It is important you have an understanding of the nursing field through experiences you have gained in student groups, volunteering, or work experience in a healthcare setting. Like many other graduate and professional programs, nursing schools like to admit applicants who are well-rounded and have a clear, firm commitment to their goals.
Admissions committees expect you to have researched the nursing profession and know some of the issues nurses currently face. Additionally, the admissions committee will want to know specifically why you are pursuing a career in the nursing profession.
Getting exposure to the nursing profession can make you a competitive applicant and help you to begin to identify what skills, values and interests you enjoy in this profession.