When choosing a Master’s Degree Program in Nursing, one excellent strategy is to choose a special interested or a ‘track’ of study and develop good reasons for your choice, generally accompanied by ongoing professional experience and exposure in this area. The 10 most common track or specialties include:

Certified Nurse Midwife

Critical Care Nurse

Family Nurse Practitioner

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Educator

Nurse Researcher

Pain Management Nurse

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

This is an excellent subject to include in your Letter of Intent for your Admission Application for Nursing School, it will show that you have foresight and plan ahead, know what you want, and have the passion and conviction to pursue your dreams in nursing with great determination.

Letters of Intent for the Masters Degree in Nursing

Sample 1st 2 Paragraphs Letter of Intent for the MSN

Currently in my third semester of studies towards the BSN Degree at the University of XXXX, I hope very much to be selected to continue my graduate studies in nursing here at the University of XXX as well. I could not be more pleased that one of the finest nurse midwife Masters Programs in the world is here in Utah where my husband and I are building our home and making our family. Originally from Afghanistan, I am a former refugee who fled the political violence and civil war in my country and eventually was able to immigrate to America. I have come to dearly love Utah; it is wonderful to feel safe and to have the opportunity to study and progress professionally as a woman.

My husband has helped me open a small school for girls in Afghanistan and we have a few friends who are managing the teaching while we support them financially. My biggest dream is to expand our NGO at some point to include a teaching program for nurse midwifery and in this way have a share in addressing the desperate problem of one in eight women dying in child birth in Afghanistan, among the highest levels in the world.

Sample 1st Paragraph for MSN Application, African-American

An African-American woman with an undergraduate degree from XXXX (2015), I now hope to earn the MSN Degree at XXXX University. While my professional experience so far has been mostly in the laboratory, I feel that my undergraduate studies have provided me with a strong foundation upon which to build and to distinguish myself academically in an MSN Program. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Biological Sciences and I concentrated as much as possible throughout my studies in the area of nutrition. I also completed a Minor in Inequality Studies since making progress towards greater equality in health care is one of my principal, personal and professional causes in life.

Nurses who hold a master’s degree are sure to have exciting futures. Graduates have good reason to be optimistic. The healthcare field is in need of nurses, plain and simple. The demand for skilled professionals is on the rise due to a large percentage of the nursing population approaching retirement age. The government predicts that by 2020 the registered nurse shortage will be at 800,000 positions. A shortfall of that size would be significant in any industry, but it is especially alarming in the medical field. Hospitals, clinics, and other health centers need qualified staff to provide needed care.

Certain populations in the United States are particularly vulnerable to being medically underserved. For example, it is estimated that 60% of women older than 85 years live alone; Hispanic and black elders are more likely to live with family. Black men have a 200% greater rate of stroke than do men of other races. The life expectancy of migrant farm workers in the United States is 49 years. Older adults with Medicaid are more likely to have poor health.

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Sample 1st Paragraph for the Master’s Degree in Public and Community Health Nursing, Canada, Saudi

A nurse from Saudi Arabia, I have spent most of 2016 in Canada engaged in a full immersion in English, bringing my conversation skills up to a fluent, advanced level, and learning everything that I can about community health. The School of Population and Public Health at the University of XXXX is my first choice for a variety of reasons, from your location in Vancouver to the innovative character of your curriculum with a focus on community, as well as the vast resources and opportunities for research and internships at UXX. I have a special interest in Public and Community Health in my country, Saudi Arabia, which I look forward to using as a case study for some of my investigations at UXX. I also want to learn everything that I can about creative initiatives and challenges in Community and Public Health in Canada, which I see as a role model for the KSA in terms of development of health care structures, human, material, and scientific.

Master’s Degree in Nursing Application Statement to the University Program where the Applicant Completed their Undergraduate Studies

The University of XXXX (UXX) is my first choice to earn my Master’s Degree in Nursing for a variety of reasons, most of all the sheer excellence of the program. I obtained my BSN at UXX and I also hope to prepare myself as thoroughly as possible at UXX to give my all for the balance of my professional life to Acute Care Nursing as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. My time spent at UXX as an undergraduate nursing student was perhaps the best time of my life and I seek to recapture this energy and happiness as a graduate student, living it again on a new, more rigorous, and demanding level.

I finished my BSN at UXX with a 3.9 GPA and also completed one graduate-level course that is required for your MSN Program, Advanced Pathophysiology. One course, in particular, that I am especially excited about taking, if accepted, is Critical Care Pharmacology, because I am developing a special interest in this area. This is yet another reason why I have my heart set on UXX because most acute care nurse practitioner programs only offer one pharmacology course and UXX offers two. 

I feel strongly that the nursing professional should be engaged with his or her community and this is the primary reason why I hope to earn the MSN Degree at the University of XXXX, located in my hometown where I was born and raised, XXXX, FL. Furthermore, I live only 20 minutes away from the campus. I am applying for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track because I have 9 years of critical care experience and your program at UXX is the ideal fit for my career advancement in the area that I know best. I see issues of pharmacology and medication to be especially complex in the acute care environment and I look forward to a professional lifetime of research in this area.

I currently serve in a 28-bed CVICU that has a very high patient acuity rate. My devotion to my patients and my nursing responsibilities is complete, 100%; and I believe this will enable me to excel as a researcher in the future as well as a practitioner. I want to play a much larger role in the management of every aspect of my patient’s care, with special attention to hemodynamic stability and airway, pre-, intra-, and post-operatively. I have been an ICU nurse for over 9 years and I am ready for any patient that comes into my unit.

After finishing my ADN Degree in 2007, I began working in a vascular ICU and I have been working in CVICU for the last 3 years. Even in my free time, I read about medications, hemodynamics, pathophysiology, and medical technology.

Acute care is my professional life and I thank you for considering my application to your distinguished MSN Program at UXX.

Letters of Intent for Nursing School: Doctoral, Masters, Certificate

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