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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!!!
Ok maybe Ive been showing my posterior a bit here. Ill try to do what my mother always told me to do. "If I cant say anything nice then dont say anything at all".
As to advice on the personal statement. Just search your heart and put it on paper. Dont get too carried away for magic words that will get you in. Represent yourself as well as you can.
Here are some questions to get yourself going:
What of your experiences as an RN has prepared you to become a crna?
What do you know about CRNAs?
Of what you know of CRNAs what makes you want to be like one or become one.
What of the work is it that interests you? What are you eager to learn to do within the CRNA role?
What do CRNAs do for the patient? How do they help?
There...if thats not helping and constructive then I dont know what is.
Be wary of the above from the (snicker) ROCKSTAR RN (lol). Blah Blah Blah....Mumbo Jumbo as was the advice will doubtfully get you a second glance. I wouldnt mention research unless that's really you and your desire. What you have to say about what is really you will come across as sincere. Plus youll be able to back it up in the interview. If you write something thats not you and they ask you about it dont you think youll have a hard time fabricating a decent and natural response?
This is soul searching time. Not time for fabricating magic words that will get you in.
Hope this helps.