My father always used to tell me that "challenges and failures are what create opportunities; if you add positive momentum, growth and success fall into place". I wish he were here to see me now, what I have accomplished. I will be the first person from my working-class family to go to graduate school. I have always tried to make my entire family proud of me, and now I am ready to embark on a new learning path, one that will lead me to becoming a CRNA.
Prior to beginning graduate school, I worked in different areas such as Emergency Room (ER), Coronary Care Unit and different intensive care units (MICU, SICU, Neuro, and CTICU). I have welcomed responsibility by mentoring and orienting novice nurses, became unit charge nurse, CRRT super user, joined rapid response team (RRT), transport nurse, and obtained my CCRN certification. I completed travel assignments at the XXXX Medical Center, XXXX Hospital, and XXXX Hospital. I have become highly skilled in related areas such as invasive monitoring (CRRT, ECMO, IABP, VAD, TAH), titrating drips, weaning ventilators, extubations, etc. I can provide care to freshly operated cardiac patients from routine coronary bypass surgery to complex multi-valve procedures and heart transplants. My eight years in the work force have taught me responsibility, compassion and gratitude for every learning opportunity that comes my way.
Determined, I never give up, and always put my patients first. To the very core of my professional identity, I am patient centered. The DNP in Nurse Anesthesia represents, for me, the pinnacle of achievement in nursing. The DNP Program at XXXX is my first choice for a variety of reasons, especially your great reputation coupled with your location in my area. I have also heard many good things from my co-workers over the years. For years now, I have felt strongly that Nurse Anesthesia is my destiny, that every step along the way in my trajectory to become a nurse and gaining increased experience, giving my all to nursing, has prepared me for excellence as a graduate student in your especially distinguished Nurse Anesthesia Program at XXXX. I see your facilities at XXXX as the forefront of medicine and nursing; and I could not be more excited about the prospect of returning to school again to learn and serve in such distinguished academic and health care settings. Becoming an extremely good nurse has been my lifelong dream; every shift, I try to give everything I can to my patients, providing them with the finest care.
Six months ago, I gave birth to a lovely baby boy and the CRNA that attended to my delivery could not have been more attentive or cared for me any better. Thus, I am applying with a fresh role model experience that could not have me more excited about the prospect of hitting the ground running in Nurse Anesthesia at XXXXs. I am fortunate to do what I most love, have built a solid foundation in nursing, and now have the experience to be able to distinguish myself if given the opportunity. I am profoundly grateful for my relationship with nursing and the opportunity to grow within it. As a CRNA in training no student will work harder than I do or be more appreciative of being selected for a spot in your competitive Nurse Anesthesia program at XXXX.
Thank you for considering my application.
A nurse with a solid record of accomplishment, this applicant to CRNA programs stands out as a mother, who recently gave birth and found it most exciting since she is planning on being the CRNA herself in a few more years. Her own CRNA attending her childbirth is a new, fresh role model for her. She will be the first member of her working-class family on either side to go to graduate school. Hard working, diligent, stable, prepared, and determined, she has a solid chance of being selected. Her statement is full of great optimism and a positive outlook for the future.
DNP Nurse Anesthesia CRNA Personal Statement