An RN with three years of nursing experience in a hospital setting as a float nurse has given me many opportunities to learn and develop my skills quickly. I also have a business degree and worked for fifteen years as a county government manager, managing people, programs, and assets and raising three brilliant and productive children. With professional experience, knowledge, and maturity, I hope to excel and make significant contributions to your FNP Program at XXXX University, participating in class discussions and sharing some family-related experiences I have had over many years of community service. I am currently completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at XXXX University; by continuing my education at OU, my nursing network and support base will help me excel.
I spent many hours at all three of my children's schools as a volunteer, Girl Scout Leader, a room mother, a chaperone for field trips, etc. I also volunteered to work at public events when I was part of local government for 15 years. Frequently participating in fundraising events for diabetes research and cancer awareness, contributing my time working on quilting projects for the events, for example, or making baked goods to raise funds for research—these are my passions. Interacting with many families touched by these diseases and learning from them have been among my fondest experiences, helping them cope and stay positive. These activities provide me with some of the connectedness to my community that is so helpful to FNP practice.
Most of my three years in nursing have been spent in a float pool to gain quick exposure to various nursing settings, learning as much as possible in an interdisciplinary fashion. After completing your program and for the balance of my career, I hope to increasingly dedicate my efforts to nursing the underserved to the extent to which I can do so and still pay off my student loans. This is what fulfills me most, providing joy, spirituality, and a sense of meaning and purpose that fills me every day. I dream of going on medical missions, especially to disaster areas, particularly here in the United States, and perhaps overseas at some point. I am also very much engaged in rural health issues and concerned that essential needs are often unmet in many rural areas here in America.
My plans for beginning service as an FNP are focused on underserved areas in the United States in a clinic or primary care setting. in time, I would like to practice independently and make the care I provide as affordable as possible for my patients.
Thank you for considering my application to your distinguished program at XXXX University.