Like my mother, I am an Arab woman, even though I have lived in California my entire life. Thus, I look forward to contributing to the diversity of your distinguished program in nursing as a native speaker of Arabic and a young woman who is most passionate about and fully engaged with the science and art of health care. My professional experiences thus far have resulted in the complete surrender of my heart to the idea of becoming the finest nursing professional possible.
XXXX University is my first choice for graduate study for several reasons, which is why I have closely followed your program for the past three years. Throughout my undergraduate study in Health Science, I have become increasingly mesmerized by interdisciplinary approaches to cancer treatment. Thus, I very much want to earn my MSN Degree from an outstanding multidisciplinary program such as yours so that I will learn to think creatively from a holistic perspective about the significant health issues that I will confront in my many years as a nursing professional, most notably cancer and the tremendous toll that it is taking worldwide on people of all ages. I hope to distinguish myself in the future by writing about the special relationship between cancer on the one hand and nursing care on the other. I have visited your lovely campus and met some of the staff. I am especially impressed by the research accomplishments of the faculty.
I have recently completed my bachelor's degree in health science with an emphasis on Health Promotion at XXXX University. I am a very well-organized student and have always been goal oriented. I worked while going to school to pay my way through college. This required many sacrifices but has resulted in my becoming an expert at time management, which will serve me well as a graduate student. I am becoming increasingly successful at managing my priorities, all geared around nursing. As an honors student, I attribute much of my success to my close nit and highly supportive family. They have helped me mature and grow into a young woman full of ambition, determination, and hope.
I also attribute my dedication to the battle against cancer to my family, particularly the gradual loss of my grandmother to this dreaded disease over a decade. We were close, and her final years propelled me forward professionally in honor of her memory. I grew up with my grandma sick most of the time; whenever she came home from the hospital, I daydreamed about being the nurse providing her care.
I am convinced that I will be able to excel in your competitive and rigorous MSN Program at XXXX University because of my elevated level of motivation and dedication to my studies and my extensive experience as a volunteer health worker. I have given a lot of energy to our local Red Cross, which has been an excellent opportunity for me to reach out to the community and help a worthy cause. However, my most valuable professional experience has been my work as a Clinical Care Extender with the COPE Program dedicated to innovative solutions in health care services. This was an exciting opportunity to expand my insight into the health field and experience unprecedented direct patient care in a large clinical setting.
For two years, I rotated among different departments (Medical Surgery/Definitive Observation Unit, Emergency Room, Obstetrics, and Mother and Baby Care Unit). I spent every shift working alongside nurses. Under their guidance, I was able to engage in countless hands-on experiences. I performed vital sign procedures, bathed, and fed patients, prepared patient rooms, sent specimens to the laboratory, obtained necessary equipment for the nurses, and fulfilled other basic requests of the nurses and patients alike. I witnessed numerous operations, including C-sections, circumcisions, births, and more extensive surgeries. I take special pride in my rapid adaptation to the procedural coordination of each new department I entered. For example, in the Medical Surgery/Definitive Observation Unit, I focused my reasoning skills on accommodating the unique needs of each patient facing or recovering from surgery. I learned to communicate effectively with patients and nurses in an incredibly fast-paced environment in the Emergency Room, etc.
Completing your program will prepare me for a lifetime of service, providing patients with relaxation and hope, that simple touch and concern that can often make all the difference to recovery. At some point in my nursing career, I hope to use my Arabic as well as my English extensively, and I look forward to the excellent support and guidance that I will receive at XXXX University, especially learning about the options that I will have in the future to go on medical missions both at home and abroad.
Thank you from the bottom of my big heart for considering my application to your distinguished program in Nursing at XXXX University.