The University of XXXX (UXX) is my first choice to earn my Master’s Degree in Nursing for a variety of reasons, most of all the sheer excellence of the program. I obtained my BSN at UXX and I also hope to prepare myself as thoroughly as possible at UXX to give my all for the balance of my professional life to Acute Care Nursing as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. My time spent at UXX as an undergraduate nursing student was perhaps the best time of my life and I seek to recapture this energy and happiness as a graduate student, living it again on a new, more rigorous, and demanding level.
I finished my BSN at UXX with a 3.9 GPA and also completed one graduate-level course that is required for your MSN Program, Advanced Pathophysiology. One course, in particular, that I am especially excited about taking, if accepted, is Critical Care Pharmacology, because I am developing a special interest in this area. This is yet another reason why I have my heart set on UXX because most acute care nurse practitioner programs only offer one pharmacology course and UXX offers two.
I feel strongly that the nursing professional should be engaged with his or her community and this is the primary reason why I hope to earn the MSN Degree at the University of XXXX, located in my hometown where I was born and raised, XXXX, FL. Furthermore, I live only 20 minutes away from the campus. I am applying for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track because I have 9 years of critical care experience and your program at UXX is the ideal fit for my career advancement in the area that I know best. I see issues of pharmacology and medication to be especially complex in the acute care environment and I look forward to a professional lifetime of research in this area.
I currently serve in a 28-bed CVICU that has a very high patient acuity rate. My devotion to my patients and my nursing responsibilities is complete, 100%; and I believe this will enable me to excel as a researcher in the future as well as a practitioner. I want to play a much larger role in the management of every aspect of my patient’s care, with special attention to hemodynamic stability and airway, pre-, intra-, and post-operatively. I have been an ICU nurse for over 9 years and I am ready for any patient that comes into my unit.
After finishing my ADN Degree in 2007, I began working in a vascular ICU and I have been working in CVICU for the last 3 years. Even in my free time, I read about medications, hemodynamics, pathophysiology, and medical technology.
Acute care is my professional life and I thank you for considering my application to your distinguished MSN Program at UXX.