A well written nursing school essay can mean the difference between being accepted into the school of your choice or not. Firstly, always make sure you follow the instructions exactly, when it comes to content, essay length and submission guidelines. A good essay is easy to read and provides some insight into the person writing it, and what their motivation is. Your essay should contain a short personal description about yourself, although the bulk of it should be your nursing background, accomplishments and goals. Why you want to attend this particular nursing school and pursue a nursing career in general should both be addressed somewhere. Any academic accomplishments should be included, along with practical nursing experience, even if that’s only volunteering. Include your positive character traits and how you see your future in nursing. And always double check for spelling and proper grammar!