So- here are the essay questions for entrance into the University of Minnesota Masters of Nursing Program:
Please respond to all of the following essay questions. Prepare your responses carefully, as they are your opportunity to tell the Admissions Committee about yourself in ways that might not be evident from your academic record. The School seeks to admit and educate a diverse student body, both in order to enrich the students' educational experience and to prepare them to meet the health needs of a diverse society. Student body characteristics that will enhance the diversity in the school include leadership qualities, a strong work record, community or public service record, special talents and interests, gender (males are underrepresented in the nursing profession), and a wide range of economic, social, racial/ethnic and geographic backgrounds.
Essay I: Given that there are many more applicants to the MN program than can be admitted, discuss what makes you an excellent candidate for this intensive program. Include experiences that have prepared you for a career in nursing and your career goals. (Please do not exceed 2 double-spaced pages.)
Essay II: Following instructions 1 – 3 below, prepare an essay in response to the statement below. (Please do not exceed 2 double-spaced pages.) If you cite any published sources provide citations within your response and complete references at the end of your response.Statement: "It is appropriate for the state government to provide funding for health care and education of illegal immigrants."
First, take the perspective of someone who agrees with this statement and provide rationale that supports agreement.
Next, take the perspective of someone who disagrees with this statement and provide rationale that supports disagreement.
Finally, indicate the position - either agreement or disagreement - that YOU support given what you know at this time. Provide rationale for your position, considering the validity of the rationale you provided previously for agreement and disagreement.
Can you believe this? Of course you can- it's liberal academia. Although they deny their bias continually.
The second question was recently changed from a more generic one.
More on this later....