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Hispanic, Latino, Latinx Applicants to Nursing School Personal Statement of Purpose  

Hispanic, Latino, Latinx Applicants to Nursing

Nursing, and particularly caring for the elderly, was introduced to me in a profoundly personal way. It was when my grandfather was quite ill, first in the hospital, and then at a nursing home that I encountered people that would change the course of my life forever. In my undergraduate Psychology studies, I used to think that the key to my future lay in the study of the human mind, and indeed, there are many fascinating mysteries there, and answers to profound questions. However, watching the compassionate, nursing professionals, and their heartfelt, genuine care as they attended to a man that could never be their grandfather I saw that the blood tie was irrelevant. I saw my own future, the world standing still for a moment as nurses attended to seniors, regardless of temperament, uneasiness, or failing health, the nurses were seemingly superhuman, gifted with the ability to deal with patients suffering from dementia, terminal illnesses, with a patience that is rare nowadays. I, too, want to be what she was to my family and most importantly my grandfather to someone else who has someone dear to their heart in failing health. Read More

XXXX College Nurse Anesthesia Program is my first choice among DNP programs for various reasons, including the location not far from my family and community support base. I appreciate the small class size of Nurse Anesthesia classes at XXXX College, the many clinical sites and an advanced simulation lab. I also understand the spirit driving the free food pantry and career closet. Finally, I like that the first year is entirely online, with the didactic portion of the class shared with the XXXX Nurse Anesthesia program so that I will also get the chance to interact with and learn from other SRNAs. Read More

I could not be happier with my career direction, spending the last 1.5 years never taking my eyes off the at-risk infants in our care and the technology monitoring their progress. With each day, I have learned many things of great value while serving as a nurse in the Neonatal ICU of our hospital. I now feel it is time for me to go to graduate school in Nursing in preparation for making my maximum contribution to my career and community. I am a fully bilingual Latino who also appreciates the large numbers of Latinos in your university, with several active Hispanic and Latinx communities and affinity groups. Read More

I look forward to studying towards pursuing the terminal degree in my field, the DNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia, and serving as a most dedicated CRNA for decades to come. I seek complete immersion in lifetime education and improvement, pushing creative frontiers to maximize my contribution. A Latina calling Miami home, the University of XXXX is the only program I am applying to. Nearing fluency in Spanish and basic competence in French, I seek the privilege of helping the underserved of our city, especially since Miami has a large population of French in addition to Spanish speakers. I live for an acceptance letter from the DNP Program in Nurse Anesthesia at XXXX University. Read More

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of XXXX is my first choice for graduate school. I hope to begin this coming summer of 2018. I live in XXXX, SC, serve as a nurse in the Neuroscience ICU at XXXX Health, and travel around surrounding areas. I want to specialize in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care because of the profound sense of fulfillment I feel when caring for my adult, acutely ill patients. I like that UXX at XXXX is close to home, even though most of the program is online. Read More

Your Accelerated Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing (ELMSN) Program at XXXX University is my first choice for graduate studies in Nursing. I graduated from XXXX in 1986 with a degree in Biology, but I was seduced by art and have worked in advertising for 20 years, earning an MA in Illustration and an MFA in Printmaking, both in 1995. In 2006 one of my closest friends became ill and died, and I spent countless hours at the hospital. Since then, I have spent several hundred volunteer hours caring for patients. Read More

A most dedicated nursing professional and student of nursing, I hope to be accepted to the BSN through MSN Program in Nursing at the University of XXXX because of my intense dedication to becoming a nurse. I have made rapid and constant progress toward this goal. A Latino and Spanish speaker, I also hope to be accepted to your incredibly prestigious and rigorous program because I am very dedicated to the cause of caring for the healthcare needs of the underserved in Northern California – many of whom are undocumented and speak little to no English. Read More

As a nurse and a Spanish-speaking Latina, it brings me great satisfaction that my services are needed. My state, California, needs highly qualified, bilingual Spanish/English nurses. After earning my DNP Degree, I hope to increasingly put my Spanish to good use in my nursing career, as I progressively devote more and more time to helping the underserved, a highly disproportionate number of whom speak primarily or only Spanish. Read More

I see my degree in Sociology as most beneficial to someone who has chosen nursing as their career, enabling me to see the big picture with greater clarity from the beginning, understanding the complexities of diversity and social justice issues as they play out in nursing. Serving as a Student Research Assistant at XXXX’s Center for Health Services and Society and compiling databases for advanced mobile care apps for patients with severe mental illness, gave me incredible joy in working and creating cutting-edge health care. I also have hands-on experience working as a Nursing Assistant, changing, feeding, monitoring, and visiting residents at a nursing home. This will help me hit the ground running in your Master’s Program in Nursing at the University of XXXX School of Nursing. I look forward to learning as much as possible about geriatrics and public health policy related to community health nursing. The 200 hours I spent as a Nursing Volunteer at XXXX Hospital and 150 hours at XXXX will also help me excel in your rigorous MECN Program. Read More

A hard-working Latina nurse born and raised along the Rio Grande River a half-hour south of El Paso, Texas, I am fully bilingual, bicultural, and a very hard worker. I look to your distinguished MSN Program at the University of XXXX to guide me in becoming the most effective and compassionate Nurse Practitioner possible and how to make the most of my bilingual capacity and cultural sensitivity. I look for further direction, awareness, and the chance to cultivate and practice my nursing sensitivities at the service of the underserved in our community, both documented and undocumented residents who need medical attention. I have German, Spanish, Asian, Brazilian, and French roots and my family has lived on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas, for four generations, in the small border town of XXXX, right across the Rio Grande River from a small town in Mexico known as XXXX, 45 minutes from the closest central medical facility. I use my Spanish every day at my hospital. We help anyone who comes to us in need of assistance—from both sides of the border—so one hears almost as much Spanish as English in my hospital's corridors. Read More

For me, the field of nursing represents a vehicle of service to those who need it most, especially my people, humble, primarily undocumented immigrant families from Latin America living in poverty. The unique part of nursing is the opportunity to provide service of the most profound and valuable nature to the underserved. My father came from Mexico as a young man and worked hard to gain legal status and raise his family. My father will be very proud to see his daughter earn her Master’s in Nursing. I grew up among the poor with the constant stress of making ends meet in a society where we did not have legal standing, especially when I was still small. I feel I have a lot to give back to people like my family as a nursing professional, especially to America’s massive population of undocumented immigrants. Read More

I feel well-equipped, highly motivated, and able to handle the opportunity and rigors of a challenging CRNA program. During these past six years in ICU, working alongside amazing CRNAs, and discussing my future with them in Nurse Anesthesia, I have been genuinely impressed by their confidence, work autonomy, and the magnetic coupling of nursing acumen with nursing pharma knowledge. Read More

I was not looking forward to a rotation in a locked psychiatric ward during my BSN training; it was merely something to be endured to reach my goal of becoming a midwife. I found the community to be a disturbing environment but was filled with sympathy for the patients and curiosity about them as individuals, the causes of their conditions, and the treatments being provided. I knew that these people once had dreams and goals and families and friends who loved them and were desperate to have them find a way out of the mental maze in which they found themselves trapped. I wanted to help these people, and thus my career was born. Read More

The greatest strength of my application to your mainly distinguished Master's Program in Nursing at the University of XXXX is that I am not only a nurse but also fully bilingual and bicultural. I am a Mexican woman who is most fully dedicated to addressing the nursing needs of the underserved. I have deep roots and broad connections in my local, predominantly Latino community here in Michigan, and I have served as a translator for doctors' visits and hospital stays for people in my neighborhood. Read More

A very hard-working licensed RN, I first found myself attracted to XXXX University’s MSN Program due to your high passing rates for the RN licensing exam. As I began to investigate further, I became most impressed with the research of your extraordinary faculty and their dedication to spending adequate time with students to provide them with a helping hand. I like that XXXX University is home to more than 130 clubs and organizations, and I feel strongly that my temperament is a good fit for the field. My character is calm and easy-going; my approach is amiable, my personality is professional, and my greatest strengths are sincerity and humor. My most incredible pride is parenting, and my ultimate fun is learning new knowledge and skills. I aspire to be a devoted husband and father with a well-rounded lifestyle. Most of all, I want to be a modest yet well-respected nurse. I am a good fit with XXXX, a program committed to providing its patients with cutting-edge care with an ethos of excellence. Read More

The greatest strength of my application to your distinguished Master's Program in Nursing at the University of XXXX is that I am both a nurse and fully bilingual and bicultural. I am a Mexican woman dedicated to addressing the nursing needs of the underserved. I have deep roots and broad connections in my local, mostly Latino, community here in Michigan, and I have even served as a translator for doctors' visits. Hospital stays for people in my neighborhood. Read More

I am a woman of Puerto Rican ancestry who was born in New York. Since late adolescence, I have been dedicated to my nursing career, completing my BSN and my MSN at XXXX College. Now 41, I am a nurse who has had time to develop a great deal of passion for patients. I have strong feelings about the importance of providing adequate care to everyone, regardless of their socio-economic background. I am incredibly knowledgeable about and concerned with our geriatric patients. I feel strongly that a wealthy society such as ours can afford outstanding nursing care for our elderly patients irrespective of their ability to pay. I want to devote the balance of my life to this cause. Read More

Peru, where I earned my first degree in nursing. Twenty-two years later, now 49 and partially Americanized, I yearn to prepare myself for career advancement in nursing practice education and eventually return to Peru as an expert in this area. I am convinced that my professional maturity will empower me to excel in your doctoral program since I now have 21 years of experience in Internal, Emergency, Pediatric, and Correctional Medicine. An accomplished FNP with numerous certifications in these areas, I now want to advance professionally in the cause of the underserved, to research, write, and publish about Latino issues in health care and mental health nursing. Read More

I am applying to XXXX’s CRNA program because I am convinced it is one of the most exemplary programs in the country. Its location is convenient for my family and my career as a nursing professional. I have extensive experience in the importance of pain control, having spent years as a nursing professional in both ICU units and Emergency Rooms. I have become convinced that facing one’s mortality is perhaps the most devastating ordeal. Facing death accompanied by pain is a tragedy that has no place in a civilized society. Thus, as a nursing professional, I find profound fulfillment in helping the terminally ill find peace and a certain measure of contentment in fulfilling their days in circumstances that are at least free of significant physical pain. Read More

I am a nurse of mixed Indian and Mexican heritage, born and raised in California. I hold Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and English. I speak English, Spanish, and a little French; I am currently learning Malayalam, a language spoken in south India. I am trained as a Water Safety Instructor. Read More

Hispanic, Latino, Latinx Applicants to Nursing
Hispanic, Latino, Latinx Applicants to Nursing
Hispanic, Latino, Latinx Applicants to Nursing
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