Nebraska Methodist College prides itself on producing a graduate that exemplifies "the meaning of care." We do this by focusing on three key pillars that contribute to the caring, excellent, holistic, respectful, lifelong-learner that enters the healthcare field after graduation.
These pillars are 1) The Skillset needed for success in the field, 2) the Heartset needed to provide care according to guiding principles, and 3) the Mindset to overcome the inevitable challenges that go along with working in today's healthcare environment.
Please answer the following questions to provide the Admissions Review Committee with more information on your Skillset, Heartset, and Mindset. These questions are a very important component of decision-making regarding the opportunity for an interview.
When drafting your written statement, please cite any sources using APA format if applicable. Also know that instances of plagiarism within an applicant's essay will disqualify them for acceptance to Nebraska Methodist College due to the College's commitment to academic integrity and stringent plagiarism policies. Be sure to include your name and program on the document itself.
Skillset Question: Success in occupational therapy school requires the student to employ logical thinking, critical analysis, problem-solving, and creativity in the pursuit of new learning. Name a time in which you utilized critical analysis, problem-solving, and creativity to explore potential solutions to a problem you encountered in your undergraduate education.
Heartset Question: Occupational Therapists are often working with clients experiencing the worst thing they can ever have imagined; the birth of a child with an unexpected and life-changing disability, challenges related to the loss of function from a car accident, or the adjustments required from a progressive and chronic condition, as examples. What skills would an individual need in order to serve these clients well and wholeheartedly. Which of those skills do you possess? Which are you still developing
Mindset Question: Angela Duckworth (2016) in her book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” discusses grit as the ability to persevere and stick with a goal regardless of obstacles. Give us an example of a time in which you persevered or stuck with a goal regardless of the obstacles presented. What lessons did you learn from this experience? How has it changed the way you approach new challenges?