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Summary

I have had 7 years of ER experience as an RN in a Level 1 Trauma Center adult ED and Pediatric ED, along with 5 years of experience as a tech in the ER. I am certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and am working toward obtaining my CEN as a Certified Emergency Nurse. I am also a member of the Tennessee ENA (Emergency Nurses Association). I am also currently accepted to Vanderbilt University in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care program to fulfill a lifelong dream.

Licenses

Registered Nurse in the state of Tennesee

CPR/BLS certified through American Heart Association certified 2018-7/2020

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified 2019-8/2021

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified 2018-6/2020

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) certified 2018-2022

Working toward Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification

Member of the Tennessee ENA (Emergency Nurses Association)

Skills
  • Used to working in a high-stress environment
  • 12 years total ED experience
  • Transitions between tasks quickly and easily
  • Currently a relief Charge Nurse in ED
  • Ran a special needs/charity organization, primarily for children
  • Able to de-escalate agitated patients and family members
  • Quick learner
  • Compassion for hurting individuals/family
Experience
06/2013 to Current
RN-CC MSHA Johnson City, Tn

I am a registered nurse in a Level 1 Trauma Center ED. I skillfully care for patients in all different scenarios; trauma patients, stroke patients, heart attack patients, cardiac arrests and respiratory arrests, and patients with the typical abdominal pain, broken bones, etc. I maintain excellent rapport with all of my patients and families, keeping them up to date and informed on everything to do with their care. I am able to handle high stress scenarios with ease. I am currently a relief night shift Charge Nurse in the ED and oversee up to 16 RN's, and multiple techs at one time when I am on duty.

12/2018 to Current
RN Pediatric ED Ballad Health Johnson City, TN

I pick up shifts in the Pediatric ED along with my full time position in the adult ED. I love working with children. I am able to confidently take care of pediatric patients and their families. I administer medications and therapies as prescribed by physicians. I help pediatric patients understand and feel at ease with vaccines, tests and minor procedures.

02/2018 to 12/2018
Ship Nurse Carnival Cruise Lines Miami, FL

I served 2 contracts with Carnival Cruise Lines as a ship nurse and served on the Carnival Splendor and Carnival Ecstasy. As a ship nurse, you are not just a nurse. I was the first responder to many illnesses and accident scenes on the ship. I performed XRAY's, tested bloodwork for lab results, administered respiratory treatments, and lead a stretcher team of employees to transport injured patients to the ship's medical center. I also arranged medical appointments and transportation in ports for passengers and employees needing additional services not provided on the ship. During my employment, we had to transport 2 different patients by helicopter back to US port due to illness, and I was the nurse to be transported with them. I also coordinated the vaccine administration program for crew members to receive thier annual influenza vaccines along with coordinating to have them recieve other mandatory vaccines while in port.

02/2008 to 05/2013
CNA/PCP/Nurse Intern MSHA Johnson City, Tn

I was a Nursing Assistant/ER Tech in the Adult ED and Pediatric ED for 5 years prior to obtaining my RN license. I monitored vital signs, transported patients to radiology scans and to admission rooms, obtained lab work via venipuncture, obtained EKG's, and provided emotional support to patients and family members as needed.

03/2007 to 02/2008
CNA/PCP MSHA Johnson City, Tn I was a CNA/PCP on a MedSurg/Telemetry floor. Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse, blood pressure, height and weight several times per shift. I bathed patients and cleaned them when they were incontinent, with the ability and compassion to keep their modesty intact during the process. I also was able to obtain EKG's, perform venipuncture to obtain blood work, and check patients' blood sugar by finger stick. I also performed clerical duties by paging physicians as needed and keeping patients' medical charts organized.
Education and Training
2013
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Milligan College Milligan College, Tn, 37682

Obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing

Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success

Expected in 07/2021
PNP-Acute Care: Pediatric Acute Care/Pediatric Oncology Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
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Professional Summary

Quality-driven nursing professional with excellent management and clinical abilities. Focused on continuous operational and care improvements.. Bachlors of Science in Nursing #7A

Skills

Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines

Strong computer skills

Case management experience

Staffing/Scheduling experience

Staff training

Emergency response

Preventive maintenance

Team management

High level of autonomy

Strong clinical judgment

Work History
04/2015 to Current
House Supervisor DeKalb Health Auburn, IN
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Ensures adequate staffing after hours
  • Takes and handles Patient and staff complaint's.
  • File daily reports
  • Responds to rapids and code blue situations.
  • I jump in and help out where needed: ER, MS, ICU, OB
  • Bed Management: Manage the flow of admits
  • Expirence with epic
11/2011 to 12/2015
Cardiac RN Parkview Heart Institute Fort Wayne, IN
  • Skilled in cardiac care.
  • I am skilled in starting cardiac drips for different arrhythmias.
  • We are a pre-procedure and post-procedures unit for pacemakers and cardiac cauterizations.
  • I am trained to handle acute and emergent situations.
  • Epic expirence
09/2011 to 01/2015
Case Manager Community Home Health Fort Wayne, IN
  • I manage Individualized patient case loads.
  • I supervises over Licensed Piratical Nurse (LPN) and Home Health Aides (HHA).
  • I do vitals and Head to Toe Assessments on clients.
  • I assess weather or not more or less services are needed.
  • I make sure they like the services they are receiving.
  • If their is a conflict of interest I take the HHA or LPN out of the house and bring in someone new.
  • I also do skilled nursing visits which may consist of med setup, med administration, tube feedings, urinary catheter insertion and care ect....
03/2001 to 11/2011
Pharmacy Technician Kroger Pharmacy Fort Wayne, IN
  • Inputing new patients into computer system.
  • Inputing and updating insurances information.
  • Filling, dispensing and handling any issues with prescriptions.
  • Calling doctors offices, hospitals, and insurance companies to insure script accuracy, patient safety, and billing issues.
  • I also ordered medication, supplies, and kept the pharmacy cleaned.
Education
2010
Associate of Science: Nursing
Indiana University Purdue University At Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne, IN
2001
Pharmacy Tech
Kroger - Fort Wayne, IN
03/2019
Bachelor of Science: BSN
Indiana Wesleyan University Fort Wayne Education and Conference Center - Fort Wayne, IN
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Summary

Self-directed nurse (BSN/Magna Cum Laude) experienced in care management, critical and non-critical nursing care dedicated to empowering patients to improve their health and decrease health care service utilization.

Skills
  • Care management
  • Care plan development and patient education
  • Liaison between payor, provider, patient and additional parties
  • Chronic disease management
  • Excellent in listening, assessing and decision-making
  • Professionalism with focus on meeting organizational goals
Experience
12/2018 to Current
RN Care Manager Greater Baltimore Medical Center Baltimore, MD
  • Led teams to provide care management and coordination of clinical activities for high risk patients in multiple primary care practices
  • Develop care plans to prevent disease exacerbation, improve outcomes, increase patient engagement in self-care, decrease risk status, and minimize hospital and ED utilization
  • Promote population management through effective education, self-management support, goal setting and timely health care delivery
  • Follow up with patients within 24 hours of inpatient discharge and within 48 hours of ED visit notification
  • Built relationships with patients, staff, providers and Care Transformation Organization (CTO) executive team
12/2002 to 09/2018
Normal Newborn/Special Care Nursery/NICU Nurse Greater Baltimore Medical Center Towson, MD
  • Provided nursing care to term and preterm neonates. Managed blood sugar instability, respiratory problems, po and breastfeeding difficulties, congenital anomalies, treatment of infection and drug withdrawal
01/2011 to 01/2013
Chart Review/Audit And Data Extraction Nurse Greater Baltimore Medical Associates Towson, MD
  • Performed adult internal medicine chart reviews, extracted pertinent data and entered into new EHR system. Data collection for CMS' annual ACO reporting
08/2011 to 05/2012
School Nurse Comprehensive Nursing Services Baltimore, MD
  • Provided 1:1 care to a student with complex chronic medical conditions
02/1998 to 04/2000
OB/GYN/Nursery Nurse Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore, MD
  • Provided postpartum nursing care and education to women with history of perinatal substance abuse, PIH, and gestational diabetes. Caregiver training, education and preparation for discharge of the drug exposed neonate
06/1991 to 06/1996
Liaison/Discharge Planning And Marketing Nurse Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital Baltimore, MD
  • Staff Nurse 2: Provided nursing care to medically fragile infants and children. Nursing management of various chronic diseases, chromosomal abnormalities and congenital anomalies. Caregiver training, education, and preparation for discharge
  • Liaison Nurse:Evaluated newly referred patients and worked with families, third party payors and multi-disciplinary team members to facilitate transfer to appropriate program. Discharge planning for home healthcare needs. Marketing presence to physicians, case managers, social workers, community health department and insurance companies
01/1990 to 06/1991
Triage Nurse-Telephonic Clinical Associates Towson, MD
  • Performed telephone triage and offered patient education and advice (within the scope of nursing practice) for a busy physician practice
09/1989 to 12/1989
Health And Wellness Educator Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore, MD
  • Performed health assessment/biometric screenings. Provided detailed health and wellness education to hospital employees (temporary position)
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Towson State University
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Summary

Registered Nurse with over 13 years of healthcare experience in a Hospital setting. Skilled in Women's Services, Post Partum and Mother/Baby care, High Risk/Long Term Antepartum care, General Surgery and Post-Op care and Medical/Surgical care. Seeking a position that allows me to utilize my nursing skills, experience and education, while providing opportunity for achievement and personal growth.

Experience
Registered Nurse - Post Partum-OB/GYN
McKinney, TX
Medical City McKinney/ Aug 2019 to Current
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Prepared for HIPAA and Joint Commission reviews, making required brochures and pamphlets available to patients in all clinics.
  • Completed daily chart audits and assessed clinical records to verify accuracy, evaluate performance against goals and check for appropriate education of patients and families.
Registered Nurse - Post Partum-OB/GYN-Nursery
Denison, TX
Texoma Medical Center/ Aug 2018 to Oct 2019
  • Reviewed paperwork before discharging patients
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care
  • Provided organizational leadership to establish patient care benchmarks, standards and best practices to deliver consistent care
  • Maintained patient charts and confidential files
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care
  • Worked with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to devise individualized plans of care to meet patients' pre-operative and post-operative needs
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to communicate patient needs
  • Planned and managed patient care in alignment with hospital standards of care
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow
  • Managed a daily caseload, working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team
  • Educated family members about proper care procedures
  • Dispensed medications and administered pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions via IVs, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, as well as orally or rectally
  • Assessed patients' condition and reported changes to the unit coordinator, family and physician as appropriate
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
Registered Nurse Case Manager
McKinney, TX
Texas Home Health/ May 2018 to Aug 2018
  • Conducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as the Case Manager on a primary health care team.
    Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
    Achieved departmental goals and objectives for new processes and standards for in-patient care.
    Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
    Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
    Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.
    Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
    Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
    Provided necessary health education training for patients.
    Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management.
    Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
RN: Charge Nurse/Shift Supervisor For Post Partum/Women's Services
Frisco, Texas
Baylor Scott And White Medical Center -Centennial/ Jul 2007 to Apr 2018


Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Created and maintained all absentee lists, nurse schedules and month end paperwork. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement.
Implemented new assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
Provided necessary health education training for patients.
Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process per shift.

Registered Nurse - (Per Diem)
Sherman, TX
Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center/ Jul 2006 to Sep 2007


Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Worked as a Per Diem RN, on almost every floor in the hospital.
Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.

Administrative Assistant, Head Bank Teller, Austin College Branch Manager
Sherman, TX
Texoma Educators Federal Credit Union/ Oct 1996 to Apr 2002 Set up new accounts, closing accounts, making deposits and withdraws, transfer of money, bank wires, bookkeeping, filing and lead a group on how to do customer service. Made sure all Auto Loans had Insurance and that Auto Loan payments were made in a timely manner.
Skills
  • Medication administration
  • IV drug therapy
  •  Skilled in conducting physical assessments
  • Laparasopic & Open procedures familiarity
  • Post-Op Infections familiarity
  • Computerized charting 
  • BLS Certified
  • NRP Certified
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Strong medical ethics
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Committed to compliance reporting
  • Infection control standards
 

Activities and Honors

Employee of the Month 2007 - Wilson N Jones Regional Medical Center.

Star of the Month 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 - Baylor Scott and White Medical Center - Centennial.

Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing Grayson College May 2006 Denison, TX, United States

Completed 74 hours credited towards: Coursework in the Classrooms and Hospital Clinicals of the ADN Program.

Registered Nurse - License No. 729947

High School Diploma: General Sherman High School 1996 Sherman, TX, United States
Certifications
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2019-2021
  • Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification 2018-2020
  • Registered Nurse in State of Texas 2006-Current
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 2018-2020
  • Neonatal Resuscitatio Program (NRP) Certification 2019-2021
  • STABLE Certification 2018-2020
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Professional Summary
Interests
V S , Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Volunteer Nurse 2010-Present Make-A-Wish Foundation-New Jersey Volunteer Wish Granter 2008-Present
Skills
Work History
07/2003 to Current
W H, Compre Care- Per Diem Infusion RN, Morris Heights Health CenterBronx, NY
  • Highly skilled and compassionate registered nurse with travel nurse experience in Pediatrics, Mother/Baby, Newborn Nursery, Intermediate level NICU, and IV Infusion.
  • C CPR/Basic Life Support (BLS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) PNCB- Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN), Pediatric growth hormone testing and monitoring for pediatric endocrine patients; including IV insertion, blood draws, IV medication infusion and 1:1 patient monitoring for effects of medication during procedure.
  • Preparation of IV infusions in accordance with clinical protocols and high standards.
  • Draws blood samples and centrifuges blood samples to prepare for lab transport.
  • Maintains accurate medical records.
  • Provides clear patient instructions and education regarding infusion protocols and follow up growth hormone injection training.
  • Maintains organized medical and IV supplies, including ordering and inventory.
  • Creates a positive, relaxing, and professional environment for anxiety prone pediatric patients.
  • Maintains a highly organized safe and clean work area.
  • Provides telephone triage support for patients on ongoing growth hormone therapy.
01/2017 to 04/2017
Fastaff- Travel RN, NYU Langone Medical CenterNew York, NY
  • Provided direct patient care in a teaching hospital, on a 32 bed inpatient pediatric unit for infants through young adults.
  • Care provided to patients included: neurology with continuous video EEG monitoring, cardiac, medical, surgical, hematology/oncology, and chronic diseases.
  • In addition, cared for NICU patients on an overflow annex located on the pediatric unit.
  • Direct care duties included, but not limited to; assessing patients, developing and documenting nursing care and discharge plans, starting and maintaining intravenous lines, maintaining central venous devices, and preparation and administration of medications and blood products.
  • Care coordinator between patients, families, and health team members.
  • Coordination duties included patient/family education, support and comfort during their hospital stay.
  • Supervised nursing assistants and ancillary staff in patient care activities.
Travel RN, 09/2016 to 10/2016
NurseBridge Staffing, The Mother Baby Center At United HospitalSaint Paul, MN
  • Provided a dual role of caring for both mother and infant, educating mothers about infant care; including breast and bottle feeding, bathing and diaper changing.
  • Monitored emotional status of mother and provided appropriate support.
  • Assisted mother with any hygienic needs; monitored for postpartum bleeding.
  • Provided basic newborn care, as well as assessed for critical signs and symptoms of both mother and newborn.
  • Performed PKU and blood glucose testing, hearing screenings and newborn screenings for CCHD.
  • Care of infants receiving phototherapy.
  • Assisted with circumcisions.
  • Competent in calculating and administering infant doses of medication.
01/2016 to 02/2016
HUMC Palisades Medical CenterNorth Bergen, NJ
  • Provided direct and individualized nursing care to new mothers and infants during the postpartum period.
  • Involved and educated family/significant others in implementing best practices for mother and infant care.
  • Adept at providing specialized care and monitoring to infants in the newborn nursery, as well as the Special Care Nursery (Level 2).
Fastaff- Travel RN, 02/2015 to 07/2015
The Children's Hospital at MontefioreBronx, NY
  • Provided direct nursing care for pediatric patients on a specialized hematology/oncology unit in a fast paced teaching hospital.
  • Direct care duties included, but not limited to starting and maintaining intravenous lines, accessing and maintaining central venous devices, and administration of blood products, and intravenous and oral medications.
  • Coordinated care between patients, families and health team members, while providing the necessary patient/family education and support.
RN Network- Travel RN, 05/2014 to 12/2014
Mount Sinai- Roosevelt HospitalNew York, NY
  • Provided attentive nursing care for mothers and their infants in a fast paced teaching hospital setting.
  • Adept at monitoring the condition of the mother and infant.
  • Educated and assisted new mothers with both their physical and emotional needs during the postpartum period.
Travel RN, 07/2011 to 10/2011
Nova Pro Staffing, Inc, The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University HospitalNew Brunswick, NJ
  • Provided care to infants, children and young adults on a pediatric unit in a teaching hospital, with a focus on cardiac, respiratory, neurology, hematology/oncology, and chronic diseases.
  • Floated regularly to the Mother/Baby, NICU Intermediate care, and Newborn Nursery units.
RN, 09/2010 to 07/2011
Phoenix Health Care, Inc, Saint Clare's Denville HospitalDenville, NJ
  • Provided care to infants, children and young adults on a medical/surgical pediatric unit.
  • Floated regularly to the Mother/Baby and Newborn Nursery units.
RN, 01/2001 to 09/2010
Phoenix Health Care, Inc, Trinitas Regional Medical CenterElizabeth, NJ
  • Agency RN floated to Pediatrics, Mother/Baby, Intermediate Care Nursery and Newborn Nursery units.
RN, 06/2009 to 06/2010
Phoenix Health Care, Inc, Youth Consultation Service -YCSPaterson, NJ
  • Provided direct nursing treatment and care to adolescent patients in a residential psychiatric treatment center.
  • Physical assessments, emergency care, medication administration, and coordination of care between patients and healthcare team members.
  • Worked with residential staff to promote the health of the children.
Travel RN, 02/2003 to 06/2004
NovaPro Staffing, The Children's Hospital at MontefioreBronx, NY
  • Direct nursing care of patients on an infant/toddler unit with a focus on cardiac, surgical, neurology, transplant, hematology/oncology ,respiratory, and chronic diseases.
  • Floated regularly to the adolescent unit.
10/1998 to 12/2000
American Mobile Healthcare, Ochsner Medical CenterJefferson, LA
  • Float RN to Pediatrics, NICU Level 2, Newborn Nursery, and Mother/Baby units.
Travel RN, 07/1998 to 10/1998
Nurses RX, Tulane University Medical CenterNew Orleans, LA
  • Float RN to Pediatric, Mother/Baby, and Newborn Nursery units in a busy teaching hospital.
Travel RN, 11/1997 to 07/1998
Nurses RX, Saint Barnabas Medical CenterLivingston, NJ
  • RN Float to Pediatrics, NICU, Mother/Baby, and Newborn Nursery units in a fast paced teaching hospital.
Pediatric Staff RN, 09/1996 to 08/1998
Holy Name Medical CenterTeaneck, NJ
  • Staff RN on a medical/surgical pediatric unit.
  • Charge nurse duties.
  • Floated regularly to Mother/Baby, Newborn Nursery, and Special Care Nursery units.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 12/2013
The University of Texas - Arlington, TX
RN Diploma: Nursing Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing - Teaneck, NJ
Bachelor of Science: Human Ecology Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
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Professional Summary

Patient-focused Registered Nurse with 20 plus years experience including a strong background in Surgery, Pre-op and PACU. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Skills
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Patient positioning competency
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Strong Assessment Skills
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient-Centered Focus
  • Emotional Support
  • Patient Flow
  • Discharge Instruction
  • Procedure preparations
Work History
Registered Nurse, 12/2017 to 03/2019
Wexford Health Sources Inc. Rockville Correctional FacilityRockville, IN
  • Initial health assessments of incoming offenders
  • Nurse Sick Call- triaging health care requests for providers
  • Pharmacy- administering medication and reconciling medication deliveries
RN/Circulator/Scrub Nurse, 05/2015 to 02/2017
Carle SurgicenterDanville, IL
  • Circulating GI procedures
  • Pre-operative assessment of surgical patients. Verification of all appropriate documentation. Verification of patient, procedure and site
  • Assisting anesthesia as needed with the induction of the anesthetic
  • Properly positioning the patient for the procedure to be performed
  • Assuring that all equipment needed for the procedure is available. Connect all cords to proper equipment. Perform a time out before the procedure start
  • If procedural sedation is used, administer medications as ordered per physician
  • Closely assess patient during procedural sedation by monitoring vital signs and capnography
  • Document in the electronic medical record
  • Transport patient to recovery room, and give report to recovery nurse
  • Scrub surgical procedures maintaining a sterile field at all times
  • Processing and sterilization of surgical instruments
RN/Circulator, Pre-op, PACU, 12/2014 to 05/2015
Presence ACCESS Surgery CenterDanville, IL
  • Circulating surgical procedures.
  • Pre-operative assessment of surgical patients.
  • Verification of all appropriate documentation. Verification of patient, procedure and site.
  • Assisting anesthesia as needed with the induction of the anesthetic.
  • Properly positioning the patient for the procedure to be performed. Prepping the patient using sterile technique. Assuring that all equipment needed for the procedure is available.
  • Assist surgical technician with counting instruments, sponges and sharps prior to procedure start. Connect all cords to proper equipment.  Perform a time out before the incision is made. Document in the electronic medical record.
  • Assist anesthesia with the transportation of patient to recovery room, and give report to recovery nurse.
  • Pre-operative assessment of the patient having surgical procedures. Obtaining a health history, vital signs, informed consent, patient verification. Starting IV fluids. Providing patient education regarding the procedure that is to be performed.
  • Recovery of the post procedure patient. Monitoring vital signs, mental status, patient and family education regarding post operative instructions. Providing comfort measures to patient and family. Assessing when the patient is stable enough to be discharged. Documentation, using the electronic medical record.
RN, 08/2013 to 10/2014
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health CenterMattoon, IL
  • Pre-operative assessment of the patient having GI procedures.
  • Obtaining a health history, vital signs, informed consent, patient verification.
  • Starting IV fluids.
  • Providing patient education regarding the procedure that is to be performed.
  • Recovery of the post procedure patient.
  • Monitoring vital signs, mental status, patient and family education regarding post operative instructions.
  • Providing comfort measures to patient and family.
  • Assessing when the patient is stable enough to be discharged.
  • Documentation, using the electronic medical record.
RN/Circulator, 09/2001 to 08/2014
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health CenterMattoon, IL
  • Circulating surgical procedures.
  • Pre-operative assessment of surgical patients.
  • Verification of all appropriate documentation.
  • Verification of patient, procedure and site.
  • Assisting anesthesia as needed with the induction of the anesthetic.
  • Properly positioning the patient for the procedure to be performed.
  • Prepping the patient using sterile technique.
  • Assuring that all equipment needed for the procedure is available.
  • Assist surgical technician with counting instruments, sponges and sharps prior to procedure start.
  • Connect all cords to proper equipment.
  • Perform a time out before the incision is made.
  • Document in the electronic medical record.
  • Assist anesthesia with the transportation of patient to recovery room, and give report to recovery nurse.
RN/Circulator, 11/1999 to 09/2001
St Anthony Memorial HospitalEffingham, IL
  • Circulating surgical procedures.
  • Pre-operative assessment of surgical patients.
  • Verification of all appropriate documentation.
  • Verification of patient, procedure and site.
  • Assisting anesthesia as needed with the induction of the anesthetic.
  • Properly positioning the patient for the procedure to be performed.
  • Prepping the patient using sterile technique.
  • Assuring that all equipment needed for the procedure is available.
  • Assist surgical technician with counting instruments, sponges and sharps prior to procedure start.
  • Connect all cords to proper equipment.
  • Documentation in the medical record.
  • Assist anesthesia with the transportation of patient to recovery room, and give report to recovery nurse.
RN/Staff Nurse, 08/1997 to 11/1999
St Anthony Memorial Hospital RNEffingham, IL
  • Care for the post operative patient in an acute care setting.
  • Recorded patient's medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
Education
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, 1997
Lake Land College - Mattoon, IL
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Professional Summary
Registered Nurse with 1+ years experience on the resource team in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations.
Skills
  • Hospice and palliative care experience
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Diabetes, Hospice, and Stroke Patient Care
  • Competent in physical assessments
  • Preceptor
  • Charge nurse
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Ortho, Rehab, and Med/Surg experience
  • Neurology and Cardiology experience

  • ACLS/PALS certified
  • IO insertion
  • Lucas operator
  • Intravenous therapy comprehension
  • BAC screen/drug screen collecting
  • Proper NG tube insertion and removal
  • Foley catheter insertion/removal
  • Trained in Management of Aggressive Behaviors
  • NIHSS certified
Work History
RN, 12/2016 to Current
Sanford Medical Center FargoFargo, ND
Currently working as a registered nurse on the resource (float) team and rescue nurse team between three hospital campuses on a variety of nursing units including cardiac, neurology, oncology, med/surg, observation, palliative care, rehab, ortho, and surgical floors. In the resource nurse role some job duties include assessing patients, administering medications and treatment, collaborating with patient's interdisciplinary teams, providing a safe environment for my patients, advocating for my patients, providing educational, psychological and emotional support for my patients and family members, and initiating and modifying patient care plans as necessary. In the rescue nurse role some duties include assisting staff members with IV insertion, IV and PICC line troubleshooting, Foley placements, port accesses, sterile dressings, performing drug screens and EKGs, and being a part of the rapid response team, code team, fall team and behavioral response team.
CNA, 06/2014 to 12/2016
Sanford Medical Center FargoFargo, ND
Worked as a certified nursing assistant on the float team between 2 hospital campuses on several med/surg units with a variety of tasks, some including assisting patients with activities of daily living, surveillance of patients with behaviors and/or suicidal ideation or attempts, maintaining patient stability by checking vital signs and weight, collecting urine, and recording intake and output information.
CNA, 01/2012 to 06/2014
Karlstad Senior LivingKarlstad, MN
Worked as a certified nursing assistant in a 42-bed skill nursing facility assisting residents with activities of daily living, including feeding, bathing, ambulating, toileting, turning, and positioning residents and monitoring vital signs.
Education
High School Diploma: 2012
Greenbush Middle River School - Greenbush, MN
Associate of Science: Nursing , 2016
Rasmussen College - Moorhead - Moorhead, MN
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Professional Summary

Six years as RN experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing compassionate care in a hospital environment.

Licenses

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification ,Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, Registered Nurse in the State of MS, (compact license)

Skill Highlights
  • Health and wellness expertise
  • Medication administration expert
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • IV drug therapy management
  •  ER experience
Professional Experience
12/2018
Registered Nurse Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis, TN

MED/SURG , TELE (CONTRACT ASSIGNMENT)

01/2018 to 05/2018
ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR CLAIBORNE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL PORT GIBSON, MS
06/2018 to 10/2018
Registered Nurse BAPTIST HEALTH LITTLE ROCK , ARKANSAS

neurosurgery (contract assignment)

06/2017 to 09/2017
Registered Nurse Regional ONE MEMPHIS , TN

post trauma unit (contract assignment)

06/2017 to Current
RN RNnetwork Boca Raton, FL

travel agency 

02/2017 to Current
RN RIVER REGION MEDICAL CENTER VICKSBURG, MS
  • PRN
09/2014 to Current
RN CLAIBORNE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER PORT GIBSON, MS

PRN 

ED . PSYCH UNIT . ACUTE CARE

09/2016 to 04/2017
RN CAMELLIA HOME HEALTH Vicksburg, MS PRN
10/2010 to 10/2015
RN RIVER REGION MEDICAL CENTER Vicksburg, MS
Education and Training
2017
Bachelor of Science: Nursing University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson , Ms
2013
Associate of Science: NURSING ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALCORN , MS, CLAIBORNE
2005
High School Diploma PORT GIBSON HIGH SCHOOL PORT GIBSON , MS , CLAIBORNE
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Professional Summary
Specialized in cardiac care for 2 years. Provided critical evaluation of heart failure patients, and managed complex medication/treatment regimens. Desire to utilize cardiac expertise as an Acute Care RN.


Skills
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Palliative care awareness
  • Diabetes and nutrition educator
  • Addiction specialist
  • Preceptor
  • Patient/family focused
  • In-depth knowledge of intravenous therapy
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Qualified critical care nurse
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Safe NG tube insertion and removal
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Chest pain management expert
Work History
RN, 01/2011 to 01/2012
Trinity WestSteubenville, OH
  • Monitored patients in a critical care unit.
  • Observed pts on ventilators
  • Performed CPR and lead the code team during codes
  • Removed arterial lines
  • Established open and professional relationships with team members which facilitated communication, quickly resolving issues and conflicts.
RN, 10/2012 to 03/2013
MSNColumbus, OH
  • Float nurse for travel agency
  • Worked on ortho/neuro floor caring for post op pts with knee and hip replacements
  • 20 bed ICU
  • Med surg/ telemetry
  • Detox unit with pts withdrawing from heroine, alcohol, cocaine,etc.
RN, 05/2013 to Current
Alternative Home Health St Clairsville, OH
  • Consistently complied with applicable laws and regulations and ensured facility adhered to Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
  • Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Performed vitals/glucose testing and assisted in administering injections and urinalysis.
  • Cooperated and communicated effectively with physicians to ensure client satisfaction and compliance with set standards.
  • Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas, and intracranial hematomas.
  • Instructed patients and caregivers on how to clean and dress wounds and how to prevent infections.
  • Implemented plans to prevent pressure ulcers and other wound developments. 
  • Provided post-surgery treatment and care for patients with ostomies.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.
  • Provided patient education.
Education
High School Diploma: 1999
Buckeye Local - Rayland, OH
Associate of Science: Nursing, 2008
Belmont Technical College - St Clairsville, OH
Certifications
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification year to present