Adult Nursing Personal Statement
Nursing is a lifelong learning experience, a vocation and a profession that I really wish to join.
My ambition is to become a fully qualified registered nurse, building on the foundation of previous training and my current position as a haematology health care assistant and a member of staff bank within the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS trust.
It is essential to have a firm and realistic understanding of what being a nurse entails prior to undertaking training and I believe my previous and current experience in various healthcare settings enables me to be confident that I am ready for the commitment and academic challenges and possess the stamina, reliability, trustworthiness and motivation to undertake the requisite curriculum.
I appreciate the academic demands and rigours of the course will be tough but I hope my previous ability to study and enthusiasm will speak for itself.
The compassion, selflessness, patience and intelligence of Nurses with whom I have come into contact with (via my own health needs, that of relatives and those whom I have had the privilege of working with) have inspired me and helped drive my passion and motivation.
From observation and drawing from personal knowledge I believe the qualities and skills required from a nurse include the innate desire to help and care for people.
Excellent communication skills are essential, and the ability to work autonomously but also as part of a team. It is an art to combine scientific knowledge and the skills acquired from education and training with caring for people, and it is a privilege to be there for people at their time of need.
I want to become a nurse because I find my current job very rewarding and satisfying but I believe I have more to offer and am capable of making that transition from my current role into a staff nurse.
I am not put off by shift work, the emotional ups and downs and late finishing times. I feel I have a lot to offer. People comment on my friendly manner and disposition and all my colleagues have encouraged me to apply to university and train.
I am reliable and flexible and have a thirst for knowledge, especially for pharmacology, anatomy and physiology and biochemistry.
I love learning to do new things and developing new skills, recently demonstrated by undertaking training to perform venepuncture and attending all the study days that I could for haematology nurses.
I have an excellent support network to enable me to commit wholly to my training should I be offered a place and am happy that my ten year old son James will be cared for during any clinical placements.
Should I be accepted onto a course my ultimate goal would be to specialise in haematology and oncology nursing. I work with some excellent staff nurses; haematology and oncology sisters and clinical nurse specialists and have a great admiration and respect for their professionalism and dedication.
I have a vision that my career will develop and follow a pathway in this speciality by building on these foundations and hopefully once qualified to apply for a post in this field.
In my free time I love to spend time with my family and take care of myself using the gym. I love to read, and appreciate the finer things in life such as good food and good company.
I currently work weekend nights on staff bank and request busy wards like Medical Assessment if possible to ensure I can do and learn as much as possible.
My rationale behind this choice of university is to conclude, that I am aware that gaining a place will not be easy but I hope I have been able to articulate my reasons for wanting to undertake training and convey how delighted I would be to become a student at this university and what a privilege it would be.
This personal statement was written by hagendazzle for application in 2009.
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