Nicole Larsen, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Please accept this letter as my expressed interest in the nurse practitioner position. I believe that my education and the considerable variety of clinical experiences I have gained with current and previous clinical work makes me an ideal candidate for such a position at the organization. In addition to my clinical experiences gained as a family nurse practitioner the last 6 months, I have practiced as a registered nurse at a home health agency where I provided care to many pediatric and adult patients with multiple acute and chronic medical illnesses. In 2009, I started as a registered nurse within the field, in 2012 transitioned to an RN case manager, then clinical supervisor from 2013 to 2017. The role transitions contributed great value, team, and work ethic in regards to experience and care delivered. I managed care covering a wide variety of acute and chronic medical problems. Support for staff and goals of increased quality of care were met through daily practice of good work ethic and establishment of many different programs including quality improvement plans. The established diabetes program aimed to ensure evidenced based care was understood by nurses servicing; education given to clients and client providers was consistent. The established ventilation management program provided a state approved course of didactic and hands-on learning before a nurse was sent to a home to care for one who is ventilation dependent. These experiences have greatly expanded my skills in providing primary and acute care to patients of all ages and development through leadership, collaboration, and integration.
I welcome the challenge to work in collaboration with physicians, other medical staff, patients and their families, and I am confident that I can make a valuable contribution to your practice. Attached to this cover letter is a copy of my curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, one for current employment and two which convey past work ethic. I’m looking forward to hearing from you in the near future. Please feel free to reach me anytime for any questions.
Nicole Larsen, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
13611 W. Holly St.
Goodyear, AZ 85395
APRN No. AP11391 2018
RN No. RN159045 State of Arizona 2009-Present
DEA# ML4918376 2018
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION DEGREES
2015-2018 Masters of Science in Nursing Grand Canyon University Nursing Phoenix, AZ
2010-2012 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Grand Canyon University Nursing Phoenix, AZ
2007-2009 Associates of Science in Nursing Central Arizona College Nursing Coolidge, AZ
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND ACHIEVMENTS
Developed a Home Health Ventilation Management Program Developed and participated in a Diabetes Self-Management Program Article 9 Instructor Training Certificate
• Healthcare Provider CPR/BLS/AED certification
• State of Arizona Department of Public Safety- Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU)
NP/PA 24-Hour Buprenorphine Waiver Training (24 CEU) 2017 Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Resistant Hypertension (1.25 CEU) Neuropathic Pain: Evidence-Based Clinical Pearls for Your Practice (1.25 CEU) 7
Annual Southwest Diabetes Symposium (4 CEU)
NON CEU CONTINUING EDUCATION
2013 and 2016 Article 9 Instructor Training Department of Developmental Disabilities 3 year instructor certificate Phoenix, AZ
2012 Ventilation Management Gateway Community College 8 hour didactic course Phoenix, AZ
2018 Desert West Family Health Center Tolleson, AZ Family Nurse Practitioner
Promote the health and optimal wellness through patient centered medical care.
Provide administrative assistance with paper to electronic transition of practice.
Collaborate with other health care professionals to achieve positive patient outcomes 2012-2017 Nursing Solutions Phoenix, AZ
RN Case Manager, Clinical Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Solutions is an Arizona State licensed and Medicare certified home health agency; adult and pediatric care in the home setting, committed to compassionate care
February 2012 Continued care collaboration for optimal individual care as an RN Case Manager.
February 2013 Promoted to Clinical Supervisor, continued collaboration with other health care professionals for best possible outcomes for each individual served. 2008-2012 Nursing Solutions Phoenix, AZ
Provided developmentally appropriate care including skilled nursing assessments and interventions based on plan of care supported by organized and thorough documentation.
Collaborated with family, physicians, and other healthcare professionals for optimal care.
4.0 Nursing Performance Review
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR NICOLE KAY LARSEN RN FNP To Whom it may concern: 2/28/18
It is my pleasure to write this recommendation letter sharing my admiration and great respect for one, Nicole Kay Larsen RN FNP. I first met Nicole when I started as the Director/ Administrator for Nursing Solutions in Sept 2013. Nursing Solutions is a Home Health Agency that specializes in the nursing care of chronically ill adult and pediatric patients at home with tracheotomies who are ventilator dependent 24/7. She was one of the RN Case Managers for the Pediatric patients we provided services for that were referred to us by the Division for the Developmentally Disabled (DDD) through the Department of Economic Security (DES). Nicole was an exceptional RN CM and had just started her training to be an Article 9 instructor. I was fortunate enough to attend her first class and was amazed by her calm professional and organized manner, as this was her first time presenting this very involved Article 9 Class to the staff. She covered a variety of tough topics; which included an individual rights, the rules regarding teaching safe and effective methods of communication, and signs of abuse and neglect. Her training also covered the techniques for positive behavior support, prohibited techniques, confidentiality, consents and methods for reporting and documenting these issues. She developed scripts for role playing to help the participants understand the significance of what it meant to work with and help the families with DDD patients. She helped the group to understand how to prevent the use of restraints which at times could be considered medications that were needed to control the adverse symptoms related to the patients’ diagnosis. She was a born Leader and I quickly realized her potential and promoted her to the Clinical Supervisor, overseeing the RN CM in the field. She was well liked and respected by her team. She was a role model mentor and team player. No task was ever too much for Nicole and she was able to multitask beyond my comprehension. In her role she stayed very connected to her patients, families and her team members. She was always a patient and staff advocate. She was always diplomatic with families during many difficult and challenging psychosocial situations. She handled them in a professional manner with compassion and reserve. She adhered to the legal, ethical and moral standards to ensure positive patient outcomes. Her clinical skills are impeccable, and she had the fortitude to start her FNP program while working full time as the Clinical Supervisor, being pregnant with her 4th child and having had recent brain surgery. She is a woman of great distinction who has just begun her quest. She has many talents and her steadfast dedication is phenomenal. Her professional success is only exceeded by her personal accomplishments as daughter, sister, wife, mother and trusted friend to many. I am proud of her great accomplishments and honored to give her this stellar recommendation. I congratulate her on her recent completion of her FNP. She is a most intelligent, capable and caring individual and will be a great asset to your organization. She is destined to make a true mark on our Health Care industry and I have no doubt she has many more accomplishments ahead of her as she begins her new journey as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Thank you for your consideration. Feel free to call me directly if you have any questions. 623-***-****. Sincerely,
Michelle Hosler RN BSN PHN
Director/ Administrator of Everest Hospice Agency