Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
I believe nursing is a lifelong learning process. After three and a half years of bedside experience and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing conferred in 2017, I am motivated to do more. I want to work not only as a registered nurse, but also as a master-prepared family nurse practitioner at a primary care clinic!
The Family Nurse Practitioner program at San Francisco State University is especially attractive to me because of the community-based clinical hours. With the largest Chinese immigrant population on the west coast, being in San Francisco will allow me to utilize my Chinese language fluency serve a highly diversified community, as well as play an important role in health promotion and policy advocacy. As a first generation immigrant and the first people in my family to attend college, I feel it is a privilege as well as a responsibility to serve my patients and give back to my community.
Xiaoling (Claire) from California
Starting at San Francisco State University in Fall 2019