I have reached a point where I am ready to dedicate my life to the nursing field. I have always been good in the sciences, continually fascinated by the human body and its inner workings, and have spent countless hours in independent study, over and above what my classmates in biology typically invested. Nursing has been a natural choice for me, a path that began when I started volunteering for Hospice. And now, my approach has led me to the exciting prospect of joining the Bachelor's Degree Program at XXXX Nursing.
To provide the best care possible for my future patients, and prepare for the XXXX Nursing program, I volunteered for hospice. I have completed a clinical care extender internship assignment at XXXX Memorial Presbyterian Hospital through COPE solutions. Having served in a hospice and hospital setting, I have direct patient care experience, making patients and their families as comfortable and informed as possible. Furthermore, I have an excellent foundation to develop the critical skill set to succeed as a nurse. Observing and absorbing as much as I could and quizzing staff mercilessly, I noted how nurses prioritize while quickly gaining the trust of their charges, rapidly building a rapport while simultaneously and efficiently meeting the needs of the multidisciplinary team. In the most practical terms, I can triage a patient, take blood pressure and vitals, clean, bathe, and change patients' diapers, as well as break down charts in the nursing station. I have found that I can learn on the job and perform duties on the fly, and I am highly organized, particularly regarding papers in the nursing station. Coupled with this is my compassion and desire to make patients as comfortable as possible. Nothing brings me as much satisfaction as caring for my patients, using my skills, education, and passion for teamwork to save a life or aid in preserving the quality of life.
In addition to my practical experiences, I have developed the ability to communicate effectively with people from vastly different cultures and backgrounds, a skill I utilized while volunteering at last year’s Anaheim Health Fair. As a Filipino American, I have a different worldview and experience from my classmates. My travels in the Philippines and Mexico have exposed me to crushing poverty in places where there are no doctors or dentists and medicine is a rarity.
I hope to regularly engage in mission work in the US and developing nations, such as Mexico, continuing the spirit of outreach I was exposed to in the Flying Samaritans. I anticipate completing my MS in Nursing, serving as either a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner in time.
During a high school outreach program with the XXXX organization Filipino-Americans in Social Studies, I presented programs on different strategies for getting into college. The success of this outreach has inspired me to help in the organization of nursing schools and their applicants. I help with the ever-present US nurse shortage by working with faculty and staff.
XXXX has been my sole choice for academic development, and I have been impressed repeatedly by the quality of the professors and the diversity of the student body. Through a continued academic relationship with XXX, I will be fully prepared to sit my NCEs and dedicate myself to the field of nursing. To my patients of tomorrow, I will give all I have.
I thank you for considering my application.