A Cuban American woman born and raised in XXXX. My city is the center of my world; thus, it is a natural choice for me to apply to the especially distinguished MSN Program at the University of XXXX. I hope to earn my master's degree in Adult-Gerontology and Acute Care, preparing me for a lifetime of dedicated service as a Nurse Practitioner. Fully bilingual and bicultural, I enjoy nursing practice in both my languages, Spanish and English, and I am delighted that the need is great for bilingual Spanish/English nurses in America and beyond. As a nurse practitioner, I often daydream of going on medical missions to Latin America. I hope to do so for decades to come as Nurse Practitioner - always thinking globally while I treat one patient at a time.
My father went to medical school in Cuba but could never realize his dream of becoming a doctor. We are close, and much of his loss has been compensated for by my hard work and his investment in his daughter. Becoming an NP will be an outstanding achievement for both of us. My aunt has been a nurse for many years, so we mostly talk as a family about medical-related issues. I also feel strongly about my extensive experience as an adolescent and young woman caring for my grandfather with Alzheimer’s and my grandmother with heart failure. This motivated me to become an RN in 2015 and earn my BSN Magnum Cum Laude in 2017.
I keenly look forward to a long lifetime of service in nursing, in an acute care setting, providing care in partnership with my patients, and guiding them to make wise health and lifestyle choices. I have long seen education as crucial, and I am increasingly aware of the complex ways in which most of the patients I encounter in the ICU are there because of poor lifestyle choices. I love interacting with patients and their families, being able to explain things to them, and inspiring them to that 'Aha!'' moment of their own. My team and I have had patients return to visit us healthy, whole, and grateful. I see myself embarking on a lifetime journey of constant and steady progress, always looking to advance further my ability to care for each of my patients in holistic ways. I hope to be selected to serve as an ARNP at the hospital where I am currently employed, team building and networking. I also dream of having the privilege of teaching future generations of NPs.
I have spent two beautiful years serving in the ICU, and I feel like it is in my bloodstream; I could not be happier: with neuro, trauma, cardiac, and medical patients. I thrive in stressful situations and excel at giving my all as part of a team. I am a hard worker, and I don't stop until I know I have done everything possible to help my patients. I love nursing school and could not be more dedicated. It is my absolute priority after my patients. I could not be more excited by the prospect of the rigorous challenges that await me in your innovative ARNP Program at the University of XXXX.
Thank you for considering my application.