XXXX University is my first choice among DNP Programs in Nurse Anesthesia for a variety of reasons, mostly the location and the sheer excellence of your program. In April of next year, 2018, I will have been an RN for 8 years, with half of that time spent in ICU, mostly in a level-two, trauma center. Thus, I feel it is time for me to reach out in my career for further opportunity and responsibility in nursing so as to be able to maximize my potential contribution to my profession. I hope to earn the doctoral degree in Nurse Anesthesia at XXXX University and become the finest CRNA possible, distinguishing myself on a volunteer as well as a professional basis.
Born and raised in the USA, completing high school here, I decided for a variety of complex reasons to attend medical school in India, the land of origin of my parents. I am pleased that I had this experience, not only of finishing medical school and earning my license to practice medicine in India, but doing so and gaining significant experience in India, especially in the Emergency Room - before returning home to the USA. As a result of this experience, I am a more globally-minded healthcare professional, sensitive to diversity issues and experienced in multilingual communication. Both of my parents are nurses and I am not sure why, looking back, I insisted on going to medical school. In time, I realized that I was a much better fit with a career in nursing – following in the footsteps of my parents.
Once I came back to America, I realized that I could be a better nurse than a doctor for a variety of reasons. Thus, I went to Nursing School, earning my AS in 2011 and my BSN in 2018. I am also PCCN certified and currently preparing for my CCRN examination. I have enjoyed studying nursing and becoming a nurse after completing medical school. It has been easier to excel in nursing, and I look forward to a long lifetime of nursing, putting my training in medicine to good use alongside my training in nursing. I hope to become a CRNA; and in this position, in particular, it will be useful to also have medical training as part of my formal academic background. Progressively, I hope to put my advanced training to good use on a volunteer level going on missions to assist surgeons. Nothing excites me more than the idea of serving as a CRNA in disaster areas with great need for emergency surgery for large numbers of people.
A humble man and a devoted father and husband, I began my nursing career here in America as a nursing assistant, then becoming a floor and next ICU nurse; and I see becoming a CRNA as my final destination that will enable me to give back as much as possible. My time spent as a volunteer health worker in rural areas of India will always be with me and I now hope to be selected for training to make that volunteer work global, going on missions to locations in greatest need of a CRNA.
Here in the USA I sing in church and work with our youth. Many of my happiest moments are spent working with Habitat for Humanity or serving up hot meals at one of our shelters for the homeless.
I thank you for considering my application to Nurse Anesthesia at XXXX University.