I am deeply honored to have been sponsored by the Saudi Aramco Oil Company to complete my Masters Degree in Nursing in your program since my company is deeply committed to the education of its employees. I am currently licensed to serve as a professional Registered Nurse in my country.
Nursing has been my passion ever since I was a little girl, despite a certain negative image of women who work in hospitals, since for many Saudis working in such professions goes against our religious traditions. I feel strongly, however, that working as a nurse is not a violation of our religious tradition. Nevertheless, I have faced difficulties for having chosen this path. I am very proud of my profession and I am trying to become an excellent role model for younger generations of Saudi women. Professional women in my country are working hard to change some of the traditional negative stereotypes that have kept us from advanced study and the pursuit of more visible careers and we are having some success.
I very much look forward to strengthening my skills and advancing my career by attending your university. I am very eager to learn how to serve my patients better. The challenge is enormous, but seeing the smiles on patients’ faces makes it all very satisfying. We seek to bring cleanliness to dirty areas, health and light to areas that were dark and unhealthy, confidence where before there was fear. The world becomes a better place when people are more educated. Achieving the MS Degree in Nursing will allow me to meet my personal career goals, especially working to improve the delivery of health care through enhanced nursing practice. I plan to develop and direct the implementation of more individualized, humanistic and holistic plans of health care.