Rebecca Jeannine Bell, PNP

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June 19, 2017

To Whom It May Concern:

As a student of Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, I am currently studying in pursuit of a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing, as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. In August 2017, I will be graduating from Vanderbilt University. My education has provided me with excellent knowledge of holistic nursing care, and I have developed a passion for the pediatric population, particularly in the primary care setting.

The following are highlights of my qualifications and accomplishments:

·         Graduate of Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing with a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

·         Graduate of the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing

·         Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

·         Registered Nurse, certified by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing

·         Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified

·         Basic Life Support Certified

·         Clinical experience includes 630 clinical hours completed at Plateau Pediatrics, University Pediatrics, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

·         Prior work experience as a registered nurse at Old Harding Pediatric Associates

·         Superior communication and interpersonal abilities

My eagerness to obtain experience in my prospective career, combined with my hardworking attitude, willingness to learn, and exceptional organizational skills will enable me to make a substantial contribution to my work place. While my inexperience as a pediatric nurse practitioner may be seen as a weakness, I believe it to be a strength as it provides me with determination and drive to establish myself among fellow employees and within the field of pediatrics.

Enclosed is my resume for your review. Please consider allowing me the opportunity to discuss with you personally how my skills and strengths could benefit and serve your office. Thank you for taking the time to review my resume.

Rebecca Jeannine Bell



To obtain full-time employment as a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner by demonstrating knowledge gained through academic training, clinical experience, and nursing leadership.

Summary of Qualifications

Highly motivated individual with knowledge of nursing principles and skills developed through the completion of both a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing. Education and experience are supported by a dedicated work ethic, drive for success, ability to quickly learn/adapt to new responsibilities, and a desire to build strong working relationships with peers. Proficient in the Spanish language.

Education, Achievements, & Certifications

M.S., Nursing (2017) (GPA 3.95) – VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, Nashville, TN

Clinical Experiences (January 2017 – August 2017): Collaborated alongside APRN and MD providers in the care of children ages birth to 21 years old in the primary care setting. Approximately 15-25 patients seen daily including acute, well-child, and complex visits. Comprehensive care, routine screening, and anticipatory guidance provided at well-child and newborn check-ups. Provided evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute illnesses. Managed care and treatment of various chronic illnesses including asthma, type I and II diabetes, ADHD, epilepsy, obesity, autism, Down’s Syndrome, and Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. Provided referral to specialty clinics when deemed appropriate.

Plateau Pediatrics, Crossville, TN                                         

A total of 313 hours were completed under the supervision of Kristel Hassler, CPNP. Rural population served in Crossville, TN consisting primarily of low income, TennCare eligible patients and families.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Nashville, TN                     

A total of 317 hours were completed at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital and University Pediatrics under the supervision of Lani Kajihara-liehr, CFNP and Rachel Mace, MD. Low income population served consisting primarily of TennCare eligible patients and families. Provided care for a large population of non-English speaking, Middle-Eastern and Hispanic patients. In person translator services along with phone and video translators utilized to optimize patient-provider communication.

University Pediatrics, Nashville, TN                                     

A total of 317 hours were completed at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital and University Pediatrics under the supervision of Lani Kajihara-liehr, CFNP and Rachel Mace, MD.

B.S., Nursing (2016) (GPA 3.80) – THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, TN

Clinical Experiences (October 2014 – May 2016):

Fundamental Clinical Experience (2014-2015): Experiences included half a semester at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and half a semester at Physicians Regional Medical Center.

Medical Surgical Clinical Experience (2015): Experiences included half a semester at Blount Memorial Hospital.

Community Clinical Experience (2015): Experiences included half a semester spent in the clinics of the Knox County School System, the Health Department, and Meals on Wheels.

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Experience (2015): Experiences included one semester spent at Physicians Regional Medical Center and Blount County Domestic Violence Court.

Mother-Baby/Labor and Delivery (2016): Half a semester spent at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Pediatric Clinical Experience (2016): Experiences included half a semester at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Research with University of Tennessee Medical Center (2015 – 2016): Partnering with co-investigators, Dr. Deborah Chyka, Dr. Mark Gaylord, and Dr. Tara Burnette, I conducted a quasi-experimental study within the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. My study’s purpose was to determine the effects of “cuddling” on neonates experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome through the implementation of “volunteer cuddlers”. My research findings were published in the Spring of 2016.

Honors & Achievements

Recipient of the Eva W., Barbara T., & Sara M. Bovender Nursing Scholarship (2016 – 2017): established in 2010 to provide financial support to a deserving student.

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2016 – Present): STTI membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing

Recipient of Judith H. Memorial Nursing Scholarship (2015-2016): Students awarded this scholarship must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and an interest in pursuing a career in public health and show professional promise as evidenced through active participation in various nursing organizations such as the Student Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.

Member of Order of Omega Honors Society (2014 – 2016): Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity & Sorority organizations. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution.

University of Tennessee Chancellors Honors Scholar (2013 – 2016): University of Tennessee’s university-wide honors program. Students represent 5-10% of all undergraduates. Honors students are required to maintain a GPA of a 3.5, enroll in honors courses each semester, complete an Honors Thesis, and have a “Ready for the World Experience” in order to graduate from the program.

University of Tennessee Nursing Honors Scholar (2013 – 2016): UTK College of Nursing honors program comprised of the top 10% of each nursing class. Consists of a collection of academically enhanced nursing seminars, courses, and a scholarly project. The program provides a strong foundation for baccalaureate students planning to pursue graduate education.

Recipient of University Scholarship (2012 – Present): Awarded to entering Freshmen who are Tennessee residents, have a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1170/26.

Recipient of HOPE Scholarship (2012 – 2016): Awarded to Tennessee residents who uphold the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement.

Recipient of BSII Citizen Scholarship (2012 – 2013): The BSII Citizen Scholarship is awarded to BSII employees’ children who are graduating high school seniors enrolling in full-time undergraduate study. Selection is based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.


Registered Nurse Certified by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing             Summer 2016 – Present

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified                                                     Spring 2017 – Present

Basic Life Support Certified                                                                         Fall 2014 - Present


Work Experience


OLD HARDING PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES, Nashville, TN                                             September 2016 – Present

Registered Nurse. At Old Harding Pediatric Associates, I work in a part-time capacity in the night and weekend clinic. I also work PRN under normal operating daytime hours. As a nurse my role includes obtaining the history and vitals for both well and sick visits, administering medications and vaccinations, and performing minor outpatient procedures such as venipuncture, suture removal, and wound care. Additionally, I am trained in specimen collection, processing, and handling in our extensively equipped laboratory. My role at Old Harding Pediatric Associates has provided me with extensive knowledge and experience in caring for the pediatric population in the primary care setting.