A Cuban-American woman born and raised in XXXX. My city is the center of my world; thus, it is a natural choice for me to apply to the especially distinguished MSN Program at the University of XXXX. I hope to earn my Master’s Degree in the area of Adult-Gerontology and Acute Care, preparing me for a lifetime of dedicated service as a Nurse Practitioner. Fully bilingual and bicultural, I very much enjoy nursing practice in both of my languages, Spanish as well as English and I am delighted that the need is great for bilingual Spanish/English nurses, in America and beyond. I often day-dream of going on medical missions to Latin America as a nurse practitioner and hope to do so for decades to come as Nurse Practitioner - always thinking globally while I treat one patient at a time.
My father went to medical school in Cuba but was never able to realize his dream of becoming a doctor. We are close, and much of his loss has been compensated for by hard work and investment in his daughter. Becoming an NP will be a great achievement for both of us. My aunt has been a nurse for many years, so we end up talking mostly as a family about medical-related issues. I also feel strongly that my extensive experience as an adolescent and young woman caring for my grandfather with Alzheimer’s and my grandmother with heart failure. All of this drove me forward to become an RN in 2015 and earn my BSN Magnum Cum Laude in 2017.
I keenly look forward to a long lifetime of service in nursing, in an acute care setting, providing care in partnership with my patients, guiding them to make smart health and lifestyle choices. I have long seen education as key and I am increasingly aware of the complex ways in which most of the patients that I encounter in the ICU are clearly there as a result of poor lifestyle choices. I love interacting with patients and their families, being able to explain things to them and inspiring them to that ''Aha!'' moment of their own. The greatest feeling my team and I have had are seeing patients return to visit us, healthy, whole, and grateful. I see myself as embarking on a lifetime journey of constant and steady progress, always looking to further advance my ability to best care for each of my patients in holistic ways. I hope, in time, to be selected to serve as an ARNP at the hospital where I am currently employed, team building, networking, and I also dream of at some point having the privilege of teaching future generations of NPs.
I have now spent two wonderful years serving in ICU and I feel like it is in my bloodstream; I could not be happier: neuro, trauma, cardiac, and medical patients alike. I thrive in stressful situations and especially excel at giving my all as part of a team. I am a hard worker and I don't stop until I know that I have done everything in my power to help my patients. I love nursing school and could not be more dedicated. It is my absolute first priority after my patients and I could not be more excited about facing up to the rigorous challenges that await me in your cutting-edge ARNP Program at the University of XXXX.
I thank you for considering my application.