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Alan Duncan

New ABSN graduate and Certified Athletic Trainer


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.



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

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

    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 experience

    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