Samples of My Work: Letters of Intent for the Master's Degree in Nursing

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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.

Letters of Intent for the Masters Degree in Nursing

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 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.

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.