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NICHOLAS J.

HARROD
6955A Saratoga Ave, Tucson, AZ 85708
(520) 310-3694 nharrod@email.arizona.edu
February 8, 2016
MEMORANDUM FOR: Lt. Col Bradley Cooper
Chief Nurse
101 Boden Circle
Travis AFB, CA 94535
FROM: 2nd Lt. Nicholas J. Harrod
SUBJECT: Cover letter for David Grant United States Air Force (USAF) Medical Center Nurse
Intensive Care position, Travis Air Force Base, CA
Dear Lt. Col Cooper,
I am writing to express my interest in the David Grant USAF Medical Center Nurse
Intensive Care position. As a committed and versatile member of the United States Air Force for
the past thirteen years, my journey to become a Nurse began five years ago. Challenged to
inspire, lead, and follow diverse Airmen, I pride myself on the concept of Yes, if, not No,
because. Through several supervisory roles, I have acquired a variety of skills-helping me to
enable Airmen to exhibit a selfless approach in support of the USAF Core Values, build
partnerships, embrace change, and understand the importance of the Air Force mission.
It was not until 2013 when I sought what it may take to be a great nurse. A lifelong
passion for science immediately turned to absolute gratification the moment I stepped into an
operating room as a volunteer Nurse Anesthetist Assistant, providing over 680 hours of assistive
care. Assisting Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists administer therapeutic plans, I provided
support by pretesting anesthesia delivery systems, patient monitors, operating special monitors
and support devices for critical cardiac, pulmonary, and neurological systems. Volunteering in
this capacity at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, I was given the ability to
work in an environment founded on collaboration, competency, and the ability to solve
challenging problems while achieving practical solutions for the benefit of my Airmen, joint
partners, and society.
Furthermore, through my clinical rotations at the University of Arizona College of
Nursing, I have had the opportunity to work in several environments, which includes over 470
practical hours in a medical-surgical and critical care setting. My experiences enabled me to
develop steadfast skills that prepare me well for the challenges of nursing allowing for the
completion of a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. I know I have the ingenuity and capability to
seek opportunities, assume ownership, and provide superior coverage for critical functions while
exemplifying Air Force standards in support of the David Grant USAF Medical Center mission.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards,
Nicholas J. Harrod, 2nd Lt