MSN, Masters Nurse Anesthesia, CRNA

Updated: Jul 16

During my surgical rotation in nursing school, I fell in love with the excitement and challenge, the adrenaline of OR. Soon, I became especially curious about the nurse anesthetist. I found myself asking a ton of questions to CRNAs about their responsibilities. As a result of this passion developing over time, I now feel that I have the necessary drive, high level of motivation, and meticulous attention to detail that is required for the performance of this centrally important role in health care.

The skills, knowledge, professionalism, and passion of the CRNA, the enormously high level of responsibility, and the autonomy of the CRNA, all of this appeals to me greatly.  I truly believe that I will feed and blossom on this energy, never burning out. I am drawn to the stressful—yet enormously well planned environment—with routinely scheduled surgeries interspersed with the high-risk, critically ill patients that arrive without notice.  I would be comfortable working in a privately owned clinic or in a metropolitan hospital.  I look forward to a certain level of flexibility, which will leave room for volunteer endeavors in my future as well.

My short-term goal is to gain as much knowledge and skill as possible studying to qualify as a CRNA; a very dedicated student (as suggested by my 4.0 undergraduate GPA), I hope to graduate near the top of my class, and then obtain my CRNA license. My long-term goal is to help to develop future nurse anesthetists, serving as a clinical instructor for a nurse anesthetist program.  To me, assisting future students in gaining the experience, confidence, and expertise that they will need, will help me to continually challenge myself and broaden my horizons, fully utilizing every aspect of my own state-of-the-art anesthesia education that I will gain at XXXX. I see the ongoing development of my nursing skills as a lifetime project, and the acquisition and application of scientific knowledge itself as the most rewarding aspect of my job. Within time, I very much look forward to being seen as a mentor, someone that will have the answers to the questions and always willing to take the time to explain the complexities of nursing issues, always willing to go that extra mile, calm, cool, relaxed and enormously devoted to patient care. 

As a critical care nurse, I feel confident in the excellent care that I provide.  I enjoy and embrace learning and increasing my knowledge base.  I am extremely focused and understand the intensity and demanding nature of this program.  I am goal oriented and highly committed to being a CRNA.  My shadowing experiences have served to further reinforce this desire and have helped me realize how much I have to still learn.  This, in turn, has continued to heighten my level of motivation to continue my professional career growth across the broad gambit of important issues in nursing. I am especially interested in doing research in the areas of ethical dilemmas and situations that occur in the healthcare field and I look forward to dynamic discussions of these issues as a graduate student, learning from my peers as well as faculty.

I keenly look forward to the rigors of your program, eagerly awaiting the challenge. And I am most confident that I will be able to excel in your program.  I want to thank you for considering my application to your program.

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