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Letter of intent.
I chose OSN because of two main reasons; I completed my undergraduate degree at OSN
and owing to my experience during my undergraduate period, I would be honored to advance my
nursing education at the same school. I enjoyed the campus and the faculty at OSN specifically
the faculty’s dedication to delivering quality and depth in the curriculum. The holistic approach
of the nursing programs at OSN prepared me to become a successful registered nurse which I
firmly believe will add to my Master’s program preparing me to succeed as a Family Nurse
Practitioner. My second reason for choosing OSN is I was born and raised in Reno and have my
family living here. Undertaking my graduate studies at Reno will enable me to pursue my dream
and maintain ties with my family who are my source of support and encouragement throughout
my nursing career.
I have chosen to pursue Family nurse practitioner (FNP) as my preferred track. Having
worked as a registered nurse working in the Clinical Decision Unit in the emergency room at
Renown, I have interacted with patients under different points and situations of need. This has
grown in me an ambition to get more closely involved with patient management in a community
setting and in a position where I can make decisions on their direction of care. Becoming a FNP
will enable me participate in determining the treatment and care for patients within the inter-
professional team.
Becoming a FNP, carries with it the responsibility of leading and guiding teams in
practice to achieve positive patient outcomes. Through my period in practice as a registered
nurse, I have worked in various professional leadership positions which have adequately
prepared me for my future practice. I have worked as the Charge RN on Clinical Decision Unit,
an area that has prepared me in managing busy, urgent and diverse medical and nursing teams. I
am a member of key professional groups such as hospital Shared Governance, American Nurses
Association (ANA) and Nevada Nurses Association (NNA). I am a preceptor for new nurses
which has strengthened my ability to guide and act as a role model to upcoming and younger
nurses, a role I intend to continue as a FNP. I was the treasurer for the Student Nurses
Association while attending Roseman University in Las Vegas where I was an honor student. My
personal leadership experience is being the captain of my ship. I set goals for myself daily and in
life and strive to better myself and push my boundaries to achieve beyond my comfort zone. I
have recently started kickboxing and some martial arts and often plan and navigate long
backpacking trips. This personal commitment has inculcated in me discipline and focus which I
strongly believe will enable me complete my graduate training successfully and guide me in my
future practice and endeavor to ensure efficient and appropriate patient care.
I have identified an idea for my master’s project which I hope to choose for my master’s
thesis/project. The idea focuses on cardiac disease which I feel has become a major health
concern in the society. The idea I chose is on congestive heart failure focusing on patient’s
efficacy and the readmission of patients with Congested heart failure in an acute setting. The
focus on this area of study, I hope will provide information and data that health care providers
can incorporate to care to improve outcomes for patients with congestive heart failure. I have
written a brief introduction part on what I intend to focus on for the thesis.
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Research problem:
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a debilitating and often a progressive disease that affects a
patients’ quality of life. Clinical manifestations of CHF consist of shortness of breath, fatigue,
and swelling of the lower extremities. Due to the restrictions of CHF disease process many
patients’ decompensate and lose confidence for initiating and maintaining the life changes that
are necessary to managing CHF symptoms. Congestive Heart Failure Patients with poor self-
efficacy in regards to modifiable risk factors will lead to more hospital re-admissions.
Approximately half the CHF readmissions are considered preventable, and poor adherence with
recommended self-care is identified as a contribution factor
Statement of purpose: The aim of this qualitative study is to explore, through
in-depth interviews the experiences and possible relationship of self-efficacy
with continued readmission of CHF patients to an acute care setting.
Research Question: What is the relationship between CHF patients’ self-
efficacy and continued readmission to the acute care setting?

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Letter of intent. I chose OSN because of two main reasons; I completed my undergraduate degree at OSN and owing to my experience during my undergraduate period, I would be honored to advance my nursing education at the same school. I enjoyed the campus and the faculty at OSN specifically the faculty’s dedication to delivering quality and depth in the curriculum. The holistic approach of the nursing programs at OSN prepared me to become a successful registered nurse which I firmly believe will add to my Master’s program preparing me to succeed as a Family Nurse Practitioner. My second reason for choosing OSN is I was born and raised in Reno and have my family living here. Undertaking my graduate studies at Reno will enable me to pursue my dream and maintain ties with my family who are my source of support and encouragement throughout my nursing career. I have chosen to pursue Family nurse practitioner (FNP) as my preferred track. Having worked as a registered nurse working in the Clinical Decision Unit in the emergency room at Renown, I have interacted with patients under different points and situations of need. This has grown in me an ambition to get more closely involved with patient management in a community setting and in a position where I can make decisions on their direction of care. Becoming a FNP will enable me participate in determining the treatment and care for patients within the interprofessional team. Becoming a FNP, carries with it the responsibility of leading and guiding teams in practice to achieve positive patient outcomes. Through my period in practice as a registered nurse, I have worked in various professional leadership positions which have adequately prepared me for my future practice. I have worked as the Charge RN on Clinical Decision Unit, an area that has prepared me in managing busy, urgent and diverse medical and nursing teams. I am a member of key professional groups such as hospital Shared Governance, American Nurses Association (ANA) and Nevada Nurses Association (NNA). I am a preceptor for new nurses which has strengthened my ability to guide and act as a role model to upcoming and younger nurses, a role I intend to continue as a FNP. I was the treasurer for the Student Nurses Association while attending Roseman University in Las Vegas where I was an honor student. My personal leadership experience is being the captain of my ship. I set goals for myself daily and in life and strive to better myself and push my boundaries to achieve beyond my comfort zone. I have recently started kickboxing and some martial arts and often plan and navigate long backpacking trips. This personal commitment has inculcated in me discipline and focus which I strongly believe will enable me complete my graduate training successfully and guide me in my future practice and endeavor to ensure efficient and appropriate patient care. I have identified an idea for my master’s project which I hope to choose for my master’s thesis/project. The idea focuses on cardiac disease which I feel has become a major health concern in the society. The idea I chose is on congestive heart failure focusing on patient’s efficacy and the readmission of patients with Congested heart failure in an acute setting. The focus on this area of study, I hope will provide information and data that health care providers can incorporate to care to improve outcomes for patients with congestive heart failure. I have written a brief introduction part on what I intend to focus on for the thesis. Research problem: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a debilitating and often a progressive disease that affects a patients’ quality of life. Clinical manifestations of CHF consist of shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling of the lower extremities. Due to the restrictions of CHF disease process many patients’ decompensate and lose confidence for initiating and maintaining the life changes that are necessary to managing CHF symptoms. Congestive Heart Failure Patients with poor selfefficacy in regards to modifiable risk factors will lead to more hospital re-admissions. Approximately half the CHF readmissions are considered preventable, and poor adherence with recommended self-care is identified as a contribution factor Statement of purpose: The aim of this qualitative study is to explore, through in-depth interviews the experiences and possible relationship of self-efficacy with continued readmission of CHF patients to an acute care setting. Research Question: What is the relationship between CHF patients’ selfefficacy and continued readmission to the acute care setting? Name: Description: ...
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