The MSN program at XXU is my only choice for further academic development. After careful research, discussing FNP programs with my colleagues, and soul searching, I have come to believe that no other program can offer me the same breadth and autonomy of curriculum and critical exposure within a program that also emphasizes Christian values – which will inspire me to bring my goals, ambitions, and dreams to fruition. I was struck by the School of Health Sciences awareness and reaction to current issues and needs within America’s healthcare system. Any school can produce nurses, but to step from the podium to clinical practice, there is a distinct need to be entirely prepared for the realities of contemporary healthcare service. I find this exposure indispensable for my academic and professional development, exposure that SPU will undoubtedly deliver.
I have reached a point in my professional career where I feel I will quickly exhaust every path of opportunity and challenge at my current academic level. I have brought my creativity, love of lifetime learning, and heartfelt compassion for my patients to my professional work. I have been left wanting to give more. Earning my FNP will allow me to satisfy my personal, spiritual, and professional goals. I now have fifteen years of conceptual continuity in my education and career and a commitment to helping the sick.
My commitment to success drives my professionalism. Indeed, I feel my value system coupled with a genuine desire and passion for helping others, something I have felt since I was a little girl, has been at the core of my success. I do not seek commendation, decoration, or accolades. What matters most are the moments in time that go unbeknownst to those around us, those moments when a patient thanks us, confides in us, expressing themselves at a time when they are so very vulnerable. I want all of the patients to which I am assigned to have all of their needs attended to as an ensemble of mind, body, and spirit - not just action taken against specific symptoms.
Proof of my ability to work competently within a “diverse and challenging environment” is evident from my having served with several different setups over the years, developing an ability to adapt quickly, and think on my feet, be it in long-term care, sub-acute unit, or a full-service, inpatient/outpatient tertiary hospital like XXXX Medical Center.
XXXX emphasizes the need to serve the unique needs of all our patients. As an Eritrean American coming to America when I was just a teen, I have walked many miles in the shoes of an immigrant. Thus, I feel sensitive to the needs of minorities as a reflection of my diverse heritage, growing up in Eritrea with some nine differing ethnicities.
I have earned a leadership role in my workplace and received specialized training for precepting new RNs. This experience, coupled with countless examples of service within multidisciplinary medical teams. I feel that I am prepared for and expect an intense learning environment. Having recently completed a challenging BSN program, I have a solid and current foundation for proceeding in my quest for excellence as a graduate student.
I have a highly developed ability to make critical decisions under pressure and lead multidisciplinary teams. These past fourteen years have found me working as an RN within a long-term care center and a sub-acute unit of two different long-term care facilities. Irecently wasn promoted to charge nurse for a busy general surgical unit. With each position has come increased responsibility and patient contact.
I have been afforded the chance to precept new RNs, a role that has allowed me to provide support and give feedback on performance. My latest position has brought me the most significant personal gratification by connecting me with an incredible array of patients of all ages and walks of life. I feel this will serve me well in my future practice.