At the age of 57, I firmly believe that education and service to others should be a lifelong enterprise and I feel strongly that I am in an excellent position to inspire others in the pursuit of their dreams over the long term. Since I have a B.A. in Psychology from XXXX University and also hold degrees in both Nursing and Information Technology from XXXX University, I have solid academic preparation. In addition, I have an MBA in Healthcare Management from XXXX University. XXXX School of Nursing at XXXX University is my first choice because it is especially designed to prepare students to become educators in Nursing and to advance Nursing Science. I look forward to developing a special focus in the area of nursing informatics and the application of health information technology to improving patient safety and quality outcomes. I am especially interested in doing graduate work in the area of patient safety and would imagine writing a doctoral dissertation in this area, on the subject of improving the quality of nursing care through the utilization of technology: especially machine readable technologies, e-prescribing, CPOE, and clinical decision support. I also have a special interest in studying and doing research in the areas of trans-border population health issues, especially Chagas disease, and developing greater understanding of the unique needs of the population in my community.
I want very much to be granted the opportunity at XXXX University to devote my all to studying the development of nursing science and to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate outcomes by utilizing health information technology to understand disease patterns and reduce the impact of diseases on those populations that are most adversely affected. I have always wanted to be a teacher and I look forward to fulfilling this dream in the future by joining a nursing faculty at a university that is dedicated to educating entry level nursing students, laboring mightily to transform nursing education in accordance with 21st century models that draw upon the strengths of evidence based research conclusions.
I am fluent in American Sign Language and have basic skills in Spanish. Having worked as a volunteer for various church-based charitable enterprises and served my country as a member of the US Army Volunteer Service Corp for three years are also highly valuable experiences that have helped to prepare me for your program. One of my greatest privileges was to have served as a volunteer American Sign Language Medical Interpreter from 1995 through 2005. (I have a video of my performance in this role that is available upon request.) I believe that I am a strong candidate for your program because I possess a great deal of knowledge in a broad variety of health care areas and have highly developed computer programming skills in health informatics and nursing science and applying this knowledge in the field as a clinician.
What I most look forward to is contributing to interdisciplinary research in nursing and, in particular, creative ways to address the problem of the shortage of nursing educators projected for the future. Being accepted into your program will enable me to make the greatest contribution that I could possibly make to our society, helping to prepare well educated nurses who will be equipped with the latest knowledge of evidence based medicine and patient safety;empowered to use modern technology and state-of-the-art research in the advancement of nursing science. I have also traveled in Mexico and I am increasingly familiar with their health care systems and belief models, working towards the development of my medical Spanish skills.
I want to thank you for consideration of my application to your program.