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Nurse Anesthesia DNP, Re-application

I was not selected for the competitive DNP Program in Nurse Anesthesia at the University of XXXX (UXXX) in 2017. Now, in 2018, I am trying again and have hope that I might be accepted to the DNP Program this year, since my qualifications have continued to improve and UMBC is my first choice among doctoral programs for a variety of reasons, most of all the location and the sheer excellence of your program. For the past year, I have been completing course work only at UXXX and have maintained a good academic standing despite the fact that I have continued to gain additional professional experience as well, working two jobs and studying at the same time. I shadowed a CRNA for 30 hours as well as volunteering at the XXXX County Police Department, assisting with community projects to help the poor and especially the elderly. I also attended a Diversity CRNA simulation lab at XXXX University.

At 20, I accompanied my grandmother before and after lung cancer surgery. I bonded with the CRNA in pre-op who holding my grandmother’s hand when she woke up. Ever since then, I now realize, I have been preparing myself for the rigorous and demanding role of the CRNA, because I too want the human fulfillment that comes with this position and I believe that I have gained sufficient experience as a nurse to help me excel in a DNP Program in Nurse Anesthesia and beyond.

I currently serve as an RN in the Cardiac Vascular ICU at XXXX Hospital, working with patients undergoing and recovering from cardiac bypasses, TAVR, gastrointestinal, oncology/endocrine, and gynecological as well as plastic procedures. I have earned CCRN accreditation and am especially proud of my work ethic and devotion to nursing. For some time now, I have taken advantage of every opportunity to be in the company of CRNAs, closely observing their every move.

I have the character, experience, academic foundation, and most of all intense passion that makes for an excellent CRNA. What I witnessed the CRNA do for my grandmother, putting her to sleep for life-saving surgery and then waking her up to a new life with her family, is for me nothing short of miraculous.  Thus, I hope with all my heart that 2018 will be the year that I am accepted to UXXX.

I thank you for considering my application.

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