After earning my BSN Degree in May of 2017, I have most enjoyed the past two years of my life, giving all to our patients in the Intensive Care Unit of our hospital. Few things happen within the range of my eyes and ears in our ICU that I overlook, especially everything having to do with Nurse Anesthesia. This is increasingly the case since becoming a CRNA has been my central career goal for some time now. I have also shadowed several CRNAs on my unit that I especially admired.
Thus, I hope to be selected to attend the BSN-to-DNP Nurse Anesthesia program at the University of XXXX, my first choice for a variety of reasons, ranging from your ranking as the best Nurse Anesthesia Program in Florida to the fact that your geographical location is ideal for the pursuit of my personal as well as professional goals. I appreciate how XXXX University is invested in the career success of its students with a focus on turning out leaders and professionals capable of making critical contributions to their communities at local, state, and national levels.
Promoted to Charge Nurse within eight months of beginning my service in the ICU, I am also a preceptor for new employees and nursing students. I enjoy teaching and learning from our Unit Based Educator. As a hospital’s rapid response team member, I frequently respond to CAT calls/Code blue. I am always passionate about providing incredibly attentive care and attention to the most critical patients on the unit. I have attended two CRNA Diversity Information Sessions, where I listened in rapture to the keynote speakers and learned a great deal about airway simulation, endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airway, epidurals, mechanical ventilators, and central line insertions.
My parents were raised in a small town in a rural area, so I often heard about limited services and having to travel long distances for healthcare in particular. Ironically, perhaps because I see the countryside as my origin, I have always been drawn there. For this reason, I hope to become a CRNA, exceptionally well-trained in rural health and nursing. At some point, I hope to establish my independent practice in a small rural town, providing outreach to surrounding residents.
Another of my attractions to rural America is my deep concern over the rise of opioid addiction in the United States and perioperative considerations for patients with opioid use disorder, such as using non-opioid analgesics or non-pharmacological pain management to provide optimal pain control and minimize the risk of relapse and overdose. I have published an article in the Unit’s newsletter titled “Post-Intensive Care Syndrome in Patients' Families.” Other memorable moments for me have been participating in runs to benefit charities. I look forward to always serving as a volunteer and going on missions, particularly where CRNAs are needed to support surgeons in saving lives, especially in the Global South.
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