Phone – 813-***-**** cell
Shannon E. Stewart, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, FNP-C, CCRN
I am writing to inquire about a Nurse Practitioner position. As a December 5th, 2018 graduate from South University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program, I have seventeen and one half (17 ) years of clinical experience in critical care settings as a critical care Registered Nurse and hold CCRN certification. I am energetic, creative, personable and hardworking. I highly value team-based healthcare and believe that each discipline uniquely contributes to best practice. At heart, I am an advanced practice nurse with a passion for providing excellent healthcare for individuals across the life span. My expertise lies in providing exceptional patient service and compassionate care within various environments such as, but not limited to, internal medicine, pediatrics, and acute care facilities. I have over 850 clinical hours of practice in which I addressed a wide range of clinical issues facing pediatric patients, elderly patients and their care givers, including managing diabetes, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s, and hospice/end of life care. My clinical experience and training enables me to triage patients, conduct patient interviews, propose diagnosis and treatment plans and make referrals for patients who need ongoing specialized or emergency care.
As a resident of Florida over 10 years, I am committed to remaining in the area to serve the health care needs in my community. With more than 24 years of experience providing patient care and exceptional treatment, I am confident that my skills and background will allow me to greatly benefit your practice.
To highlight my experience:
I have extensive experience working in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams in the critical care setting as a critical care Registered Nurse. These experiences have taught me how to address patients and care givers professionally and respectfully, discuss their concerns, and manage their frustrations. What I cherish most about my role as a clinician is working in collaborations with other health professionals, patients and care givers to address a complex health issue with both clinical and educational tools. My professional goals attending school part time to obtain my DNP.
With my vast knowledge and experience, I am well positioned to enhance patient care for your practice. I look forward to discussing this opportunity, along with my qualifications, with you soon. In the interim, thank you for your consideration.
Shannon E. Stewart, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, FNP-C, CCRN
Shannon E. Stewart, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-C, CCRN
Objective: To obtain a position as a Family Nurse Practitioner
2016-2018 South University, Georgia
Family Nurse Practitioner – MSN Master of Science in Nursing (Honors graduate 3.94 GPA)
2014-2016 Brookline College, Phoenix, Az
Nursing – BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honors graduate 3.94 GPA)
1998-2001 Troy State University, Montgomery, Al
Nursing – ASN Associate of Science in Nursing - Valedictorian
1997-1997 Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Fl
1994-1995 Connelley Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa
Practical Nursing Program – Valedictorian
1990-1990 Western School of Health and Business
Medical Secretary Program
3/2010 - Present Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
ICU – RN – Critical Care/ICU Nurse
1/2010 – 3/2010 Bayonette Regional Medical Center
Pool RN – CCU
8/2008 – 6/2009 Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Travel RN - CCU
10/2007 – 8/2008 Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Staff RN – 4 North ICU
06/2007 – 08/2007 San Joaquin Hospital
Travel Nurse in Bakersfield, California
03/2004 – 06/2007 Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Staff RN – Clinical Leader/Charge Nurse ICU/PCU 03/03 – 03/04 Elite Medical Staffing Travel Nurse
Professional Experience cont.
Travel Nurse/Agency Nurse – ICU full time 01/03 – 03/03 Cross Country Trav Corps Travel Nurse – CCU/ICU full time
10/01 – 01/03 Southeast Alabama Medical Center
Staff RN – ICU full time
09/01 – 10/01 Health South Rehab Hospital
Staff RN – Rehab Nursing prn
06/01 – 09/01 Bay Medical Center
Staff RN – Medical ICU Step Down Unit full time 01/98 – 6/01 South Haven Manor, Montgomery, Al Charge Nurse – Subacute/Long Term Care
04/97-12/97 Fairway Oaks Nursing Home, Tampa, Fl
Charge Nurse – Subacute/Long Term Care
12/96-12/97 St. Joseph/John Knox Village, Tampa, Fl
Charge Nurse – Subacute/Long Term Care 11/95-12/96 Marian Manor, Pittsburgh, Pa Charge Nurse – Long Term Care
04/95-08/95 Heartland Health Care, Pittsburgh, Pa
Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse
1991-1992 Aetna Health Plans
Group Medical/Dental Insurance Claims Processor and Utilization Review Tech
1989-1991 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Group Medical/Dental Insurance Claims Processor
Basic Healthcare skills/experience areas (sampling): Peritoneal Dialysis, NG tube insertion and feeding, Tracheostomy/Endotrachael tube care, Injections, IV therapy, Catheterization, Phlebotomy, Dressing and Wound Care, EKG, SwanzGanz, Subclavian Lines, Vital Signs, Bathing, Positioning, Transfer, Charting, Enema administration, Long term care/Medical/SurgicalCare/ OB/GYN/Neonatal care/Psychiatric care/MICU/Ortho-Neuro (in school), Licensed Practical Nursing, Certified in IV Therapy, C.N.A. Supervision, Venipuncture, MS Word, Data Entry, Filing, Typing – 70wpm
General skills: Typing 70 WPM, Multi-line business phone, Copy machine, 10 key (7,000/min), Filing (Alpha/Numeric), Data entry (8,000/min), Medical Terminology, ICD-10 Coding, MS Windows, MS Word, Insurance claims processing, Utilization Review
Licensure and Certification
Registered Nurse License 9180825 Florida multistate
CCRN exp 08/2019
ACLS exp 06/2019
CPR exp 04/2019
Professional memberships/ positions
American Association of Nurse Practitioners AANP - current
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Network for
Research AANPNR - current
American Nurses Association – current
American Association of Critical Care Nurses AACN – current Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - current Unit Based Council (FHZ) – current
Preceptor (FHZ) – current
Peer pre-employment interviews - current
Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society - alumni
Honors Graduate – South University Magna Cum Laude (3.94 Cumulative MSN gpa)
Honors Graduate – Brookline College Magna Cum Laude (3.94 Cumulative BSN gpa)
Valedictorian – Troy State University ASN program Praise Award – Fairway Oaks Nursing Home
Scholastic Honors Award Connelley Practical Nursing – awarded twice, Valedictorian
Western School of Health and Business – 3.87 GPA
Western School of Health and Business – High Honors Graduate
Western School of Health and Business – Class President/Student Council
Quality Assurance Award – Aetna Health Plans – 5 times Quality Assurance Award – Metropolitan Life – 9 times Carroll High School Spanish Honor Society
OJIN (Online Journal of Issues in Nursing) – Manuscript submitted, pending peer review 9-1-2016 [Title: A guide to setting up a project on safe practice to prevent needle stick injuries that any nurse can follow]
WRITTEN REFERENCES PROVIDED
New Tampa Ob/Gyn, P.A. Elliot Cazes, M.D. FACOG
July 16, 2018
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter on behalf of Shannon Stewart. Shannon was an MSN student who rotated through my office over the past few months. She completed her Women’s Care studies with me. Shannon was always very professional. She is a student who comes to the office very well-prepared. Her patient evaluations are extremely thorough, and her bedside manner is impeccable. She gives high quality presentations of patient histories. Her ability to stay on top of differential diagnoses is impressive.
Shannon was always enthusiastic and very involved with the operational aspects of patient care. She has a thorough understanding of our healthcare system. Further, she showed a willingness to teach other students. She is a leader, not a follower. I really enjoyed teaching Shannon, and I can recommend her for a Nurse Practitioner position, without caveat. She would be a welcome addition to any healthcare team. Please feel free to call me if you have further questions, or if you’d like to discuss Shannon further.
Elliot E. Cazes, M.D. FACOG
14424 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33613
Florida Family Practice Ronald Manalo, M.D.
August 6, 2018
To Whom It May Concern:
It is my pleasure to write this letter of reference on behalf of Shannon Stewart. Shannon was an MSN student who completed a 10 week/180 hour Gerontology clinical rotation with me. Mrs. Stewart is a consummate professional. She was always prepared, well organized, and displayed a great deal of caring and excellent bedside manner to the patient population and families that we serve.
Clinically, Shannon obtained thorough histories and was very thoughtful in her selection of differential diagnoses. Shannon has demonstrated understanding of the current healthcare environment and showed a willingness to stay abreast of current trends in medicine. Shannon is creative and insightful and I have no doubt that she will be an asset to any organization choosing to hire her as a Nurse Practitioner. I can unequivocally recommend her to you. Please feel free to contact me for further information or questions.
Ronald Manalo, M.D.
3450 E Fletcher Ave Ste. 330, Tampa, FL 33613
6011 Native Woods Dr Tampa, FL 33625
September 26, 2018
To Whom It May Concern:
It is my great pleasure that I provide a letter of recommendation on behalf of Shannon Stewart for the Nurse Practitioner position. I have known Ms. Stewart since July 2018 and have had the opportunity to precept her for 180 hours for her pediatric rotation at South University. I became familiar with her personality and strong work ethic and feel she would be a wonderful asset to your practice.
As a Nurse Practitioner myself, I know the skills needed to be successful in our profession . She possesses the leadership needed to be a knowledgeable, professional, and caring Nurse Practitioner. She is willing to research and apply evidence based practices into her nursing judgement, which will aid in being a successful provider. She is able to critically think in situations of high stress at the same time keeping patients' safety top priority . She is very friendly and able to work well in a dynamic and multidisciplinary setting.
I highly recommend Shannon Stewart for your Nurse Practitioner position. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me Sincerely,