I would feel profoundly honored to earn the DNP Degree in Nurse Anesthesia at XXXX College’s highly distinguished program. I am applying to your program primarily out of respect and admiration for your central goal of creating student-centered partnerships with clinical sites. Another factor is that I have endured brutal Michigan winters my entire life. Now, with our two little ones aged 2 and 4, I want to escape this frigid environment and relax on the beach with my family when not studying or working.
I am a devoted husband and father, and my long-term goal is to contribute to my community in anesthesia. As a Christian man, I enjoy the total sense of harmony between being a nurse and a follower of Jesus, with a special dedication to the least fortunate among us. This gives me highly elevated levels of motivation and joy as a nurse, especially concerning pain management. This is why I have the potential to excel in your program at XXXX.
Working as a nurse has helped me appreciate the significant advances in pain medication, despite the many challenges we have yet to overcome in preventing their abuse. I volunteer with the Free Medical Clinic of XXXX County in XXXX, Michigan. Flint is among the hardest-hit areas of our state and has more than its share of those who lack access to health care services. Working in Flint has given me a chance to assess the human impact of poverty and a system that has failed those who need it most.
I have worked in critical care since August 2011. Until January 2012, I worked in Coronary Care. This latter experience provided me with extensive, invaluable exposure to the care of a diseased human heart, particularly Swan Ganz catheters and Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps. I have experience titrating vasoactive medications and studying how they work on the body. In January of this year, I transferred to Intensive Care to search for more significant challenges and responsibilities. I appreciate learning everything I can about the chronically ill and the never-ending quest to make them comfortable.
I want to set a good example for my children to be inspired to push themselves to do their best academically and serve others in the community. At the same time, I want to respond to the need for highly qualified CRNAs who excel because they give their all. Because of my dedication to the cause of nursing anesthesia, there is absolutely nothing that I might find more satisfying than spending my day developing patient care plans, helping patients through procedures, doing physicals, and obtaining histories of pre-operative patients. I want to be the nurse who intubates the patient and monitors their airway, vital signs, and overall status to ensure patient stability. I want to be there when the patient comes out of anesthesia with a thorough report to the receiving nurse in PACU or ICU. I want to distinguish myself as exceptional in placing invasive lines. I want to go to the top of nursing expertise in the anesthetic and respiratory care of patients with various complex health needs across life spans.
Raised in a Christian home, I was taught that God was the first to use anesthesia when he put Adam to sleep to remove his rib, from which the mother of all creation was formed. I have always seen the use of anesthesia in surgery as a grand, heroic, and noble cause with divine origins. I appreciate your consideration of my application to your distinguished program at XXXX College in preparation for a lifetime of service to my community in pain management.
Some university departments refer to the document above as a Statement of Purpose. Others call it a Personal Statement, as is the case with Nurse Anesthesia. This suggests the way that the statement is based on 'personal' information. This applicant's family is central to his statement, his role as a highly responsible, husband, father, and CRNA have a lot of synchronicities. He also focuses on religion, his Christian faith, and the way that it is related to Nurse Anesthesia. Personal information is important, it enables the admissions committee to get to know you, and want to meet you in person. CRNAs are highly moral individuals, with few exceptions. Moral character shines in the statement above, this is extremely helpful if you are allowed enough space to work it in. Deciding what to include and what not to include is challenging, especially if you are allowed only five hundred words.
CRNA Nurse Anesthesia Personal Statement