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Ms. Health Equity Entrepreneur

About Me:

I am an intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse with over 7 years of experience—4 years of it managing daily patient flow and staffing in a high acuity ICU. I have held various leadership and teaching roles and initiated quality improvement projects to enhance the delivery of patient care.


Undergrad School: Private university

Undergrad Major: Nursing

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: TBD (Target 720)

Age: 31,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: ICU education exchange in Southeast Asian country, community health and women's health nursing in Central America, member of a nurse innovation society, climate health ambassador.

Work History:

Title: Charge Nurse/Registered Nurse

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Top 10 U.S. Hospital

Length of Employment: 7 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Rolled out with sustainable solutions in clinical care areas to reduce medical waste in a 900-bed hospital.

Post MBA Goal:

Post-grad goals include consulting, staffing solutions, and product development—with a focus on health equity and sustainability.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Ms. Health Equity Entrepreneur,
    Your work is admirable! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. Having worked in the healthcare industry myself, I recognize that your clinical background will be very valuable in your post MBA goals. That said, HBS will want to know why MBA? Especially given that you’re progressing so well in your career. Why now? what specific skills and knowledge you are seeking at HBS that will help you achieve your future goals. As you put your app together, be sure to clearly articulate this. Another area of concern is your academic track record. For HBS, a competitive GMAT score would be 730+, especially given your soft undergrad GPA. Also, given your non-traditional background, do consider taking some Quant or business classes to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Ms. Health Equity Entrepreneur – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    First, you will need a really strong GMAT or GRE to balance out your softer undergrad performance. You might also consider taking an additional quantitative course to demonstrate that you are ready for the rigor of a top business school program.

    I suspect that HBS doesn’t see a lot of nurses in their applicant pool so your profession will stand out. You will need to be more crisp with your goals and use your essay to share the motivations behind your aspirations. HBS has ~10% acceptance rate. The limited information in your profile doesn’t offer much insight into your leadership skills which is something they will be looking for.

    If you absolutely …

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