I am a 32-year-old African-American woman from California who wants to become the finest nursing administrator possible. I am a serious, dedicated, compassionate woman who lives to help others. The most significant contribution that I might make to society would be to help the community by educating pregnant women and their families about the delivery process—becoming a manager of staff and meeting department goals. At the same time, I also advocate for staff. I dream of becoming the Director of Nursing for a major hospital or corporation.
I was raised in Berkeley and completed an Associate's Degree in Nursing at XXXX College - Oakland, CA. I am working towards my Bachelor of Science Degree in the ADN- to BSN Program at XXXX State University and graduating in 2012. I hope to enroll in your highly esteemed Master's Administration Program at California State University XXXX because of its convenient location and the spectacular reputation the program. I am especially interested in researching the areas of teenage pregnancy prevention in populations with high incidence. As a black woman who is especially concerned about the need to serve the black community and to help minority groups to respond to their most pressing challenges, I want to work as a nurse educator helping to educate vulnerable girls from African-American and other minority groups about the need to avoid teenage pregnancies. I also want to help those who are already pregnant to become more fully aware of the range of options available to them, to allow them to make these critical decisions based on an informed perspective, and to help those teenagers that decide to carry the baby to term to do so in a healthy way, and to prepare themselves for motherhood. As a nurse educator, I look forward to teaching pregnant women and their families what to expect in the delivery process and how to best prepare for this complex challenge.
My long-term goal is to serve as one of the directors of a nursing training program emphasizing assistance to women and teenage girls from underprivileged backgrounds. I feel strongly that my high motivation and determination to succeed have prepared me well so that I can excel in your program. As a Registered Nurse with experience on the surgical floor, I can work under pressure in stressful situations, and, most of all, my professional experience has helped to prepare me for the specialization that I have chosen in the area of maternity since I have spent nearly three years as an RN in Labor and Delivery. I am a mature woman, a single parent of a 12-year son named Hadari, who is the light of my life, and now old enough to amuse himself while studying for my Master’s courses. I want to provide a comfortable life for my son and guide him toward higher education. I am the first person in my family to attend, let alone graduate from college. I am now eager to use my knowledge to help others succeed in life, especially nurses from diverse ethnic populations. I want to teach future nurses in a way that is easy to understand and allows them to feel comfortable.
I want to thank you for considering my application to your program.