Back story to use for letter: (Withdrawal reason) I am currently looking to go back to school and complete the nursing program that I withdrew from in 2018. I started the program in November of 2017. I live at home with my mom, who is a working nurse and my retired dad, and in late 2018 my dad was diagnosed with cancer. It was heart wrenching news to get and it affected me not only emotionally but the stress of it started affecting me physically as well. The household just consist of myself, my dad, and my mom. With my mom working full time as a nurse, I was left with the responsibility to take care of my dad. Cooking, cleaning, making sure he had his medicine on time and that he was able to get to his doctor appointments, was a full time job, on top of a full nursing program. There was so much on my plate. Something had to give and I knew it couldn’t be my dad, so in October of 2018 I withdrew from nursing school with only a year left to complete. Since then I have been taking care of my father and my mom has been working full time. My mom will soon retire at the end of this year, 2020 and will now be able to take care of my dad and accommodate to his needs. I now see a perfect opportunity to go back to nursing school and complete what I started and fulfill my desire to become the best nurse I can be. I recently reached out to my program for readmission, and was told I need to submit a letter of reconsideration to the nursing department for consideration. I currently do not have the time to write this letter due to the fact that I still am taking care of my dad until December.
Instructions for the Letter Of Appeal are as followed:
1. The circumstances that led to your withdrawal
2. Why you believe the WGU model is appropriate in reaching your academic goals. (I will attach a summary of their “Competency Based Model”
3. How you have prepared for return, both academically and otherwise.
4. Why you believe you will be able to meet academic progress requirements in your studies if readmitted.