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MS Degree Program Nursing, Latinx Community Nurse

Updated: Aug 8

The greatest strength of my application to your especially distinguished Masters's Program in Nursing at the University of XXXX is that I am not only a nurse but also fully bilingual and bicultural. I am a Mexican woman who is most fully dedicated to addressing the nursing needs of the underserved. I have deep roots and broad connections in my local, mostly Latino, community here in Michigan and serve as a translator for doctor visits and stays in the hospital for people in my neighborhood.

I am happily married to a 12-year-old boy who is increasingly becoming an independent adolescent with less need for his mother. Thus, I feel strongly that I am at the optimal point in life to give my all to nursing school and excel. I have worked hard to get where I am, balancing family and professional responsibilities. In 2002 I became a Medical Assistant and continued to study nursing part-time, earning my associates in 2009. My first position as a nurse was in a Medical ICU; then, I transferred to another hospital, where I have been in a general telemetry unit for the last 2.5 years. I just recently finished my BSN in May of 2014.

I was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and moved to Southern California when I was 1. I have been going to school my entire life. After getting married, we lived in three states, California, then Arizona, and now we have made our home in Michigan. I am pleased that I earned a degree in these three states and confident that everything I have learned will empower me to excel in nursing at the University of Michigan. I am now 36 and have had a lot of practice in English; and speak it very well, sometimes dreaming in English.

I look forward to becoming increasingly engaged with my Spanish-speaking community, helping to better educate our members about the unique challenges we face as Latinos fighting diabetes and other chronic diseases. I seek to address how Latino cultures often perpetuate poor lifestyle choices, particularly in our diets, which need to be addressed, especially concerning childhood obesity. I feel strongly that I have the passion, commitment, and perseverance it takes to excel as a Family Nurse Practitioner and be of excellent service to my community, mainly because I am Family Nurse Practitioner and be of outstanding service to my community, mainly because I am very passionate about helping people in need. I hope to learn a great deal in your program at the U of X, and I particularly look forward to studying the intersections between nursing, on the one hand. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, HIV, and cancer, especially in communities of low socioeconomic status, address questions of diversity and justice in healthcare.

I was a health care professional; I sought to be a good role model for the Latino community. Any factors against Latinos result from working minimum-wage jobs, especially recent arrivals. Latinos tend to have large families, resulting in economic strains, with parents sometimes having to work up to three jobs to make ends meet, and their children suffer. These children end up at home, eating unhealthy food, watching television, or playing video games.

As an FNP, I will focus on the children since many Latino immigrants do not speak English and often rely on their children as translators. Michigan's Latino community is concentrated in small pockets such as XXXX Count,y where I reside. Many are undocumented and reticent to use health care services. Many of the children lack Medicaid or other State-funded healthcare services. Often, prenatal care is simply absent.

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