There are 8 sections described below. Format the letter by heading each section with the headings shown below. Write information in paragraph form and do not use bullet format under section headings. Masters program for Adult Nurse Practitioner.
Why are you interested in graduate school and what are your plans after you receive your degree?
What influenced you to choose the field?
Why are you interested in the program and specialization to which you are applying?
Please note that your personal/professional goals must be in line with the specialization to which you are applying.
Describe your previous undergraduate experience. Explain how you plan to apply your prior academic skills to your chosen specialization.
(I am a RN at a hospital and specialize in Intermediate Care-Cardiac patients. I also work in Quality Department and monitoring readmissions and assessing high risk CORE patients).
What influenced your choice of graduate program
Explain any inconsistencies in academic record or work experience. If your GPA is not what you would have liked, explain special personal, physical or family circumstances that may have adversely affected your GPA.
(My GPA 15 years ago was 2.3 (below the standard) circumstances were that my parents were going through a difficult divorce and I was left to pay for the rest of my college (BSN at a private catholic college-Carroll University) also many trials and tribulations at home for 2 years which was very disturbing).
No prior research experience, you must indicate that under this section in a complete sentence.
(I don't have any research experience nor have I completed a research paper/project)
What is your prior work experience? Include volunteer work and/or extracurricular activities that complement your career decision.
Address any cultural knowledge or experiences you may have acquired that may better prepare you for the field of Nurse Practitioner.
Include in this section personal qualities(interpersonal skills, team work skills, etc) you possess that you believe will contribute to your success in your field graduate study.
Why this University?
Indicate why this university would be a good match for you and your future goals?
What interested you in this university (this could include courses, faculty, and/or research projects and faculty)?
Why are you interested in an online program?
Reasons for Admissions Committee Review-
Address the reason why your file is being presented to the Admissions Committee.
(Low GPA, state the reasons for your low GPA or poor academic performance)
How will you be successful?
Address how you plan to be successful in graduate school if admitted.