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Masters Nurse Anesthesia, MSN, CRNA

October 18, 2013

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 15, 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 feel strongly that I am an excellent candidate for your program because of my extremely high levels of motivation and dedication to my profession, coupled with many years of professional experience. I have gained increasing levels of self confidence as a result 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 life time of service on the cutting edge 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. Nevertheless, I am humble, and unafraid to say ¨I do not know.¨ Growth through learning is my omnipresent motto. I constantly push to be better and I am relentless at helping the members of my team do the same.

 At 33, I feel I am at the optimal point in my life to give my all to your program, with sufficient levels of maturity and experience that will enable me to make the greatest contribution possible and to take full advantage of the marvellous opportunity presented by you unrivalled program. I am convinced that my 13 years of experience in multiple areas of nursing will serve me well, especially my experiences in ER and PACU, as a manager of critical patient care. Working in numerous health care environments has helped me to become highly adaptable, flexible, to hit the ground running and never look back. I look forward to joining your esteemed program with keen anticipation and I thank you for your consideration of my application.

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