Any input is helpful, I am not a very good writer but I am an awesome nurse and want this so bad. Please help me make my dreams come true.
One page essay!
Explain why you believe you have the qualifications for admission to the SSU MSN program the mission of which is to meet the needs of underserved populations and areas. Include anything you believe is important to your future role as an MSN FNP for example, your previous life experiences, your nursing career, your beliefs about health care, your experience in working in underserved populations, overseas work, volunteering and paid work, ability to communicate in another language, etc.
Here is mine so far:
"Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration." Evan Esar. I love to learn and I love my job as a registered nurse. I will accelerate as I continue my education at Sonoma State University while I achieve a MS-FNP. As a family nurse practitioner I will incorporate my background and education to be a leader in changing and improving health and access to health care. Focusing on serving the minority population, using the social determinants of health and public health prevention. Using federal funding to serve underserved communities by opening my own clinic. Educating on health prevention, nutrition, exercise, current health conditions, drug and alcohol abuse, pre-natal care, etc.
As a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association I continue to grasp how important preventative care is. So many people are diagnosed with diabetes every day. Participating in educating and helping with fundraisers for the underserved, different minorities, and several different cultures opened my eyes to how much preventative teaching and care is needed. As a volunteer at a pro-life clinic I utilize my experience with public health to educate expecting mothers on pre-natal care and different resources that give mothers from any background or culture a chance for a healthy pregnancy. I plan to incorporate all of these experiences into my own practice and career as a family nurse practitioner. I appreciate the help I receive from my nurse practitioner for my own health problems and would like to share some of my experience with you.
With tears streaming down my face I walk into Everest Urgent Care for the third time in the last three months after getting into a car accident January 8th, 2013. Uncontrollable pain spread from my back down my entire left leg off and on since the accident. I sat in a room while I waited to be seen by the nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner explored my injury. She believed I was in pain and told me to fight for an MRI and a second opinion on my back. When my primary care doctor looked at my x-rays and dismissed me convinced nothing was wrong with my back and treated me like I was a drug seeker. To make a very long and excruciatingly painful story short I am now three months out from having an L-5/S-1 fusion to correct my bilateral pars defect that was actively slipping. This experience amplifies my passion to be a nurse practitioner. Nurse Practitioner Martinez went above and beyond to help me.
I grew up in a rural town in Northern California and my ultimate dream and goal is to open a clinic for all ages to reach out to the minorities and underserved population. Providing healthcare by treating/diagnosing, giving advice, and teaching prevention. While accomplishing a public health care rotation in Placerville with the public health department. I was privileged to educate the importance of and administer free vaccinations including pneumococcal, flu, Tdap, MMR, and HPV to underserved populations.
I will succeed in the Sonoma State Family Nurse Practitioner Program and I will then open my own clinic. Focusing mainly on underserved populations where healthcare, preventative education, and follow up care is so desperately needed. I feel very fortunate to have had an amazing nurse practitioner have a hand in my healthcare and back surgery. I am excited to help others and to give back to a community I grew up in and love. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter of intention. I look forward to hearing from you.