Personal Statement and work experience
Hi, I am new to this forum, I need to write a personal statement for a DNP program but I don't know where to start. I just graduated with my BSN and have been working as a tech at a hospital and recently transitioned into an RN. I feel like I need more work experience to write a better personal statement. I am looking for help on how to start this statement.
Besides illustrating your work experience and your professional skills(you don't need to write all about your work experiences), it's also important to provide specific reasons why you decided to apply for this program. In the last part of your essay, you can describe your future plans to symbolize your ambition and eager.
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The personal statement must illustrate the evolution of your career interests and goals that have led you to the desire to become a nurse practitioner. For example, you can explain that as an RN, you became concerned with the lack of doctors in the ER floor. The doctors assigned were mostly interns who were basically practicing on the patients and you felt that was a disservice to the patient. Or you can explain that your interest stemmed from having family members spend unnecessarily on expensive medical diagnosis when a simple diagnosis and patient evaluation was required.
Research into the duties and responsibilities of a NP and base your personal experience on real life experiences you had related to that. Then, as with any other personal statement, explain how the university meets you academic requirements for becoming a NP. Use your nursing practice as the basis for the personal experience, work experience in relation to your academic ambitions and career enhancement goals are required. It is not optional. You MUST write about it in relation to your evolving career interests.