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Chinese Applicants to Nursing School Personal Statement of Purpose Examples 

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I ask for admission to your DNP Program at XXXX University because it brings me great delight to provide culturally sensitive patient care. This is especially true with Asian and, most notably, Chinese patients since I am a bilingual Chinese speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin. Read More 

My core value is equality. This comes easily because I am Chinese and raised to think socially rather than individually, think, speak, and act for the common rather than individual goods. I see my natural mildness, modesty, and lack of egoistic self-assertiveness as a great value in nursing, always staying calm and never getting one’s feathers ruffled. I seldom get angry, as I do not see anger as a valuable or productive emotion, at least from my own experience, especially as a nurse. Read More 

I have been serving as a nurse at XXXX Hospital since 2012 and as a critical care nurse since February 2014 – learning everything I can from the CRNAs. XXXX University is my first choice among CRNA programs because it is only 50 miles from where I live. I look forward to continuing to live and work where I might best perform, with the support of my current network of friends and family. I also appreciate the length and structure of your 36-month DNP CRNA program and how it is divided into two sections, with the second part involving clinical rotations. Some of the CRNAs I have met at our hospital have graduated from XXXX and could not speak more highly of the rigors of your program. I feel strongly that I am up to the challenge. Read More 

Born and raised in Manila, the Philippines, I am a young man and a nurse who is three-quarters Filipino and one-quarter Chinese. One of four siblings, I grew up in a tiny, humble home in one of the most impoverished slums in Manila, far from the city lights. We were happy even though 15 people shared our house throughout my childhood. Despite losing my mother to America, I was blissfully unaware of any disadvantage of my social class. One day when I was six, I woke up to find my mother and all her things gone. She could not bear to say goodbye to me because she knew it would be long before she would see me again. A decade would pass before we would be reunited in Pasadena, California. Read More 

Seven years ago, I moved to America from China at 15. Thus, my adulthood has been taken up by becoming a Chinese American rather than simply Chinese and becoming a mother. Now, I want very much to become a nurse. Read More

When I came to America with my husband fifteen years ago, it culminated in a long journey. I was born and raised in Shanghai before the economic boom took hold in China -when healthcare outside the large cities was rudimentary. I had always believed that nursing was my vocation from my earliest recollection. I was fortunate that I could pursue this dream, receiving my BSN from Shanghai Medical University and my MSN from the University of XXXX for Medical Science in 1999. Read More

A Nurse from China Strives to Live in Iowa


The process of becoming a registered nurse in the U.S. as a foreign-trained nurse can be complex, so patience and persistence are key. This leads us to a documentary on Zee, a non-binary aspiring nurse from rural China, as she seeks to build a gender-affirming life in the Midwest. After graduating from nursing school, she worked tirelessly to pass the licensure exam in hopes of remaining in the U.S. despite the social isolation she faces as an international student. She has been in Iowa for five years and it is a comfortable place. Her parents saved up everything just to help her have a life here. So, there is a little pressure. When she arrived, her plan has always been simple: learn English, study to be a nurse, and then, she can stay here in the U.S., hopefully. She knows it is a big challenge and a daunting task. However, she believed in herself that she could do it. We will be watching and cheering you on, says her parents.


In the U.S., the people are a bit luxurious. Sometimes, they ask her, “What do you like to do?”, “What’s your weekend plan? ”What’s your dream?”  In preparation for exam, this is the scenario where you lose touch with reality. You could go insane.  Passing the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) is a crucial step in becoming a registered nurse in the U.S. She will need to prepare for and pass this exam. If she does not pass, then she will not be able to get a nursing internship and it would not be possible for her to remain here. She will need to also demonstrate proficiency in English. Taking the IELTS or TOEFL exam and achieving a satisfactory score is typically required. While preparing for these exams sometimes, she tries not to freak out because of the volume of work involved. She studied day and night and finally, she was able to pass the licensing exams with excellence. She applied for a nursing license in Iowa through the Iowa Board of Nursing.

However, she knows that her nursing internship will not last forever. If she works hard, she hopes to get a real nursing job. I must stay hopeful, she says. She was also inclined to starting back in Iowa because this was where she became a grown up. Sadly, she wasn’t that lucky. The state of Iowa had reservations to recruiting foreign nurses and this meant she had to leave as she could not get a job. Goodbye, Iowa, she says, I will miss you.

Chinese Applicants to Nursing School
Chinese Applicants to Nursing School
Chinese Applicants to Nursing School
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