I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, I moved to the US in 1983 and attended High School here and have been a licensed RN since 1990. I speak excellent English and Thai and some Spanish which I am working to improve. My goal is to enhance the substantial skills and knowledge that I now possess by joining a challenging and supportive on-line program, excelling within it and becoming a highly effective and dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner.
I wanted to be a nurse from my earliest childhood and have never regretted this decision which I regard more as a vocation than a mere career choice. I have had a very varied and enjoyable nursing career of more than 20 years working in a very wide range of settings and undertaking an extensive range of duties. I am competent to treat patients independently in most situations and currently act as an advocate for patients in accessing appropriate care in the health care system and have assisted in the training of junior staff.
I hope 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 provides substantial variety and autonomy. I am convinced that the FNP role will meet my requirements. I seek to work directly with a very wide variety of patients and conditions. I am particularly interested in preventative medicine and hope to assist in research related to breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment especially among poor and underserved populations. I am also interested in the problems of providing appropriate and effective healthcare to a fast aging population and the new challenges that this situation brings. I believe that I am a very good communicator, I have learned over my many years of nursing of the necessity to be sensitive to non-verbal signals in communicating with patients and responding appropriately. I have always sought to take a holistic approach to patient care, taking into account such things as family situation and dynamics when working with patients and fully understand the importance of doing so. While I have not been academically engaged in a formal way for some years, I positively look forward to the academic challenges that the program will provide. I am confident that my current work schedule is sufficiently flexible to permit me to dedicate the necessary time to enable me to excel in my studies.
I am aware that cultural sensitivity is absolutely essential in the role I seek to fill. I have studied, worked and socialized with people of many cultural and social backgrounds and have thoroughly enjoyed doing so. I positively seek to practice in a poor and underserved community, once qualified. It is also my hope also to spend regular periods in a developing country as a volunteer, treating patients and passing on my skills and knowledge to local health care providers.
I know that I am applying to a highly prestigious program for which there will be many well qualified applicants. However I genuinely regard myself as an excellent candidate.
I am sure that I possess the maturity, background, dedication, knowledge, skills and personal traits that will enable me to excel within the program and become a highly effective Family Nurse Practitioner.