Menu

Masters Nursing, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, Asian

January 22, 2013

For the past ten years, I have pursued and succeeded within a career in accountancy, progressing logically into positions with more responsibility and numbers of staff under my supervision.  While I have successfully developed my career, I have come to find that while accountancy matters in social terms, the rewards of Nursing would bring me a level of personal and spiritual satisfaction accountancy never could.  I have looked back on my life, and found that the times I was happiest in my work was when I was aiding diverse patients and volunteering in hospitals.  After much introspection and prayer, I have concluded that I simply cannot go forward in my accountancy career; rather, I want very much to build a career in which my compassionate nature and desire to help others can be more fully utilized, serving the poor, sick and those who need me the most.

 Earning my MSN will enable me to bring a number of my goals, plans – my dreams – to fruition.  Within a quality MSN program, I will be able to expand on my research interests in dermatology and surgery, laying a foundation for pursuing education and accreditation as a Nurse Practitioner.  All of this sounds so clinical though compared to what I am truly aiming for: training to help others.  Indeed, I am interested in aiding at-risk populations in developing nations, ideally by joining with Doctors without Borders.  Their tireless and selfless work is inspirational to me, and I am eager to participate.  Upon building my exposure in the field, and earning my NP, I envision serving my community either in a hospital setting or through my own private practice.  Through this foundation, and security, I can then build a wonderful marriage and bring children into my life and this world.

I bring with me to the student body and MSN program, solid evidence of my ability to succeed in an academic program, coupled with a decade of professional experiences that have built my maturity as well as interpersonal and time management skills within a deadline-oriented environment.  Indeed, while none of our clients was in danger of losing their lives, the pressures on the job were very real.  We had to perform quickly, and accurately, giving full attention to details and utilizing state-of-the-art IT packages and hardware to accomplish our tasks.

 My desire to help others began when I was teaching English to students for three years in Japan through the JET program, an experience that enabled me to live in Japan for three months every other summer with my extended family.  However, experiences in Japan’s TokyoMedicalUniversityHospital and over 1, 000 volunteer hours at UCSF’s MRI clinic have solidified my certainty that my future is in Nursing.  While in Japan, I was able to use my fluent bilingual abilities, and Japanese and American cultural experiences to aid American patients in translating their needs into Japanese.  In addition, over a span of three years at UCSF, I have admitted patients, assisted them into appropriate garments for the procedure and filled out necessary forms.  These experiences also developed my knowledge of medical terms, and my confidence in their use.  The rewards were amazing and I truly loved my work.  What is more, I never received a single dollar for it and am glad of the experience.  Caring and aiding someone when they are at their most vulnerable is one of the most intimate ways to touch someone’s life; it is an honor.

 Learning and teaching, and my love of both, combined with my patient nature made me a teacher with a great record of accomplishment with JET, and I enjoyed the teacher-student interaction.  Moreover, the experience combined with my medical field exposure has proven my ability to connect, and communicate well with people of differing cultural backgrounds.  I have had the unique opportunity to broaden my worldview, working and growing in two highly diverse nations on two different continents.

 America’s healthcare system is only increasing its representation of a multitude of cultures.  My bicultural experiences, cultural competency, ability to speak two languages fluently, and world travels across three continents, coupled with my professional and volunteer experiences will aid me invaluably in my future work as a Nurse and later Nurse Practitioner.  Furthermore, I will be a role model not just within my community, but for other students of Asian descent, representing what can be accomplished with hard work and determination in a nation that is seemingly without limits of opportunities.

 I eagerly await my entry into the MSN program, to learn from quality faculty, and interact with an accomplished student body, sharing my experiences and learning from others.  More importantly, I am anxious to begin my professional Nursing career, giving compassionate care to others, just when they need it most.

 Thank you for your time and consideration.

Go Back

Comment