Especially at the age of fifty-seven, education and service to others is a lifelong enterprise. I am in an excellent position to inspire others to pursue their dreams over the long term. Since I have a B.A. in Psychology from XXXX University and hold degrees in 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 specially designed to prepare students to become nursing educators in Nursing Science. I look forward to developing a focus on nursing informatics and the application of health information technology to improve patient safety and quality outcomes. I am especially interested in doing graduate work in patient safety. I would imagine drafting a doctoral dissertation in this area on improving the quality of nursing care through the utilization of technology: especially machine-readable technologies, e-prescribing, CPOE, and clinical decision support. I also am interested in doing trans-border population health issues, especially Chagas disease, and developing a greater understanding of the population's unique needs 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. I look forward to fulfilling this dream in the future by joining a nursing faculty at a university dedicated to educating entry-level nursing students, laboring mightily to transform nursing education 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. Working as a volunteer for various church-based charitable enterprises and serving my country as a US Army Volunteer Service Corp member for three years are also precious experiences that have helped 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 available upon request.) I am a strong candidate for your program because I possess a great deal of knowledge in a wide variety of healthcare areas and have highly developed computer programming skills in health informatics and nursing science and apply this knowledge in the field as a clinician.
I look forward to contributing to interdisciplinary research in nursing and 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 most significant contribution that I could 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 to Mexico and am increasingly familiar with their health care systems and belief models, working towards developing my medical skills in Spanish.
I want to thank you for your consideration of my application to your program.