Below is an email from May graduate Danielle Bragg (BSN '16) to Clinical Instructor Mary O'Connell providing an update on how she's doing post-graduation.
From: Danielle Bragg
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 8:17 PM
To: Oconnell, Mary F
Hope your summer was relaxing and the semester is going well for you and your students. Just wanted to update and thank you again for all of your support. Today I started at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, a Magnet certified facility, in their 6-month OR RN Residency Program. Although I felt I “connected” very well in my interview, I am still in a state of shock about this opportunity as “well over 1,000 applied” and only 6 were offered positions at Santa Monica and 6 others at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in downtown LA. I even listed Santa Monica as my preference and got it! In addition, I always wanted to specialize as an OR RN and look forward to earning my CNOR certification. How blessed am I?
Once again, thank you so much for helping me and taking the time, effort and thought in writing a wonderful letter of recommendation for me. BTW, everyone on the interview panel at UCLA had read every interviewee’s letters of recommendation before the interview, so they do matter, at least at UCLA they do!
Bear down! (and go Bruins too)
Danielle Bragg, BSN, RN