I have long had an interest in nursing, and health care management. As a young child, my favorite toy was a doctor’s kit, and I practiced my bedside manner on dolls and stuffed toys. I wanted to care for people, and to help them heal. Then, as an older child, I worked as an intern in my uncle’s ophthalmology practice, as a way to get hands on experience working with people and putting them at ease. This reinforced my passion, and reaffirmed for me that in the future I would put all of my efforts into pursuing a medical career.
However, the older I got, I also realized that I have a mind for business. My father is an entrepreneur, and so I have some experience with book keeping and business management, and I am very confident in that area. As a result, I am very interested in healthcare management, and helping patients by helping ensure that their medical services are well organized, and their needs met.
This is why I feel that Penn’s coordinated dual-degree program in business and nursing would help me meet my long terms goals. They would ensure that I have the ability to support, not only my patient’s medical needs, but also the needs of the business, to ensure both the practice of medicine, and the front office, run smoothly.
I believe that a patient can expereince as much, or more stress because a doctor’s office, or medical practice is not well organized as they can from not receiving proper medical care. Further, I think that nurses who are competent both in care related skills, and administrative skills are an important asset in medical practice. Thus, I want to hone my skills, to be as relevant, efficient, and caring as possible in the workplace, by completing the dual degree program.
I look forward to using the skills gained through the dual-degree program to become a leader in the healthcare field, within the offices where I work, and to use this to pursue my personal best professionally. My specific goals are to work in the hospital setting, in a position that would allow me to work directly with patient care, or to work in the clinical setting with a small practice, where I could have a large amount of patient contact, and work directly with the doctors, but where my managerial skills would also be well put to work.
In conclusion, I would like to say that the Penn State’s degree program stands apart from other similar educational opportunities because of the way that it blends clinical and business studies. I have no doubt that this program will uniquely position me for success in the next stage of my life as a business professional. I look forward to the opportunity to learn from the high-quality staff, within the nursing department, and allowing them to shape me as a caregiver, and medical professional. This program can help me to realize my dreams of becoming a medical professional, …