Essay Contest

What do you believe about nursing?

Share your personal story about why you want to become a nurse, what you have learned, who has inspired you or what you want to contribute to the profession.  We are hoping your experiences can encourage other men and women around the country to strive for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing scholarship and realize their dream of becoming a nurse.  We’ll get you started… “I believe this about nursing…”  You take it from here and share how the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NCIN scholarship program has helped start you on your path, and your insights—practical or emotional, but always inspirational—with the thousands of other students considering a career in nursing.


Content: You might describe how the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NCIN
scholarship has enabled you to pursue a career in nursing, an event that shaped your decision to become a nurse or a unique person who inspired your career choices. 

Tell us: I believe this about nursing…  Photos are encouraged.

Word Limit: Please keep your electronic, typed submission under 500 words. 

Recognition and Prizes: Essays will be featured on the NCIN Web site and in other NCIN marketing materials.  In addition, scholars will earn practical and fun surprises for their winning efforts. You can submit your essay(s) as many times as you like.
Submissions: All entries should be submitted via this Web site.

Submit Your Essay

Recent Winners

I believe this about nursing… "Nursing is a profession where the need to understand your patient outweighs your need to be understood."
I believe this about nursing... "Nursing is the embodiment of my beliefs, a vessel for me to exude my character of love and care on a population that needs it the most."
I believe this about nursing..."Nurses have the unique opportunity to make a positive impact on people's health and their self-worth."