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Nursing is seen as a very demanding as well as
challenging career. However, the reward outweighs the challenges. Nursing is an
applied science derivative of other natural sciences such as Biology and
Chemistry, I believe that these particular subjects need a line of logical
thoughts, ability to collect information, propose a hypothesis and corroborate
them. However, nursing requires much more than just a logical and unbiased
mind. These qualities are perfect for dealing with data, animals and chemical
reactions, but not with human beings. Being a nurse requires both professional and
personal development, and a baseline and potential for it, as some features
such as charisma, empathy, and compassion, cannot be taught.

When trying to figure out a career choice, some
career advisers will ask what interests you as a person, especially during
childhood. Unintentionally, children involve themselves in activities that
bring contentment, and joy to them. In adulthood, those qualities are equal to
career satisfaction, and piquancy; two essentials to a successful career. As a
teenager, I loved ”playing a doctor” taking care of my great-grandfather.

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During this period, the idea of being a nurse never came to my mind; rather,
giving care was more of a way of life.

The amount of influence taking care of my
great-grandfather had in shaping my decision academically is tremendous,
although this was unknown to me for some time. It was well-defined and clear
when my best friend’s mother had a stroke in my country. I volunteered to take
care of her non medically. As she passes through the process, I remember the
comforting words, and reassuring tone I used while caring for my great
grandfather during a similar situation. Amid the fear in her children, I was
overwhelmed, and confident with the sense of wholeness I never felt before. At
this point, I became aware that my caregiving duty to my great grandfather has
given me the ability to care for others.

For this reasons, I decided to go for an
entry-level master in nursing and someday become a Doctor of Nursing Practice
(DNP). I consider myself to have the essential requirements that a great nurse
need such as empathy, compassion but, also intelligence, discipline and
commitment to reach my goals and deliver the best of me. I firmly believe that
I am an ideal candidate for the MENP in Nursing at Elmhurst College. My
background as an excellent student in my undergraduate and graduate studies
make me the best candidate for this program. In my undergraduate study, I
graduated with a GPA of 3.28 out of 4.00, from Abia State University Uturu,
Nigeria though it was not the best I wished for myself. My zeal for excellent
achievement persisted through my graduate studies and I finished with a GPA of
3.91 out of 4.00 at Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria and was
one of the best out of 160 students. I am outgoing and socialize well so I do
not find it difficult for people to like me. Although I can be introvert when
talking about my feelings, I consider it normal and not like an impediment to
my future work. People consider me personable, but it’s a matter in which I
have no opinion. I consider that the most important features I could offer as a
professional are my motivation, which helps me out to achieve my goals
coordinated by a strong discipline and duty sense, that allows me to put
personal things aside and perform my job the best as possible. I firmly believe
I have the attitude, leadership, and determination to become a great nurse,
always keeping a sense of commitment, humility, and kindness. Whenever I set an
objective in my mind, I do as much as I can to achieve it through hard work,
tenacity for not giving up, and commitment up to the end.

Nevertheless, I must admit that there are some
deep personal motivations for me becoming a nurse, and this could be considered
the core of all the above-mentioned qualities. If I had to summarize this idea
in a sentence it would be “I would like to provide hope and happiness to
patients and their families”. When I was younger, my grandfather was diagnosed
with a particular sickness and the doctor told us that he would die in 2
months. Nevertheless, my family took a risk and flew him to the U.S where he
was diagnosed once again, his prognosis changed and with the great medical and
nursing attention he received, he lived more than 8 years. Having that
additional time with my grandfather and the way he was treated by the nurses
was one of the best gifts we could receive at that time and inspired me to
offer the same to others. But, not only that, I would also like to help others
avoid suffering, as I did not have the same chance. My brother suffered a car
accident and the only hospital that received him had no doctor or nurses to
treat him and unfortunately, he died. At that time I thought that if I had
become a nurse I could have saved my brother. Now that I’m older, I understand
that becoming a nurse does not only imply the joy of saving and helping others
but also enduring and accepting that there will be scenarios where no matter
how much I try to deliver, I won’t be able to help. Regardless, I’d like to
give my best and try to help, as that was something that my brother never
received.

I’m aware that becoming a nurse requires effort,
as many things in life. I also know that it’s a very demanding job both in
terms of personal and professional life. I consider there are some
extracurricular activities that could help balance work and life, as well as
reduce stress, for instance, yoga and soft sport. I will also consider
activities that will enhance my skills, such as volunteering for
healthcare-related organizations, taking on leadership roles within the
community and contacting a local hospital or clinic about shadowing a nurse
once I get the training to do so

In order to meet my goals and desires, I picked
Elmhurst College because of the advisors and professionals that reside there,
excellent results and recommendations, as well as the program curriculum which
is well designed. Also, the equipment and academic contents are among the top
six in Illinois. I am confident that this program will help me out to become a
professional and achieve my dream.

I strongly believe that my academic background
and my interest in this particular area make me the best candidate for this
position. If offered the admission, I can assure you that I will be an
outstanding student and will graduate with a remarkable result at the end of
the day. It is my great hope that your program will make the place for me. I
look forward to joining Elmhurst College. 

 

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