As a girl growing up with one Thai and one Vietnamese parent, mostly, I looked after my developmentally challenged little brother. The care, love, and attention I gave him came from my heart and was a daily responsibility I took on without hesitation. He needed me, was relying on me, and I was there for him. Sadly, he passed away two years ago. My love of extending compassionate care to others continues. I have over a decade of professional nursing experience, with seven years in ICU. I am an RN licensed in California and Florida, in addition to being a CCRN and CEN.
Developing myself further through XXXX’s Nurse Anesthesiology program will pave my way to becoming a CRNA, a choice born of wanting a more excellent knowledge of how anesthetic drugs work and their interactions and side effects. I will be able to increase the scope of my career by going to developing nations and helping the needy. I will be able to reach out to the people of Thailand or Vietnam and communicate with them in their native languages, performing cleft lip repairs or cornea transplants. There is a distinct need in both countries.
The US still faces a shortage of nurses and CRNAs. Given my ability to communicate effectively with people of differing backgrounds, I will be aiding in the healthcare system to serve our unique patients in ways that will make them feel comfortable and valued, as well as being a role model for other immigrants who want to contribute to society through Nursing.
XXXX University is a natural and logical choice for graduate education. It has been especially highly recommended by several CRNAs I have worked with. From all I have seen, what makes XXXX stand out from the background noise of other schools is their unswerving interest in prospective students as opposed to other schools where one feels a certain level of distance.
This month marks the second time I will graduate with a BS in Nursing. I completed my BS in Nursing in Hong Kong at a satellite campus of an Australian university, which was not recognized once I immigrated to the USA. Hence, I hope to be accepted to do it even better the second time.
I feel strongly that life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. I completed the four-year BS program in Hong Kong in only two years, maintaining a near-perfect GPA due to my patience, persistence, and motivation.
I find Nurse Anesthesia most exhilarating, and I thrive in this environment, consistently demonstrating my ability to keep my mind focused and think on my feet. Nothing is better than seeing a patient that I care for improve. To my mind, they are my patients for a reason. For their tomorrow and mine, I will give everything to the profession that brings me the highest level of personal, spiritual, and professional satisfaction.
Thank you for your time and consideration.