please help writing statement for NP school!
OK just some back ground info:
-There was no max or min length (suggested 1.5-3pgs)
-School sayings incorporated:
-"preparing people to lead extraordinary lives"
- "learn broadly, serve generously, lead courageously"
Nursing Personal Statement - Doctoral degree
Nursing is a passion of mine that is sowed in the depths of my heart. Nursing is a passion that allows me to serve my community and to be a light during someone's dark disease process. Nursing is limitless, with the only boundaries being set by the beholder. As a nurse, I have set no limits and I aspire to grow continuously. I want to live an "extraordinary" life that will enable me to "learn broadly, serve generously, lead courageously" as an Adult primary care Nurse Practitioner.
Through my experiences practicing as a Registered Nurse on a neurological stroke unit and my shadowing experiences of an advance practice nurse, I feel that I have been prepared to progress on to an Adult primary care Nurse Practitioner program. Although my work experiences are acutely based, I have observed the direct relation between primary and acute care. As a nurse primarily working with stroke patients, I have observed how patient miseducation, patient miscommunication, and lack of holistic care can lead a patient to a hospital stay. I have learned that education is one of the most proactive measures a nurse can take to prevent acute illness. I have experienced how proper and honest patient communication can lead to better patient compliance, perception, and trust. Most importantly, I have learned that viewing each patient as a person and holistically is key in achieving better outcomes. Also, through shadowing primary care nurse practitioners I have observed that effective primary care in addition to thorough assessment and critical thinking is inclusive of communication, education, and holistic care. The number one item I have learned from my hospital experience is that I belong in the community promoting health and wellness so patients do not end up in the hospital. I truly feel that my nursing experiences as staff nurse and shadowing experiences have prepared me to start my journey as an advanced practice nurse. I am a patient advocate, leader, and a diligent worker with an insatiable thirst for knowledge that is ready to learn and accept the responsibilities of an Adult primary care Nurse Practitioner.
After, I complete the Adult primary care Nurse Practitioner graduate program at (school name) I will be steps closer to my aspiring goals. (school name) will have prepared me thoroughly to purse my goal of obtaining a Doctoral degree in nursing. However, most importantly the graduate program will help me reach my primary goal of impacting the health of the inner-city population. I see myself specifically working as a primary care Nurse Practitioner in an inner-city adult clinic aiding those with less access to healthcare resources. Growing up in the inner-city, I witnessed numerous family and community members fall susceptible to diseases that could have been prevented or better managed with the correct help. As an Adult primary care Nurse Practitioner, I want to effectively assess, diagnose, educate, communicate, follow-up, and provide personalized holistic care. I want to reach a diverse population and teach proactive measures through practice and community awareness events. I am most certain that completing the Adult primary care Nurse Practitioner program at (school name) will help me achieve my goals and allow me function as a proficient "extraordinary" advance practice nurse.
Please consider me for admission to (school name)'s prestigious graduate nursing program. I am highly qualified and dedicated to nursing. Thank you and have a great day!