Since January 2014, I have been serving as a Registered Nurse in an ICU following a six-month internship in the Operating Room. Since I began serving as a nurse in OR and then ICU, I have spent as much time observing CRNAs as possible, seeking out several opportunities to shadow those whose capacity struck me as exceptional. I look forward to the elevated level of responsibility that rests on the shoulders of the CRNA, the autonomy and leadership opportunities, the rigor, and the challenge. I earned a Minor in Psychology to complement my BSN from the University of XXXX (2013). I believe it will continue to serve me well as I learn to implement creative strategies with increasing efficiency in the never-ending quest for better outcomes for my patients and their families.
The XXXX School of Anesthesia is my first choice for graduate study towards certification as a CRNA because of the sheer excellence of your program; the location will enable me to dedicate myself fully to my studies, where I have the full support of my family and professional networks. There are many reasons why the XXXX School of Anesthesia is my first choice for graduate school. I appreciate its top-notch reputation and meager attrition rate. I am convinced that your program is the optimal springboard upon which to advance my career. Your campus is close to home for me, and the clinical sites are in the twin cities, so I will also be easily able to make the commute, continuing to enjoy high-quality time with my family daily. I have also talked with CRNAs who graduated from XXXX School of Anesthesia and current students. Everyone that I have spoken with raves about your CRNA program.
I read extensively in four areas: Cardiovascular surgery, Trauma surgery, and especially Anesthesia and Pain management. A dedicated and highly motivated nurse with three years of experience, I could not be more committed to advancing my career and realizing what I feel is my solid potential for exercising leadership roles in nursing. After becoming certified, I plan to serve in a large hospital for several years to gain more extensive experience. Afterward, I would like to work with an organization such as Doctors Without Borders. I have always been driven to help, and I am drawn to OR, especially in an emergency. I could not be more excited about the idea of spending the balance of my professional life assisting with life-saving surgeries. I look forward to a long professional lifetime spending my time in volunteer efforts, giving back to my community, on local as well as global levels – as much as I can, protecting and preserving life through my labors with such organizations as the Disaster Action Team & Health Services Committee of the American Red Cross. I often attend educational conferences and have earned my Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) and Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) certifications. I will soon complete the Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC) through AACN.
I have donated as much time as possible to my work as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. I am heavily engaged with both Disaster Action Team and the Health Services Committee, first responders to disasters. I have been well-trained for initial health assessment of the required assistance level, paramedics, equipment, etc. I am usually outdoors with my wife and dog in my free time, re-charging my batteries to give my all to nursing upon my return.
Thank you for considering my application to the XXXX School of Anesthesia.