A Haitian woman and a very dedicated and hardworking nurse, I am proud of the fact that I am a native speaker and writer of Haitian Creole as well as English. I was born and raised on Long Island but I am fully bicultural as well as bilingual. In some fundamental sense, Haiti is even more my home than New York City, and while I have not spent long periods of time in Haiti yet, I very much look forward to a professional lifetime of participation in medical missions to my land of origin, for decades to come, where my language ability has great value for coordinating efforts in public health. I am applying to study towards the DNP Degree in Nurse Anesthesia at XXXX College so as to have the opportunity to most fully realize my dreams as a nurse, for Haiti as well as for New York City.
Earning the DNP Degree in Nurse Anesthesia will provide me with the tools that I need to more fully understand the challenges and opportunities facing our healthcare systems, policies, politics, finances, public health and more. I will come to better understand the public health and nursing issues facing the local community 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 the majority of my nursing career so far working in Telemetry, Critical Care, and ER, learning all that I can and giving my all to practice: bedside manner, patient care, working under stressful conditions, pharmacology, and emergency response, in particular. 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 a lot of the 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 category of the underserved, and it brings me great joy to be of special service to the needy members of my ethnic and linguistic community.
I earned my BSN from D'youville College in May 2011 and 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 got to meet many CRNAs and SRNAs and participate in a hands-on, airway simulation workshop. Serving as a co-chair of our unit-based council, I place a high value on sharing ideas that help us to enhance our quality of care. I have worked as the charge nurse and participated on rapid response teams. I also precept and orient new hires. I recently completed a shadow experience with a very highly skilled 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.