close to fluent in conversational Spanish, the language of so many of our underserved residents.

Sample 1st Paragraph, Pediatric Palative Care


When I was a much younger woman at the beginning of my nursing career, I thought that there is nothing as sad as a child dying, and I would see it all too often at my hospital, particularly the agonizing, frequently drawn out nature of a child losing the battle against cancer; and I still feel that way. But now, as a nurse with many years experience, an RN since 2006, and currently finishing up my BSN with a GPA of 3.8, I have much more courage to face and deal with sadness than I had before. In fact, if accepted to your distinguished MSN Program at XXXX University, I will focus as much as I can on the area of palliative care, especially pediatric palliative care.