Get to know Melora Riveira!

Melora Riveira

May is Nurses Month! We would like to highlight one of our amazing Master of Nursing Alumni – Melora Riveira!

Why did you decide to pursue a Master of Nursing at UW Bothell?

    I chose to pursue a Master of Nursing at UW Bothell to advance my knowledge and skills to tackle the most pressing challenges in healthcare. I wanted to grow in my depth and breadth of knowledge when it came to addressing health disparities and lead my teams to find solutions in today’s healthcare environment. I aspire to shape nursing and healthcare as a leader, create positive change with my teams, and improve the quality of healthcare delivery. My experience in the program gave me the tools to do this.

    What do you feel this program most prepared you for post-graduation?

      I feel most prepared in my ability to integrate evidence into practice to ensure my teams deliver high-quality care; utilize my leadership and management skills so I can drive change and seek opportunities for healthcare improvement; and collaborate with a diverse set of healthcare professionals to work effectively as teams to deliver interdisciplinary care.

      Please tell us what you are doing now that you’ve graduated:

        I am thrilled to serve as the Interim Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Procedural Areas at Harborview Medical Center. This opportunity provides a platform for me to expand my skill set and grow through new experiences.

        What is one piece of advice you would give incoming MN students?

           Take care of yourself and enjoy your time in the program. Build relationships with your peers, collaborate and share your experiences. You all are juggling multiple priorities and the time goes fast. Your peers are a great source of support throughout  and even after the program.