When I came to America with my husband fifteen years ago, it culminated in a long journey. I was born and raised in Shanghai before the economic boom took hold in China -when healthcare outside the large cities was rudimentary. I had always believed that nursing was my vocation from my earliest recollection. I was fortunate that I could pursue this dream, receiving my BSN from Shanghai Medical University and my MSN from the University of XXXX for Medical Science in 1999.
My major at university was an acute care nurse practitioner. I have gained considerable practical experience as an RN in a hospital and a critical care nurse practitioner in a doctor’s practice and a cardiologist’s office. While heavily involved in the practical side of nursing, I have also discovered a great love for teaching. I have mentored many nursing staff and am currently responsible for nursing education in the standard observation unit. The ability to pass on my experiences to those just starting in their career is an essential part of my role as a nurse and one I want to develop to its fullest potential.
I believe that I have reached a stage in my professional life where I am ready to follow my career to the next level, and that is why I am applying to study for the DNP Degree at XXXX. The changes that have been taking place in the medical field over the last decade or so have made it vital for all practitioners, doctors, and nurses alike to ensure that they are utilizing these developments to their maximum potential. Technology and data-driven communications have changed how medical professionals can communicate with one another. The XXXX program prepares nursing staff to function efficiently in this evolving environment. This is a significant career move for me as it will equip me to tackle a more complex nursing environment and prepare me to face challenges better.
My enthusiasm for the University of XXXX is not simply because I want to become a highly qualified nurse. The program is also directed at nurses seeking a more progressive leadership role in their professional practice. My goal is to lead healthcare teams to the Global South, bringing much-needed assistance in the form of education as well as treatment. I do a great deal of volunteer work through my church and teach primary health education at the elementary school level.
The DNP program at XXXX is an opportunity that has presented itself at the perfect moment in my career. It offers me the chance to take a significant step forward on the road to achieving my ultimate goals, and to this end, I am determined to dedicate all the time and effort I need to ensure that I am successful. Thank you so much for considering my application.