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Please accept my application for admission to your nursing program this fall. As an ideal candidate I bring diversity, medical experience, and a strong academic background. I offer these qualities intertwined in a lifetime of experiences. I understand that becoming a nurse is a lifelong commitment of learning and selfless altruism. Being strong academically, I do well on tests. Being exposed and educated about different cultures comforts me in the company of diversity. The medical knowledge and experience I have conveys confidence in my clinical abilities and rapport with patients and clinicians. Most important, I am an open-minded person, able to learn and apply new ways and new theories. Merging my qualities with my goals and personality produces a choice candidate for your nursing program.
I have always known I could do more than anyone else thought possible, and I have consistently proven this to myself. I love a challenge, and do not let even a hint of an opportunity go unclaimed. If I want something, I go for it and give it all I have. I succeed because I aim high and work hard. It takes a certain kind of person to be a nurse, with compassion and the complete desire to prevail. I know that I am without hesitation that person.
The first time I truly reached out for opportunity I was seventeen, I joined the Army. I had accepted this as a challenge to achieve my goals towards education. It was during that time that I learned the true meaning of success. By not allowing myself the option of failure, I learned self-discipline and perseverance. Exposure to different cultures in the military is different than just studying about it or even attending college within a diverse community. In basic training, for twelve weeks, I lived in an open barracks with over fifty women from all over the world. During those weeks we became accustomed to each other's accents, habits, and personalities. Successful graduation depended on cooperation despite our differences. As leadership and team building skills were instilled during times of duress, I have forever maintained these attributes. The military also afforded me with an education rich in the medical field. My climb was steady as I gained more knowledge to build off of. I Trained first as a patient administrator, later as an Emergency Medical Technician, and lastly as a Respiratory Therapist.
Starting my career as a Respiratory Therapist I faced the tribulations of single parenthood. Motherhood cultivated a mature and awe-inspiring responsibility in me. I became more driven to succeed; sacrifices were gladly made to foster a more positive future for my daughter and me. The pursuit of my nursing degree was attempted when my daughter was two, however; despite my academic success I was unable to continue due to lack of childcare and support. As I begin my pursuit many years later, I am now married and have two children. Both of my children are in grade school and my entire family is supportive of my academic endeavor, as they have proven this past year.
Working in the field of respiratory care for eleven years, I have built a solid foundation of clinical experience. I am ready to expand my medical career as a Registered Nurse to allow advancement into many new areas while utilizing my education and background. I have spent many years learning the various skills that have made me an excellent Respiratory Therapist. I am now ready to devote many more years to become an excellent Registered Nurse. Having proficiencies in areas of critical thinking, time management, patient assessment, and clinical skills will be a great contribution as I go through the nursing program, as well as into my nursing career. Working closely with nurses for many years, I have an honest understanding of the encompassing, and manual work the nursing field entails. I know it can be a difficult and challenging position, which is one of the reasons I find it so rewarding. The responsibilities of the nursing profession are massive and the impact they have on patients and families lives is just as impressive. I look forward to new opportunities as I take this challenging climb up the ladder to the next step on my career path. It is my goal once I have earned my degree as a Registered Nurse to work in critical care. Once I have gained enough experience I will pursue my ultimate goal; to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Over the past year while I have been completing my pre-requisite courses, I have gained a newfound eagerness for knowledge which coupled with my compassion and dedication to the nursing profession and all its opportunities give me all the ingredients to excel. Despite the availability of a science waiver, I chose to retake my outdated science classes. I wanted to reestablish my academic proficiencies in preparation for the challenges that lay ahead as I continue my education. My hard work helped me achieve all A's since I have returned to school; my strong ambition and motivation to succeed ensures me I will reach my goal. Thank you for your time and consideration for admission. I am thrilled at the notion of being accepted into the nursing program at Massassasoit Community College.
I look forward to hearing from you.