I want to become a nurse practitioner because nursing is my life, and I want to advance in my career, becoming the finest ANP possible. I do not spend much time on Facebook; I usually share experiences with other nurses when I am there. At least, except for my daughter, my top priority is always nursing, working towards my long-term goal of becoming the most OK nurse I can be. Especially over the last two years, I have made free time on the Internet to study nursing, articles about nurses, and everything I can find related to earning the Masters's Degree to become an ANP.
My desire to advance professionally as a nurse is based on how I suffered as a child because the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services took me from my mother and stepfather at seven years old, bringing me to my grandparents, all of whom immigrated to America from Portugal in search of a better life. All of this happened primarily because my mom is a drug addict. I was one of very few from a huge family to graduate from high school and the first to go to college. I have no addiction problems and seek to help others like my mother conquer addiction, violence, insecurity, fear, and anxiety.
My mother’s addictions to multiple substances finally resulted in the extreme step of her being deported from the USA, even though she was leaving behind her daughter and her parents. It was a long, drawn-out process that my mother attempted to fight to the best of her limited abilities; she was finally deported when I was sixteen. I saw her twice, once when I turned eighteen and again when I was twenty-five. She has been ill with HIV and cirrhosis of the liver.
I am now twenty-nine, a BSN holder, and I am most pleased that I have established an admirable record of accomplishment as a nursing professional; I am at the optimal point in my life with great energy and drive to excel in your distinguished master's program at XXXX Nursing School. Completing your program would enable me to gain the knowledge, skills, and creative energy to be able to realize my long-term goals and lifetime dream of establishing a walk-in clinic geared towards the numerous Portuguese immigrants in my region and helping them to the best of my ability with all of the tools and resources that I would be able to pull together as a certified Nurse Practitioner.
My most unique qualification is my mother language, Portuguese. I was surprised not long ago to read that Brazilians spend more money in the USA than tourists from other countries in the United States. Furthermore, the number of tourists from Brazil has been increasing steadily for many years. I will be proud to serve a healthcare facility as a distinguished nursing professional, fully bilingual, and a native speaker of Portuguese and English. This way, health care would be more immediately available to patients in our institution whose native language is Portuguese, the world's sixth most widely spoken language.
I earned my BSN in 2007 after struggling through college with two different jobs, paying for my car, insurance, etc.; my professors would scold me for working too much. I struggled with chemistry, but I refused to get anything less than a B. I would get tutored between classes when I was not cleaning homes for wealthy people.
My long-term goal is to help establish and work for an acute care clinic or walk-in that caters to Portuguese-speaking immigrants in Massachusetts. Health care is most effective when communication is at its best, and, for the many thousands of people who live in Massachusetts whose native language is Portuguese, I have a special gift in this regard, something unique to offer the medical community as a nurse practitioner.
My greatest strength is being a hard worker, focused, concentrated, and engaged. I pride myself on being compassionate with my patients and their families. I am incredibly passionate about nursing care for adults below the poverty level. My daydreams for the future surround things like an ambulatory clinic where I could participate in exciting new healthcare ventures directed at those who need healthcare the most, without respect to their ability to pay. I think in terms of non-profit walk-ins. I want to be an advocate and speak up for those who cannot access proper care or find adequate resources to live a dignified life.
Since graduating with my BSN, I have had a beautiful baby girl, and I want her to have a much better start in life than her mom had. I still struggle with my family. Unfortunately, my little brothers did not heed my warnings about substance abuse; two out of three are in and out of jail. I worry about my mom dying alone and sad, homeless in the Azores Islands. So, it is a great relief to escape from all of this and immerse myself in nursing. I send money to my mom monthly and try to help my brothers as much as possible. I have gotten to know my father, whom I first met at 12, and this has been some comfort.
I was accepted into the UXX Nursing Program in 2004 and finished three years later. After graduating, I worked enormously hard as a new nurse for those six months. I proved my abilities and strong work ethic by learning about the relationship between patients and their families and the importance of family engagement in nursing care. I became a charge nurse within six months of being hired. Soon after, I was promoted to Nursing Supervisor. I have recently transitioned to home care, visiting patients in their homes, where they are most comfortable, to avoid re-hospitalization and acute care transfers.
My principal points of fascination in research into nursing care surround the relationship between poverty levels and co-morbidity. I regret that I could not volunteer or go on medical missions. My extra work is with my family, looking after my grandparents, and helping my brother’s children. I just completed guiding my nephew and godson through his first communion.
I thank you for considering my application to your distinguished program.