My main goal in life is to make a positive difference in people’s lives by applying my significant nursing experience and to do so while having a satisfying and rewarding career which will provide both variety and autonomy. I am convinced that the FNP role will meet my requirements and maximize my ability to make a positive difference in people's lives. I have frequently observed FNP’s at work and have carefully researched their role. My background is in critical care and in home care. In my work I have been required to demonstrate many of the skills and traits called for in the FNP role: independence, self-reliance, an analytical approach, empathy with patients of all types and ages and an ability to work calmly under pressure. I have also undertaken an occasional leadership role during my career supervising nurses’ aides or mentoring junior staff; I have done so successfully and have enjoyed these experiences. I understand that not every nurse is capable of accepting the responsibility that comes with the autonomy and independence of the FNP role but I feel that I have demonstrated the potential to do so.
My GPA scores will provide assurance that I have the academic ability to excel in the program. I know that the FNP role calls for highly developed communication skills and believe that I have acquired skill and have natural gifts in this area together with the potential to develop them further. I am also aware that the FNP is often required to be sensitive to non-verbal signals and to react appropriately to them.
I am very aware that the population is aging rapidly and that this fact will have a significant impact on the work of the FNP. I have experience working with the elderly in their homes and I enjoy their company very much, perhaps as I come from a culture where the aged are revered for their wisdom and experience. I am eager to be involved in enabling the elderly to extend and enjoy independent living as an FNP.
I know that the FNP’s provide vital healthcare services to underserved communities and I want eventually to work in such a community. I know that preventative healthcare and basic health education is of particular importance amongst the populations of the underserved communities and am eager to meet these vital needs as far as I am able.
I am particularly interested in the development of the provision of ‘distant healthcare’ such as initial consultations by telecommunications. I regard this as a future potential means of supplementing healthcare provision especially to underserved communities. I hope that it might be possible to assist in research in this area.
I have happily studied, worked and socialized with people from many different cultural and social backgrounds. As a fairly recent immigrant to the US, I am aware of the challenges facing immigrants, from personal experience and I would hope to assist those facing them in my future work. I speak English, Russian and Belorussian well and can communicate at a basic level in Ukrainian, Polish and Spanish.
To summarize, I am an experienced nurse who already has experience working with a wide variety of patient types and conditions. I believe that I possess the professional background, knowledge, skills and personal traits that will enable me to profit from the program and to become a highly effective FNP.