I wish to setup simpler web addresses in nginx to login into wordpress i.e. /admin /login in nginx

I've attempted multiple methods for dealing with this without any luck. any ideas?

# Login Short Cut
if ($uri ~* "/login") {
    rewrite ^/login(/.*)? /wp-admin$1;
}

The most well-liked method is by using NO IF-STMTS:

# Login Short Cut
location ~* /login/ {
    rewrite ^/login/(.*)? /wp-admin/$1;
}