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Nursing Personal Statement Sample, MSN, Gerontology

Updated: Jan 14


Pursuing an MSN is more than just a logical or natural progression for my career. It is a life choice, one that is backed by burgeoning clinical acumen and in-depth exposure to an array of experiences, and levels of care.


Moreover, my experiences have proven that my passion for Nursing is most profound when caring for the aged. I aim to bring my determination and desire to improve my practice and myself to focus, making critical contributions to the field of Nursing. More specifically, I anticipate an MSN program with sufficient breadth of scope to allow me to increase my depth of understanding in the areas of congestive heart failure and COPD, as well as the unique needs and care necessary in the care of the critically ill suffering from a variety of conditions ranging from chronic illnesses to trauma and or crucial surgical procedures.


Earning my MSN will allow me to bring my dreams to fruition. After earning the Master's, I anticipate pursuing my AANP/CNS certifications first and later earning the DNP with a focus on gerontology. The hospital is my home, educating and caring for patients and their families. At the same time, I plan to remain active as a volunteer dedicated to helping the underserved. There is a distinct need to educate at-risk populations, immigrant populations, and minorities in preventative measures such as regular blood sugar, pressure checks, and physicals.


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Nursing Personal Statement Sample, MSN, Gerontology

These past two-and-a-half years working with patients on long-term ventilators, patients that are suffering from chronic disorders ranging from CHF, AFIB, COPD, DM, and other chronic conditions that affect their every activity, I have been developing in my mind the ideals for my practice.


I bring with me to the School of Nursing not only a solid academic foundation, an ADN and BSN but also professional and volunteer experiences in the field, work that has increased my maturity as my responsibilities have grown, as well as demonstrating my detail-oriented and critical thinking skills.


Volunteering in an outpatient pharmacy impressed upon me early on the need for accurate yet non-technical explanations for patients, as well as the unique needs of immigrant and at-risk populations. These experiences lent themselves to my volunteer work at local community wellness fairs, where I helped provide flu shots and preventative health screening. The interaction with my community was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing, talking with, and educating the many diverse groups of people, not just in terms of cultures and creeds, but also socioeconomic status. In my experience, cultural competency goes beyond being just an ability, it needs to be heartfelt, to sympathize with, understand, and appreciate our differences, the rich tapestry of life that we are all a part of on earth. What is more, I felt like I was making a difference. In the hospital, we treat complications born of chronic conditions. Educating the public, and encouraging the simplest of measures, such as checking BP, can help prevent MIs, strokes, and more. For me, this is what makes nursing so rewarding.


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Nursing Personal Statement Sample, MSN, Gerontology

XXXX’s School of Nursing is my first choice for academic development. No other school could offer me the same breadth, relevance, and autonomy of curriculum. The program provides ample exposure to real-world scenarios in health care that reflect current challenges in nursing.


I eagerly await the beginning of this next chapter, bringing compassionate care to those who need it most.


Thank you for your time and consideration.


Nursing Personal Statement Sample




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