Midwifery Personal Statement Sample

  Midwifery Personal Statement Sample

It has always been my ambition to dedicate my life to helping others through a career in the healthcare profession. Unfortunately, I was unable to pursue a career as a Student Nurse in the Royal Air Force in 1999, but I am now in a position to realise my dream and go to university.


I was introduced to the world of Midwifery when having my first child, and have been fascinated by it ever since. The whole journey from the beginnings of pregnancy through ante-natal classes to childbirth and post-natal care is truly special and I would love to be involved with women and their families at such an important time in their lives. I recently undertook a First Steps to Nursing university module, where I specialised in Neonatal Intensive Care. I was inspired to learn more about this exciting area by taking a subscription to the ‘British Journal of Midwifery’ and making extensive use of the university library. I love reading about the ways Midwifery is constantly changing and updating its practices, and look forward to joining a profession with such a keen focus on continual training and self-improvement.


Having been out of education for a long time I chose to do this course part-time. However, I found that I quickly settled back into study, and soon excelled in all my coursework. My lecturer has kept a copy of my portfolio to use as an example to future students and my essay and report have been uploaded onto the university Blackboard site. I am now confident that I can succeed at degree level, and will be fully committed to doing so.


Since 2007 I have worked in a Care Home as an Administrator. I am responsible for invoicing, supplier payments, spreadsheet compilation for accountants and the payroll. The organisation and attention to detail this has required has equipped me with the written skills necessary for a nursing career, to ensure patient records are accurately completed. I also developed the interpersonal skills that are essential in Midwifery – I am able to communicate well with other members of the team as well as with residents and their families. I am extremely discreet when dealing with personal information and show empathy and compassion in sad circumstances.


Outside of my studies and work I enjoy spending time with my family. I am the Treasurer of my children’s school PTA, for which I am responsible for keeping accounts. I also sit on the school council, where I work with other parents to arrange activities for the students and resolve any general issues. When I was younger I was a member of the Air Training Corps, where I reached the rank of Sergeant. Through exciting activities including flying, gliding, shooting and annual summer camps on RAF bases I leant discipline, respect and teamwork. I enjoyed teaching and supervising younger cadets, particularly watching children who were shy or from a troubled background blossom. I have also completed my Duke of Edinburgh Silver award, which required stamina and taught me resilience.


I am a highly self-motivated and reliable individual, with an organised approach to work and excellent communication skills. I am friendly, approachable and love meeting new people. I believe these attributes give me the potential to be a great Midwife, and would love the opportunity to perform this wonderful, fulfilling role.