Professional Goals Statement

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    Can anyone offer some advice on the professional goals statement required for most application packets? I am stumped! One of the schools question is as follows: Describe your interest in anesthesia. Please describe the professional goals you hope to achieve by pursuing graduate study. Please help!! Thanks so much!!
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    You actually want one of us to tell you what your goals are and why YOU want to become a crna? Holy mother of mount everest.
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    I think that your professional goal statement is a great opportunity to put your resume into words, in a sense. You want to tell them educationally & professionally where you have been and what your driving force is to pursue more of education as well as professional advancement. So to get you started you want to earn a graduate degree in nurse anesthesia because..... The advanced skills you would obtain as a CRNA, professional growth, ability to work with many different patient populations.
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    Greater autonomy..blah blah blah...desire to increase knowledge/skill/scope of practice...blah blah blah....but my personal rockstar conclusion......give them a research interest (it'll impress them that you are thinking WAY ahead and not just the same mumbo jumbo everyone else will write) Good luck...and have someone smarter than you read it first!!!
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    For those of you with advice - thank you very much. I was having difficulty searching for goals that stand out from the basics that everyone will be describing. Some of the questions I have encountered are broad. I appreciate you help!

    "GmanRN" - I noted you have been granted at least one interview already, congratulations! I do hope that in the future you might be more positive and provide useful advice as others have done for you.
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    I too am applying to 3 schools and am completely stumped with my personal goal statement. what do they really want to hear? any advice helps, obviously I am the only one who could write my goals, but direction is appreciated!
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    Quote from jaylynnrn
    For those of you with advice - thank you very much. I was having difficulty searching for goals that stand out from the basics that everyone will be describing. Some of the questions I have encountered are broad. I appreciate you help!

    "GmanRN" - I noted you have been granted at least one interview already, congratulations! I do hope that in the future you might be more positive and provide useful advice as others have done for you.

    Youre searching for goals? Shouldnt your goals be obvious to you? Shouldnt you know without doubt why you want to become a CRNA?

    I never for a second even came close to asking someone else to help me with my personal statement. I mean after all its just that. A personal statement. I believe that a review board will know if your fabricating and just trying to sound good.

    Deciding to be a CRNA and then searching for reasons to do so seems backwards to me.
    Last edit by GmanRN on Oct 21, '07
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    Jaylynrn
    Don't give an inch of merit to patronizing coments from negative people like gman. I think it is completely appropriate to ask for advice on your letters. Of course you know why you want to be CRNA, obviously it's important enough to look for additional info on boards like this. As for people like gman, they would be wize to temper their attitude before they get to an interview. Nobody wants to spend 2.5 years with someone who is demeaning and has a negative attitude.
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    wow, yeah, thanks alot, you just cleared up all my confusion for me...
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    A lot of people are quite intelligent and dedicated, but have a hard time starting an essay with a broad topic or question, especially when it's important, like an application essay. It's like stage fright.

    After all, I'm going to information sessions at my chosen schools years in advance to ask exactly how to make myself a more competitive candidate. I don't have trouble writing those sorts of essays (more narcissistic, maybe ), but I do know a few brilliant people who loathe writing, including an archaeologist and an engineer. Another friend is an accomplished lawyer, who wrote well in undergrad,high school and in general, but the application essays floored him every time.
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