I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand; I moved to the US in 1983 and attended High School here, and I have been a licensed RN since 1990. I speak excellent English, Thai, and some Spanish, which I am working to improve. My goal is to enhance the critical skills and knowledge I now possess by joining a challenging and supportive online program, excelling, 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 varied and enjoyable nursing career of more than 20 years, working in various settings and undertaking extensive duties. I am competent to treat patients independently in most situations and currently advocate for patients in accessing appropriate care in the health care system. I have assisted in training 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 that provides substantial variety and autonomy. I am convinced that the FNP role will meet my requirements. I seek to work directly with a wide variety of patients and conditions. I am particularly interested in preventative medicine and hope to assist in research on 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 am an excellent communicator; I have learned the importance of non-verbal signals in communicating with patients and responding appropriately over many years of nursing. I have always sought a holistic approach to patient care, considering family situations and dynamics when working with patients. While I have not been academically engaged formally for some years, I look forward to the academic challenges the program will provide. I am confident that my current work schedule is sufficiently flexible to permit me to dedicate the necessary time to excel in my studies.
I know that cultural sensitivity is 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. Once qualified, I positively seek to practice with the underserved community. I also hope 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.