How to Write One. Need to write an application essay? Bummer. But good news, we can make it fun! In today’s video I’ll explain my four easy steps for approaching application essays for Nursing school and Nurse Practitioner (NP) school. We will talk about how to research your school, what you are looking for, and how to integrate your personal statement with theirs. Application Essays for nursing and NP school can seem very intimidating, but hopefully after watching this you feel ready to tackle them!