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Essay Topics


Nursing students are required to submit a one page essay on “Why I want to become a nurse.”


Choose ONE of the three topics below, using the bullet points as suggested questions to answer in your essay and submit it with your application for review.

About You

  • Describe a challenging situation you have had and what steps you have taken to overcome it.
  • Explain what unique characteristics you will bring to Concordia University as a student.
  • Describe your leadership ability, how you are currently using it, and how you will implement those abilities on CU's campus.

Why Us?

  • Founded in 1905, CU has created a legacy of successful graduates. How do you fit in to CU's legacy?
  • Describe yourself and your reasons for applying to CU, a private, Christian university.
  • How will your major at Concordia prepare you for a career? Describe how you will use your education at CU to pursue your dreams.

Creative Question

  • In your personal experiences, please respond to a local, national, or international issue that has prompted you to action.
  • What is a current problem you see in your generation today? How will you break beyond the norm?
  • If you were President of The United States for one day what is the one bill you would pass?
  • Please respond to the statement by Aristotle - "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

You can submit the essay with your application, mail it to Concordia, or email it to