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Professional Summary
Nurse Practitioner with 14 years experience in the diagnosis, treatment, prescribing and follow-up with patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. Experienced in College Health, Family Practice/Primary Care, Dermatology, Travel Medicine. Additional experience precepting Nurse Practitioner students. Areas of interest include college health, preventative care, health education, and menopause (nationally certified menopause practitioner). BLS, ACLS Certified. Attending a day long "Latent TB" Program June 2017.
  • Proficient in use of electronic medical records
  • Proficient in e-prescribing
  • Experience in patient centered medical care
  • Experienced preceptor
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Proficient in IV insertion and phlebotomy
  •  Experienced in Suturing
  • Menopause expertise
Work History
08/2016 to Current
College Health Nurse Practitioner NHCC Medical Associates Inc/Salve University Health Services Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases in a college health setting.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Counseled and educated patients about reproductive health issues and wellness. Expertise in STDs and family planning.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
  • Developed and implemented college health education programs.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
03/2011 to Current
Registered Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care and Menopause Women's Medicine Collaborative Providence, RI
  • Deliver high quality and compassionate treatment and care to individuals in a primary care setting and a menopause consultation program.
  • Manage pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of various disorders and diseases in the adult female population.
  • Oversee clinical and support staff in patient care activities.
  • Developed and maintain quality care systems, including creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines such as developing a controlled substance contract.
  • Precept Nurse Practitioner students.
  • Collaborate with other health care providers and patient's PCPs to provide the highest quality of care.
02/2010 to 12/2011
Student Health Services Nurse Practitioner Salve Regina University Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Provided On-Campus health services to college and faculty population.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Skilled in phlebotomy.
  • Helped develop a more streamlined paper charting form.
  • Counseled and educated students about reproductive health issues and wellness. Expertise in STDs and family planning.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
03/2008 to 05/2010
Family Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner South County Hospital, Inc Wakefield/East Greenwich, RI
  • Provided all aspects of preventative and follow-up care, treated acute illnesses, managed chronic illnesses in a family practice setting.
  • Patient population infant to elderly.
  • Provided counseling and appropriate travel vaccinations in the travel clinic setting with emphasis on air safety, safe food/water, insect and sun protection, communicable disease prevention, altitude and motion sickness.
  • Proficient in Electronic Medical Record, e-Prescribing
  • Precepted Nurse Practitioner students.
05/2006 to 01/2008
Nurse Practitioner- Cardiac Testing Dr John Lowney/The Medical Group of Rhode Island, Inc Warwick, RI
  • Autonomously administered and interpreted exercise treadmill and medical stress tests in outpatient settings with a nuclear technician.
  • Treated emergent cardiac arrhythmias as necessary.
  • Started IVs as needed.
  • Pre-medicated patients as needed.
  • Ordered and restocked emergency medications.
  • Referred to cardiologist as appropriate.
08/2004 to 04/2006
Family Practice Nurse Practitioner Dr Alfred Arcand, MD West Warwick, RI
  • Provided all aspects of preventative and follow-up care, treated acute illnesses, managed chronic illnesses in a family practice setting.
  • Patient panel infant through elderly.
  • Proficient in electronic medical record and charting and billing.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Delivered high quality and compassionate treatment to many indigent and low-income patients.
01/2003 to 07/2004
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner University Dermatology Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Provided expert dermatological care to pediatric through elderly population with pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of various dermatological disorders and diseases.
  • Performed minor surgical procedures including biopsies, simple excisions, lesion destruction via cryotherapy, curettage
  • Proficient in suturing.
  • Certified Accutane prescriber, caring for adolescents and adults with severe acne.
10/2002 to 12/2002
Clinical Instructor University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
  • Instructed class of eight Junior level RN students through clinical rotation in hospital medical/surgical setting.
  • Led pre-clinical and post-clinical discussions.
  • Evaluated students' progress, graded students' clinical and written work.
  • Emphasis on health promotion, advancing assessment skills, management of surgical patients.
06/1982 to 05/2002
Registered Nurse
  • Various positions as a Registered Nurse - RI Held various positions as a Registered Nurse, including teaching a State Certified Nursing Assistant Course.
  • Also worked as Primary Care office nurse, an Optifast nurse, a home care nurse, a hospital staff/relief charge nurse, member of hospital IV and Code teams.
01/2008 to Current
Nurse Practitioner Preceptor University of Rhode Island South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
Instruct Nurse Practitioner students in the clinical setting to deliver high-quality and compassionate care. Assist students in becoming critical thinkers. Evaluate and grade clinical performance.
Master of Science: Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI

 Major Paper- The Experience of Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Among Women

Member Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Graduated with certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Program:
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI
Graduated with certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner: The Experience of Substance Abuse Rehabilitation among women Member Sigma Theta Tau International Honor society
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
University of Rhode Island - RI

Completed RN to BS in nursing Program

Member of Golden Key National Honor Society

Member of Dean's List

Diploma : Nursing- Nursing (3 year Diploma Program)
Newport hospital School of Nursing - Newport, RI

Three year Hospital Based Diploma Nursing Program

Awarded Rose B. David memorial Award- Excellence in Bedside Nursing

  •  ANCC Board Certified since 8/2002
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification 3/16-3/18
  • Healthcare Provider CPR 3/16-3/18
  • Current American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification
  • Nationally Certified Menopause Practitioner of North American Menopause Society
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Professional Summary
Advance Practice Nurse (MSN, APN, FNP-BC, NP-C) with over nine years of RN experience in the Emergency Department treating patients with a variety of health and social care needs.

Advance Practice Registered Nurse - FNP

DEA License 

Registered Professional Nurse

Advance Cardiac Life Support

Pediatric Life Support

Basic Life Support 

Work History
01/2017 to Current
Nurse Practitioner Paragon Clinical Burr Ridge, IL
  • Functions independently and in collaboration with MD to manage health problems and coordination of healthcare.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic test.
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
  • Implements interventions to support the patient to regain and maintain physiologic stability.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members .
  • Facilitates patient, family, and staff decision making by providing educational tools.
  • Facilitates admission, transfer, and discharge within and between healthcare setting.

06/2016 to 12/2016
Advance Practice Nurse Examination Management Services Inc EMSI Iriving Texas
  • Conducts in home health assessments for Medicare Advantage Members including comprehensive physical examination.
  • Evaluation of existing members current health status and established risk profile from findings.
  • Preforms screening labs such as HA1c and urine dips.
  • Conducts member and family education.  
  • Diagnose acute findings and refer to PCP for non emergent conditions, refers to emergency services for emergent / urgent findings.
  • Creates care plans for members to follow up with PCP.  
  • Document finds in EMR
10/2016 to 11/2016
Advance Practice Nurse PPR Risk Adjustment Staffing Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • Conducts in home risk assessments including comprehensive physical examination and medication reconciliation.
  • Evaluation of current ADL's, fall risk, depression, and nutrition status.
  • Provided education and counseling to members and their families.
  • Diagnosed acute conditions with refer to PCP for non emergent findings and emergency medical services for urgent / emergent findings.
  • Composes care plan from assessment findings.  
  • Accurately documents findings in EMR 
01/2014 to Current
Clinical Nurse I Emergency Medicine John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Chicago, IL
  • Provides safe effective care for patients and supportive care for their families.
  • Applies the nursing process with emphasis on evidence base practices to ensure positive patient out when delivering care.
  • Utilized technical skills based on scientific principles of nursing i.e. problem solving / critical thinking.  
  • Provides patient and family education.
  • Serves a preceptor for newly hired nurses.  
  • Assumes leadership role as the team-leader to facilitate patient through put in the Emergency Department.
03/2012 to 01/2014
Registered Nurse Clinician I Ingalls Memorial Hospital Urgent Aid Care Centers Calumet City, IL
  • Assumed primary responsibility for coordination of patient care.
  • Assessed, planned, implemented, and evaluated patients plan on care.
  • Assisted with discharge followup care by making appoints with PCP or establishing a PCP for patients without one.
  • Assumed leadership role through charge nurse and peer education.
01/2010 to 07/2011
Registered Nurse Emergency Department Mount Sinai Medical Center Chicago, IL
  • Provided primary care nursing in a level I and III trauma center.  
  • Assisted in planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient care process.
  • Obtained necessary referrals to assist patients and their families with follow up care.
  • Provided patient and family education.

10/2008 to 11/2012
Nurse Clinician II Emergency Department Advocate Trinity Hospital Chicago, IL
  • Assumed primary responsibility for assessment, implementation, and evaluation of patient plan of care.
  • Planned and set goals with patient, their families, and other members of the healthcare team.  
  • Assumed leadership role including charge nurse and preceptor of newly hired employees.
  • Assisted in the educational and professional goals of my peers.
  • Provided resources to patients, families, and peers.  
Master of Science: Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
Olivet Nazarene University - Bourbonnais, IL
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Chicago State University - Chicago, IL
Minor in Psychology
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Member
  • Nurse Practitioner Association of Family
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification
  • AANP Certification
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
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Board Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with experience in inpatient, outpatient, crisis and skilled nursing settings. Actively involved in promoting recovery for those with severe mental illnesses, addiction, and trauma through the integration of innovative and evidenced based practice clinical practice and psychosocial rehabilitation. Special Interests include addiction and neuropsychiatric research and treatment.
Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse
January 2011 to Current
St. Josephs Regional Medical Center Lewiston, ID
  • Continuous improvement in the assessment, interpretation diagnostic procedures, development and implementation interventions and outcome evaluation Mental health consultation with providers in a variety of settings throughout an expansive rural region.
  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor to help the community identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • Instrumental in promoting improved understanding and treatment of those with dual diagnoses.
Adjunct Instructor
March 2011 to December 2012
Mental Health Nursing Breckenridge School of Nur Boise, ID
  • Provided both lecture and clinical psychiatric instruction in the assessment, treatment and outcome evaluation of.
  • individuals on all points of the mental health continuum.
  • Functioned as a liaison between the Institute and various clinical sites.
RN Case Manager/Utilization Coordinator
May 2003 to March 2010
Caldwell Care Center Caldwell, ID
  • Employed as staff RN for geriatric population in a secure environment providing care for individuals with severe behavioral disturbance related to psychiatric and/or neurological illnesses.
  • Promoted to case management.
Master of Science : Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2011 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA, USA
Bachelor of Science : Nursing, 2007 University of Phoenix-Online Phoenix, AZ, USA
Associate of Science : Nursing, 1994 Bunker HIll Community College Boston, MA, USA
  • Highlights.
  • Diagnostic evaluation Suicide risk assessments.
  • Crisis Intervention Advocacy NonPharamacological interventions Accomplished in psychopharmacology Strong interest in Neuropsychiatry and Addiction Medical detox.
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Professional Summary

Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years experience, working exclusively in ambulatory care for the past 15 years. Expertise in all areas of well-woman care. Full prescriptive authority and DEA license. Strong emphasis on education, working as the Nurse Educator for the Department of OB/Gyn at University Hospital, and mentoring and teaching medical and nursing students as well as residents, fellows and advanced practice nurses in a private practice setting.

Skill Highlights
  • Family planning specialist

  • ACLS/BLS certified

  • Management of pap smears based upon most recent Bethesda cervical protocols

  • Excellent phlebotomy skills
  • Expert at placement and removal of IUD/IUC and contraceptive implants

  • STI management and counseling

  • Ultrasound for IUC surveillance and for 1st and 2nd trimester pregnancy dating
Professional Experience
Traveling Advanced Practice Nurse
September 2013 to Current
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains - Denver, CO

Function as the sole clinician and only licensed staff person in reproductive health centers across Colorado and New Mexico. Provide well woman and man care, ranging from STI diagnosis and treatment, to all methods of birth control, to menopause and midlife reproductive health management.

Advanced Practice Nurse and Practice Manager
April 1993 to September 2013
Mayfair Womens Center - Aurora, CO

Simultaneously served as clinician and office manager in a private well-woman practice. Supervised licensed and unlicensed staff, responsible for recruiting and hiring, managed the employee review process. Through my association with the University of Colorado Family Planning fellowship and with the school of Nursing, mentored and taught dozens of medical and nursing students, OB/Gyn residents and family planning fellows. Guest lecturer for the School of Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Staff Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Manager
March 1986 to April 1999
University Hospital, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - Denver, CO
Education and Training
Master of Science : Maternal Fetal Medicine, 1993 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - Denver, CO

Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society

Bachelor of Science : Nursing, 1985 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - Denver, CO

Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society

Bachelor of Arts : Anthropology, 1983 University of Colorado - Boulder, CO

Graduated summa cum laude. Phi beta kappa.


Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado. License # 82542.

Registered Nurse Practitioner in the states of Colorado and New Mexico.

New Mexico license # CNP-0375.

Prescriptive authority in the states of Colorado and New Mexico.

DEA license # MT0534455.

NCC certification, Womens Health Nurse Practitioner. Certification ID# THO10.

ACLS certification current until November, 2015.

BLS certification current until March, 2017.