I am a well-prepared candidate for advanced study toward the MSN Degree in Nursing Administration at the University of XXXX. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and love my community very much, especially my patients. I have no desire to live elsewhere, and this is why I have chosen to apply to your specific program. I earned my ADN and BSN from the University of XXXX. My long-term goal is to become a nursing administrator at a home health agency or hospital. I love to learn and advance academically, and I would also very much like to someday earn my DNP or Ph.D. Degree in Nursing. I am a bilingual native speaker of English and Spanish, the latter being my first language. I am confident this will prove useful to me professionally since El Paso's Hispanic population is huge.
I am a registered nurse with over 9 years of experience throughout which I have cultivated excellent organizational and communication skills with patients, physicians, and the medical community. I am also highly computer literate. For the last several years, I have been working in home health care and I am currently a Home Health Care Manager. I especially enjoy caring for people in their homes because it is so important to my clients to maintain this last vestige of independence and remain in familiar surroundings that they love. Thus, I get an enormous sense of satisfaction from helping to enable them to remain at home rather than being institutionalized, a prospect that most of them dread with passion.
I also very much enjoy educating clients and other employees concerning how to best deal with the disease process and disease management. Until the beginning of 2005, I spent a year-and-a-half working at a primary care clinic and before that, I spent about the same length of time at a private hospital, following a year at a community hospital. I began working in health care in 1998 at a doctor's office where I spent almost 4 years. I am pleased to have had these experiences in a variety of healthcare settings because I feel this has helped me to develop a better grasp on the challenges faced by the healthcare system and the opportunities and resources that are available. I am an active member of several honor societies, including Tau Sigma, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, and Sigma Theta Tau (a nursing honor society).
I am the only member of a large family to have earned a university degree. I want to serve as a role model for other family members as well as an example to young single mothers in general, especially Latinas. This is one of the reasons why I would like to continue my education to the Ph.D. level after earning a master's degree, as well as having the opportunity to teach Nursing someday.
As a well-educated Latina, therefore, I look forward to being able to advocate for our underserved population. As a Mexican woman, I am especially concerned with health issues in Mexico, particularly diabetes, family planning, and infectious diseases, and would like very much to someday do doctoral research in this area and to have the opportunity to improve healthcare education in Mexico.
Thank you for considering my application for the MSN program in Nursing Administration.
MSN Nursing Administration Personal Statement