I plan to become an FNP and a travel nurse in the United States and abroad. Recently, I took a trip to my parent’s homeland of Guyana, the poorest country in South America, where I witnessed the acute shortage of healthcare providers, resources, medicine, etc. This visit to our land of origin filled me with a sense of nursing mission, to give as much time as I can, progressively throughout my career, to the advancement of nursing care and access to health care in the Developing World, especially the land of my heritage in my case: Guyana, where I can do the most good and I have the most to contribute given the fact that this culture and language is also my own.
The University of XXXX’s School of Nursing is my first choice among Master’s Degree Programs designed to fully prepare the FNPs of tomorrow. In addition to its location and sheer excellence, your program is my first choice because of my profound respect for your dedication to inclusion in nursing education. Fully dedicated to lifelong education in Nursing and community and public health, increasingly on a global level, both intellectually and in practice: The first step is to become a Family Nurse practitioner.
My long-term goal is to open up my own practice in the neighborhood where I grew up in New York. I would also like to travel, and contribute to bringing healthcare to underserved regions of the world. I currently work as a scribe in the Emergency Department at XXXX Hospital in NY and it is a great privilege to work alongside doctors, PAs, and nursing professionals, helping with documentation to complete patient charts. I have been able to learn a great deal about physical exam findings, medical decision-making, diagnosis, and plan of care. I have also learned a great deal about medications. I make rounds frequently on the floor, assisting patients and providing them with necessities.
I day dream about having the opportunity to engage in research about the prevalence of cancer among minority ethnic groups in the United States. Both my grandmothers and one of my aunts died of cancer; thus, I have been reading about this disease in my free time since before I started high school, becoming a frequent and curious visitor to the hospital. Inspired, I went on to volunteer in the Postpartum Department at Long Island Jewish as well as Forest Hills Hospital. I was extremely happy attending to mothers and their newborn babies, especially accompanying mom while in labor, bring new life into the world almost every day. Since my parents were and will always be first-generation struggling immigrants from one of the hemisphere’s poorest countries, I am the first to go to college, to become a professional, to have a full chance. Nursing school was difficult at first and my grades faltered, but I stood up and turned them around, eventually making the Dean’s List, the proudest moment of my life.
I thank you for considering my application.