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BSN-to-DNP Degree, Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP Track

Updated: Jan 27

My response to entering middle age has been to advance in my career. I look forward to contributing to the lovely diversity of your program at XXU as a woman born and raised in Iran who will always be Persian. Nevertheless, I have been here so long that I already feel Oklahoman. I became an RN in 2001, I have been practicing primarily in intensive care and surgery units. I now hold dual bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry as well as Nursing. I want to devote the rest of my professional life to serving as a Family Nurse Practitioner and hope to be accepted to your distinguished program at XXU, the flagship academic department in Oklahoma in my field, and my best chance to go as far as I can as an FNP.

I see advocating for the patient as the number one goal of nursing. I do this day in and day out as a Surgery Nurse at XXXX Hospital. I ask for acceptance to your distinguished program because I want to become the best patient advocate possible, not just an advocate for the patient but an advocate for the family. My firm belief in the importance of families pulling together to deal with health crises has led me to focus on the FNP track and devote my life to the cause of nurses helping families, not just patients. I believe that my extensive work experience as an RN for more than 10 years now has provided me with a solid foundation that will enable me to hit the ground running and excel in the BSN to DNP Program.

When I was a little girl, I pretended to be a nurse in my playtime. I have always had a keen interest in nursing and medicine. I received my first bachelor's in Biochemistry from XXU in 1999 and then decided to pursue a career in nursing because I wanted to be instrumental in helping patients get healthy.

I feel strongly that I am now at the optimal point in my life to begin graduate study toward the ultimate degree in my field, the Doctor of Nursing Practice-FNP at XXXX University. XXU is my first choice for graduate school not only because I live in this beautiful state, not far away, but because of the unique quality and structure of your FNP track. Since my long-term goal is the DNP, being able to complete all of my additional training at the same university is a unique, added plus of your program.

I hope to graduate from your program not only with the absolute integrity but also the knowledge and compassion necessary for making the most positive impact possible on meeting the healthcare needs of diverse communities, particularly those with the fewest resources. Completing your DNP program would enable me to better advocate for my patient population based on Evidence-Based Practices, giving back to my local community throughout my lifetime. In addition to my professional positions, I look forward to decades of volunteer service for those without the means to pay for healthcare.

I thank you for considering my application to your distinguished program.

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