NURSING SCHOOL LETTER 4
Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes-Jewish College
To Whom it May Concern,
Ref: Request not to take Anatomy, Physiology and StatisticsClasses
I am Enas Yassin and I have tendered my application for a BSN withyour reputable institution. Having successfully completed graduateeducation at the University of Al-Mustansiriya in Iraq, I amconvinced that this is my time to take a BSN. My graduate educationtook seven years whereby I gained immense knowledge and skills in thefield of medicine. However, I was sure this was just but thebeginning of a long journey that would eventually enable me topractice medicine.
While I am fully aware that it is a necessity to take classes inanatomy, statistics and microbiology, I would like to bring a fewfacts to your attention. After immigrating into the U.S.A. a fewyears ago where I wanted to practice medicine, I was required to readextensively on the said subjects in order to pass the United StatesMedical License Exams (USMLE), and become board certified (Singh,2015). Notably, I successfully passed this exam and this tested myknowledge on these subjects and allowed me to become a boardcertified physician. It is needless to mention that I gainedsufficient skills and knowledge in these subjects and retaking themwould proof redundant.
Furthermore, I have had various opportunities to practice the skillsand knowledge I have got in these subjects. Notably, I have worked asa research scholar at Northwestern University in Chicago and aresearch associate in Washington University School of Medicine inSaint Louis. During my work as a researcher, I studied humanpatho-physiology, microbiology, and genetics and my work as afirst-time author received awards from several publications. This isa clear indication of the deep knowledge that I have these fields. Ijoined the University of Iowa hospital and clinics as a pathologyresident from July 2012 to July 2014. During these two years Iperformed more than 35 autopsies as a primary dissector andsuccessfully identified the cause of death in all cases. This atteststo my vast knowledge of anatomy as well as the patho-physiology of adisease. As a pathology resident I managed the microbiology lab atthe University of Iowa for several months and I have extensiveknowledge in that field as well. Having been trusted with themanagement of an entire microbiology lab in such a university is aclear indication of my qualifications experience in the field. Mydecision to apply for BSN at this college is informed by my desire toadvance my medical career. I look forward to practicing medicine inthe future and this qualification will offer me the much neededknowledge and skills. It is important to mention that I havespecialized knowledge in anatomy, microbiology and statistics. Assuch I am ready to undertake any examination in these subjects toproof this. While I would gain more knowledge or refresh the one Ialready have about these subjects, it is essential to state I wouldcomfortably do this trough my own reading. I am an active researcherand I understand the need to remain relevant in the nursing fieldthrough continuous learning. Therefore, I would be extremely gratefulif I would be allowed not to take these subjects’ classes.
Lastly, I would like to mention that if I am exempted from thesesubjects’ classes, I will have sufficient time to conductadditional research and read extensively on them. This will not onlyadd to the current knowledge I have, but will also offer me any newinsights in the fields.
Singh, N. R. (2015). Nursing: The Ultimate StudyGuide. New York: Springer Pub. Co