I consider myself fortunate to be serving in Guam’s only public Intensive Care Unit and happy to give back to the island that raised me. Providing care to an underserved population in such a demanding setting helps to reinforce the goals of my chosen academic path, as there is nothing more humbling--- and challenging---- than providing care to those who hang in the balance of existence. More, this balance exists in a setting kept calm and therapeutic for the critically ill and …show more content…
I look forward to continued growth through experience wherever opportunities for my care may arise. Furthermore, I look forward to the start of a lifetime of contributions towards nursing and the greater community through availability, personal insight, and knowledge sharing; a contribution which I also plan to extend to others who may choose to embark on the journey that I am currently on.
I will not forget where I came from and where I ultimately want to be, as I do eventually plan to return home to Guam and give back to the island that has shaped me; an island in the greater community of Micronesia where there are so many in need of such specialized care, but where there are so few who are able to provide it.
The wide array of pathology experienced on Guam and the increasing trend of patients presenting with multiple comorbidities make my goal of providing care for an already underserved population all the more complex. This notion was also reinforced during my anesthesia shadowing experiences in our island’s only public Operating Room. Additionally, the limited number of anesthesia providers on Guam is an issue within the island community. I am confident that this intricate dynamic can be met effectively through the successful achievement of a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Georgetown