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Application for the Fast Track Nursing Program Essay

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Since starting my nursing career at Penn, my commitment to primary care across the lifespan has consistently been reaffirmed. While the accelerated nursing program has challenged me, I utilize outside resources when necessary while building upon proven personal strengths and learning strategies. This approach will help me succeed through the family nurse practitioner (FNP) fast track program and as I become a leader in my field. Because of my experiences, qualifications, and passion for primary care I believe I am uniquely eligible for the fast track program.
Throughout the summer and fall, Penn’s nursing program has supported my growth both professionally and personally. Initially, N103 (Psychological and Social Diversity in Health
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Arguably, nursing school has been one of my most significant challenges to date. In part, I have been successful because I appreciate the intensity the accelerated nursing program offers, and I pursue additional opportunities to immediately apply my knowledge. In addition to my courseload, I teach CPR to expectant families at Pennsylvania Hospital, work as a clinical researcher at HUP, and volunteer as an EMT for the Narberth Ambulance Company. Further, I seek feedback and advice from mentors and instructors during the program. Finally, my undergraduate career, and particularly some of my more demanding classes like organic chemistry, offered an opportunity to understand strategies that work – or don’t – in learning difficult material, and I apply this knowledge to meet the academic challenges of the program. I want to challenge myself moving forward, as I work towards becoming a leader in primary care.
I know that the first steps for me to become a leader in my field is to enter practice and gain experience as an FNP working in primary care with underserved populations before moving forward towards health administration or academia. I am determined to combine clinical care, research, and health policy to enable underserved populations to have more control over their own health and well-being. As a FNP, I would have the broadest base of knowledge and ability to treat patients at all ages and
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