Write an essay (no longer than two double-spaced pages) addressing the following:
a. What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome in achieving your education (i.e. financial, personal, medical, etc.)
b. Explain why you need financial assistance and what would receiving a scholarship mean to you.
-Due to COVID 19 my entire family has been laid off and without a job, it has been difficult on me to carry everyone financially
c. Describe your academic and career goals and your plans to achieve them and discuss any of your extracurricular/volunteer activities (both on and off campus) that you may perform.
– I fell in love with Alabama when I visited last year, it holds so much rich history. Once I graduate I would love to relocate to Alabama and become an NP in the intercity, and a voice and advocate in healthcare for those with language barriers in Alabama.
d. Describe an event in which you took a leadership role and what you learned about yourself and how the experience(s) will impact you in the future.
-I usually work with oncology patients, it was a stressful time for those patients receiving chemotherapy during the COVID 19 crisis, with the help of my staff I implemented screening each person coming to our floor, limiting traffic and hand washing to protect those patients. I was eventually deployed to a COVID-19 ICU as a support to the nurses, Again with the help of my staff, we put systems in place to make sure the nurses always had someone to bring lunch, mental and spiritual support on hand for staff and patients. We did buddy nursing where the ICU level nurses took care of vents and drips and floor nurses took care of meds and helped with ADLs, eliminating the burden for staff members.