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CRNA Personal Statement Example, Bilingual Latina

Updated: Jan 28

I am applying to ____’s CRNA program because I am convinced it is one of the most exemplary programs in the country. Its location is convenient for my family and my career as a nursing professional. I have extensive experience in the importance of pain control, having spent years as a nursing professional in both ICU units and Emergency Rooms. I have become convinced that facing mortality is the most devastating ordeal. Facing death accompanied by pain is a tragedy that has no place in a civilized society. Thus, as a nursing professional, I find profound fulfillment in helping the terminally ill find peace and a certain measure of contentment in fulfilling their days in circumstances that are at least free of physical pain.

While working at the ____ Pain Center, I became interested in nurse anesthesia. Since then, I have been gearing up professionally to return to graduate school to become a CRNA. I am employed with ____ Medical University and ____ Hospital in Orange, CA. But if accepted, I will put my studies first and reduce my employment hours so they will not hamper my ability to excel in your program.    

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Latina from Nicaragua, CRNA Personal Statement Example

I remember one patient at ____ who made a dramatic impression on me. In the terminal stages of cancer and barely able to walk or sit down, we provided him with regular nerve root blocks to ease his pain. Both he and his family would be so profoundly grateful after each treatment. The only thing that mattered to them was that he would be free from pain in these final days of his life. I have experienced up close the deep fear and overwhelming vulnerability that accompanies terminal illness. I take pride in my desire to dedicate my life to treating those patients at the end of their lives.

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Latina from Nicaragua, CRNA Personal Statement Example

In 2005, when I was expecting my son and had to undergo cesarean surgery because he was breached, I felt profound fear for the first time, and my life flashed before my eyes. I remained fearful even after praying and asking family and friends for support. I remember telling my anesthesiologist, “Make sure I wake up.”  I felt like she had my life in her hands and that I was no longer in control of my own life; I felt very vulnerable and utterly dependent on the expertise and commitment of professionals. These watershed experiences of fear and vulnerability, coupled with my profound respect and admiration for the high professional standards of America’s CRNAs, have inspired my dream of becoming a nurse anesthetist. As a nurse, I have seen the distress and helplessness patients and families experience when facing significant disruption in their lives due to chronic disease.  For me and many others, anesthesia providers are silent heroes, and I want to join this noble profession. As a Latina born and raised in Nicaragua, I look forward to contributing to the diversity of your program and using my bilingual skills to comfort patients in Spanish and English. I assure you that I will give my all to your schedule.

Diversity and the importance of multiculturalism and multilingualism in Nurse Anesthesia all are made to work for this applicant originally from Nicaragua. It is hard to overestimate the edge enjoyed by a nurse from Central America whose first language is Spanish, as these nurses are in great need, particularly because of the rapport and understanding that they share with so many of the underserved in North America. The percentage of the underserved in North America made up by recent immigrants from Latin America has increased dramatically - even exponentially - for decades.

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