MSN, Gerontology, Acute Care, Indian-American, 10 Years ICU Experience


I am an Indian American woman and a registered nurse who could not be happier at having found my calling. I cannot wait to get to work each day because I find so much joy and such a great sense of fulfillment in my professional function and identity. Texas is now my permanent home, which I love dearly, the community, diversity, and opportunity. I have been employed full time as an RN since I completed my undergraduate studies in nursing at Prairie View A&M University. Most importantly, I now have 10 years of experience medical surgical ICU for nearly 10 yrs. I have also worked in our urology clinic. I have spent this decade caring for patients a majority of whom have been advancing in years; thus, I feel strongly that my greatest contribution to the professional in the future, the area in which I am best posed to excel, will be by first earning the MSN with a focus on Adult/Gerontology, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.


Throughout the course of my career, I have become increasingly aware of the excellence of your MSN Program at the University of XXXX, primarily as a result of the fact that I have worked alongside many of the outstanding graduates of your program, who invariably praise the preparation that you provide to the best and most dedicated nurses among us who are ready for the rigors of your program, aspiring to the cutting edge. For the past 10 years in the ICU, I have often reflected upon the way in which knowledge is our foremost tool. It is what enables my care of my patients, coupled to what I like to think is my naturally compassionate nature. I seek excellence and I want to grow professionally. I am a could student and could not be more dedicated to my field. Thus, the MSN Program at U of X is my first choice for graduate school.


I have looked up to most of the NPs with whom I have had the privilege of working, as, generally speaking, they are exemplary in terms of the excellence of the care that they provide. I love the professionalism and the devotion to the patients and crave for myself this level of responsibility and opportunity to give my all. At the center of my professional career aspirations and research interests stand veterans, the more that I care for them, the more that I appreciate the special opportunities that exist and the special needs that our veterans have. I currently work at the VA hospital in Houston and I enjoy very much providing care to the veterans. I have also served extensively in our Urology clinic.


I came to the US with my family from India in 1999 at the age of 16. As the oldest daughter in the household, I worked especially hard alongside my parents so that all of us could receive a good education. Thus, my success in your program will be an especially proud achievement for my entire family. In addition to having a very supportive family, most of all my husband and two daughters, I have been inspired to advance in my nursing career by the positive feedback that I have received from my patients and my fellow nurses.


A hands-on learner who could not be more fully dedicated to the prospect of lifelong education, at some point in my career I also look forward to having a share on some level with the training of new generations of nurses. In addition to working full time at the VA hospital and raising my girls, I also teach bible school at church. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and I intend to study part-time so that I can continue in my present roles, professional and personal, and continue to look for ways to expand my service to the community at the same time that I study nursing on a graduate level, putting in to practice what I am learning, every day.


I thank you for your consideration of my application to the MSN program at University of XXXX.

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