I was born in New York, raised in St. Louis, and now reside in Atlanta. I hold a B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Nursing (Magna cum Laude), and am a Registered Nurse. I am a well-qualified and highly experienced nurse now wishing to specialize in a demanding field that will tax my academic ability and experience to date while extending my knowledge into a fascinating and challenging specialist direction.
I decided to become a nurse at nine and have never wavered in that decision nor regretted it. I have nursed in various settings and have experience in the autonomous use of highly technical medical equipment, worked in many roles requiring independent decision-making, and filled leadership and training roles. I have thoroughly enjoyed the ‘bedside nursing’ that I have undertaken and believe I am an excellent nurse. However, I am also ambitious and academically able. I seek progress in my career and realize that almost any choice made at this stage to advance my job will involve a move away from direct patient care.
On that basis, I have very carefully considered my next step. I have decided that I have the academic ability, commitment, potential, and characteristics required to become a CRNA. I am attracted to this specialty because the training will provide academic challenges beyond that in almost any other nursing specialty. The CRNA role interests me because it is a prestigious one providing autonomy and is highly technical and critical. The role also offers vast career choices and a flexible schedule.
I am aware that the program will attract many well-qualified applicants. However, I genuinely consider myself to be an excellent candidate. I know that I shall be able to meet the academic challenge that the program will present and have the technical aptitude and interest necessary to qualify and succeed in the role. I will also bring significant and relevant nursing experience to the program and can promise total commitment and enthusiastic participation.