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Nurse CRNA Personal Statement Help, Letter of Intent Essay Samples

I draft several eloquent and concise statements for admission to nursing school each week; and it is something that I have come to enjoy very much, take very seriously, and have gotten especially good at doing.

In fact, I have spent many years investigating what makes a Statement for admission to nursing school as effective as possible, what programs and institutions in the area of nursing are looking for in applicants: specific qualities, interests, and characteristics--all of which we will emphasize in your essay.
As a critical care nurse, I feel confident in the excellent care that I provide. I enjoy and embrace learning and increasing my knowledge base. I am extremely focused and understand the intensity and demanding nature of this program. I am goal oriented and highly committed to being a CRNA. My shadowing experiences have served to further reinforce this desire and have helped me realize how much I have to still learn. This, in turn, has continued to heighten my level of motivation to continue my professional career growth across the broad gambit of important issues in nursing. I am especially interested in doing research in the areas of ethical dilemmas and situations that occur in the healthcare field and I look forward to dynamic discussions of these issues as a graduate student, learning from my peers as well as faculty.

Character is especially critical and I will paint a truly eloquent portrait of who you are. It is all in the wording and I like to think I have a natural gift for statement expression. My own special strength is in the emotional eloquence of nursing.
In concretizing my interest to purse a DNP in Nurse Anesthesia, nothing can be more absolute than witnessing the births of our three children and the joy that they have brought in to my life. I saw firsthand as the nurse anesthetist administered the epidural anesthesia to assuage my wife’s labor pains. I am interested in becoming a nurse anesthetist because of the fervor that I have for it as a profession, the potential that I posses and the life experiences that have made me the person that I am today. These experiences have strengthened my resolve not only to do the utmost that I can by practicing the profession of nursing but also to help in improving the delivery of quality nursing care and overall image of nursing in general. The values and goals presented in the School Mission are a perfect fit for my ultimate career goals. The entirety of my life has been a challenge and the fact that I am applying to a great school such as the NorthShore School of Nurse Anesthesia is a further proof beyond doubt that coming from the humble roots that I was born in to, I can only be on the path to great success at this juncture.

I admit that on a few occasions, tears have welled up in my eyes while drafting a statement for nursing school; it is a most enriching experience.

Since my son Davy was born on November 5, 2011, this toddler has become the total center of my world.

He is all that I have, my only family.
My desire to pursue a career in health care is greatly influenced by its unlimited opportunities for career development and the desire to impact another person’s life positively. As a kid, I always had a burning desire to become a nurse or a medical doctor but my parents’ influence and their perception of the engineering profession while in Nigeria lured me away. I trained and practiced as a Materials Engineer back in Nigeria, where I worked as a research and development officer for five years. However, coming to the United States created the turning point in my life. I searched for engineering jobs unsuccessfully for many months, and none was forthcoming despite availability of many job openings in nursing and healthcare related fields. In order to confirm my readiness to pursue nursing as a career, I entered a Practical Nursing program at the Wilbur Wright College in Chicago.

This is why I get especially excited by the opportunity to draft a model personal statement in the area of Nursing, because of the importance of family to us all, our futures, the future of the human race, our planet, etc.
During my surgical rotation in nursing school, I fell in love with the excitement and challenge, the adrenaline of OR. Soon, I became especially curious about the nurse anesthetist. I found myself asking a ton of questions to CRNAs about their responsibilities. As a result of this passion developing over time, I now feel that I have the necessary drive, high level of motivation, and meticulous attention to detail that is required for the performance of this centrally important role in health care.

: it all depends on our children who in turn depend on their families. While I live back in Bolivia where Davy’s mother is a professor who teaches sustainable architecture, we went back to my home in the USA to have our baby.
My first thoughts of pursuing a career in anesthesia occurred while I worked as an ICU nurse. After working in various medical settings I found the intensive care unit to be the most fascinating and immensely challenging. As an ICU nurse, the most rewarding part of my job was the recovery of patients whom had just undergone cardiothoracic surgery. It was not unusual for our cardiothoracic patients to come back with balloon pumps or open chests. The immediate hemodynamic management in the first hours after surgery strongly affected patient outcomes. Critical thinking and teamwork were necessary for successful recoveries. In this setting, I was impressed by the anesthetists’ medical knowledge and clinical skills, as well as their cooperation with the surgeons and management of the recovery team. I briefly looked into nurse anesthetist training but realized I wanted a more in-depth, broad, and comprehensive medical education. Also, I did not want to be limited in practice setting or the cases I could perform.

There was not a kinder more attentive nursing team in the world than those who cared for the three of us. My wife had an extremely difficult delivery and we were in the hospital for almost one week. It is for this reason that helping nurses to prepare successful personal, statements, statements of intent, goal letters, etc.
I am preparing to write my personal statement on why I would like to become a CRNA. Does anyone have any suggestions on what schools look for in these letters?

07-20-2009, 03:38 AM
Yes honesty.....

, so that they will be admitted to both undergraduate and graduate programs, helps me to stay engaged with this exciting area of health care, and to give something back in exchange for the wonderful treatment we were given, to say thank you one more time for my gift, my son Davy.

I have been drafting statements on behalf of nurses now for 15 years.

Writing statements is not always fun, and the older I get the more mental and emotional energy it takes for me to do a good job.
Your essay should exhibit CRNA shadowing experience, ICU experience, financial and academic preparedness, and the emotional fortitude to progress through a demanding nurse anesthesia program. While you are writing the essay, preparing for tests, and taking additional classes, you can do an exhaustive search for anesthesia programs that best fi t your needs through a professional association, such as the AANA (

This is one of the reasons why I have developed a priority focus on nurses, writing more statements in this area than any other, because I admire the dedication of nurses, their orientation of service and giving.
My short-term goal is to gain as much knowledge and skill as possible studying to qualify as a CRNA; a very dedicated student (as suggested by my 4.0 undergraduate GPA), I hope to graduate near the top of my class, and then obtain my CRNA license. My long-term goal is to help to develop future nurse anesthetists, serving as a clinical instructor for a nurse anesthetist program. To me, assisting future students in gaining the experience, confidence, and expertise that they will need, will help me to continually challenge myself and broaden my horizons, fully utilizing every aspect of my own state-of-the-art anesthesia education that I will gain at XXXX. I see the ongoing development of my nursing skills as a lifetime project, and the acquisition and application of scientific knowledge itself as the most rewarding aspect of my job. Within time, I very much look forward to being seen as a mentor, someone that will have the answers to the questions and always willing to take the time to explain the complexities of nursing issues, always willing to go that extra mile, calm, cool, relaxed and enormously devoted to patient care.

Nurses are generally among the finest people on the planet, on human and emotional levels, because of their ethic of service. Thus, when I help a nurse succeed, I am inspired by her/his story.

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My DNP project would focus on the effect of anesthetic agents on the intra-operative respiratory Care of obese and COPD patients. Besides finding this profession endlessly interesting and rewarding, I cherish the opportunity to make a positive difference in my patients’ day-to-day lives. My experience has a nurse has taught me that helping someone attain their utmost in good health transcends the patients’ ethnic background or what social class they belong to. It is amazing how irrelevant the sex or race of an individual is when they come in to the emergency room with a broken arm or had been in a vehicle accident. I am thrilled at the possibilities of learning and practicing that lay ahead of me as a professional in one of the greatest and most noble profession known to man. I intend to take up the challenge and use my expertise to help as many people as possible irrespective of their age, class, race or religious belief. I look forward to the opportunity to start the Nurse Anesthetist’s program at the NorthShore School of Nurse Anesthesia, and I accept the challenge, knowing fully well that it is a nail that would help in holding my future together.

I would be honored to draft a model first paragraph for your Statement at no obligation in order to promote my service.

I especially enjoy working on behalf of those clients whose stated long term goals represent a significant contribution to the progressive enrichment of humanity, particularly with respect to the Developing World, where I live with my only child Davy, and the cause to which I dedicated my life.

As I left my job in the ICU, I dreaded what I expected to be the tedious preclinical years. Instead I found the basic sciences fascinating. I especially enjoyed biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology. I still remember the light bulb going off when I learned the physiology behind why nurses are instructed to immediately administer calcium to severely hyperkalemic patients. These types of discoveries where I could apply basic sciences to my clinical knowledge from the ICU reinforced the fact that I had made the right decision to become a physician.

If you are in a hurry for your statement and you want me to give you prompt attention and priority service, please make your payment as soon as possible. Often, I am able to finish your statement within 24 hours, no more than 48, after I have the information that I need to work with.

Becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist offers plenty of unique opportunities, and it all starts with finding and applying to the right program for you. With a nursing degree under your belt, you are already familiar with the application process, but there are a few key things to consider when pursuing an advanced degree—from shadowing and mentoring programs to important family discussions.

I help as many people as I can free of charge, by drafting a model first paragraph on their behalf. In many if not most cases, I also offer to finish the document on their behalf at the price listed above.

My strong basic science interest, attention to detail, and strong work ethic make me well suited for anesthesia. In addition, my nursing background gives me experience in procedural skills and a perspective on how to work as a medical team as well as how to effectively communicate with staff, patients and their families. I hope to attend an anesthesiology program where I can be exposed to a wide variety of cases as well as complex cardiothoracic cases, and continue my exposure to research. Eventually I would like to pursue a fellowship in critical care medicine, so I can work both in the operating room as well as the surgical intensive care unit.

I am limited in how many clients I am able to assist primarily by the fact that I have partial custody of my baby boy Davy, and he does not let me work unless he is asleep. This is also why it sometimes takes me about three days to finish your statement once you have made your payment.
Second, a great personal statement/essay is also important. In the essay, they look for personal reasons as to why you want to be a CRNA. They look to see if you have shadowed a CRNA (it looks better of you shadowed a CRNA instead of an anesthesiologist) and don't lie about shadowing either. Believe it or not, the anesthesia community is not that big and they will find out sooner or later if you made false statements in your essay.

In short, I only offer to draft complete statements for people whose story excites me, people who I feel strongly are in a unique position to give something of importance to their respective professions.

Two rooms down the family and friends of my other patient with a subdural hematoma are speaking with the neurosurgeon regarding the results of the CT scan and MRI performed earlier, as well as speaking with the cardiologist about the recent ultrasound. The results of all three are devastating. The CT and MRI both show massive bleeding in and around the impact site while the cardiac ultrasound indicates an ejection fraction of less than 10%. When the patient left that morning he was only taking his son to the V.A. to pick up a prescription. Interrogation of the patient’s pacemaker show that the source of his fall was likely a ventricular dysrhythmia that led to the defibrillator activating, causing him to receive a shock and lose his footing. Given the very little hope for a meaningful recovery, and given the wishes of the patient, the group is weighing the decision to withdraw invasive ICU care. I am there offering support to his wife, family and friends, answering their questions when the doctors leave and give them their requested time to think about this very difficult decision.

And I only do my best, taking the time to reflect on your story as well, usually doing some internet research on your behalf.

An old wise man and creative writer, I draft a model first paragraph for your Statement free of charge to promote my service: Many of my clients Add Me as a Contact! on Skype. ID: DrRobertEdinger so that we can chat. Please note that I am not usually able to talk and I need your information in text form.

These sample personal statements are here for your viewing pleasure (fully anonymous). We're hoping to add more in the future, including Pre-Med personal statements. If you've got one to add to the free library, don't forget to contribute yours.

Originally from the United States, I have now made my home in Bolivia at 56 years old. After earning my PHD in Religion (1995) from the University of Southern California, I have traveled much of the world, particularly Latin America.

My short-term professional goals include passing successfully certification examination for Adult Critical care, also known as the CCRN certification by October this year. I hope to set enough fund aside to augment my tuition for the School of Nurse Anesthesia. I also plan to attend a Medical Spanish class, in order to hone my Spanish language proficiency. It is also in my plan to work part time upon the start of the program in order to keep my clinical skills up-to-date. My long term goal is to successfully graduate from the NorthShore School of Nurse Anesthesia and pass the Nurse Anesthesia Board Examination. After passing the exam, I hope to join the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and other relevant professional associations for networking opportunities, mentoring and support systems. All the goals enumerated above are designed to help crystallize my future plans. I intend to be a successful nurse anesthetist and a well rounded professional. There is too much at stake to fail and to whom much is given, much is expected. I intend to be a shining example to my children and to my community.

Since 2001, I have dedicated the bulk of my efforts to helping others to be accepted to graduate school, university, residency programs, etc.

I appreciate that you put your trust in me because you really like the first model paragraph that I have sent and rest assured that I always do my best work finishing your statement.

I agree. It is almost like you should think of everything you think they want to hear and then write none of it. I really did think about why I wanted to put myself through this type of education and tried to determine what my real motivations were. It was almost hard to put in words because it really boiled down to wanting to be the best I could be at something. I love critical care and the critical thinking process.

Please note that I also trust you as well to recommend me to your friends and colleagues when you are very pleased with your statement.

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There are many women already in this field, but diversity is not its strong point. Here is the story of Wallena Gould, who has been working hard to make things fairer. For us, she is one of the heroines of nurse anesthesia.
My day begins and ends at the church, and in the middle is a wealth of knowledge just waiting for me to attain. I have spent 200+ hours shadowing CRNA’s in various settings: O.R., L&D, outpatient surgeries. The combination of physiology, pharmacology, autonomy and the ability to interpret real-time information from many difference sources are a huge draw for me and this profession. The mission of ABC School of Anesthesia is to deliver this training in a manner of quality, compassion, service, respect, integrity and cooperation and I appreciate this level of commitment. I look forward to an opportunity in carrying out this mission in the ABC tradition."

07-23-2009, 10:12 AM
First let me say, as others have....honesty and integrity are a must!

Wallena Gould, CRNA, MSN since 2004

Wallena Gould´s first nursing position was an operating room nurse, where my responsibilities included scrub and circulating duties

It was Ben Wright, CRNA, chief nurse anesthetist at Underwood Hospital, and Dolores Murphy, chief nurse anesthetist at Presbyterian Medical Center, who inspired her to pursue the field of nurse anesthesia.

I take the stairs to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit located on the fourth floor and pick up my assignment for the day: a 59 year old male Veteran with a 3-vessel CABG who is less than 12 hours post surgery, and a 71 year old male Veteran who just that morning suffered a subdural hematoma after a fall. My left brained analytical self allows my strengths to come to the surface in working with the CABG. The constant monitoring of hemodynamics, labs, physical assessment and physiological responses to vasoactive drips and medications keep me sharp and driven to stay well ahead of the patient, heading off problems long before they surface. I am amazed that three hours have already passed since I first took report, as it feels like only 15 minutes. The pace is very fast, clinical judgment and critical thinking are at a very brisk pace. I am in my element.

This was the first time she was introduced to the nurse anesthesia profession, and also where she found, at two hospitals, that both chief nurse anesthetists were African American. For her it was profound. Immediately, she left the operating room to build up my nursing skills on a telemetry floor, then to move on to Trauma.

Consider seeking out a practicing CRNA (perhaps a colleague from work) to shadow for a day or two. You’ll instantly gain a better understanding of the work a CRNA does. Start your day early, so you can watch the CRNA perform a full anesthesia machine check. Study how they prepare pertinent medications prior to a patient’s arrival in the operating room. Accompany the CRNA to the holding area and observe the assessment of the patient’s airway and the interview of their medical and surgical history.

As a student nurse anesthetist at La Salle University, she was in a curriculum that was shared by the four nurse anesthesia programs in the Philadelphia area, and where the lack of minority faculty in these programs was immediately observed.

At this time, I was still driving cab to support myself, while I dropped it completely upon graduation and passing LPN board examination. A couple of years after becoming a LPN, I applied to DePaul University’s Master entry program to further my education, and thereby became a full-fledged RN. My dogged persistence paid off. In one way it deterred me from getting stuck to cab driving, despite a very good tax free - income. On the other, it allows me to envision my future as a great nurse. My insatiable appetite for knowledge coupled with compassion and commitment to nursing shape my desire to pursue a DNP in nurse anesthesia. Clinical rotations in OR as a close observer during an open Heart Surgery at the IMMC, while a student at the DePaul University also afforded me opportunity to see administration anesthetic drugs by a CRNA.

She decided to address this in a poster project.

In their nurse anesthesia program, a poster project was assigned to each student. Wellena took pictures in my class of the minority student nurse anesthetists simulating spinal placement, ventilating a patient, and assessing a patient.

As you investigate nurse anesthesia programs and continue your pursuit of the profession, it is worth mentioning that there is an established mentoring organization primarily for minorities seeking comprehensive information and guidance. The Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program was created to inform, empower, and mentor underserved diverse populations with information to prepare for a successful career in nurse anesthesia.

Objectives were defined, and the AANA’s demographic statistics of the minority nurse anesthetists in the profession were graphically depicted on the poster. The poster was entitled, Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia.
Most programs require standardized tests like the GRE as a prerequisite for admission. For many, this can feel like taking the SATs all over again. “I prepared by studying aggressively for the GRE exam,” says Macario Acosta, B.S.N., C.C.R.N., a nurse currently in the midst of applying to a nurse anesthesia program. “I purchased a GRE review book with a CD and Web access so that I had as many practice questions as possible.” According to Dr. Zwerling, applicants often make significant improvements in their relative academic competitiveness by taking practice exams, enrolling in a formal preparation course, or utilizing one of the GRE review texts.

A stellar grade was earned as a result, but something was wrong…and again Wellena decided to address it.

She started a local mentorship program for incoming minority student nurse anesthetists to meet with her classmates for lunch and to review the anesthesia machine.

You’ve submitted an exemplary application and impressed the CRNA program directors during your interview. Before you know it, there’s an acceptance letter waiting in your mailbox and you can breathe a sigh of relief! But don’t get too relaxed; you need to academically and financially prepare yourself prior to matriculation. Continue taking graduate courses, if you’re already enrolled, to complete prerequisites if you can and lessen the course work while in the nurse anesthesia program. Aim to pay off significant debt, save a considerable amount of money, and try to improve your credit score, as this will enable you to get competitive rates on student loans.

This mentorship program expanded the year after when Wellena began working as a CRNA. It was Art Zwerling, CRNA, MSN, DNP, DAAPM, with whom she shared her vision to increase diversity in the profession, and he simply said, "Think outside the box and do what no one else is doing."

It was Bob Shearer, CRNA, MSN, who encouraged Wellena to expand the mentorship program outside the Philadelphia area while she was still a nurse anesthesia student at Montgomeray Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia.

And one last piece of advice, try your best to find someone who attended or is currently attending the schools you are interested in and ask them to give you an idea of the program. Honestly you guys, I'm happy that i was admitted to CRNA school but i hate this program. My anesthesia professors are horrible and it just makes your life that much harder. The core professors are above and beyond excellent but that doesn't make up for the anesthesia professors. I wont reveal what program i am attending on this blog but coworkers and friends have asked me about it and i have been honest with them. If i could only turn back time.

That year, the gathering was held at Crozer Chester Medical Center with incoming minority students from La Salle University, the University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph University, the University of Maryland, Villanova University and Drexel University.

CRNA programs want candidates with ICU nurse externship experience and a high GPA, but if your grades reflect a less-than-stellar performance, there are ways to mitigate this deficiency. Your goal is to be the most competitive person in the applicant pool. “Often, we would have candidates that were less than optimally academically focused in their undergraduate programs, particularly around core courses that ended up with a marginal science GPA,” says Art Zwerling, D.N.P., D.A.A.P.M., American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Senior Peer Assistance Advisor and former Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Nurse Anesthesia Program. “Sometimes these folks are able to demonstrate their current level of maturity and focus either retaking a core course, science course, or taking one or two graduate level science courses such as pathophysiology and/or pharmacology.” You can elect to retake courses in chemistry or biochemistry, or complete graduate nursing research as well. This will not only demonstrate to the admission committee your ability to handle graduate course work, but will also provide a welcomed boost to your GPA.

Bette Wildgust, program director of Villanova University, made the arrangements to have the meeting at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Wellena would not have had the opportunity to have this event if she had not been involved.

They also look for CCRN certification and other certifications. Getting certified is a great indication of what you know, and if your specialty also has specific certification exams then it would be beneficial as well. It shows a commitment to learning and will help you stand out as well.

New graduates from these programs were on the panel to speak to the new students and a few ICU nurses interested in studying on a nurse anesthesia program.

One of Wellena’s mentors and a true visionary leader who had a profound effect on her to advance diversity in the nurse anesthesia profession is Jeffrey Beutler, CRNA, MS, former AANA executive director.

I have been engaged in nursing care of critically ill patients for 7years and I have consistently received outstanding evaluations these past years. With strong backgrounds in sciences, mathematics, computers coupled with good communication and interpersonal skills gained from work experience and college involvement, I believe I have all it takes to be successful in this profession. I have also learnt that patience, perceptiveness, honesty, trustworthiness and ability to work as a team member are essential in fostering effective working relationship. I work well as a team-member as well as independently on my own initiatives, using good judgment and overlook personal preferences where the good of all is concerned. At the present time, I am a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and I also participate in various continue education activities that seek to increase my knowledge and overall clinical skills.

All of this started as a poster project! Wellena is now enjoying her career as a CRNA. Do you support Wallena’s cause? If so, how can we support you in your career through our services? We´d sure like to!

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