I have worked in the medical field for eight years as a Medical Assistant and administrator. My current position is as Senior Medical Secretary at XXXX Medical College. Throughout the course of this employment, I have increasingly longed to become involved in hands-on medical care myself. Thus, I am applying to XXXX University so as to earn the BSN Degree and become a nurse, in response to my deep-seated sense of calling to move in this professional direction. It has always had the desire to help people in a direct way and I gave some consideration to becoming a Speech Therapist and I shall graduate with a degree in this area this coming spring. Nevertheless, a variety of factors and circumstances have now convinced me that it is Nursing that is my true calling. Having earned a degree in SLP has taught me many valuable things and will help me to excel in my career in nursing. I am confident that nursing is the career path that will provide me with the most satisfaction, maximizing my usefulness to my community.
I know that nursing calls for particular and uncommon characteristics such as empathy, excellent communication skills, including sensitivity to non-verbal signals, calmness under pressure and the intelligence to absorb and retain complex information. I have carefully considered whether I possess the characteristics and potential to become an excellent nurse and have genuinely concluded that I do. I have demonstrated determination and potential in my life to date in successfully pursuing Associate and Bachelor degrees in the face of personal and financial problems. I know that the program will be highly demanding and challenging but I am determined to succeed and to pursue my goal with the diligence, persistence and enthusiasm that I have successfully applied in my life to date.
My studies in Speech Pathology have honed my communication skills and provided experience of working with patients to achieve challenging but achievable goals and in working collaboratively with others. There are many aspects of this training and experience that is applicable in nursing and provides me with an excellent basis for nursing training.
To be honest, the location of the XXXX campus is a major consideration in this application, it is by far the most conveniently situated training provider for my purposes. However I am fully aware of those aspects of the program that distinguish it and feel very fortunate that such training is available so closely to me. The opportunity to gain early clinical experience is certainly appealing as is the fact that the facilities are ‘state of the art’ and the instructors are among the best in the field. I know that the college’s application of technology and simulated teaching techniques are highly developed and ‘world class’. I am also interested to observe that the program is designed to enable a smooth transition to advanced nursing training which is something that I shall certainly consider if this application is successful.
I have the advantage of knowing nurses who have trained in the program and all report an excellent experience in a training environment which is highly challenging but also highly supportive which is exactly the environment that I seek and in which I am convinced that I can thrive.
Thank you for considering my application.