I wish to study the “Master of Health and Human services management” course offered at Deakin University because I have great inclination towards managing health systems. I believe proper management is beneficial, if not crucial, to the well-being of both patients and health workers.
I began my nursing career working in a hospital medical ward. Although the work there was very rewarding I soon realized that I could not provide long-term care for my patients which was, and still is, my passion and desire. I started to believe that good evaluation of a patient's needs and the proper execution of well-planned care are essential to a patient's recovery.
However, I left the hospital to become a home care nurse making house calls to regular patients. I was fortunate in that role to be able to perform assessment of the health needs of my patients and organize proper strategies for them. I found great satisfaction in doing so and it was very rewarding for me to be able to directly manage overall longer-term plans and watch my patients recover over time. In addition, I began writing papers to share my concepts on managing recovery and one of them has been selected for publication in a journal by the Taiwan Nurses Association under the title “ALS Disease Coping in Home Care”.
After four years as a home care nurse I decided to enhance my nursing skills and knowledge and took on RMIT's nursing course. I graduated this year (2008) with a Degree of Bachelor of Nursing. After all these years of nursing experience I have not lost the desire and passion to take on management of health systems for the benefit of all who are involved, not only patients but also health workers. It is my natural inclination to become a manager of a health facility.
I believe your “Master of Health and Human Services Management” course fits perfectly into my career path. Gaining leadership and managerial skills for the health sector is exactly what I seek now. I envision that when I take on more senior leading positions in the health field and start managing with significant impact I will be living my dream and doing exactly what my passion dictates