I Am Born With Multiple Birth Defects, Including A Cleft Palate

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I was born with multiple birth defects, including a cleft palate. These defects required me to need several surgeries throughout my childhood. This experience introduced me to the medical field early on and started my passion for pursuing a career in the discipline. I came to University of South Florida as a pre-nursing student in the hopes of making in to the nursing program. I plan to apply to nursing school this spring and hope to continue my education to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Pediatric Registered Nurse, or a Family Nurse Practitioner. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist My previous experience in the hospital setting showed me many different career options within the field, and one that always stuck out was CRNAs. They were always the ones to make me feel comfortable and safe as they put me to sleep before a surgery, making them one of my favorite individuals in the surgical room. I want to be a CRNA so I can be that person for children going through the same thing that I went through. Additionally, I enjoy science and have always excelled in the subject, so I am extremely fascinated in the science behind anesthesia. The idea of putting someone to sleep to make surgery tolerable and painless interests me. Education Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is a two year graduate program. To be accepted in to this program you must receive a bachelor’s degree in nursing, be certified as a registered nurse, and complete a year of clinical

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