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Alan Duncan

New ABSN graduate and Certified Athletic Trainer

Summary

Areas of Interest: Operating Room|Intensive Care Unit|Emergency Room

A new graduate of an Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing (ABSN) program from Anderson University, Anderson, SC. While attending Anderson I was selected by the dean and faculty to receive the Palmetto Gold Nursing scholarship. I was also elected as class representative which allowed me to serve in a leadership role as a student

In addition to clinical rotations during nursing school I have practiced as a certified athletic trainer for thirteen years. I believe that this clinical experience in orthopedics makes me a more desirable candidate than the traditional entry level nursing student. In addition to the completion of my second bachelor’s degree in nursing I also have a master’s degree in athletic training. Completion of this master's degree required conducting and presenting research in the educational setting of sports medicine.

I have worked in multiple sports medicine departments, in the highly competitive setting of NCAA division one athletics, which required the ability to assess acute injury and make medical decisions in a high stress environment. This experience also required communication and decision making with an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals.

Education

20152016

Bachelor's of science in nursing (ABSN)

Anderson University, Anderson University
  • GPA: 3.8/4.0
  • American Heart Association BLS certified –current
  • Class representative ABSN 2016
  • Palmetto Gold Scholarship recipient
  • Sub-committee member for ABSN pinning ceremony
20042006

Master's of science in physical education with a concentration in athletic training

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • GPA: 3.75/4.0
  • Required full time employment in athletics department providing athletic training services to Division one athletics teams
  • Masters project research: Self-Efficacy of student athletic trainers in preparation for the NATABOC certification exam
    19982002

    Bachelor's of science in health sciences with a concentration in athletic training

    James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
    • GPA 3.1/40
    • Completed 1500 clinical hours in sports medicine as part of degree requirement

    Work History

    Jun 2015Aug 2016

    Student Nurse

    Anderson University

    Provided proficient nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse in multiple settings including, but not limited to:

    • AnMed Hospital: Neurological and Post-operative unit
    • Baptist Easley Hospital: Medical surgical unit
    • Patrick B. Harris: Inpatient psychiatric hospital
    • Greenville Health System: Children's Hospital
    • Shriner's Children's Hospital
    • Anderson County Home Health
    • Anderson County School District
    •  Administered medications and provided patient education in accordance with care plan instructions
    • Performed patient care in accordance with hospital policy
    • Performed head-to-toe assessments, vitals and general patient care
    • Performed invasive procedures as prescribed, utilizing the appropriate procedures
    • Interacted with supervising RN to ensure safe, appropriate care
    • Documented patients assessments, vitals and care in an electronic medical record (EMR)
    • Maintained patient confidentiality
    • Attended and observed inter-operative procedures
    • Developed nursing care plans
    Jan 2012Present

    Certified Clinical Athletic Trainer

    Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas
    • Provided athletic training services within a busy orthopedic clinic.
    • Performed patient history, vital signs and short orthopedic exams when necessary
    • Patient education on injuries, rehabilitation, special tests, medications used for procedures, pre-operative and post-operative recovery expectations
    • Assisted in post-op wound care, suture and staple removal
    • Maintained physicians schedule, coordinated referrals and patient flow
    • Maintained inventory and ordered supplies for my section of the clinic
    • Applied and removed casts and splints per MD instructions
    • Maintained paperwork in an electronic medical record
    • Answered patients questions via telephone and directed patient interaction with MD via telephone
    Jun 2011Dec 2011

    Medical Sales Consultant

    Dynasplint Systems, Inc 
    • Performed sales calls to Medical Doctors and Physical Therapists offices
    • Maintained and tracked paperwork required for third party reimbursement
    • Fit patients with dynamic splints for multiple joints per MD instructions
    • Provided customer service to patients as a follow-up to being fit with splints
    • Maintained inventory and serviced splints as needed
    • Developed and maintained professional relationships between DSI and health care professionals
    • Performed educational in-services for Medical Doctors and allied health care professionals
    Jun 2008May 2011

    Certified Athletic Trainer

    Duke University
    • Assisted head athletic trainer and director of sports medicine in the rehabilitation and management of injuries, pre-season orthopedic screening, treatment planning and referral of patients to appropriate allied health care professionals
    • Provided appropriate medical coverage for: Division I Men’s Soccer and Wrestling Teams
    • Coordinated and performed hydration and body composition analysis for weight certification for wrestling team
    • Gatorade Manager for summer camps which required inventory maintenance, hiring and supervision of all employees while ensuring quality of product
    • Presentation of research and  case study to fellow medical professionals at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports medicine symposium
    Jun 2006May 2008

    Certified Athletic Trainer

    Furman University
    • Assisted head athletic trainer and director of sports medicine in the rehabilitation and management of injuries, pre-season orthopedic screening, treatment planning, inventory and insurance reimbursement
    • Provided appropriate medical coverage for: Division I Men’s Soccer, Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field teams
    • Medical Coordinator for Southern Conference Tournament 2006 and NCAA 1st Round Playoffs 2007
    • Supervised athletic training intern students                    
    Jun 2004May 2006

    Certified Athletic Trainer

    University of South Carolina
    • Assist certified athletic trainers in the rehabilitation and management of injuries, pre-season orthopedic screening, treatment planning, inventory and collection of medical information.          
    • Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer: Benedict College-Division II.  Provided coverage for all sports on campus and acted as Head Athletic Trainer while performing all administrative duties involved in the daily running of the athletic training room
    • Accredited Clinical Instructor
    • Supervised athletic training students within the professional phase of a CAAHEP accredited curriculum