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Multilingual Asian, DNP in Nurse Anesthesia, English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese

Updated: May 11

If accepted to your DNP Program in Nurse Anesthesia at the University of XXXX, I will give my all, keenly looking forward to decades to come serving at a huge urban hospital in a large US city, attending to anyone who walks through the door wounded or sick. The largest urban hospitals in America’s biggest cities are all multilingual settings; and this is where I plan to make one of my major contributions to Nurse Anesthesia. I am already certified at my hospital as bilingual Mandarin. Doctors as well as nurses frequently ask me to interpret on their behalf for basic patient care and the explanation of medical procedures to Chinese-speaking patients.

My mother is Korean and my father is half-Japanese and half-Chinese. While my Japanese is not as good as my Korean and Chinese, I continue to speak frequently with my grandmother in Japan, at length, and always in Japanese. I also look for occasions to put my skills in Japanese to good use in the hospital as the opportunity arises. Finally, I am becoming increasingly adept at speaking Spanish. I hear Spanish in my hospital and often introduce myself and join in, provoking smiles with my accent as an Asian woman. When nurses who do speak Spanish make the effort to communicate with those for whom it is their first language, it is very much appreciated by the patient, putting him or her at ease and helping them to feel more secure with their care. This is why I always make the effort to do so when the opportunity arises in Spanish as well as Mandarin, Korean, or Japanese.

Currently serving in the Cardiac Vascular ICU at XXXX Hospital, I care for patients undergoing cardiac bypasses: TAVR, gastrointestinal, oncology/endocrine, gynecological and plastic procedures. Fully dedicated to constant improvement and multitasking, I am always happy and enthusiastic. I like to think that I have leadership potential. I have shadowed a CRNA for 26 hours and also attended a Diversity CRNA simulation lab. I unwind riding motorcycles and playing the Koto, the national instrument of Japan.

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