THIS IS A SAMPLE AND IT IS NOT ORGANIZED. YOU CAN ADD OR YOU CAN DELETE. I’M JUST GIVING YOU AN IDEA OF HOW I WANTED IT TO LOOK LIKE. I moved to the USA 8 years ago from ethiopia just by myself. Leaving my parents and friends behind was not easy at first but gradually I overcame all the challenges. When I first moved here and started to consider going to college so that I could make a better life for myself and my family back home, I thought it was going to be almost impossible. I was working in a convenience store trying to make ends meet, but I always knew that there was something more out there for me and I decided to start going to college while working part-time at the that convenience store. Moving to America for better opportunity was a far greater leap, and a cultural adjustment I continue to adjust to. When I began community college in Houston, my English was still broken, and I was having great difficulty assimilating to Western social habits. Nevertheless, my grades flourished, and I joined the Ethiopian community club and an intramural soccer team. This extracurricular involvement has been crucial in developing social ties and helping me to become more familiar with this new world around me. Now, from the perspective of a slightly wiser man on the cusp of transferring to a four year university in this land I have grown to love, I thank God everyday that I had the courage and strength to go through a personal and financial ordeal to get this opportunity that I have now vowed not to squander. One quality I have earned from my cross-cultural experiences is maturity. With this comes a stronger sense of my goals, and a real commitment to their achievement. I have grown accustomed to working twice as hard to keep up, since my surroundings have changed so frequently. As such, I do not believe in wasting time or opportunity, and now that I have my sights fixed firmly on a goal of working in nursing, I am prepared to work diligently to arrive at the finish line. Having always been interested in math and science, and the human body, I feel a strong inclination to someday work in health care or medicine. I know there are many ways to help people, and that making them feel healthier and more comfortable in their own bodies is perhaps the most palpable way of improving their lives. Helping people to help themselves is one of the most powerful tools we have for changing the world around us. Only by enabling those least capable of serving themselves can we begin to make the world a better place. Nursing is a profession I have always looked upon with respect (because of my uncle who was a nurse and someone who I was always looked up to when I was a kid). I believe that the role of a nurse can be very challenging and hectic at times, as well as rewarding and fulfilling. In my opinion a person who is willing to become a nurse needs to have very good interpersonal skills, be a good listener, empathetic, eager to learn and strive to improve themselves. An understanding for other people’s needs without prejudice is also important. I believe I possess all of the above qualities and will endeavour to maintain and improve on them whenever possible.
I am now eager to take my education to the next level by pursuing a degree in nursing at ____ University. It is my goal after graduating to become a nurse serving lower income and underrepresented communities. I am a naturally compassionate person, and because of my lower socio-economic background and life experience, I can relate easily to people who may fear going to see medical professionals whom they perceive as different from them, but whose services they need. I can help bridge that gap, and thereby encourage more people to actually get help that they require in a comforting and non-threatening environment. My commitment to my education is strong and I know that, if admitted, I will be able to earn a solid grade point average, and graduate with the skills and experience I will need to build my career as a nurse. I feel such relief and gratitude to know that I have found my calling, and I am eager to begin this new stage of my education. Certainly the next two years will be challenging—requiring much juggling of schedules and time management expertise–but I have done it before, and with my clear goal in my mind, I know I can do it again with equal or greater success I have been employed as a waitress for a year in the local hotel. I have also worked in a grocery stores as a cashier and assistant manager for five years. This has been excellent for my interpersonal skills as it involves talking to people I am not familiar with. A skill that will be transferable to nursing. truly enjoy working directly with people which is one of the reasons I have decided on this career path. I realise that nursing is a profession for life. Once you become a nurse you are a nurse for the rest of your life. It will influence the way you act and think, the way you see the world around you. I feel I am ready to embark on this profession and the way of life it entails. I took my nursing assistant certificate last month(june 2018) I am planning to continue working as a nursing assistant from now until January 2019 before starting class at____ university. The experience I get from that will help me in nursing school undoubtedly. These are my academic achievements
● GPA: 3.875 ● Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society ● Dean’s List Certificate ● BBB: TriBeta Honor society
Skils: ● Trained CPR ● Certified Nursing Assistant