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1305 N.

Martin Avenue
P.O. Box 210203
Tucson, AZ 85721-0203
Tel: (520) 626-6154
Fax: (520) 626-4062
www.nursing.arizona.edu

New Graduate Nurse


Recommendation for Employment

Student: McKenna Foxworthy


My contact with this student: I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Foxworthy during the spring semester of 2017
as her pediatric clinical instructor working with her in the classroom and on the pediatric unit at Tucson Medical
Center.
Instructor Evaluation of Student
Outstanding Above Average Average Below Average Unknown
Academic Achievement X
Clinical Competence X
Critical Thinking Skills X
Leadership Ability X
Interpersonal Skills X
Working With Patients/ Families X
Organizational Skills X
Problem-Solving Ability X
Flexibility X
Ability to Work Well With Others X

Additional Comments:
What are the applicant’s major strengths?
Ms. Foxworthy is a highly motivated outstanding student who is a self-directed, independent learner and seeks
clinical experiences which challenge her to grow in the delivery of integrated nursing care. She has excellent critical
thinking skills and problem solving abilities with complex patient problems. She approaches her nursing care with a
genuine compassion for others and is developing into a patient advocate. She has honed her leadership skills
through her involvement with the Student Nurses Association on campus as well as has been actively involved in
volunteer and leadership roles in her church. She has also received several highly respectable scholarships and
awards.

What areas need further improvement?


Ms. Foxworthy demonstrates very solid intermediate medical-surgical nursing skills and is able to integrate
pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nursing science at the novice level and continues to grow in this area.

What is your overall evaluation of this student compared with others at the same level in your program?
Ms. Foxworthy is an exemplary student who has demonstrated the development of a solid nursing skill set across a
wide variety of pediatric medical surgical patients. She is committed to excellence in nursing practice and is sought
out by her peers as a resource person. She is an excellent candidate for your new graduate program. I recommend
her without reservation and believe that she will be an asset to your institution.

If you have further questions concerning this applicant, please feel free to contact me at 520-395-5809.

Sincerely, Date: April 16, 2018

Amber J Price, RN, MSN-Ed


Pediatric Clinical Instructor
College of Nursing
The University of Arizona