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Work experience

Apr 2009Present

Chief Operating Officer/ APN-BC

Nevada Obstetrical Charity Clinic

Nevada Obstetrical Charity Clinic was created in response to the Clark County Community Needs Assessment in early access to prenatal care among low income hispanic women. Examine the psychosocial risk and protective factors associated with entry into prenatal care. The goal to become an integral part of the community for women. NOCC works to reduce the financial, ethnic, and language or other barriers that prevent Hispanic women from obtaining needed services. Ultimately, decreasing health disparities among Hispanic women. 

Nov 2013Present

Nursing Director Maternal Health Services

First Med Health & Wellness Center

Initiating Healthy Start Initiative to Eliminate disparities in perinatal health program with support and compliance of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and new universal maternity care program for women. Development of, and access to, a comprehensive set of maternity benefits has been an objective of ACOG nationally since 1971 and a particular focus for ACOG in Nevada State since 1985. In 1993, the ACOG national office developed a plan for universal maternity care. Pregnant women and infants are among the most vulnerable populations in the state and country, and providing them with universal coverage is a primary step in all health care reform. Program focus works to reduce "the disparity" in the health status between the individual and general population.

Manage acute and chronic medical conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exam, and the ordering of diagnostic tests and treatments. Diagnose medical problems, order treatments, prescribe medications, and make referrals for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions.  Provide care that focuses on the patient's medical issues as well as the effects of illness on the life of the patient and his or her family. In absence of the Physician, assumes the responsibility for clinic operations under the scope of the States Nurse Practice Act of Registered Nurse licensure. In order to address the needs of high-risk women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy. 

May 2014Present

Nurse Practitioner

Women's Health Associates of Southern Nevada (WHASN)

Initiating Healthy Start Initiative to Eliminate disparities in perinatal health program with support and compliance of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and new universal maternity care program for women. Development of, and access to, a comprehensive set of maternity benefits has been an objective of ACOG nationally since 1971 and a particular focus for ACOG in Nevada State since 1985. In 1993, the ACOG national office developed a plan for universal maternity care. Pregnant women and infants are among the most vulnerable populations in the state and country, and providing them with universal coverage is a primary step in all health care reform. Program focus works to reduce "the disparity" in the health status between the individual and general population.

Manage acute and chronic medical conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exam, and the ordering of diagnostic tests and treatments. Diagnose medical problems, order treatments, prescribe medications, and make referrals for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions.  Provide care that focuses on the patient's medical issues as well as the effects of illness on the life of the patient and his or her family. In absence of the Physician, assumes the responsibility for clinic operations under the scope of the States Nurse Practice Act of Registered Nurse licensure. In order to address the needs of high-risk women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy. 

May 2007Jul 2013

Advanced Practice Nurse-Board Cerified

Kord T. Strebel LLC
Provide full scope patient care of women throughout the life cycle; prenatal, antepartum, and postpartum care. Including comprehensive, high quality services; diagnosis and treatment of pregnancy and minor illnesses, management of chronic health conditions, and women´s wellness, patient education, referral, and follow-up care.  Work in concert with the Administrator and direct the Nursing Department to maintain quality standards of care in accordance with current Federal, State and HCR standards, guidelines and regulations. In absence of the Physician, assumes the responsibility for clinic operations under the scope of the States Nurse Practice Act of Registered Nurse licensure.
Aug 2005May 2007

Clinical Nursing Instructor

Provided clinical supervision to students in a controlled hospital and laboratory setting. 

Supervised, instructed, and evaluated students in a hospital and college lab; planned and conducted student conferences; demonstrated nursing skills and procedures; performed clinical instructions, and demonstrations; observed return demonstration from students; coordinated work with nurses and Education Department when using hospital, nursing homes or other clinical settings; assisted in tutoring students to prepare for tests; monitored testing and students progress; planned and reviewed assignments and observed skills and procedures; maintained a current library of nursing periodicals and books; supervised the operation of audio‑visual films, materials, and equipment; prepared clinical/lab equipment for demonstrations and lectures; ordered necessary supplies and equipment; performed related duties as assigned.

Education

Jun 2013Present

Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Walden's University

The Walden's DNP program build on my knowledge and expertise to strengthen my advanced nursing practice, augment healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes through a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The DNP program’s  covers a range of topics, including healthcare policy and advocacy, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, information systems/technology, advanced nursing practice, and organizational and systems leadership.

Jun 2005May 2007

Master of Science

University of Nevada Las Vegas
May 1999May 2002

Bachelor of Science

National Spokesperson

Pamlab, Inc.  2014

A campaign to bring awareness to the Hispanic community regarding genetic disorder Methylentetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Polymorphism.  The body's inability to convert folate into folic acid. One of the essential nutrients needed to protect against neural tube defects in utero. 

http://extranews.net/vitamin-deficiency-causes-miscarriages-in-latinas.html

References

Jefferey Wrightson

Kord Strebel

Collaborating Physician

Patricia Alpert

Mentor

Certifications

Oct 2007Present

American Nurses Credentialing Center

ANCC
Aug 2015Aug 2015

Fetal Monitoring Course

Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing AWHONN

Enhancing and validating nurses and physicians' ability to interpret and respond to fetal heart monitoring tracings.

Oct 2005Apr 2010

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses

American Nurses Association
Feb 2007Feb 2009

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

American Heart Association
Oct 2005Oct 2007

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

American Academy of Pediatrics

Skills

Daily Duties
 Obtain history; perform physical examinations; make diagnosis and order appropriate work-up and treatment.  Order appropriate laboratory, radiological and/or other special procedures. Develop working diagnosis in accordance with established medical practice.    Use considerable medical knowledge and skills gained through extensive experience as a nurse practitioner to perform appropriate medical procudres. Instruction and educational leadership.  Effectively communicate and collaborate within a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions/outcomes.   And for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization.   Effectively uses appropriate communication format to address professional issues.  

Centering Pregnancy Group Facilitator

A unique model of care, sponsored by Health Insight and Strong Start awarded from Center for Medicare/Medicaid as innovative care in which women are empowered to choose health-promoting behaviors.

Centering Pregnancy Group Facilitator

Centering Pregnancy integrates health care, interactive learning, and community building into a unified program.

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HONORS:

Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities, 2002-2003

Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant, 2005-2006

The National Scholors Honor Society, 2007-present

Clark County Medical Society Alliance, Nursing Award Recipient, 2007

Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Zeta Chapter, 2007-present

Interest

To build NOCC as a stable foundation with the community; Securing corporate partnerships, building, and cultivating grant-maker relationships. 

Current Research Project , Does Vitamin D deficiency level  affect a poor  pregnancy outcome? 

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Publication:

Patricia T. Alpert, DrPH, MSN, APN, FAANP (Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator)  , Sally K. Miller, PhD, APN, FAANP (Assistant Professor & Chair)  , Harvey Wallmann, PT, DPTSc, LAT, ATC, CSCS (Associate Professor) , Richard Havey, MA (Assistant Professor) , Chad Cross, PhD, NCC, MAC, LADC (Associate Professor) , Theresa Chevalier, MSN, FNP (Research Assistant)  , Carrie B. Gillis, SPT (Physical Therapist) , & Keshavan Kodandapari, MSN, APN (Research Assistant), 2009. The effect of modified jazz dance on balance, cognition, and mood in older adults. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 21 (2), 108-115.

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Professional Position:

Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing, Treasurer May 2013- Present

Maternal Child Health Coalition State of  Nevada, Steering Committee, March 2012-Present

Chief Operating Officer, Nevada Obstetrical Charity Clinic, 2009-Present

Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing, Member, 2002-Present

Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association (NAPNA), Member, 2007-Present

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Graduate & Professional Student Association, Council Member, 2005-2007

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing, Clinical Facilitator, 2006-2007

Summary

A highly focused and knowledgeable  Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with experience in providing a high standard of advanced level care either in a hospital setting or clinic setting. Having a positive attitude and able to give encouragement and reassurance to low and/or high risk women and their families throughout the pregnancy period.

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