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Summary

Currently registered in State of Colorado BA, BSN, RN, BLS, ACLS, PALS, CRNI, & CPAN. I have over 27 years as a working RN from ICU, medical surgical, PACU, to office and urgent care experience. Held CCRN certification while working in ICU, CPAN certification while working in PACU, and CRNI certification while working as an infusion nurse.

Experience
04/2020 to 06/2020
ICU RN Travel Assignment Loyal Source Government Services Brooklyn, NY

Full-time ICU COVID-19 relief working. I worked 48 per weeks for 2 months in order to provide care for COVID and also nonCOVID patients in cardiac and surgical ICUs.

11/2017 to 12/2019
RN in PACU SCL Health System Lafayette, CO

I worked in the PACU, and, would also float and cover ICU shifts when needed. I gave journal clubs and power point presentations on evidence based practice care.

08/2015 to 11/2017
Outpatient Infusion Nurse x 2 years; now, PACU UCHealth Aurora, CO

I worked full-time as an outpatient infusion RN at UCHealth Infusion Center, as well as in the PACU. I became CRNI, the national certification for infusion nurses, while I worked here. I was able to hold journal clubs and change infusion policies to help with patient satisfaction, as well as cut down their costs, decrease their chair time, which allowed for more patients to be able to be seen at the Infusion Center. All, using evidenced-based practices in accordance with research and the providers.

06/2006 to 08/2015
RN PACU/PreOp, ICU Avista Adventist Hospital Louisville, CO
  • When I started there in 2007, I worked full-time in the ICU and had my CCRN certification.
  • After 3 years, I transferred to PACU/PreOp and became CPAN certified.
  • I currently work there full-time.
  • I care for cardiac cath patients, oncology, general surgical, orthopedic, eye, pediatric to geriatriac in age.
  • I am experienced with all types of IV access from peripheral to central, PICC, central ports ( Power Ports and older).
  • I have assisted in education, charge, and busy staff nurse.
  • My most enjoyable position is taking care of people, from all backgrounds in life.
  • RN in busy out and inpatient surgical center.
11/2005 to 05/2006
RN Staff Nurse Vail Valley Surgical Center Vail, CO
  • Pre and post operative and procedural nurse in busy surgical, GI and pain clinic procedural clinic.
  • The surgical patients numbered in average of 30 patients per day.
  • All aspects of nursing care from documentation to full nursing clinical care.
  • IV access obtained even when anesthesia was unable to do so.
07/1997 to 01/2006
RN Staff Nurse Valley View Hospital Glenwood Springs, CO

I worked in the ICU and also floated to medical surgical unit, pain clinic and GI unit, and, when needed, the ED.

01/1998 to 10/2005
RN Medical Center of Eagle Vail Valley Medical Center Eagle, CO
  • Staff RN in busy urgent care center.
  • This center, now closed, was a subsidiary of the main hospital in Vail, CO, run by ER doctors.
06/1997 to 06/1998
RN Vail, CO
  • Primary RN for busy internal medicine physician, Dr.
  • Jack Eck, in office setting.
  • Saw average of 20 patients per day and performed IVs, phlebotomies, and other general procedures.
10/1996 to 06/1997
RN Longmont Clinic Longmont, CO
  • Primary RN for endocrinologist, Dr.
  • David Podlecki in office setting.
  • All aspects of nursing care from diabetic education, IV access for testing, and general office patient information intake and education.
11/1995 to 04/1996
RN Home Care Bristlecone Home Care Dillon, CO

Provided care in home for patients, lab collection, and symptom management.

04/1993 to 09/1995
RN Hospice of Metro Denver Denver, CO
  • Staff RN for at home hospice patients.
  • Responsibilities including all aspects of pain management and other physical symptoms, comfort care.
06/1992 to 04/1993
RN Porter Memorial Hospital Denver, CO
  • Cardiac and renal transplant inpatient care.
Skills
acute care, anesthesia, Critical care nursing, CCRN, Diabetes, diabetic, documentation, endocrinologist, general office, Hospice, internal medicine, access, office nursing, transplant nurse, CRNI: Certified RN Infusion, intensive care, cardiac, PACU and PreOp.
Education and Training
1992
Bachelor of Science: Nursing University of Kansas Lawrence, KS, USA
1987
Bachelor of Arts: Communications University of Kansas - Lawrence KS
Activities and Honors

Currently national certification of CRNI and member of Infusion Nursing Society, and, CPAN certification and ASPAN member.

Current ACLS, PALS, BLS in addition to active Colorado Registered Nurse.

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Professional Summary

Highly motivated Family Nurse Practitioner with 8+ years of hospital medical and geriatric nursing experience; Seeking a rewarding and challenging position that involves significant work in a setting that utilizes and enhances my knowledge, work experience, and commitment to excellent patient care.

Work History
Family Nurse Practitioner, 05/2018 to Current
Best Urgent Care Redford, MI
  • Diagnoses and treats acute illnesses.
    Sole provider of urgent care services in a high volume fast paced setting.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Assesses need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests including labs, Xray imaging, EKG
  • Performs procedures such as suture repair, splinting, I+D, wound care and intravenous lines
Registered Nurse / Charge Nurse, 01/2011 to 05/2018
Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, MI
  • Utilize the nursing process in implementing the patient plan of care
  • Evaluate staffing requirements, floor assignments, and organize unit activities on a 48 bed medical telemetry unit, which provides care to medical and stroke overflow type patients
  • Chronic patient care in a medical surgical unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 5 patients per shift
  • Work in collaboration with other health care professionals in implementing the plan of care
  • Serve as a mentor, preceptor and resource for staff, students and new nurses
  • Assess patient status and report patient changes and outcomes to appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Maintain time management and organization when implementing patient care and during shift change
Nurse Technician, 07/2009 to 01/2011
Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, MI
  • Provided patient care and assistance in activities of daily living
  • Completed dressing changes of various wounds and pressure ulcers
  • Performed patient assessments and admissions
  • Performed urethral catheterizations
  • Started intravenous lines
Additional Work Experience

Family Nurse Practitioner, Per diem provider
Burton Urgent Care, Burton, MI - 04/2018 to present

Family Nurse Practitioner, Per diem provider
Hazel Park Urgent Care, Hazel Park, MI - 05/2018 to present

Registered Nurse, Contingent
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI - 05/2018 to present

Certifications
  • Registered Nurse/NP Specialty Certification in Michigan, License Number
  • DEA License
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (American Nursing Credentialing Center)
  • Board Certified in Gerontological Nursing (American Nursing Credentialing Center)
  • Basic Life Support (American Heart Association)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (American Heart Association)
Education
Master's of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner South University - Novi, MI
Bachelors of Science: Nursing University of Michigan - Flint
Graduated with High Honors, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honors Society
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing Wayne County Community College - Detroit, MI
Golden Key Honors Society
Clinical Rotations
Internal Medicine Clinic 80+ hours
  • Collaborated with a physician in performing physical exams, formulating diagnosis, prescribing treatments and health screenings
  • Ordered and reviewed laboratory tests
  • Educated patients and family members on chronic illness maintenance and health promotion
  • Documented in SOAP format in EPIC EHR
Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities 160+ hours
  • Rounded in various nursing home and rehabilitation facilities
  • Worked in collaboration with a nurse practitioner to provide primary care to a geriatric population
  • Monitored and addressed any acute needs
  • Daily assessment and maintenance of chronic conditions
  • Medication reconciliation and management 
  • Documentation patient health record using PointClickCare

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Urology 160+ hours​

  • Under the supervision of a nurse practitioner, performed pelvic exams, pap smears  potassium sensitivity tests and bladder instillations
  • Assessed women for weight loss with diet, exercise and medication regimes
  • Educated patients on varying gynecologic diseases, and medications
  • Documented SOAP notes and billing in Athena EHR

Urgent Care Clinic 100+ hours

  • Saw patients in collaboration with a physician to provide urgent care to adult and pediatric patients older than 6 months
  • Ordered and reviewed laboratory tests
  • Delegated tasks to clinic staff
  • Educated patients on disease processes and medications
  • Document SOAP notes in Practice Fusion 

Dermatology Clinic 60+ hours

  • Under supervision of a dermatologist, assessed patients with varying skin disorders
  • assisted in office skin biopsies and procedures (including acne surgery, acne/keloid/scalp steroid injection, and cryosurgery)
  • exposure to a variety of alopecia disorders and platelet rich plasma therapy

Pediatric Clinic 160+ hours​​

  • Assessed and diagnosed newborn to 21 year old patients under the supervision of a pediatrician
  • Educated patients and family on medical conditions and medications
  • Charted patient notes in SOAP format and billing in Practice Fusion 
Professional Memberships

Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) 

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners (NADNP)

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OBJECTIVE
To obtain a staff position in an area that will utilize and expand my knowledge and experience as a Registered Professional Nurse.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 1988 College of Mount Saint Vincent , Riverdale, New York
Cum Laude
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society
Licenses and Certifications

Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York 1988-present

Registered Professional Nurse, State of New Jersey 1996-present

Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN) 2019-2023

Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) 2011-present

ACLS Certified Current

PALS Certified Current

BLS Certified Current

Work Experience
Riverview Medical Center Red Bank, NJ Staff Nurse 11/2006 to Current


Interventional Radiology/ CT Angiography

  • Specialized in administering IV sedation or analgesia during special procedures and closely monitoring patients with cardiac/pulse oximeters 
  • Proficient in assessing and preparing patients and their significant others for diagnostic imaging including CT scans, coronary CT angiograms, MRIs, fluoroscopy, and nuclear medical procedures

 

 Emergency Department

  • Triage and treatment of emergent and acutely ill patients
  • Adult and Pediatric
  • Resuscitation management
  • Trauma
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Community Outreach


New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center New York, NY Staff Nurse 06/1988 to 05/2006

 

  • Medical/Surgical
  • Emergency Department
  • Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
  • I.V. Team
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Summary
Family nurse practitioner with one year experience in Endocrinology specialty practice. Expert registered nurse with twenty-six years of clinical nursing experience. Solid credential with comprehensive neuro/neurosurgical critical carebackground. Maintains a strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient care and satisfaction.
Additional Information
  • Raised the Roof Award (2020)
  • Kaiser Permanente Daisy Award Nominee (2013)
  • Recipient of Kaiser Permanente Nurse Excellence Award (2011)
  • Kaiser Permanente ICU Preceptor Award (2010) 
Experience
Family Nurse Practitioner 07/2019 to Current Hoang Tri-Dung G MD Inc Sacramento, CA
  • Manages common pathological conditions related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, hematological, neurological, psychiatric, and genito- urinary systems for adults and geriatric patients including implications for the individual as well as the family
  • Emphasizes prevention, disease management, and evaluation of patient outcomes. Identification and application of pharmacological and supportive therapies
  • Consults and collaborates with supervising physician or other clinicians as dictated by patient's needs 
Nurse Practitioner 03/2019 to 03/2020 Capitol Endocrinology Folsom, CA
  • Manages insulin and medication adjustments of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus participants. Interprets and provides support and teaching regarding pertinent labs, continuous glucose monitors, insulin pump, and self-glucose logs. Advocates for patient's living with diabetes to be followed up by dietician, ophthalmologist, dentist, and podiatrist. Manages medication adjustment of patient's with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Discuss thyroid ultrasound and FNA biopsy result with patient. Screen patient's for Prolia and Reclast treatment for Osteoporosis. Consults with supervising physician and other clinicians in providing the best plan of care for patient. Collaborates with Dr. Rangi in the care of patient's with adrenal insufficiency, hyperparathyroidism, and hypogonadism. Allows good shared decision making with patient's regarding their plan of care. 
ICU Staff Nurse 03/2007 to Current Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center Sacramento, CA
  • Provides continuous, high level of care for critically ill patients and support for their families. Specialized practice in Neurosurgical, Medical-Surgical, and Coronary ICU
  • Have extensive seizure and epilepsy experience in the ICU. Collaborates care with neurology, neurosurgery, and neurocritical care team
  • Relief ICU Charge Nurse Ensures the safety and well-being of all patients and staff in ICU.Facilitates placement of patients based on acuity and staffing. Acts as clinical resource and liaison to staff. Assures continuity of care and flow of unit.Runs hospital and ICU code blue and hospital rapid response
  • Action Team Rounder Provides expert nursing knowledge and leadership with focus on identification and rounding on critical patients, patients with epidural infusions, patients recently admitted from the ED, and become part of the response team to hospital's rapid response and code blue emergencies
  • Provides continued patient safety and high quality care through the implementation of two innovative and significant pilot programs of Early Recovery After Surgery ERAS) and Early Detection of Impending Deterioration (EDIP)
ICU Staff Nurse 01/2006 to 02/2007 Washoe Medical Center Reno, NV
  • Provides expert level of care to critically-ill medical-surgical patients
  • Hospital Code Blue and Rapid Response Responder
  • Responds to hospital's code blue emergencies and rapid response alert
eICU Staff Nurse 03/2005 to 12/2005 Provena Healthcare eICU Joliet IL
  • Collaborates with the eICU physician
  • Provides direct observation via teleconferencing, proactive surveillance of adverse physiological trends, assurance of appropriate ordered prophylactic strategies, medical chart review and appropriate reaction to alarm
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrates rapport with department team members and physician in a variety of specialty
CICU/MICU Staff Nurse 01/1998 to 03/2005 Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Joliet, IL
  • Provides expert level of care to critically-ill cardiac, medical, and surgical patients
  • Takes care of hemodynamically unstable patients requiring intra-aortic balloon pump and Swan-Ganz monitoring
  • Alternates as a unit charge nurse facilitating placement of patients based on acuity and staffing. Acts as clinical resource and liaison to staff. 
  • Hospital Code Blue Responder 
Cardiac Stepdown Staff Nurse 08/1997 to 01/1998 Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Joliet, IL
  • Provides care and close monitoring of patients with acute and chronic arrhythmias
  • Prepares and assists Cardiologists with patient's TEE and cardioversion procedure
  • Prepares and provide education to patients who are scheduled for open heart surgery
  • Angioplasty Unit Nurse Provides specialized care and close monitoring to post angioplasty and stent patients
  • Removes femoral access sheaths
  • Unit Charge Nurse Assumes responsibility for direction and coordination of all functions in the unit
  • Collaborates with other members of the management team and is responsible for the ongoing assessment of the quality of patient care services provided in unit
  • Functions as a resource person for staff members and assists in necessary education of individual members of the nursing staff
  • Unit Preceptor Provides guidance, support, and personal mentoring to new staff
Director of Nursing 12/1996 to 08/1997 Burnham Terrace Care Center Burnham, IL
  • Primarily responsible in ensuring the provision of quality nursing care on a 24 hour basis to the residents of a sub-acute extended care facility
  • Responsible for hiring and recruitment of licensed personnel
  • Monitors the job performance of nursing staff and ensures the nursing department's excellent performance evaluation
  • Oversees the staffing levels of various nursing sections and as necessary, directs staff rotation and reschedules personnel to meet increased or decreased nursing service demands
  • Develops nursing objectives, policies and procedures and directs the implementation of these objectives
  • Successfully led the passing of the facility's annual state and JCAHO visit
MDS and Care Plan Coordinator 11/1994 to 11/1996 Burnham Terrace Care Center Burnham, IL
  • Completes assessments, MDS, and care plans for all residents assigned
  • Conducts care plan conferences for
  • Assigned residents
  • Supervises nursing staff
  • Addresses questions and concerns of residents and their families
ICU Staff Nurse 10/1992 to 11/1994 Velez Hospital Cebu, Philippines
  • Applies advanced skills in caring for patients who are critically ill and at high risk for life threatening problems
  • Provides education and support to families
  • Collaborates with physician in the care of the patient
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 1992 Velez College of Nursing Cebu, Philippines
Master of Science: Family Nurse Practice 2018 University of Phoenix Sacramento, CA, United States
Certification
  • Family Nurse Practitioner-C (Active).
  • Registered Nurse in the State of California (Active).
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification (Current).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification (Current).
  • Emergency Neurological Life Support Certification (Current).
Affiliations
California Association for Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Nurse Practitioners 
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Member of The National Society of Leadership and Success-University of Phoenix Chapter
ICU Education Committee Member 
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Professional Overview

Patient-focused and motivated Registered Nurse brings 17 years' progressive career and academic advancement in emergency and intensive care nursing roles. Ambitious Master's Student with 14 months to degree attainment offers extensive certifications and Charge Nurse experience. Preceptor Instructor and continued education Program Administrator adept in staff training and development across classroom curriculum and practical application. Demonstrates proficiency with vast nursing techniques, interventional therapies, and medical/clinical procedural assistance. Eagerly exploring tele-triage opportunities while pursuing graduate degree completion with concentration in family medicine. 

Core Competencies
  • Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Sepsis Management
  • IV Insertion and Maintenance 
  • Clinical Preceptor
  • Program Administration and Evaluation
  • Nursing Care Coordination
  • Policy and Procedures Improvement
  • Direct Patient Care and Advocacy
Formal Education
Master of Science: Nursing 2019 Chamberlain College of Nursing Downers Grove, IL, USA
  • Currently enrolled in Family Nurse Practitioner program with anticipated graduation June of 2019
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 2008 Aurora University Aurora, IL, USA
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude 
  • Current Sigma Theta Tau membership
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing Kishwaukee College Malta, IL, USA
  • Completed Registered Nurse degree; obtained license and practiced LPN throughout degree program  
Associate of Science: Nursing Kishwaukee College Malta, IL, USA
Experience
Emergency Department Registered Nurse 06/2011 to Current Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital DeKalb, IL
  • Triage and attend diverse patient populations with broad-spectrum illnesses, injuries, and required level of care in fast-paced emergency unit.
  • Stabilize critically ill or injured patients through deployment of life-saving equipment and commensurate techniques, comprising rapid infusers, ventilators, code resuscitation supplies, crash carts, and various additional intervention methods based on imminent need. 
  • Function as Charge Nurse and Preceptor with dual-modality simultaneously, to model patient-care excellence across practical application and in-service classroom settings. 
ICU Clinical Educator 05/2008 to 06/2011 Provena Mercy Medical Center Aurora, IL
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines. 
  • Co-implemented newly established standards to direct patient care staff and provided educational opportunities to advance staff development.  
  • Instructed multiple courses, spanning management of post-operative cardiovascular surgery patients, EKG, and 12-lead EKG.  
  • Coordinated unit's ongoing educational objectives to enhance staff competencies in safety, quality, core measures, sepsis, and additional ICU-specific topics related to current patient populations. 
  • Headed onboarding process for nursing staff, encompassing new-hire orientation and scheduling.  
  • Instituted and maintained preceptor development program while functioning as educational resource for incoming students and instructors from several area nursing schools.
Staff Registered Nurse 10/2001 to 10/2008 Provena Mercy Medical Center Aurora, IL
  • Served as Charge Nurse and ICU Preceptor while circulating throughout multiple hospital departments, spanning emergency, oncology, and telemetry or medical/surgical units.  
  • Facilitated strategic goals, as direct patient care liaison, aimed at increasing satisfaction and improving outcomes through compassionate, precise, and high-quality care throughout healthcare system.
  • Performed all facets of advanced nursing care with patient-centered focus while defining opportunities for improvement across processes and treatments.  
Training and Certifications
Certifications:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Basic Life Support
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Emergency Communications Registered Nurse (ECRN)
Training:
  • Stroke Management, The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) 
  • End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
  • Wound and Ostomy Site Care
  • Delirium Assessment, The Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU)
Affiliations
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
American Nurses Association
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Licenses

Texas Nursing license: #591640

Skill Highlights
  • Committed to quality education practices
  • Broad scope of clinical and teaching experiences
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Recent clinical experience in rehabilitation nursing
Recent Professional Experience
Clinical Faculty Instructor, NMSU School of Nursing, August 2019-Current Las Cruces, NM

Supervised student laboratory and clinical work, taught a concept-based curriculum to students in Levels 1&2 of the program. Collaborated with other faculty to develop and facilitate an alternative clinical experience for OB instruction.

Simulation Laboratory Manager, NMSU School of Nursing, March 2018-July 2019 Las Cruces, NM

Directed daily operations of the SON Skills and Simulation lab areas which included managing 5-7 Graduate Assistants, maintaining inventory supplies and preparing skills labs. Additional duties involved creating and facilitating simulation scenarios including orientation and debriefing of students.

PRN staff nurse, Las Palmas Rehabilitation Hospital, September 2015-February 2018 El Paso, TX

Provided nursing care to 5-7 patients per shift with various rehabilitation needs. Duties included assessments, medication administration, dressing changes, assisting with ADL's and collaborating with therapists and physicians to optimize the patient's rate of recovery.

Staff float RN within the Critical Care Department, Scott and White Medical Center, June 1993-June 1994 Temple, TX

Provided quality nursing care to multiple patients in Medical, Surgical, Paediatric and Cardiothoracic Intensive care units.  

Travel RN and Staff Nurse in 14 bed MICU, Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, January 1990-June 1993 Augusta, GA

Monitored and cared for multiple patients per shift with a variety of injuries and disease processes including neurological, surgical, trauma and medical.  

Active duty at military hospitals in Colorado and Georgia, US Army-active duty, September 1986-June 1989

Staff nurse and charge nurse on a 36 bed surgical ward for one year.  Then attended the Army's Critical Care Course which was 6 months of classroom and clinical instruction. Worked as a staff and charge nurse in a 12 bed medical ICU to complete active duty commitment.  

ICU Staff nurse and assistant to the Trauma Nurse Manager, Baptist Health Medical Centers, September 1996-September 1997 San Antonio, TX

Provided bedside care to critically ill patients in a 18 bed MICU. Educated healthcare professionals in multiple hospitals regarding the requirements for trauma center designation by the American College of Surgeons.

Interventional and Research RN for Peripheral Vascular Department., St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, September 1994-July 1996 Boston, MA

Worked as part of a highly dynamic team of medical professionals.  Duties included enrollment of patients into multiple research trials, protocol monitoring, and oral presentations at weekly multi-disciplinary conferences. Clinical skills included physical exams in a clinic setting, fast paced monitoring and treatment while administering conscious sedation to the patient and providing supplies to the physician during interventional radiology procedures.

 
 
 
Education and Training
Master of Science Nursing Education, , University of Texas El Paso, 2018

Started education track in December of 2016. Will complete program in December of 2018. Sample of completed classes include teaching and evaluation strategies, curriculum development, nursing research and advanced clinical assessment. Will complete comprehensive mentorships covering clinical and education quality improvement projects prior to graduation. 

RN Refresher Course at University of North Carolina, , Chapel Hill NC 2014

Completed 24 self-paced didactic modules and 180 hours of clinical nursing with a preceptor. Modules included detailed instruction on multiple aspects of nursing including patient safety, infection control, pharmacology, medication administration and a review of disorders in multiple systems including endocrine, neurological, cardiovascular, renal, hematologic and more. Clinical shifts were performed at Moore County Regional Medical Centre in Pinehurst, NC.  Preceptorship included 124 hours on a medical oncology unit and 36 hours in a level 3 Neonatal Nursery.  Additional training included 12 hours of Physical Assessment and 6 hours of nursing skills review.  

Army Critical Care Course-Fitzsimmons AMC, , Aurora CO 1988

Six month course including didactic instruction and clinical training regarding all aspects of critical care nursing.  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Truman State University , , Kirksville MO 1986
Previous Clinical Experience

Worked as part of a highly dynamic team of medical professionals. Duties included enrollment of patients into multiple research trials, protocol monitoring, and oral presentations at weekly multi-disciplinary conferences. Clinical skills included physical exams in a clinic setting, fast paced monitoring and treatment while administering conscious sedation to the patient and providing supplies to the physician during interventional radiology procedures.

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Professional Summary

Graduated in 1990 with over 25yrs of hospital and acute care nursing experience. Experienced in different ICU settings including open heart, lung transplant, burn unit and surgical/trauma ICU, both tertiary and community hospitals. 

Certifications

Certified in Basic Life Support , Pediatric Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Skill Highlights
  • Ability to multi-task; manage numerous, often competing priorities and foster the provision of safe and effective patient care.
  • Experienced in admission, assessment, treatment, and education for a wide range of patients.
  • Strong clinical judgement
  • Preceptor
  • Supervisor
  • High level of autonomy
  • Proficient in the use of patient monitoring equipment
  • Experienced in different clinical workflows such as Cerner, Meditech, Epic and Mckesson
  • Patient/family focused
  • In-depth knowledge of IV therapy, vasopressors, and inotropes
  • Thorough physical assessment, patient evaluation/intervention
  • Vigilant airway/ventilator monitoring and care.
  • Experienced interpersonal and communication skills; accuracy in patient history, charting, and other documentation.
  • Experienced in cardiac monitoring, cardioversion, chest tube, PA catheter, IABP, LVAD, CVP, ICP drain, sedation, pacing wires, leech therapy and nitric oxide.
Professional Experience
August 2011
to
Current
Anne Arundel Medical Center Annapolis, MD Flex RN

Float to different unit like ICU/IMU, general surgery, joint/spine, oncology, heart vascular unit, neuro, medicine and emergency room.

Assess, collaborate and coordinate meeting patient's care needs during transition from shift to shift.

Incorporates hospital Medication Safety Initiatives, policy/procedures in the safe administration and monitoring of medications specific to department.

Utilizes STEMI, Stroke, Sepsis, and ACLS protocol in emergency situations.

Facilitate patient's discharge and transfer per facility policy.

Utilizes a collaborative and interdisciplinary process to provide appropriate patient/family education , based on plan of care.

March 2009
to
Current
Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC ICU nurse

Works as an agency nurse floating in all ICU unit.

Assess and manage critically ill patient such as post-op, ventilated and trauma patients.

Assist with bedside intubation, and other invasive procedures like chest tube, central line placement, PA catheter and arterial line insertion.

Participate with ICU team rounds , collaborate with RT, PT, and other health discipline.

September 2006
to
January 2013
Doctors Community Hospital Lanham, MD RN staff

Worked in the ICU for couple of years then transferred to post-surgical unit. 

Care for 23-hr post-op and AM admit patients monitoring their vital signs, signs and symptoms of bleeding, pain management and overall recovery from surgery. 

Conduct neurovascular, flap checks, manage lumbar drain and monitor output.. 

Collaborate with physician and PA's and implement orders timely for positive patient outcomes. 

Facilitate patient's recovery and provides clear time/action specific discharge instructions in clear understandable terminology. 

December 2005
to
Current
George Washington University Hospital Washington, DC ICU Nurse

Assess and manage critically-ill patients.

Monitor hemodynamics, manage ventilator, wean and titrate vasopressors, and sedation.

Assist with different bedside procedures like intubation, central line placement, cardioversion, and EGD.

Provide proper sedation, pain-control management with physician order and supervision.

Participate in multi-disciplinary rounds, setting goals specific for each patient.

Float to all ICU unit and provide care specific to the need of patient assigned.

March 2002
to
September 2005
Wake Medical Center Raleigh, NC ICU RN Staff

Served as staff nurse in different ICU unit. 

Provided care and support to the intubated/ventilated patient. 

Monitor and record arterial, pulmonary artery and central venous pressures. 

Maintained patient's hemodynamics by weaning/titrating vasopressors and inotropes as needed. 

Coordinated with other health professional outlining and meeting each patients plan of care. 

January 1998
to
August 2000
Duke University Hospital Durham, NC RN staff

Served as a staff nurse caring for patients after coronary artery bypass, heart and lung transplant, thoracotomy, heart valve repair/replacement.

Skilled in PA catheter/SVO2 monitoring, intra-aortic balloon pump, heart mate left ventricular device, ventilator management, vasopressors/inotropes titration, and temporary pacing.

Assisted with special procedures like cardioversion, arterial, and central line placement.

Implement physician orders timely per hospital policy for positive patient outcomes.

Participated in fast-track goal where hemodynamically stable patients were transferred to the step-down unit 6-8hrs post-surgery.

Served as a preceptor.

October 1996
to
January 1998
Durham Regional Hospital Durham, NC RN Staff

Served as a charge and staff nurse caring for medical-surgical patients, hemodialysis, and patients receiving peritoneal dialysis. 

Participate and lead interdisciplinary team during rounds. 

Served as a preceptor for newly-hired nurses. 

December 1993
to
October 1996
Brookshire Nursing Center Hillsborough, NC RN Supervisor/Staff RN

Served as staff nurse caring for elderly patients. 

Supervised 2-3 RN's and 3-4 nursing assistants. 

Managed bed assignment, transfer, admission and discharges. 

Collaborate with other health discipline formulating plan of care for each patient. 

December 1992
to
October 1993
Carver Living Center Durham, NC RN Staff

Served as a staff/Charge RN caring for elderly patients. 

Complete assessment and documentation of newly admit patients. 

Safe administration of medications and treatments as ordered. 

Collaborate and coordinate with other health allies in meeting patient's care needs. 

May 1990
to
October 1992
Luzon Medical Center Dagupan City, Philippines RN Staff

Complete assessment /reassessment in accordance to the unit Standards of Practice. 

Identify and intervene appropriately to patients needs. 

Notifying physician for any changes and executing orders as they arise. 

Maintaining patient's safety by identifying and recognizing any potential threat/danger to patient's health. 

Allowing patient and their family to participate in their care while maintaining privacy. 


August 2011
to
Current
Southern Maryland Hospital Clinton, MD Registered Nurse ICU
Worked in the ICU/CCU, monitoring critically ill patients in respiratory failure, sepsis, DKA, s/p cardiac catheterization, multi-organ failure, hemodynamically unstable post-op patients.
Assists in line insertion, intubation, escalation and de-escalation of drips.
Monitoring hemodynamics, ventilator and inferring to intensivist for any acute changes.
Collaborate with physician, pharmacist, and other health allies presenting different cases and formulating plan of care.
October 2000
to
November 2005
UNC Hospital Chapel Hill, NC ICU Staff Nurse
Floated in all ICU taking care of open heart, trauma, and other critically ill patient.
Assist physician in different invasive procedure and monitoring patient closely.
Traveled with patient in different diagnostic test.
Monitored patients hemodynamics, management of their medications and ventilatory support.
Collaborate with physician and other health allies in optimizing patient outcome.
Involve family in patient plan of care.
 
Education and Training
1990
University of Pangasinan Dagupan City, Phillipines Nursing

Bachelors of Science in Nursing. 

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Professional Summary

Professionally trained registered nurse with 5 years experience in clinical settings. I have specialized in cardiac care for 3 years in the acute care setting. I excel in comprehensive physical assessment, and in development/implementation of treatments in acutely ill patient populations.

Skills

Trained in:

  • CRRT
  • IABP
  • postop open-heart procedures:

(MVR/AVR/CABG)

  • Swan-Ganz Catheters
  • ECMO experience
  • Highly dependable
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Attention to detail
Work History
Icu Registered Nurse, 02/2014 to Current
The Medical Center of Aurora Aurora, CO
Registered Nurse, 08/2012 to 01/2014
Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, IA
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2012
Iowa Wesleyan College - Mt. Pleasant, IA
Certifications
  • CCRN
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • TNCC
  • NIHSS

AACN member

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Summary
Energetic, highly experienced, compassionate registered nurse.  Has years of experience working with acute, medically complex patients in which many have multi system failure and is able to manage multiple IV's ,patients on  telemetry, patients on ventilators and overseeing patients on dialysis given by acute kidney RN's. Floats to ICU caring for patients with sepsis and ARDS. Dedicated to the multidisciplinary team to improve health and care of the patient.  Has had positive reviews and evaluations each year.
Skills
  • experienced in telemetry monitoring
  • team leading and delegation
  • maintaining IV's and venipuncture for lab draws and starting IV's
  • Wound care including woundvacs
  • administering medications via PO, NG, GT, IV, IM and SQ routes
  • experienced in monitoring IV gtts including cardiac medication gtts, propofol, norcuron,  Insulin, narcotic and heparin gtts
  • assisting patients on artificial airways and ventilation

Experience
Medsurg, Telemetry, ICU RN Jan 1993 to May 2018
Kindred Hospital Denver Denver, CO Caring for patients in an LTAC with a Medsurg, telemetry and ICU. Patients with multiple IV's, ventilators, acute and chronic health problems including, ESRF on dialysis, Sepsis, ARDS, Cardiac, multi trauma including head injury, MVA, etc., managing patients with LVAD's and patients with lung, liver and kidney transplants 
Register Nurse Nov 2007 to Jan 2009
Centura Health Englewood, CO Working PRN for Inter hospital  float pool, primarily at Parker Adventist Hospital but also worked at Littleton Adventist hospital on Medsurg and telemetry floors.
Registered Nurse Oct 2002 to Jul 2003
Exempla St Joseph Hospital Denver, CO PRN position on telemetry floor
Registered Nurse Dec 1999 to Oct 2002
Porter Adventist Hospital Denver, CO PRN position on their telemetry and transplant floor
Education
Certification, ACLS Denver , Colorado recertification  done Febuary 2018 through AHA
Certification, BLS Denver, CO Recertification done February 2018, through AHA
Associate of Applied Science, Nursing 1992 Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO
Activities, Talents, Hobbies
-I am active in St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Castle Rock, Colorado
-Volunteered often at Marion House, Colorado Springs, Colorado
-Volunteered often at Urban Peaks Youth Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
-Avid hiker and runner
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Summary

Compassionate Registered Nurse with over four years of Critical Care experience.  Specialty areas include Emergency Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure, and Heart and Liver Transplant nursing.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Nurse in the State of Texas, License number 779760

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification



Skill Highlights
  • Hard working
  • Quick learner
  • Team oriented
  • Patient focused
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Results driven
Professional Experience
Liver Transplant Coordinator 10/2015 to Current CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Houston, TX
  • Responsibilities include coordinating nursing care before and after solid organ transplant through a continuum of care across the outpatient and inpatient setting.
  • Coordinates the evaluation process during hospital admission for patients referred for an inpatient liver transplant evaluation.
  • Compiles evaluation results into a packet, which is then presented to the Medical Review Board, to determine candidate suitability for solid organ transplant.
  • Coordinates transplantation process when a donor is available, including communication between physicians, patients and/or families and the medical team involved in the preparation and execution of organ transplantation.
  • Assists nurses and other medical team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of the transplant patient.
  • Collaborates with physicians, outpatient coordinators, and social workers in coordinating discharge planning for patients pre-transplant and post-transplant including referrals to home health, rehab, LTAC, and SNF.
Heart Transplant ICU Nurse 09/2013 to 10/2015 Memorial Hermann Houston, TX
  • Responsibilities include coordinating with the health care team to develop and implement appropriate clinical care plans for advanced heart failure patients, patients awaiting heart transplants, and post-op open heart transplant patients.
  • Conducting ongoing evaluation and management of patient devices including ventricular assist devices, intra aortic balloon pumps, total artificial hearts, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and continuous renal replacement therapy.
  • Directing health care team toward maintaining desirable patient outcomes throughout course of treatment in a safe and effective environment.
Emergency Nurse 11/2012 to 09/2013 St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital The Woodlands, TX
  • Responsibilities include the delivery of excellence in patient care through assessing and formulating appropriate nursing care plans.
  • Establishing goals, planning and implementing interventions, and evaluating patient outcomes.
  • Collaborating with other members of health care team to provide quality patient care in a timely manner while maintaining a safe patient environment.
Emergency Nurse 07/2012 to 12/2012 Conroe Regional Medical Center Conroe, TX
  • Responsibilities include providing quality patient care in a safe environment.
  • Identifying and implementing nursing interventions with less predictable outcomes and evaluating the results of those interventions.
  • Functioning as a fundamental member of the health care team.
Emergency Nurse 06/2011 to 06/2012 OU Medical Center Oklahoma City, OK
  • Responsibilities include triaging patients to prioritize situations in an order of relevance.
  • Functioning as an integral member of the health care team to provide quality care in a fast paced environment with high acuity patients.
  • Providing timely care in emergency situations to stabilize critical patients in the main Emergency Department and the Level One Trauma Center.
  • Caring for patients who were admit holds including patients admitted to the Intermediate and Intensive Care Units.
Medical Surgical Nurse 03/2010 to 06/2011 St. David's Medical Center Austin, TX
  • Responsibilities include performing individualized patient assessments and reassessments throughout a shift according to hospital protocol.
  • Developing personalized care plans and prioritizing interventions based on the patient's identified problems.
  • Evaluating patient response to interventions.
  • Performing skills proficiently and in accordance with the hospital's standards of care.
  • Collaborating with other members of health care team to provide continuity of care.
  • Accurately documenting nursing assessments, interventions, and patient response and progress toward problem resolution.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 2015 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
Associate Degree of Applied Science: Nursing 2009 Austin Community College Austin, TX