Discuss your educational and professional goals, short term and long term, and address how earning your degree will help you reach these goals. The Personal Goal Statement should be a minimum of 350 words. Please use APA formatting.
I consider myself the true definition of African American. My parents immigrated to the United States from Nigeria in hopes to achieve the American Dream. I was fortunate to be born and raised in the United States, known as the great country of opportunities. In trying to achieve the American dream, my parents worked very hard to provide a great life for my siblings and I. My parents instilled a strong work ethic in my siblings and I. As a result, I always worked hard in school and my jobs to best and provide excellent outcomes. I live in a diverse suburban community outside of Atlanta, Georgia. In fact, the high school I attended was known as the most diverse high school in the state of Georgia. Many of the people in my community also migrated from different countries, in pursuit of the American dream and to have a better life, just as my parents did. As a registered nurse in my community, I treat and care for many minorities. Many minorities are more prone to certain chronic diseases. I would like to contribute to the improvement of the healthcare of the disadvantaged populations- especially blacks, hispanics, people with disabilities, older adults, and other minorities. Many primary care physicians only focus on treating the illness. As a nurse practitioner, I would like to focus on primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention to create better outcomes for the patients that I would treat in the community.