Nursing appeals to me as a noble profession that elicits respect from every stratum of the population. My empathetic nature and the willingness to serve the society make me ideal to take on the job of a nurse. Through years of diligence and careful strides towards my professional goals, I have successfully identified the challenges that come with nursing. Here I stand today, ready to undergo training through the pragmatic and globally recognized program at your esteemed university in Canada to leverage my career. A fulfilling and rewarding learning experience awaits me at McGill University.
I believe that nursing aspirants need to hone decent interpersonal skills, besides mastering the core traits. Besides, being empathetic and a good listener complements the efforts to deliver better treatment to patients. Most importantly, a dedicated mind free from prejudice goes a long way in crafting the ideal profile of a nurse. Thankfully, I have grown up in a family of doctors, which helped me imbibe these valuable traits. All these years, I have stridden ahead to chase my dream career, and here I stand at the crossroads of a happening career and a consistent academic life. My keen interest in caring for people who need help has persuaded me to apply for this nursing program in your revered institution in Canada.
My academic consistency and marksheets speak tons about my dedication to learning. I have completed my 3-year Bachelor’s program in Nursing, followed by two years of Master’s program in the same domain. During these five years of specialized knowledge acquisition, I banked on the opportunity to diversify my profile. Besides gaining industry exposure through three internships at some of the leading hospital chains, I explored areas like philosophy, sociology, developmental biology, and multiple disabilities in people.
To relax my mind, I spend my leisure hours listening to music and watching drama. Art has got an amazing healing power, and I cherish art therapy as a means to broaden my mind. This also enables me to focus on my interest, and I take my own time to dedicate to my hobbies. Understanding the practical nature of my profession, I volunteered at orphanages, old-age homes, and diagnostic centres. For me, these learning experiences proved to be valuable, as I took care of physically and mentally ailing people. Besides, I worked with the Red Plus Society in a project that they designed for homeless people. Here, I was responsible for nursing ailing people, both young and old as they recovered from diseases.
In an effort to prepare myself for the challenging profession in nursing, I interned at Peerless Hospitals for one year. Here, I worked as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. It was a great experience for me to intern at this reputed hospital. On a typical day, I closely observed how nurses coordinated with doctors and surgeons to deliver better care to patients. At the same time, what appealed to me as a nurse was the managerial competence of senior nurses at Peerless Hospital. Closely observing how they executed plans during complex surgeries and worked on the aftercare processes, I visualized myself walking in the same position one day. Meanwhile, I strengthened my empathetic nature and communication skills, and tried to observe situations from the perspectives of the patients. This significantly helped me imbibe the soft skills that nurses need to heal patients from life-threatening conditions and injuries.
My experience while working as a staff nurse taught me to keep an eye for detail. The lack of attention from medical professionals, including nurses can prove to be detrimental for patient health. Later, when I joined Apollo Pharmacy for a part-time job, I realized how things operate on the front desk. I used to assist chemists while they dispensed medicines to patients. The accuracy and speed at which they operated amazed me. Even while serving too many patients, we had to make sure to administer the right dosage and medication to the patients. Often, medical overdoses have a disastrous impact on patients. I had to take my guard against such incidents. Therefore, I cultivated a proactive yet protective stance that laid my way to the career.
Walking in the shoes of a staff nurse, I realized that successful medical professionals should cultivate the habit of keeping calm under challenging conditions. Maintaining self-composure defines how we can bail patients out of serious conditions, particularly while there are long surgeries going on. At the same time, each patient has certain specific needs, and I feel compelled to cater to their requirements. My experience working with different hospitals brought me the privilege to interact with patients with various ailments. Meeting new patients each day, I got the exposure to a wide range of work conditions.
Canada happens to be one of the most sought academic destinations for international students. In this country, the aspirants can gain international standards of education. The recognition that I will gain as I return to India as a skilled and certified nurse will propel me deeper into the industry. Besides, I will gain an edge over my peers, thanks to the industry-oriented and relevant skillset I am going to acquire in Canada. The safe academic environment, supportive nature of the staff, and the ability to learn amidst a multicultural study environment in Canada make this country suitable for me.
I have also scanned through the comprehensive course curriculum at your university. All the academic modules appeal to my interest. The practical nature of the program and the ability to interact with industry experts makes this course suitable for me. Besides, I am aware of the sophisticated research facilities at your institution. For me, it would be a pleasure for me to interact with the seasoned trainers and professors. The campus life looks impressive, and international students benefit from all sorts of amenities at this institute.
As an avid learner, I remain open to acquiring industry skills in nursing. An opportunity to study in your esteemed institution will propel me closer to a noble professional in India.