My vision is to travel to impoverished countries and give medical assistance to those who are less fortunate. Not sufficient with my knowledge and experience, I expect to provide comfort, support as well as encouraging those in difficult times. As previously stated, my desire to become a nurse came from past experiences, some which I strongly consider provided me with the qualities entailed to be successful nurse. By being a student at the University of Florida College of Nursing’s Program, I believe I will able to accomplish my career goals which include attaining the core skills required to obtain a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing Anesthesia, committing myself to lifelong learning, and contributing with the
I am a first generation student pursuing a medical career. Since my great grandmother died of cancer in 2004, I was interested in medicine. I gained interest in pharmacy my sophomore year in college from a college roommate who was also pursuing medicine. She gave me a different perspective on the career field. Since this encounter, I have shadowed several different pharmacists located in Columbia, South Carolina.
Learning of the death of the twins in Nigeria gave me my first hint of what I would like to do within the medical field. Volunteering at the hospital helped me to further explore my options and confirm that neonatology is the field of my choice. It was confirmed the day I encountered my first premature baby. I was volunteering at the hospital and I had walked past the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Watching the babies lie helplessly, and in need of some kind of technology to keep them alive, made me both curious and emotional.
When I started attending East Mountain I experienced an immense amount of reading assignments compared to a regular class, but it didn’t stop me from doing my best. Although it was the most work I had done throughout my years of high school, the complexity of the class only challenged me to work harder and to read in between the lines. My intentions for next year are to work twice as hard and improve my reading, critical thinking, oral, and analytical skills in English 1102.
Of course, I was a student that hoped to attend an accredited university, but in order to, I knew I had to get outstanding grades. I was a hard worker throughout high school, and tried my best every year. I was really motivated to take AP courses as a freshman, unfortunately my school only provided honors, but I found out later that it acted as a substitute, and was accepted just the same. I took advantage of anything they had handed to me. My priorities at this moment are maintaining an outstanding GPA all through high school, and promoting quality leadership in everything I do.
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for the Glenn and Linda Huntley Endowed Scholarships. As a student, I am honor to receive your support toward my education and have a higher chance be successful. I was born in the El Salvador, and move to Texas five years ago with my mother. I started eight grate and finish high school in Texas. In High school I was member of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) an organization that help me do explore the different path of medicine.
The challenges I have faced influenced my academic performance and guided me into pursuing my college education. My junior year was a struggle for me. I decided to challenge myself like I have never been challenged before. I took on an honors class that I clearly wasn 't ready for, but I stuck with it and was determined to finish. In the beginning the intensity surprised me and I did not do as well as I would have liked to.
Scholastica with my RN, I will find the healthcare facility that I will call my home. I would like to work in the pediatrics or obstetrics part of a healthcare facility, and treat all of my patients with the utmost of care. I will make a special connection with each one of them, and show them compassion and respect. The career goal that I have, is to become the best nurse that I can be. I want to make an impact on each patient’s life, and to try and influence them to follow their dreams, and to care for their health.
My interest in the nursing profession was not made conscious until I realized that inherently, I am a caregiver. Taking care of someone feels as if it is second nature to me. Being so, I found a passion for assisting others in a professional environment. I became interested in nursing because as a nurse, I will be able to holistically care for patients and their families at their most vulnerable moments and ensure the highest quality of care because I will be the one delivering it. My insight on nursing school is as if it is a journey.
My Intent to Be a Nurse Practitioner Coming from a third world country where there aren’t many opportunities for work and funding for education, proceding to nursing school was a grand opportunity. The privilege to attend a government subsidized school where top students in the region compete to get into the program that allowed only 60 students per year was indeed a blessing. As clinical rotations began, what was once considered a mere opportunity evolved into a true passion for caring as I truly love and enjoy nursing and helping people. In 1993, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in the Philippines where I began my career as a medical-surgical nurse. Migrating into this country in 1995 was the catalyst to the nurse