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Work experience

Dec 2002Present

Registered Nurse

Scottsdale Healthcare


Aug 2010Present

Master's Degree in Nursing

Grand Canyon University
Aug 1998Dec 2002

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Arizona State Univesity


Utilizes critical thinking skills.
  I utilize the nursing process in a variety of complex client situations and settings.  I apply my critical thinking skills when taking care of patients of all ages. 
Prioritizes and assistes in coordinating plan of care.
  I prioritize my nursing care duties based on the patient's needs at the time.  I educate patients on the plan of care and upon discharge or admission to the hospital.
Supervises and assesses department and staff needs.
  I am currently the Emergency Department Nursing Supervisor in a 35-bed emergency department.  I manage twenty-five employees during a twelve hour shift.  I facilitate in making the department run smoothly by placing patients in the appropriate areas of the emergency department and assisting staff with critical patients.  I determine and maintain department needs and standards
Provides comprehensive care to patients.
  I am competent in providing quality care to patients at any age.  I conduct head to toe assessments on patients and implements appropriate nursing interventions.  I provide care to all ages groups with consideration to the developmental stages.  I administer medication and monitor patient's response and status throughout the emergency department visit.  I provide a variety of procedures to provide quality care and successful patient outcomes.


Steve Pirola


Professional Licensure


Apr 2011Apr 2015

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

American Heart Associatin
Dec 2009Dec 2013

Trauma Nursing Core Course

Emergency Nursing Assocaition
Apr 2011Apr 2013

Basic Life Support

American Heart Association
Apr 20092013

Emergency Pediatric Nursing Course

Emergency Nursing Assocaition

Professional Association

Current member of Emergency Nurses Association

Skills of a Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Makes independent critical judgments at all levels of prevention, including health promotion.
  • Preforms health assessments, diagnoses illnesses, and prescribes pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments to manage  acute and chronic health problems to achieve quality cost-effective outcomes.
  • Educating patients on health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Consulting and collaborating with other health care professionals in order to provide effective quality care.
  • Utilize research to make health care decisions.
  • Provide health care to clients across the lifespan.

Cover Letter for Future Employement

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Cover Letter


Tenative Plan for Contract Negotiation

  Contracts are beneficial because it forces parties to discuss issues and ensures some degree of job security.  A contract facilitates in identifying expectations and problem-solving procedures.  The tentative plan for contract negotiation addresses the following: salary expectations; reporting relationship; skills and abilities; coverage for malpractice insurance; conferences/education opportunities; medical benefits; holiday time off; being on-call; and retirement plans.  Upon request, specifics about the tentative contract will be made available to you.

Tentaive Plan for Contract Negotiation Link


  Self-motivated, experienced Registered Nurse with strong analytical skills to assess situations and execute the appropriate interventions.  Utilizes critical thinking skills and competency in caring for patients in need of immediate care.  Superior leadership skills, with the proven ability to provide unity and direction to team members in providing superior patient care.  Exceptional work ethic and communication skills have established trust and respect among members of the healthcare team.

Personal Mission Statement

  As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I strive to deliver comprehensive, personalized, quality care to clients of all ages.  My goal is to assist patients in making healthy lifestyle choices and health decisions.  Respect, collaboration, trust, and professionalism will help guide my practice.  Health promotion and disease prevention will be intertwined into my client’s plan of care.  I strive to be a partner in health for all my clients and will work in collaboration with the client to best meet the their health care needs.


GPA 3.9 Summa Cum Laude, Arizona State University

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The following topics I have obtained CEUs for in the past year:

pediatric mock codes,  obstetric emergencies, hypothermia protocol, gastrointestinal emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, neurological emergencies, sepsis protocol, and toxicology and overdoses.


 As I transitioned into my leadership role as nursing supervisor, I took a series of leadership classes. 

They were:

"Leadership for Success"

"Coaching for Success"

"Improvement for Success".