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To obtain employment in a professional nursing role, in a challenging work environment,  to
provide continued opportunity for personal growth and ongoing clinical expertise, utilizing Evidence – Based Nursing Practice for optimal patient care.

Work experience

Dec 2007Apr 2016

Registered Nurse  Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Finger Lakes Health, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital

Penn Yan, NY.
Work includes providing nursing care for acutely mentally ill adults hospitalized in a mental health setting. Frequent work with patients with Substance Use Disorders. Supervision  of inpatient staff. Physical and mental health assessments, medication administration. Interdisciplinary team approach to patient care . Emergency Department  - completing comprehensive crisis psychiatric evaluations  of adults, teens and children with facilitation for safe disposition in collaboration with ED Physician, Psychiatrist, and collateral patient contacts such as family members and therapists in the community.  Group therapy. Case Management experience.

Jun 2013Sep 2015

Registered Nurse on Inpatient Mental Health Unit, Emergency Department

Newark Wayne Community Hospital

Rochester Regional Health System, Newark, NY.

Emergency Department working as Psychiatric Assignment Officer completing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations for children, teens, and adults in crisis and in need of assessment and referral to outpatient services, inpatient psychiatric, or Substance Use Disorders Disorders units. Supervision of inpatient staff . Group therapy experience. Phlebotomy trainer for staff.  Interdisciplinary team work approach to patient care. Work also included psychiatric consultations for inpatients on medical floors within the hospital in conjunction with Psychiatrist.  Member of Education Council, NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) Committee, Phlebotomy Liaison Council.

May 2008May 2011

Registered Nurse in Psychiatric Emergency Department

University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital , Psychiatric Emergency Department)

Rochester, NY

Psychiatric/mental health and substance -related and addictive disorders assessments of adults, teens, and children in crisis in conjunction with families, collateral contacts, and interdisciplinary team members with recommendations for disposition (inpatient admission or outpatient referral) Work included clinical assessments, medication administration, caring for patients in Extended Observation Beds on CPEP Unit (72 hour stay unit). Frequent work with Child and Adult Protective Services.

Jul 2004Jul 2008

Registered Nurse, Emergency Department - Psychiatric Crisis Team, Level 1 Trauma Center

Christiana Care Health Services

Newark, DE.

Work included providing comprehensive psychiatric assessments of all ages in a Level One Trauma Center.  Coordinated safe patient disposition to community  inpatient or outpatient treatment . Assessment for substance use disordered patients  with appropriate referrals. Medication administration. Assistance with grief counseling for families of trauma patients.

2007  Award received for Clinical Excellence in Nursing

Oct 1999Jul 2004

Registered Nurse

State of Delaware  - Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities

Newark, DE

Provided nursing assessments and case management of 70 + adults in need of home nursing care, living in the community  (home or Assisted Living Centers)receiving Medicaid Waiver Services. Supervision of and advocate for provision of client services provided by Home Health Agencies. Frequent work with Adult Protective Services.

Oct 19932004

Registered Nurse

Meadow Wood Behavioral Health System

New Castle, DE

Inpatient and partial mental health hospital for adults, teens, and children. Case Management experience . Nursing care of patients on Substance Use Disorders unit and inpatient mental health units. Charge Nurse and supervision of staff on adult, teen , and children's unit. Group Therapy experience. Partial hospital experience.  Clinical Supervisory experience full time.  Admissions -  comprehensive nursing assessments to determine patient's appropriate level of care collaborating with on call Psychiatrist and patient 's collateral contacts.

CPR Instructor for staff,  7 years, training through American Red Cross.


Registered Nurse

State of Delaware, Division of Public Health

Newark, DE.

Worked with high risk maternal/child health clients and families in the community. Frequent work with Child Protective Services. Child Health Clinic administering immunizations and completing well child assessments. Flu clinics in the community. Communicable Disease investigation and follow up in client homes and in the community (day cares, schools, restaurants, etc) with administration of appropriate prophylactic medications as indicated.

Feb 1986Sep 1986

Registered Nurse

Cecil Home Health Agency

Elkton, MD

Comprehensive nursing  care of home bound patients in the community. Hospice patient care experience.

Jan 1979Feb 1986

LPN, then RN

Union Hospital

Medical – Surgical, Orthopedics, Cardiac Step-Down unit, Emergency Department, ICU, Pediatrics. Charge Nurse experience.



Board Certification as Adult Psychiatric – Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist


Masters of Science in Nursing

University of Delaware 

Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist  tract


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Minor in Psychology

University of Delaware

Concentration in Nursing Sciences as Major, Minor degree in Psychology


Licensed Practical Nurse

Cecil Vocational – Technical High School/ North East High School

LPN training, two years. LPN license received October, 1978


High School Diploma

Cecil Vocational – Technical High School/ North East High School

Concentration in Licensed Practical Nursing


Dr. John Marino, Psychiatrist, Finger Lakes Health (315) 531 - 2290

Dr. Craig Sandberg, Psychiatrist, Veterans Administration (607) 664 - 4300

Wendy Hill, FNP, PNP - BC (315) 694 - 0357