What Are The Essay Questions On The Application? A 500-word essay must accompany your application. For Nursing, please submit an essay that addresses the following: Why you would like to major in Nursing and what contributions do you see yourself making to the profession? For all other majors, please respond to one of the following essay prompts: Describe a challenge you overcame. How did you overcome it? How did it impact you as a person? Dominican University values the ideals of Study, Community, Reflection, and Service. Please write about one of these ideals and what it means to you.