The University of ____ is my first choice among Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) programs with a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia, for several reasons. I especially appreciate your development of global perspectives on Nursing. If accepted into your program, I will attend the University of ____, where I hope to cultivate a particular interest in ways to care for the underserved, especially in the Developing World. I particularly look forward to participating in medical missions as a CRNA in support of surgeons. I am committed to my quest for service, becoming an innovative leader in nurse anesthesia education and community service.
I keenly look forward to spending the balance of my professional life working at a state-of-the-art hospital or outpatient center. I most enjoy every stage of the patient´s journey. From being nervous or anxious before the procedure, constantly monitoring their progress, and, finally, explaining everything that happened during the surgery after they wake up.
I am increasingly interested in working with children and neonates. Pursuing a specialization in Pediatric Nursing would advance my current practice to a new level. Caring for children from low-income households is something that I would find incredibly fulfilling.
My volunteer experience began in high school, at local hospitals, and serving as an ambassador for the American Red Cross. I have worked full-time as a Registered Nurse for the past six years and am a critical care float nurse at ____ Medical Center in Chicago.
I shadowed a CRNA for the first time in 2017; and have been preparing for this application ever since. I could see first-hand how she worked, intubating patients, dispensing medications, and anesthetic gases, monitoring vital signs, and communicating with the surgeons. I have experience working in intensive care units, the emergency department, and the post-anesthesia care unit. Particularly adept at the operation of invasive monitoring devices - such as intra-aortic balloon pumps, Swan-Ganz catheters, and external ventricular drains: I feel most at home with the highest acuity trauma and post-surgical patients, fresh open-heart patients, and those on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).
Thank you for considering my application.
Nursing Personal Statement, CRNA Missions