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Entry Level MSN Program, Cuban Applicant


I was born in a small rural Cuban town to a fisherman who taught me the most variable lesson of a true sense of humility and altruistic caring for others.  It was because of these two unique attributes of my father which came to define him that inspired him to denounce human rights violations in r…

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PHD Nursing Education, Older Applicant


At the age of 57, I firmly believe that education and service to others should be a lifelong enterprise and I feel strongly that I am in an excellent position to inspire others in the pursuit of their dreams over the long term. Since I have a B.A. in Psychology from XXXX University and also hold d…

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FNP Master's Degree, Applicant from Thailand


I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, I moved to the US in 1983 and attended High School here and have been a licensed RN since 1990. I speak excellent English and Thai and some Spanish which I am working to improve. My goal is to enhance the substantial skills and knowledge that I now posse…

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Masters CRNA, Active US Air Force, ICU

I am an active US Air Force Reservist and, for the last four years, I have worked as a qualified flight nurse in an Air Force Aero-medical Evacuation Squadron. In my civil nursing career I have undertaken a very wide variety of roles since qualifying in 1996.  I now seek to apply and extend my signi…

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Masters CRNA, ICU Experience, Missions

I am applying to your distinguished program because nothing satisfies me as much as seeing a smiling face prior to surgery; and the calm serenity of a confidant patient following surgery. Still only 26 and with 8 years of ICU nursing under my belt, my application to your competitive program is stren…

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MSN Masters FNP, Rural Health

I was inspired to become a nurse by my daughter Catherine who survived a liver transplant at 4 years old. A highly disciplined and hard working nurse, I have extensive experience in acute, critical, and emergency room settings at teaching hospitals. My philosophy of nursing is to find the individual…

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BSN-to-DNP Degree, Family Nurse Practitioner

My response to entering middle age has been to advance in my career. I look forward to contributing to the lovely diversity of your program at XXU as a woman who was born and raised in Iran; while I will always be Persian, however, I have been here so long that I already feel Oklahomian. I became an…

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MS Masters, Post-Surgery, Asian-American


After graduating from XXXX State with my BSN in Nursing, I began my career with XXU Health on a floor that specializes in post surgical patients, especially those with traumatic injuries. I was nervous but very eager to learn. Taking care of patient’s physiological, psychological and spiritual nee…

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Masters CRNA Nurse Anesthesia, Family Man

I would feel profoundly honored to complete my Masters Degree in Nurse Anesthesia at XXXX College’s highly respected program. I am applying to your program primarily out of respect and admiration for your central goal of creating student-centered partnerships with clinical sites. Another factor is t…

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WHNP Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

I had a really good time in nursing school in general; but nothing else excited me as much as my course in women’s health. This is why I have my sights set on becoming a distinguished WHNP and I hope to perform all of my clinical work in this area. I have complete confidence in the distinguished fac…

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DNP, Nursing Leadership and Education, Peru

I spent the first 27 years of my life in my native Peru, where I made my first degrees in nursing. 22 years later, now 49 and partially Americanized, I yearn to prepare myself for career advancement in nursing practice education and to eventually return to Peru as an expert in this area. I am co…

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CRNA, Nurse Anesthesia, Filipino & Chinese

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, I am a young man and a nurse who is three quarters Filipino and one quarter Chinese. One of four siblings, I grew up in a tiny, humble home in one of the most impoverished slums in Manila, far from the city lights. We were happy despite the fact that 15 people…

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Nursing Masters, CRNA, Devout Catholic Man

XXXX University is my first choice for graduate study because I am not only a devout Catholic but also a fervent admirer of the Jesuit tradition. I am convinced that the election of history’s first Jesuit pope will help us to usher in novel and creative advances from a Catholic perspective on the ma…

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MSN Nursing and Health Studies, Missions

XXXX University is my first choice for graduate study not only because it is the finest MSN program available online, but also because of your Jesuit philosophy and tradition of placing those who most need our help as our highest priority. There is nothing that I am as proud of as I am my 6 trips to…

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DNP Africa, Immigrant Applicant, Cameroon

1.) I am applying to the University of XXXX because I am convinced that your program is the finest DNP program available for an applicant with my specific interests and focus: on Africa. In my humble opinion, the greatest weakness of my application to your program is my age; I am 52. Nevertheless, I…

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MSN, Clinical Care Extender, Arabic Woman

Just like my mother, I am an Arab woman, despite the fact that I have been in California my entire life. Thus, I look forward to contributing to the diversity of your distinguished program in nursing as a near-native speaker of Arabic as well as a young woman who is most passionate about and fully e…

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CRNA Nurse Anesthesia, Saudi Woman

I want very much to attend your program at XXU because of the personal attention afforded by your small classes, excellent lab facilities, world-class faculty, and extremely high quality and accessible resource centers. I also very much appreciate your hands on approach to learning and the way that …

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Master’s Nurse Anesthesia, ICU, Filipino

As a man, I am proud to be a nurse. And as a Filipino, I am especially pleased to contribute to the beautiful diversity that characterizes the face of health care in America. I have been working as a Registered Nurse now for almost 5 years, ever since I immigrated to America from the Philippines, fo…

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Masters Nurse Anesthesia, MSN, CRNA

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 passi…

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MS Degree in Nurse Anesthesia, ICU

Prior to beginning graduate school in nursing, I wanted to acquire adequate experience in my field; and I have now been working as a nurse full time for the past four-and-a-half years. My current position in ICU, since January of 2009, is my most challenging position to date; and it is here that I h…

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