Multilingual CRNA, Missions, French, Spanish, DNP. US Navy Aviator, NYC

Updated: Jul 19


I see the role of the CRNA to be multifaceted, including but also going beyond Nurse Anesthesia, as a comforter on an emotional as well as a chemical level. I want to advance my advocacy for my patients, taking a central role in ensuring that they receive the finest care possible. My interest in providing care to those who most need it very closely aligns with XXXXUniversity’s mission and commitment to global health. It is of great importance to me to be a leader in my profession, caring for those who need care the most, putting my abilities to the best use possible. Columbia University is my first choice among DNP Programs in Nurse Anesthesia for a variety of reasons; most of all my profound admiration for your global focus.


A former officer in the US Navy, serving for almost a decade and later traveling on my own, I lived in the Philippines for three years and Bahrain for a year-and-a-half. I have also traveled extensively through Canada, Mexico, much of Western Europe, and parts of the Arab World and the Far East. I also raised a large family and got off to a late start as a result of my military service. Thus, I did not earn my BSN at the University of Miami until 2016. Now, however, with my children in college, I really find myself attracted to very little that is not nursing-related. I want to compensate for my late start in nursing by giving what I have left, another two decades or so, to the support of medical missionary activity. Since I am fluent in basic French as well as Spanish, I feel that I have something critically important to offer as an older CRNA who is in a position to volunteer her time abroad, where she will be able to save the most lives in the Developing World, especially in those large swaths of the Developing World where Spanish or French are the national languages.


I am applying to XXXX’s DNP Program in Nurse Anesthesia because I want to become a leader in the nursing profession, distinguishing myself in the area of international mission service. Becoming a CRNA is by far the career option that will afford me the fullest range of possibilities of service and maximize my contribution to nursing. My ideal job would be to serve as a CRNA aboard a US military hospital ship such as the USNS Mercy or the USNS Comfort, the ladder to soon be deployed to Colombia to attend to much needed surgery for many of the several million economic refugees from Venezuela that have fled their country for Colombia in a struggle to survive and feed their children. I see myself as a good candidate for this kind of operation due to my Spanish skills, in particular, a language in which I am getting better all the time through regular practice.


The aviator in me very much enjoys the gadgetry and complex technical aspects of Nurse Anesthesia. The nurse, mother, and protector profoundly admires the responsibility entrusted to the CRNA, maintaining patient safety throughout often dangerous surgery and bringing them back to consciousness again. I thrive as part of a team and I have prepared myself for your program by working in the ICU of the #1 hospital in my area, the Cleveland Clinic Florida, serving in the medical, surgical and CV units, also serving on the Rapid Response/Code team and as a member of the hospital’s Bioethics Committee. I have also acquired CCRN certification and I am currently working on a project to promote family and patient healthcare literacy, reducing time spent in the ICU.


I thank you for considering my application to the finest, ‘global’, Nurse Anesthesia program in the world, taught at the center of my world, New York City.

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