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Male Nurse from Peru, CRNA School, DNP-A, Cardiac Critical Care, Nurse Anesthesia

Updated: May 11

XXXX University’s School of Nurse Anesthesia is my first choice among DNP programs because of the sheer excellence of your program as well as your location, which will enable me to give my all to my studies with the full support of my family and professional network. Now turning 25, I came to America from Peru with my family at the age of 4, just in time to make English my first language, alongside Spanish. I have spent the last ten years studying for and building a career in Nursing; and I am could not be happier with my choice of career. I hope to continue to advance as a result of being accepted to and completing your program at XXXX. Soon, I will have four years of experience as a registered nurse serving in an ICU. Fully devoted to lifelong learning and having worked enormously hard to take advantage of every opportunity presented to advance in nursing, I now hope to give my full attention to the study and practice of Nurse Anesthesia, for many decades to come, based on the cutting-edge training that I hope to receive in your DNP-A Program.

My mother is also a nurse and has always been a great inspiration to me and I feel that it is an honor to follow in her footsteps. Being accepted to your competitive program will be an honor for both of us. Like my mother, I am determined and I give my all to nursing every day because that is my nature and my professional ethic. We came from a humble family in Peru and faced an uphill battle to establish ourselves in the USA. My father was a pastor with a small bakery and my mother had to temporarily give up her nursing profession in order to bring my older brother and I to the USA, primarily with the hope that we would receive better educational opportunity than in Peru. The journey has been long and hard but most rewarding, since I have received an excellent education in how to best serve my community as a health professional


I did not fully mature as an adult, a student, until my second year of college. It took my first year to adjust to the ‘real world’ and my grades were very disappointing. My grades rapidly improved, however, with my second year of study towards my undergraduate degree in Nursing. After I became certified as a Nursing Assistant, I began working as a CNA on my local hospital’s float pool, where I earned the trust and respect of my supervisors and coworkers and soon found department heads vying to hire me once I completed my degree and passed the boards. The ICU manager gave me the position that I most wanted. The majority of my experience has been in cardiac critical care, recovering post op CABGs, and patients with catheterizations.

I believe that I have what it takes to distinguish myself as a CRNA, determined to excel, hungry for hard work and long hours on my feet, all driven by an intense passion to help my patients make a full recovery. Serving as a volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey was a watershed event in my professional development, especially because I was asked to serve as a translator for Spanish-speaking victims at one of our sister hospitals. I found myself extremely busy at saving lives, helping to make the injured whole again. I take great delight in the way that the USA, especially the Southwest, is rapidly becoming completely bilingual English/Spainish. I love using both my languages in the hospital, and I enjoy feeling needed. I have shadowed both anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. One anesthesiologist, in particular, took me under his wing and allowed me to log over twenty-five hours observing many procedures. If given the enormous privilege of being accepted to and completing the DNP-A Program at XXXX University, I want to go on to become the nurse that people refer to as the CRNA from Peru who is always flying off for a couple weeks in support of medical missions to Spanish-speaking parts of the Americas. I thank you for considering my application to XXXX University.

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