DNP Goal Statement Diversity, Haitian Applicant, Underserved, Missions

The University of XXXX is my first choice among DNP programs for a variety of reasons, most of all because of my profound admiration for the comprehensive and diverse content of your curriculum. A dedicated nursing professional and a Haitian-American woman, I plan to return to Haiti as a nursing professional periodically after earning my doctoral degree. Born in Haiti and raised in North Carolina, I am not yet fully fluent in Creole, only able to speak the basics. Thus, I am in the process of recovering and perfecting my language skill in Creole and hope to be speaking it fluently by the time that I earn my DNP Degree.

I have been serving as a nurse in a rehabilitation hospital for the past two years. I have also worked in the area of home-health nursing. One of my highlights was being a recipient of the Spirit Award for outstanding patient care. When I am not working, I give my all at local homeless shelters, a women’s shelter, a private midwife clinic, and habitat for humanity. I travel as often, mostly back to Haiti, but also to St. Croix, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Costa Rica, and the Bahamas. I lived for a full six months in Antigua and have also visited Germany and Spain.

The infant mortality rate in Haiti is 59 out 1000, which is the worst in the Western Hemisphere. I dream of opening a clinic in the small town where I was born, Milot, Haiti; where I too came into the world as a newborn at risk, fortunate to survive given the dismal state of health care in Haiti. Little-to-no special assistance is available for pregnant women, even when they give birth, especially in rural areas and villages. I cannot imagine any more natural calling than to serve and do research in Haiti as a DNP, saving lives, not only of babies but their mothers as well – and for generations to come.

I envision most of my plans for Haiti unfolding later on in my career, however; I may well end up an old woman in Milot, nursing patients until I fall over one day myself. Now, however, as a young woman, I look forward to several decades of service here in the USA and perhaps employed professionally abroad as well since I love to travel and explore. Most of all, I want to devote myself to my patients, giving them the best part of each day and helping them to feel more like a person than a number, providing them with loving and thoughtful attention, putting my heart and soul into my work each day that I serve. I also look forward to continuing to serve special needs groups here in the USA, the homeless, victims of domestic violence, etc.

Completing your DNP Program at the University of XXXX would be a dream come true. I look forward to learning as much as I can about all aspects of nursing, on an international as well as local level, gaining exposure to a vast array of medical situations and current as well as traditional challenges in nursing. I want to care for mothers, and fathers as well, helping them to have healthy babies that turn into healthy children and later healthy adults. I am especially engaged with the controversial issues surrounding the vaccinations of newborns and infants and the especially sensitive and critical role played by the nurse in helping the parents to make the right decision and to fully understand and feel good about that decision.

I thank you for considering my application.

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DNP in Nurse Anesthesia, Speaks English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese

If accepted to your DNP Program in Nurse Anesthesia at the University of XXXX, I will give my all, keenly looking forward to decades to come serving at a huge urban hospital in a large US city, attending to anyone who walks through the door wounded or sick. The largest urban hospitals in America’s biggest cities are all multilingual settings; and this is where I plan to make one of my major contributions to Nurse Anesthesia.  I am already certified at my hospital as bilingual Mandarin. Doctors as well as nurses frequently ask me to interpret on their behalf for basic patient care and the explanation of medical procedures to Chinese-speaking patients.

My mother is Korean and my father is half-Japanese and half-Chinese. While my Japanese is not as good as my Korean and Chinese, I continue to speak frequently with my grandmother in Japan, at length, and always in Japanese. I also look for occasions to put my skills in Japanese to good use in the hospital as the opportunity arises. Finally, I am becoming increasingly adept at speaking Spanish. I hear Spanish in my hospital and often introduce myself and join in, provoking smiles with my accent as an Asian woman. When nurses who do speak Spanish make the effort to communicate with those for whom it is their first language, it is very much appreciated by the patient, putting him or her at ease and helping them to feel more secure with their care. This is why I always make the effort to do so when the opportunity arises in Spanish as well as Mandarin, Korean, or Japanese.

Currently serving in the Cardiac Vascular ICU at XXXXHospital, I care for patients undergoing cardiac bypasses: TAVR, gastrointestinal, oncology/endocrine, gynecological and plastic procedures. Fully dedicated to constant improvement and multitasking, I am always happy and enthusiastic. I like to think that I have leadership potential. I have shadowed a CRNA for 26 hours and also attended a Diversity CRNA simulation lab. I unwind riding motorcycles and playing the Koto, the national instrument of Japan.


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