New York, NY, United States
Valencia, Santa Clarita, CA, USA
During my senior year, I am taking AP Statistics, Expository Reading and Writing, Honors Human Anatomy/Physiology, Economics, and AP Computer Science Principles. I have improved a lot during my second semester. I have done so by staying focused, improving my note-taking skills and clarifying my doubts before exiting classes. In AP Computer Science Principles, I have improved my analytical and logical reasoning skills which are helping me code efficiently. I find Honors Human Anatomy/Physiology course particularly challenging. It requires me to memorize human anatomy in detail and fully understand the functioning of different parts of human body. My teacher expects no less than perfection and grades the exams strictly. Despite these challenges, I am excelling in this course. I knew that this was going to be an arduous course. So I took a different approach when compared with other subjects. I started reading and taking my own notes on each chapter before it was taught in the class. This way, I was well prepared to go to the class and knew ahead of time areas in which I needed help. By taking detailed notes and splitting up the work each day, not only was I able to keep up with the pace of this course, but I did so without getting overwhelmed. I learned to use my theoretical knowledge in practicals that in turn reinforced my knowledge. It is then no wonder that last semester, I got an A in this class.
Currently, I am volunteering at Kaiser Permanente in Panorama City. Since December 2017, I have been given the privilege to spend the entire day on Saturdays, observing and assisting nurses in various units. I have so far rotated between the Emergency Room (ER), Post Surgical Recovery, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Operating Room (OR), and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to get exposure to different areas, so that I can explore the different specializations in this career field, and have a better focus in the College of Nursing at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Although I have gained significant experience and exposure to these different settings, the ER department was the one that stood out the most. While, it seemed only like strained out nurses are running around, they always place taking care of their patients as their priority. I have been significantly inspired by their work ethic and their utmost responsibility towards helping their patients. This has been helpful for me in terms knowing which specific discipline of nursing I would want to study at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities Nursing School provides all the core nursing classes like Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Microbiology, Human Anatomy, and many Nursing Science classes. With my commitment and focus to become a Registered Nurse and the well structured and competitive program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, I feel that we will have a mutually rewarding experience. Hence the University of Minnesota Twin Cities remains as the top university that I desire to attend this Fall semester.