My favorite spot is underwater. In fact, I was engaged to be married forty feet underwater this past January 6th, 1014. As a very hard working nurse who wants very much to become a CRNA leader, diving helps me to stay physically fit, emotionally balanced, and to dream and wonder creatively about what it is like to be under anesthesia; where I want to put people for the balance of a long and extremely productive career dedicated to lifelong learning, research, and the advancement of our field. Your program at the University of XXXX is my first choice for graduate school because I finished my BSN Degree here just this year and I could not imagine feeling happier or more at home with my academic community.
For as long as I can remember I have been enthralled with how the body works and I have focused my attention on it all along, studying it, excelling in biology and everything related in school. Nursing is my life and caring for my patients is what brings me my greatest joy. The patients that I have taken care of and helped to heal for the past five years as an ICU nurse are now my fondest memories to date. I have cared for such a vast diversity of people with an equally broad variety of medical conditions ranging from heart transplant to septic clients. I currently work in the medical intensive care unit at XXXX Medical Center, and I have been there for almost 4 years this July. Before XXXX I worked at The University of XXXX Medical Center. I want to learn everything that I can about drips and anesthesia. I serve as a preceptor at times, also frequently as a charge nurse.
I look forward to learning from my fellow students in your program from all over the world and I am depending on them to tell me their stories so that my ideas for mission trips to the Developing World will take shape over time. I also want to participate in volunteer work and activities within the United States and I look forward to your inspiration on this as well at UXX.
My CRNA shadowing experience confirmed my conviction that this is my calling. I feel called to full gambit of care provided by the CRNA--preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative. I want to be an advocate for my patients in the fullest sense, just like the CRNA that I shadowed. I was blown away at how much she knew about so many medications and devices as well, so much to see and absorb.
I look forward to having a family and a house someday and the rest of my life will be consumed by nursing. I see the operating room as the center of my future, and I hope to have the privilege to work with patients undergoing transplants as I find this especially exciting. I want to give my all to making my clients as comfortable as possible and helping them to understand the process of the surgery. I want to wake clients up from surgery and listen to them asking me if the surgery has begun yet.
Thank you for your consideration of my application to your especially distinguished program at UXX.
This statement is exemplary for its embrace of inclusivity, looking forward to learning from her classmates from all over the world, which she sees as excellent preparation for going on missions to the Global South as a CRNA. This is an excellent strategy, at once demonstrating your keen desire to help the underserved and preparing to go on missions in support of surgeons. This applicant has established that she has potential for leadership, jumping at the chance to serve as charge nurse and preceptor.
CRNA Nursing Leadership Personal Statement