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DNP Nurse Anesthesia, Haitian Applicant, Health Care Community in Haiti

Updated: May 11

I hope to contribute to the diversity of your distinguished Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program at XXXX University as a Haitian woman; and someone who was groomed almost from infancy for a career in health care. My background also provides me with an excellent opportunity to assist some of the neediest people in the world, since I am from the most impoverished land in the America’s, Haiti. My father, who has since passed on, will always be my foremost role model. A physician, he gave his life to the practice of medicine, mostly with the Maranatha Evangelical Mission, based primarily in our home town of Gonaives, Haiti. He could not have been happier when I announced my decision to become a nurse. Now, looking down on me from above, I am certain that my father is equally pleased at my dedication to the goal of becoming a CRNA, graduating with the terminal degree in my field. My family and I continue my father’s mission in Haiti by donating what we can in time as well as money to Maranatha, helping not only with health care but also elementary school and food relief.

Finishing my BS in Nursing at Keiser University in 2015, I first earned my AS and thus I now have a total of six years of nursing experience, with three of the most recent years working in the ICU. Taking care of the critically ill on a daily basis for an extended period of time has made me adept at managing life threatening emergencies, always thinking on my feet with the patient’s interests and autonomy weighing heavily on my mind. I have the opportunity to collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to guide patient care, monitor/manage patient vitals, ensure patients are hemodynamically stable, assist with bedside procedures, manage patients on life support, and respond to rapid response or code blue, to name a few of the tasks completed on a daily basis. I understand the importance of excellent client care and I am especially comfortable communicating with a culturally diverse patient population. I plan to always stay actively involved in patient-focused care in a versatile acute-care setting.

I am passionate about nursing and I realize that critical patient care requires a solid foundation in nursing skills and techniques, and prioritization of care. These skills, coupled with my compassion, patience, patient advocacy, and leadership abilities will enable me to excel as a CRNA leader at the service of a very critically ill patient population. Serving at the patients’ bedside over the years and getting to know so many patients and their families, has helped me to more fully appreciate the profound difference that can be realized by health education in the prevention of disease. I also very keenly look forward to returning to Haiti on numerous occasions in the years to come as part of medical missions, especially in support of surgeons after I become a CRNA. I look forward to helping Haiti’s health care community grow and advance in their practices to provide better care resulting in greater longevity. After completing your program and becoming a CRNA, I hope to form part of a trauma team, managing patient airways with intubation & ventilators, assessing patient care and administering anesthesia medications - before, during, and after procedures.

I appreciate your time in reviewing my application and resume and thank you in advance for your consideration of my application.

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