Now thirty-five, I was born and raised in Cuba and came to Miami in 2001. A very dedicated and hardworking nurse who takes immense pride in my ongoing, lifetime cultivation of compassion in Nursing, I seek advancement in my career. I could not be more pleased that there is a particular need for bilingual English/Spanish Family Nurse Practitioners since this is my calling.
My first choice for graduate school in Nursing, to receive the most thorough preparation possible for a distinguished career as an FNP, is the University of XXXX. I appreciate the vast breadth and depth of your curriculum, the high ranking on a national level, and the innovative research undertaken by your faculty. Having the opportunity to take full advantage of the rigors of your program will result in my being in the optimal position to continue to advance professionally, especially in terms of international public health nursing, learning about nursing in global terms, and continuing to form bonds with associations and organizations for research and development on global health issues.
I like to think that I decided to become a nurse because of the empathy that I feel for sick people and the difference we as nurses can make in their lives. My mother died of a heart attack when I was ten years old. A heavy smoker who did not always have the money to buy her high-blood-pressure medicine, life was a struggle for me before and after her death. Being faced with such agony before I entered adolescence taught me resilience in the face of suffering. This experience gave me the strength to help others throughout my lifetime.
I love teaching patients the correct lifestyle choices to protect, enhance, and preserve their well-being. I use Spanish daily in the workplace since many of our patients in Miami speak Spanish as their first language. I appreciate how there is not only a shortage of bilingual English/Spanish nurses but also physicians, resulting in a great need for well-trained bilingual Spanish/English healthcare providers. This will give me an enormous opportunity to serve the underserved, particularly as an FNP, attending to sick people who might otherwise have to wait weeks or months to be seen by a physician.
I look forward to many decades of distinguished service as an FNP, putting my medical knowledge to good use alongside my diagnostic ability and prescriptive authority. I will always focus on patient education concerning disease management and lifestyle modifications tailored to the unique challenges, strengths, and resources available for each patient. I look forward to helping patients with chronic conditions since education is critical to disease management to prevent further exacerbation of the disease in question.
If I could only help one person a day to achieve a significant and lasting change in lifestyle that enabled them to become healthier, then my day would be complete, and I would feel fulfilled. I persevere. Family issues resulted in my earning a low GPA in my first year of college, for example, but I graduated Summa Cum Laude because of my commitment level. I celebrate diversity and am passionate about studying health disparities that affect the South Florida community, including sexually transmitted diseases. In addition to Cuba, I have also spent considerable time in Morocco, Jamaica, Mexico, and Canada, enhancing my appreciation for diversity.
Thank you for considering my application to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at XXXX University.