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DNP Nurse Anesthesia CRNA, Operating Room, Stroke Committee

Updated: Jun 17

The XXXX School of Anesthesia at California State University XXXX is the only DNP Nurse Anesthesia program I am applying to, mainly because I see myself already a member of the XXXX community. While in nursing school, I joined the volunteer team at XXXX in Irvine, beginning in the Emergency Department and moving to the Operating Room when a position became available. I would spend time helping to turn over rooms between patients, but I was allowed to watch a surgery for the last hour of my shift. My eyes were mainly glued to the CRNA in charge from the very beginning. I was also able to shadow several different CRNAs as an undergraduate student.

Whenever I think about my future as a CRNA, I get goosebumps, especially beginning my studies at the XXXX School of Anesthesia. I have spoken with many Kaiser/Fullerton CRNA students and current XXXX CRNA employees who have graduated from your school. I know this program is the best, and I only want to attend the best. I have my sights set on distinguishing myself as a highly competent, dedicated, and compassionate CRNA for the balance of my professional life. I have spent time with anesthesiologists during many surgeries, especially organ harvesting. I am also a member of the Stroke Committee at my hospital.

I first earned a degree in business but soon tired of the corporate world and began to long for the human contact, warmth, and passion of the health care profession and decided to become a nurse. A dedicated student, I finished my MSN this past March 2018 with a 4.0-grade point average - while working four 12-hour days each week in the ICU at XXXX Hospital because our unit was generally short-staffed. I am at my best in a very demanding environment. Focused and goal-oriented, I understand this program's power and its challenging nature, and I am fully prepared to dedicate everything to excel. I have a wonderful and highly supportive family complemented by a comprehensive support system. I am in a position to give my best to my studies toward the DNP in Nurse Anesthesia. I crave the CRNA's skills, knowledge, professionalism, passion, enormously high level of responsibility, and autonomy - all appeal to me greatly. I hope to graduate near the top of my class.

Following my graduation from the DNP CRNA Program, I hope to build a long and distinguished career not just as a CRNA but as a CRNA with XXXX, My mom worked as a nurse at XXXX in Anaheim for almost 40 years, and I hope to follow in her footsteps as a CRNA. I especially look forward to distinguishing myself in the future as a nurse preceptor since I currently enjoy this role immensely, orienting and instructing newly-hired nurses coming into our ICU.

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