I was awarded my BSN by the University of Phoenix with a GPA of 3.8 and made the Dean’s List every semester. I am therefore confident of my ability to complete the Master’s program; I always seek to excel in anything I undertake and intend to apply myself fully to do so within the program. I aim to acquire as many skills and knowledge as possible to become a highly skilled and effective Family Nurse Practitioner.
My passion for nursing was fired as a 17-year-old when my aunt, the only relative I had in the US, was suffering from breast cancer, and it was my privilege to help care for her. I was inspired by the dedication and empathy demonstrated by those who nursed her. I wanted to be as helpful in the community as they were. Following my aunt’s death, I had to support myself through the last year of high school and, subsequently, college and nursing school. I believe that this provides evidence of independence, determination, diligence, and focus that will enable me to excel in the program. I thoroughly enjoyed my nursing training and knew I had found a calling and a vocation.
Much of my work to date has been in cosmetic nursing. This has exposed me to child ‘cleft palate’ cases from underprivileged families, and I have enjoyed contact with Internists who have given me insight into their work. I now wish to serve on behalf of families as an FNP.
I am convinced that the FNP role will enable me to meet my aspirations. I seek to treat various patients and conditions and am very interested in preventative health education. I am also interested in the problems of providing appropriate and effective healthcare to a rapidly-aging population and the new challenges that result. Coming from a culture where the elderly are regarded as worthy of particular respect and care, I feel I might be able to provide valuable insights into this area of nursing.
My choice of the XXXX School of Nursing has been made after careful research and consideration. I am attracted by: the fact that I can combine FNP studies while acquiring the MSN degree; the breadth and comprehensiveness of the curriculum offered; the opportunity to undertake research within the program; the reputation that the school has for providing a supportive and challenging training environment; the opportunity to undertake practical training with a cultural ‘mix’ of people; and, of course, the prestigious reputation of the School - all will maximize my ability to find suitable employment as an FNP.
My goals are to enhance my skills and knowledge in the program to equip me to become a highly effective FNP. I seek to work with financially challenged and underserved communities and establish a clinic in such a community. I am particularly interested in obesity and cancer prevention and hope to assist in research in providing effective preventative education in these areas.
Patient anxiety is something that we face daily. I can relate well to patients of all ages, soothe them, and communicate effectively with patients and families. I have also become sensitive to ‘non-verbal’ signals when dealing with patients and reacting appropriately to them. I am a good team worker but enjoy exercising independence and autonomy.
As an immigrant myself, I can readily empathize with those facing the challenges of adjustment that this brings. I was born in Iran and am fluent in Farsi. I have been exposed to many different cultures during my travels to China, India, and several countries in Africa and South America. I have happily studied, worked, and socialized with people of many cultural and social backgrounds in the US and look forward to broadening those experiences within the program. I enjoy learning about other cultures and sharing information about my own.
I know there will be many well-qualified applicants for the program, but I genuinely feel that I have the academic background, diligence, and commitment to excel within the program. My main recommendation is my passionate desire to become a highly skilled and effective FNP and improve many lives in that role.