BS Nursing, Chinese Immigrant, Personal Statement of Purpose

Updated: Jul 17

​Seven years ago, I moved to America from China at the age of 15. Thus, my adulthood so far has been taken up by becoming a Chinese American rather than simply Chinese, and becoming a mother. Now, I want very much to become a nurse.

I was not inspired to become a nurse until I saw all these nurses coming in and out of my hospital room, taking great care of me and my daughter, answering all my questions, listening to all my concerns, teaching me how to take care of my baby, and comforting me when I felt upset. They were angels and became very powerful role models for me. My ideal job would be as a volunteer with a non-profit organization like the red cross, using my nursing skill to help those who are most in need and least able to pay for their care. My professional aspiration for the short term is to be accepted into your undergraduate degree program in nursing. My long term goal is become a nurse practitioner. And I hope someday to do extensive volunteer work in the Developing World.

I have always been a caring person and I love taking care of people. These are the primary reasons why I believe that I have great potential to become an excellent nurse. While I still have a lot to learn at only 22, my communication skills are finally getting to the point where I am a very effective communicator in the workplace, and I am no longer shy about speaking English.

In fact, I hope that being a native speaker of Chinese will be useful in the future as a Nurse Practitioner serving in an urban area with a significant Chinese-speaking population. I live in XXXX, Oregon with a population of only 150,000 and I met no Chinese-speaking health care workers at my stay in the hospital. Even in a smaller city of this size, however, I believe that a Chinese-speaking nurse might be an asset. More and more, Chinese immigrants are spreading out across America. To this end, I plan to always avidly study and stay current with medical terms in Mandarin Chinese.

By succeeding in your program, I can become a registered nurse and I hope to continue to study later on and become a nurse practitioner. My own personal dreams revolve around children. I have two children of my own and I sponsor a child in South Africa through World Vision. She has inspired me to learn a great deal about the difficulties of providing health care in Africa and I am truly hoping that someday, after becoming a nurse practitioner, I will be able to join an organization as a volunteer and go to the Developing World for long periods to help provide proper health care, especially vaccinations and wellness checks. I would also love to work in preventive medicine education.

I volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club and I work as a waitress in a restaurant. Thus, I have become most comfortable conversing with people from widely diverse ethnic groups and I have worked hard to develop excellent customer service skills that will also help me in nursing. Serving elementary students and picky customers has helped me to learn patience and to always remain amicable to others.

I love cities and I have visited many. In addition to Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, and Hong Kong, I have been to Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Vancouver. My travels have helped me to understand the superficiality of our differences and to celebrate our great diversity in Asia as well as North America. This will help me to be an empathetic and understanding nursing professional. I keenly look forward to beginning your program and I want to thank you for considering my application.

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