It is our willingness and dedication to find ways to improve is what motivates and inspires us to seek better opportunities in our respective profession. This is what keeps us determined to look for ways to improve our careers and eventually reach success. Though we may encounter setbacks and difficulties along the way, it is our continued perseverance to overcome this that teaches us how life is supposed to be lived. With these mentioned, I wish to present my intention to apply for a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the University of Tennessee.
The career in the medical profession has always given me the chance to actively express who I am as a person. It has introduced me into opportunities that I cannot imagine possible. Since I was a child, it has always been my intention to provide service to other people. It gives me the satisfaction to see that other people getting better lives and at the same time recovering what seems to have been lost. It is this calling for medical care that has pushed me to pursue my degree in nursing.
As I tread towards this goal, I took up an ADN Program at Holmes Community College and obtained my bachelor’s degree in 1994. In here, I was able to grasp and acquire the skills needed to understand my field. It opened my eyes to the numerous ways wherein a medical nurse can facilitate care to patients. At the same time, it introduced me to several ways where I can expand and cultivate my capabilities both as a professional and a person. After graduation, I sought to apply my previous education in the understanding of the theories and concepts in real life applications.
It is in here that I had experienced a myriad of cases both see to test my familiarity and patience in the realm. At times, it really felt difficult that I was on the verge of giving up and quitting my job. However, I did not use these events as a hindrance in my career. On the other hand, I nurtured my notion that these things do occur. Amidst these hurdles and obstacles came a realization that I need to find ways to increase my competency and skill.
In my resolve to find what area I am to specialize, the feeling came to me when I was doing my rounds at the hospital. In here, I came to socialize with and attend to a patient who was maltreated and suffered sexual abuse from his father. It was my first time to encounter such case and I was a bit shocked about the issue. As days passed, I took my time visiting the patient; often mingling and talking. It is in here that I realized that I want to be a sexual assault nurse examiner. It is my contribution and service to women who have had the same experience.