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1305 N.

Martin Avenue

1305 N. Martin Avenue

P.O. Box 210203
Tucson, AZ 85721-0203
Tel: (520) 626-6154
Fax: (520) 626-4062

November 21, 2015

Attn: Human Resources Nurse Recruiter
Re: Ms. Katelyn Tamaray
It is my pleasure to provide a letter of recommendation for my current student, Ms. Katelyn Tamaray. Katelyn will be
graduating in December 2015 from the University of Arizonas Registered Nursing program with her Bachelors degree in
Nursing. I previously taught/supervised Katelyns Obstetric clinical course known as Nursing Care of the Childbearing
Family in fall 2014. This clinical rotation of 2 credits gave Katelyn the opportunity to perform in the role of the professional
student nurse in an acute hospital setting for obstetrics, by applying critical thinking and nursing practice to diverse clients
across the life span and in various stages of health.
Presently, I am now teaching two of Katelyns required senior year nursing courses. The theory course known as,
Nursing Leadership and Management in Health Systems, is a 5 credit course that introduces core systems management
and leadership content, including leadership and management roles and their application to a variety of health care
settings. The 2nd course, known as Transition to the Professional Nursing Role is a 6 credit clinical practicum that
provides an opportunity to perform in the role of the professional nurse in an acute hospital setting. Both of these courses
are senior nursing capstone experiences.
In our senior clinical course, nursing practice consists of 180 acute care hours in a hospital setting, which Katelyn
completed over 5 intensive weeks at St. Josephs Hospital in Tucson Arizona, within their Medical Surgical unit on 5 East.
The 5 East unit at St. Josephs is an extremely busy area, consisting of 5-6 patients per 1 registered nurse, giving Katelyn
opportunities to perform in the role of the professional Registered Nurse and to gain valuable experiences with critical
thinking and the application of theory to nursing practice with clients across the lifespan and various stages of health. At
the completion of Katelyn clinical rotation, Katelyn provided safe clinical nursing care to a full load of patients with
confidence and compassion. Therefore, without hesitation, I am certain Katelyn Tamaray will excel in her role as a nurse
at your facility.
As you are aware, Katelyn is committed to a career within your facility as a Registered Nurse. I strongly believe Katelyn is
well suited to this service endeavor. Additionally, Katelyn has done extremely well at the University of Arizona, given her
strengths and as reflected in her GPA! From a professional service standpoint, Katelyn has served as an active member
with the Student Nurses organization here at The University of Arizona.
As a nurse, I have personally observed Katelyn excellent clinical initiative, clear communication skills, calm ability in
handling stress, sincere commitment to solid teamwork, exceptional attention to high quality patient care, as well as her
tremendous sense of caring she provides to all of her patients. These personal qualities of Katelyns, I believe, are key
ingredients leading to exceptional RN clinical practice and patient care.
Without hesitation, I highly recommend Katelyn Tamaray as one of the top RN applicants you will consider among others.
I am happy to be contacted by phone to speak further about Katelyn Tamaray, and to answer any additional questions. I
can be reached at 520 626-7025 or via email at
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this exceptional nurse and leader.
Sincerely Yours,

Mary OConnell, Clinical Instructor

College of Nursing University of Arizona