A young, black social service professional with a compassionate heart, I find particular joy in caring for underprivileged individuals, I am applying to the accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing (AccBSN) Program at XXXX College to fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse. My parents are from Haiti, and I have always felt part of a minority group that must be determined to struggle to lift ourselves out of poverty. While it has always been the desire of my heart to pursue a career in nursing, having grown up in a family of dedicated and compassionate nurses, I initially studied psychology, a field that has helped to provide me with a firm foundation for understanding people, especially those living through difficult situations. I have matured due to years of professional experience working closely with those in need. While I enjoy my work, I have realized that it is time to fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse.
The human rewards of serving as a nurse, to the community, to those who need me most, represent for me the ultimate in human achievement, making a profound and powerful impact on the lives of others, the sick, and those most in need of our help. My desire to become a nurse was greatly enhanced by the experience of accompanying my nephew during his extensive hospitalization for sickle cell anemia. As I observed the emotional support and medical care provided by the nurses, I was again impressed by their integral role in patient recovery. Inspired by their commitment, self-sacrifice, and undivided concern, I am more determined than ever to receive the best education available to become an efficient registered nurse.
Since college, I have worked closely with the health care system as a paraprofessional in the social services field, working with people from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds, all struggling to contribute meaningfully to society. As a woman of Haitian descent, my cultural background and language skills allow me to bond quickly with people from different walks of life. I am not yet really fluent in Spanish, but I love it, and I get better at it all the time. This is important to me since I live in an area where so many of my clients will be able to communicate meaningfully only in Spanish.
I enjoy learning about psychological and physical illnesses very much and helping people on the road to successful social re-integration and adaptation, helping children and the elderly who are especially vulnerable. I am experienced working with mildly autistic children, where I learned how to face best the challenges of dealing with violent fits and implementing techniques to counteract maladaptive behaviors. I have learned how rewarding it can be to see patients make progress. For the past eight months, I have gained valuable healthcare experience with a home health aid agency, accompanying registered nurses on their rounds. My immediate goal is to complete the BSN degree through your accelerated program and then go on to pursue the MSN. I will be able to dedicate myself 100% to my studies during your program since I have made provisions for the necessary financial commitment. Eventually, I look forward to establishing a home health aid agency and managing a team of nurses in the provision of medical care for patients who are unable to receive it through the traditional insurance system. Completing the BSN at XXXX College is the first step towards realizing this dream.