XXXX University is my first choice to earn the DNP in Nurse Anesthesia for several reasons, the location is convenient for my family and I also very much appreciate the rigors of your program, along with the vast breadth and scope of the curriculum. Now a highly skilled and experienced critical care nurse in MICU/CCU, I seek admission to study towards the DNP so as to devote the balance of my professional life to research as well as professional practice. At some point in my career, I hope to have the privilege of helping to teach CRNA’s of tomorrow and sharing some of the many valuable things that I have learned over the years. I am extremely passionate about becoming a CRNA, highly dedicated and emotionally intelligent. My colleagues often comment favorably on my communication/negotiation skills. I never tire of searching for novel, creative was to resolve issues through flexibility and innovation. Ready and prepared for many sacrifices ahead, I place the bar high on my own career since I also seek to become recognized as a mentor.
I look forward to becoming a highly active member of the AANA because I see association as central to professional advancement. I hope to become recognized in the future as an expert in the area of pain control, especially as it is related to childbirth. Now with two young children of my own, I feel that I am at the optimal time in my life with that perfect combination of maturity, wisdom, and drive to excel as a graduate student in your competitive Nurse Anesthesia Program at XXXX University. My central professional dream is to focus my energies for decades to come – in terms of both research and practice - as a CRNA helping women, in particular, during some of their most vulnerable moments in life, providing them with an epidural if necessary, watching over them, making sure they fully understand what is required in order to achieve an optimal outcome. I look forward to many decades to come as a stellar CRNA who often serves as a birthing coach at the same time. The maternity ward will be the center of my world.
As the daughter of first-generation immigrants to America, both from Croatia, I grew up with great examples of courage, perseverance, and determination to accomplish a set objective. My parents instilled in me the values of hard work, family and education which have served me especially well since I was hired by the XXXX Hospital Medical Center, on April 6th, 2015.
Absorbing everything as quickly as I could during my 3-month orientation, I could not be happier or feel more at home as an ICU nurse with ample opportunity to practice my critical thinking skills each day. I find special satisfaction in serving as an advocate for my patients and their family members. I have learned to anticipate a crisis situation before it occurs and consider my role on the ICU team to be especially vital in terms of prevention. I have perfected my skills in Vasopressors, titration and the weaning process and most enjoy participation in discussions with residents, fellows, social workers, dieticians, and my nurse co-workers. I participate in the weaning process of patients on controlled mechanical ventilation to assisted ventilation, and also inverted ratio APRV mode which requires a more advance knowledge and understating of ABG interpretation. I recently have been filling in as charge nurse, orchestrating the roles of staff and coordinating with other departments. I crave the autonomy and responsibility of the CRNA role and I am especially excited by the challenge of that sixth sense that allows the best of us to immediately sense when something's not right based on a heart tone or a monitor. Detail-oriented and extremely personable I am forever in awe of our task getting to know a patient in only a few minutes and asking them to entrust you with their life.
I thank you for considering my application to Nurse Anesthesia at XXXX.