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Work experience

Oct 2006Present

CRNP

Bryce Hospital

Assesses, coordinates, and manages the health care of patients with a chronic psychiatric illness during hospitalization; Performs admission history/physical examinations and implements plan of care; Records and documents health appraisal data necessary to maintain, coordinate, and/or expedite required services according to facility protocol; Assists in discharge planning and coordination of outpatient treatment. Actively participates in peer review, committee meetings, establishing policies and procedures, treatment team conferences, and medical staff meetings to ensure quality, cost effective healthcare and promoting hospital standards. Acts as a resource to healthcare staff and assists in implementing educational programs to improve patient care. Applies necessary healthcare measures to ensure Medicare, Medicaid, JCHO, and HIPPA compliance.

Dec 1999Oct 2006

CRNP

University Family Practice

Provides and manages medical care for the adult and geriatric population with a psychiatric illness; Performs admission and annual physical examinations and develops appropriate plan of care. Requests and recommends appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens for acute and chronic diseases; prescribing and regulating medications per agreement with the physician. Daily ward rounds addressing and treating identified medical problems and/or complaints as needed; Participates in discharge planning with responsibility of completing hospital discharge summaries. Provides and manages medical care for the adult and geriatric population with a psychiatric illnesss; Performs admission and annual physical examinations and develops appropriate plan of care. Requests and recommends appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens for acute and chronic diseases; prescribing and regulating medications per agreement with physician. Daily ward rounds addressing and treating identified medical problems and/or complaints as needed;Participates in discharge planning with responsibility of completing hospital discharge summaries; participates in documentation requirements per hospital policy.

May 1997Nov 1999

CRNP

DCH and Cancer Care Center

Clinic and in-patient rounding duties include assessing, implementing treatment protocols, outcome monitoring, and assisting with the coordination and medical management of patients with oncology; Provides education and support to patients and their families while enabling them to become active partners in management of their treatment plan; Performs history and physical exams with dictation of appropriate data and assists with new consultations; Evaluates healthcare and outcome goals throughout the treatment process, modifying plan of care as needed in collaboration with the physician, clinical staff, and patient to optimize patient and treatment care.

Feb 1996Mar 1997

CRNP

Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center

Duties include assisting in the admission of geriatric patients to Harper Center; assessing, monitoring, coordinating, and managing the health status of patients during hospitalization; requests and recommends appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens for acute and chronic diseases; prescribes and regulates medications per agreement with the physician; participates in establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines designed to ensure provision of adequate, comprehensive services; participates in treatment planning and family conferences, evaluates treatment, and medication effectiveness.

Jan 1991Oct 1995

PART TIME/PRN CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR and ASSISTANT LAB INSTRUCTOR

Shelton State Community College

Orients and supervises LPN students in the clinical setting; encourages facilitation of the care plan process through assessment, development of planning, implementation, and evaluation of identified problems; assists the primary instructor in teaching nursing skills and procedures.

Jan 1985May 1995

PART TIME RN

Seton Home Health Care Agency

Provides health care within the community while ensuring compliance with governmental guidelines; Develops, implements, manages, and evaluates all phases of healthcare provided for home bound patients.

Aug 1993May 1995

PRN NUTRITIONAL CONSULTANT

Seton Home Health Care Agency

Performs nutritional assessments and counseling for homebound patients with identified nutritional problems; Develop and implement individualized nutritional care plan with consistent evaluation and follow-up for improving the nutritional status of the individual.

Aug 1984Jan 1985

RN/ WEEK-END SUPERVISOR

Forest Manor Nursing Home

Responsible for the nursing operations and care of a 150 bed facility for the elderly.

Education

Skills

Nutrition
Nursing
Clinical Research
Nursing
Healthcare

Certifications

Dec 2010Nov 2015

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

The American Nurses Credentialing Center
Jan 2013Nov 2014

Registered Nurse

State of Alabama
Jun 2008May 2013

Registered Dietitian

Commission on Dietetic Registratioin

Honors and Awards

Examples of Projects

Continuing Education

Letters of Appreciation

Publications

Organizations I Support

  • Rotary International
  • Focus on the Family
  • CFC of Central Alabama
  • United Way of America
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • University of Alabama
  • RBC Ministries
  • T-Town PAWS
  • Caring Days
  • Church at Tuscaloosa
  • The Salvation Army
  • Alabama State Employees Combined Campaign

Objective

As a nurse clinician and leader, I am committed to advancing excellence in healthcare. My goal is to facilitate organizational excellence and to promote culturally sensitive, evidence based quality care to patients, families, and communities. Transforming healthcare takes time and requires change, which I optimistically embrace to achieve our nation's healthcare goals.

Volunteer Experience

  • Weekly participation in meal preparation and clean up The Church at Tuscaloosa
  • Student Representative/University of Alabama Joint DNP Curriculum/Evaluation Sub-Group Committee
  • Student Representative Student Life Committee/University of Alabama

Doctor of Nursing Practice Courses

  • Developing the Leader Within (CSM 537)
  • Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice (NUR 731)
  • Design and Statistics for APN (NUR 732)
  • Nursing Informatics (NUR 733)
  • Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing (NUR 735)
  • Application of Best Practices (NUR 736)
  • Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence (NUR 737)
  • Scholarly Development Project (NUR 738)
  • Scholarly Project (NUR 739)
  • Health Policy and Politics (NUR 740)

Interest

My personal enjoyment encompasses many different activities. There is nothing more relaxing than a nice, lazy walk along the beach, reading a mystery thriller book while lying in a hammock, or an energetic bike ride on a country road.

Organizations

West Alabama Nurse Practitioners

Treasurer, Secretary, Program Coordinator

August 2005 to Present

Serving in different leadership positions repeatedly over the past 10 years. Goals of the organization are to foster high standards of nursing practice, promote the professional and educational advancement of nurse practitioners, and promote the health of communities.

American Dietetic Association

Alabama State Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Causes I Care About

  • Animal Welfare
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Poverty Alleciation
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services