My Statement-Mental Health Program

My Statement-Mental Health Program

My Statement-Mental Health Program

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My Statement- Mental Health Program

As proud alumni, I have benefited from the comprehensive development from Anderson University to accept my spiritual calling unto service in the world of healthcare for humanity.

Jeremiah 29:11 in the New International Version of the Holy Bible declares, “for I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Lynda Okeke, a humbled servant and graduate of Anderson University with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and a licensed professional registered nurse. As alumni of this distinguished institution, the mission, core values, and vision continue to shape me as a healthcare professional as I navigate life with the academic, practical, and clinical skills I acquired while matriculating within. The fundamental personality of the institution has shaped and cultivated my personal development while preparing me as a healthcare professional by creating a solid foundation based on faith and Christian principles. My personal and professional moral compass was enhanced so that the nursing program impacted and changed my life forever. Accepting the calling to serve humanity through the gift and skill of nursing is my purpose in the world we live in. I started from the grassroots of nursing C.N.A. (Certified Nursing Assistant) and P.C.T (Patient Care Technician) prepared me for the competitive world of healthcare academically, socially, spiritually. Psychologically with understanding the commitment to this field of practice and being ready to serve as a servant leader to make a cardinal difference in the lives I am fortunate to touch while practicing the discipline of nursing.

I am currently a professional with the corporate giant DaVita, Incorporated. The DaVita Corporation’s mission is to enhance and save a life by treating effective dialysis treatments to its patients. As I prepared to embark on my professional journey, I aspired to align myself with a company whose mission, vision, and values aligned with my Christian principles and that of the University that had cultivated me to assimilate into the competitive workforce. DaVita takes pride in its core values: teamwork, service excellence, accountability, continuous improvement, and integrity. These characteristics were an extension of the academic and clinical experience during my academic growth at Anderson University. As a member of the DaVita nursing team, I can contribute all the educational, academic, and clinical training to make a difference in the lives of individuals suffering from kidney disease. I can do this by providing quality care for the betterment of humanity under oath I took as a professional nurse and oath of commitment I made to God.

During my experience as a registered nurse, I have been allowed to demonstrate my nursing skills as a team member and leadership. I have had exceptional mentors, advisors, and training professionals to equip me with the practical knowledge to succeed in any healthcare environment. My vast professional experience is working within the acute climate within the framework of a magnet hospital in the kidney dialysis department as a nurse. This continued developing, enhancing, and cultivating my skills in a critical environment with patients whose life was fighting from essential to stable for a better quality of life. This training ground afforded me with the organization in which I worked the opportunity to acquire additional exceptional clinical training to accompany my education and current activity to be a practical nurse. The aggressive and robust environment also accepted the unforeseen demands of the global crisis: Covid-19, the pandemic with the healthcare community experiencing nursing shortages worldwide. My prudent training positioned me to propel into leadership and management within one year of my graduation from college.

My professional nursing journey has afforded me practical experience within both acute-hospital and clinical quality of care. Therefore, I continued to challenge myself as the distinguished faculty with the nursing program has engaged its students in understanding your passion, purpose, and Christian plan for existence in the world of healthcare. As I conducted critical self-analysis, I found myself during my experience in both work environments caring for the whole person with mind, body, and spirit. I found myself going above the call of duty with a holistic approach to patient care that facilitated the healing and needs of patients from a Christian worldview perspective. This gift of caring for the human experience through understanding the human dynamic mentally compelled me to accept the anointing and calling to serve at a higher level of human need with the embrace of psychiatric mental health.

I desire to return home to the cornerstone of academic excellence, professional and spiritual development, and premier learning to pursue my advanced degree with the Doctor in Psychiatric Mental Health. This dimension of adding educational value to my professional development will prepare me to embrace the spiritual calling to serve humanity in this needed area among society and prepare me for a rewarding career as an advanced practice nurse. This academic platform would equip me to join the world of gifted professionals in this respected area of care to change lives for the better. As I professionally began my clinical journey from the grassroots of nursing C.N.A. (Certified Nursing Assistant) for eight years, I adopted and embraced the affirmation that man is born with a heart of compassion that reacts in accordance to the feelings of fellow humans. Compassion, love, affection, and care are the innate qualities that make a human. These qualities define a man. Humanity is one such aspect that has been stressed upon in all parts of the world. “Service to Mankind is service to God” is a proverb highly prevalent all over the world. Humanitarianism is considered a service to human beings. The very term human denotes a charitable person. Loving and serving humans is considered of the utmost importance. In the spirit of humility, civility, and spirituality, I embrace humanity to work indefectibly with making an impact in enhancing the quality of life of those individuals I am charged to serve. This degree confirmation as a nurse will give me the ability to specialize in mental health and care for people of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds experiencing mental illnesses or distress with quality clinical care.

With dignity, honor, and humility, I ask the admissions review committee with the Doctor of Science in Nursing program to accept this as my official personal statement. It is also a statement of commitment to serve the community while honoring God through my work and representing the institution that prepared with demonstrating the attributes of a dedicated Nurse into the community. My request for admission into the competitive and distinguished program is to continue my growth and development as a healthcare professional to make lasting contributions to humanity through science. As a bachelor’s degree registered nurse, I continue the seed which has been planted with my motto that was inspired while in the field of nursing “We serve God best when we serve each other; we love God best when we love one another”! This is my service and personal oath, coupled with my professional oath unto humanity. I hope to continue that service with the training from this program as an ambassador for Christ in serving humanity.


Lynda Okeke B.S.N., Registered Nurse