No day is ever the same for me because my greatest joy in life is learning, finding my deepest satisfaction in progress, improvement, and life-long education. And it is this passion for becoming an increasingly successful nursing professional that is my greatest gift and strength. I trace this passion for wanting to become a leader in the field of health care to the age of fifteen, when I was an Eagle Scout and served as a medic for my troop. I have worked hard ever since to develop my leadership skills and my dedication to a career in health care has been the primary constant in my life. I thought seriously about medical school but decided to pursue nursing because of the profound fulfillment that I find in hands on care of the critically ill, the intimacy of the nurse-client experience.
Soon after moving to Richmond to work as an Emergency Medicine RN in 2008, I began feeling the need to advance my education in nursing, so that I could assume increasingly challenging roles and responsibilities, and I focused my sights on anesthesiology as my calling. Soon, I learned that XXU was the leading CRNA program in the country and this is why I have my heart set on attending your program. Proactive as always, I began interviewing MDs and CRNAs about the field, challenges, and opportunities. By mid-2009, I was working in a recovery room and my desire to become an anesthesiology professional was radically increased by my direct observation of and extensive day-to-day contact with CRNAs. Those that I interviewed were most happy with the career choice that they had made; in fact, much more so than the MDs that I also interviewed, which further cemented my dedication to the pursuit of nurse anesthesiology.
I am an excellent candidate for your program because of my extremely elevated levels of motivation and dedication to my profession, coupled with many years of professional experience. I have gained increasing levels of self-confidence because of dealing with critically ill patients day in and day out, constantly monitoring their situations with utmost vigilance. My interest in the field has little to do with money, and everything to do with human service. I am especially drawn to the academic world and my long-term goal is to pursue a Ph.D. Degree that will prepare me for a lifetime of service at the forefront of research and teaching in nursing. I find special delight in teamwork and being the kind of professional that my colleagues feel comfortable turning to for support. When especially critical patients arrive in ER, my teammates know that if I am in the room, they can lean on me.
As an aspiring CRNA, I am committed to constant growth and evolution. I recognize that critical care is complex, and I am unafraid to ask questions or seek ongoing education to ensure that I am continually improving. Knowledge is power, and I strive to be the best possible version of myself, both personally and professionally. I am a team player, motivated by the success of my colleagues and a shared commitment to excellence.
As someone who has always been passionate about healthcare, I am excited to apply to become a CRNA candidate. At the age of thirty-three, I am at the perfect point in my life to dedicate myself fully to your program. I bring with me a wealth of experience and an elevated level of maturity, which I believe will enable me to make a significant contribution to your program. I am eager to take advantage of the incredible opportunity that your program offers and grow both professionally and personally.
As a CRNA applicant with over 13 years of experience in multiple areas of nursing, including emergency room and post-anesthesia care unit, I come equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel. My experience as a manager of critical patient care has provided me with a thorough understanding of how to effectively communicate with patients and identify their unique needs. My passion for helping people and dedication to my profession make me the ideal candidate for any anesthesia provider team looking for a skilled and compassionate professional.
My diverse experience in health care, working in various environments, has taught me how to be adaptable and flexible, always ready to hit the ground running. The challenges I have encountered throughout my career have equipped me with a broad range of clinical and interpersonal skills needed to excel in the field of anesthesia. Joining your esteemed program is a career goal I have set for myself, and if given the opportunity, I will use my experience to learn and grow within the profession.
Leadership ability starts with one's desire to lead. This applicant's statement is exemplary for conveying her leadership experience and even more importantly their leadership potential. Leadership skills are especially important in Nurse Anesthesia because all CRNAs are leaders, part of the very nature of their responsibility and function. Thus, if an applicant does have leadership experience and desires to become a nursing leader, this part should be made clear in the statement. Age is also important, and this applicant correctly points out that she is 33 years old, a perfect age to begin CRNA school, young enough to have the vast energy that is required and old enough to fully appreciate what a beautiful opportunity it is to be selected to a CRNA program, for oneself and one's community.
Nurse Anesthesia CRNA Personal Statement