Nurse Residency Statement

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I am interested in applying to the USC New Graduate Nurse Residency Program offered in the Stepdown Telemetry Unit. I will graduate from California State University, Fullerton’s Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program in May of 2016 and I am an excellent candidate for this program. Throughout my nursing program, I have performed quite well in both lecture and clinical environments, maintaining a 3.9 GPA and receiving excellent evaluations from my clinical instructors. During my capstone externship in the Los Alamitos Intensive Care Unit, I have learned not only the technical skills required of a registered nurse providing care for critically ill patients, but have also developed the critical thinking abilities that must accompany…show more content…
Keck Medical Center of USC is a world-class health care facility because every staff member shares a commitment to achieving clinical excellence. I have made it my personal mission to provide compassionate care, alleviate suffering, and impart kindness in every interaction by living each day with integrity, passion, and dedication. In order to achieve just that, we as healthcare providers have an obligation to continually research the best, most effective interventions. I truly have a passion for the research process and served as a Research Assistant in the Social Psychology Laboratory at UCSB. In addition, I recently was able to conduct a quality improvement initiative during my Leadership clinical rotation, where I collected, analyzed, and synthesized hospital data in order to identify key areas in which cost-effective changes in the current stroke protocol would lead to improvements in patient…show more content…
The feeling of being able to alleviate the suffering of an acutely ill patient is at once incredibly satisfying and immensely humbling. I am constantly in awe of the fact that by coming to work everyday, I have the privilege of helping others who cannot care for themselves. During my time in my Clinical Care Extender Internship, I developed a special interest in caring for the geriatric population and have had the opportunity of serving as a personal caregiver to an elderly woman with dementia. I do not take the trust and confidence that my patient places in me lightly and work hard to advocate and provide for her safety because she deserves no less. Thus, in the interest of patient advocacy, as a nurse in your facility, I will seek to improve the practices that will keep my patients safe and promote their healing. I aim to achieve this goal with the help of your institution by working hard, continually advancing my education, and using evidence-based findings to guide my
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