I was born in Tarnow, Poland, and immigrated to America several years ago. I am now 17 and attend XXXX High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. I will graduate next year and want to begin a nursing career at XXXX. This is because my main goal in life is to help the people around me when they need it. I am a compassionate and dedicated young man, and I am very devoted to my goal of becoming a health care professional.
I want to devote my life to improving health care delivery systems. I plan to give this goal my all by staying abreast of significant developments in the physical and social sciences related to health care. After attaining my BS in Nursing, I would like to take the additional training necessary to become a paramedic.
As a lifeguard, I have experience in leadership and making fast critical decisions. I always stay calm irrespective of the circumstances. I have experience dealing with people who require assistance from either heart attacks or seizures in and out of the pool.
I am a strong candidate to attend your program because there is nothing more satisfying to me than the feeling of contributing to saving someone’s life. I also want to become a nurse for personal reasons. When my parents lived in Poland, they both were nurses, one was a paramedic nurse, and the other served in the pediatrics division. My father is a diabetic, and I am responsible for his well-being by checking his blood sugar and alertness levels throughout the day. Once, when he slipped into a diabetic coma, the paramedics came and assisted him. That moment played a massive role in my decision to become a nurse and also work as a paramedic for at least several years to give something back to those who need me most.
The weakest part of my application is my grades. The last several months have been tough for my family and me. Unfortunately, both of my parents lost their jobs; thus, to help my family out, I have been working long hours as a lifeguard to help pay the bills. The school has become a struggle, but I am learning to manage my time much better, and my grades are rapidly improving.
I am a selfless, hardworking, lovable person that is thankful for what I have. My choice was made after visiting XXXX University with a couple of friends. The campus, community, and overall friendly atmosphere seemed the perfect fit for me. I feel like a true XXXX at XXXX, as if I were at home.
As a Pole, I look forward to contributing to the diversity of your program and giving my all to my studies. Some of my interests include swimming, water polo, and sports shooting. I am also our school’s Swimming Teacher, the Vice president of our German club, and the principal organizer of the Polish booth for diversity week. Thank you so much for considering my application. I assure you that if honored by acceptance into your program, I will give my all to my studies since I am very determined to excel in college, and I look forward to attending your program.