Nursing Personal Essay

Only students transferring into the nursing program are required to complete this essay. This essay is not required for freshman applicants. The Nursing Application Essay is in addition to the Seattle University Personal Statement.

For applicants completing the Seattle University Transfer Application, the essay prompt is included in the application along with the Seattle University Personal Statement. Applicants completing the Transfer Common Application should upload the nursing statement in the Supplemental BSN application and upload the Seattle University Personal Statement in the Transfer Common Application. Both essays are required to complete your application. 

The nursing application essay should not exceed 250 words. The essay should address the following question:

Seattle University is one of the 27 Jesuit Catholic colleges and universities in the US. A hallmark of Jesuit education is the value it places on continual reflection and discernment as paths for discovering meaning in our lives. Take time to reflect on your college search and application process. What have you learned about yourself as you envision your future as a nurse in today’s health care system? How does Seattle University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepare you for that future?