A Haitian woman and a very dedicated and hardworking nurse, I am proud to be a native speaker and writer of Haitian Creole and English. I was born and raised on Long Island but am fully bicultural and bilingual. In some fundamental sense, Haiti is even more my home than New York City. While I have not spent long periods in Haiti, I look forward to participating in medical missions to my land of origin for decades to come. My language ability has excellent value for coordinating efforts in public health. I am applying to study for the DNP Degree in Nurse Anesthesia at XXXX College to have the opportunity to fully realize my dreams as a nurse for Haiti as well as New York City.
Earning the DNP Degree in Nurse Anesthesia will give me the tools to understand the challenges and opportunities facing our healthcare systems, policies, politics, finances, public health, and more. I will better understand the local community's general health and nursing issues and learn to become a better advocate for my patients. Earning the DNP will help me move into leadership roles and optimize my contribution to professional nursing organizations. I have spent most of my nursing career working in Telemetry, Critical Care, and ER, learning all I can and giving my all to practice: bedside manner, patient care, operating under stressful conditions, pharmacology, and emergency response, in particular. I am a member of a nursing sorority and very active in my community, especially with my church. I attend a French/Creole-speaking Baptist church, and many members do not speak much English. I often go with them to the doctor. Many recent immigrants from Haiti to the USA fall into the underserved category. It brings me great joy to be of exceptional service to the needy members of my ethnic and linguistic community.
I earned my BSN from XXXX College in May 2011. Since then, I have attained my PCCN, CMC, CCRN, PALS, and ACLS and completed graduate-level courses in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, maintaining a 4.0 average. I also recently attended the Diversity CRNA conference, where I met many CRNAs and SRNAs and participated in a hands-on airway simulation workshop. Serving as a co-chair of our unit-based council, I value sharing ideas that help us enhance our quality of care. I have worked as a charge nurse and participated in Haitian rapid response teams. I also precept and orient new hires. I recently completed a shadow experience with a highly-skilled Haitian CRNA practitioner, spanning the operating room, labor and delivery, and ambulatory surgery.
Thank you for considering my application to the DNP in Nurse Anesthesia Program at XXXX College.