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Korean Immigrant CRNA, DNP Nurse Anesthesia

Updated: 4 days ago


My nursing philosophy is always to work hard, do one's best, and study to become a better nurse, as much as possible, both formally and informally. I hope to be accepted to the DNP Program in Nurse Anesthesia at XXXX University because the most fundamental aspect of my nursing philosophy is a lifelong education, the constant improvement of one’s ability to care for one’s patients and achieve optimal patient care outcomes. I am proud to have been awarded XXXX Hospital´s Rookie of the year award for 2017. I look forward to contributing to the diversity of your team as a Korean-American woman. I came to the USA from our native Korea in the 6th grade and am bicultural Korean and bilingual. I look forward to serving as a native speaker of Korean on call whenever the need arises in my hospital. A nurse who could not be more fully devoted to lifelong education in my field, I fully intend to stay engaged with my academic advancement most of the time, on some level, throughout my career, focusing on increasing areas of particular interest and training – all geared towards enhancing my contribution to the achievement of the highest quality of care possible for patients. Increasingly I look forward to thinking and acting globally, having the privilege of contributing to the proliferation of public health knowledge on a global scale. Along with other CRNAs, I look forward to going on regular missions to support surgeons, especially in the wake of natural disasters. First, I earned a BS in Neuroscience (2013) and then my BS in Nursing in 2015. In addition to LEVEL 1 ICU experience, I also have LEVEL 1 hospital operating room RN experience, which has allowed me to observe and interact with CRNAs closely. In this way, I have acquired an advanced understanding of issues in patient positioning for various surgical procedures. I have learned much about anesthesia equipment, particularly the anesthetist’s roles, and responsibilities, especially code situations in OR.


I have always striven for the best, and I see Nurse Anesthesia as the pinnacle of nursing. I am particularly delighted that Nurse Anesthesia is one of the medical specialties that continuously collects data and publishes vast amounts of information critical to research studies concerning safe and efficient care leading to improved patient outcomes. I respect the autonomy of the CRNA, her essential skills of thinking on her feet, her nursing judgment, and her extensive medical knowledge. I enjoy reading about the early days of our profession when nurses were among the very first anesthetists.


My proposed area of particular interest for a DNP project lies in studying the effectiveness of simulation practice in enhancing patient safety. I hope to have the opportunity to explore in-depth how patient safety can be improved through simulation practice in the training of nurses, providing them with a chance to understand their mistakes by revisiting them – to enhance optimal care in real-time situations. Adapting the work of Dr. XXXX to help address this issue will be critical to my thesis and its execution, concerning both simulations and an evaluation of outcomes. I look forward to lifelong participation in research that enhances universal standards of practice for CRNAs.


The University of XXXX is my first choice among DNP Nurse Anesthesia programs for various reasons; I fully share the nursing philosophy and mission that characterizes the program – with a central focus on education and the promotion of global health.


I thank you for considering my application to your highly competitive program.


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