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Nursing philosophy

Nursing involves providing holistically, safe, quality care of a patient with three pillars in mind: education, attention to detail and effective communication. I believe nurses must constantly educate themselves on what the best practices are and share this information with the patient and healthcare team. Paying attention to detail involves listening to what is going on in a patient’s life and understanding exactly what the healthcare plan is. A nurse demonstrates effective communication if they are advocating for the patient in a clear professional manner either orally or in writing.

Curriculum vitae

Work History

May 2013May 2015

Graduate Student

Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing

Prepared as a Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist to manage care across the continuum through three spheres of influence: patient, nurse, system.

Jun 2011Mar 2013

Education and Training Officer

US Air Force
  • Directed education and training for 170 surgical services personnel
Jan 2010Mar 2013

Assistant Director USAF Operating Room Nursing Course

US Air Force
  • Assisted with the perioperative nurse training course preparing 9 RNs annually for assignments in 17 MTFs and deployed locations worldwide
Jan 2010Mar 2013

ENT Nurse Manager

US Air Force
  • Restructured service team and streamlined processes; created a safer environment of care, improved efficiency, and recaptured $300K.
  • Chief nurse for Guyana humanitarian mission-circulated 24 surgeries
Feb 2010Aug 2010

OR Staff Nurse (Deployed)

US Air Force
  •  Facilitated use of 3 local civilian hospitals' operating theater and promoted international relations with host nation, circulated 150 cases
  • Triage officer for Belize humanitarian mission, screened 605 patients
Jun 2008Dec 2009

OR Staff Nurse

US Air Force
  • Circulated 250 procedures in: General, Cardiothoracic, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, OB/GYN, GU, Eye, and Pediatric/Neonatal surgery
  • Precepted 12 nurse residents and nursing students
May 2007May 2008

Clinical Case Manager

US Army
  • Coordinated the medical care and medical board requirements of 32 high profile, difficult cases, enabling soldiers to complete their transition back to Army or to civilian life
  • Precepted 2 new case managers
Jun 2006Dec 2006

Head Nurse, GI Clinic

US Army
  • In charge of 2 room endoscopy suite performing over 200 procedures annually

  • Supervised 3 paraprofessional personnel and 2 RNs

Jan 2006Apr 2007

OR Staff Nurse

US Army
  • Circulated 120 procedures in: OMFS, ENT, General, OB/GYN , Orthopedics
  • Oral/Maxillofacial specialty services team leader
Sep 2004Jul 2005

Medical-Surgical Charge Nurse

US Army
  • Nurse in charge of 25 bed general medicine/surgery and pediatric ward encompassing all age groups
  • Supervised 4 RNs and 6 paraprofessionals; preceptor for 5 RNs, and 4 LVN students
Jan 2004Sep 2004

Medical-Surgical Nurse (Deployed)

US Army
  • Provided nursing care to 1000 injured soldiers, civilians, detainees, and pediatric patients.

  • Facilitated the successful transfer of 1.4K casualties into the Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation system

Sep 2003Sep 2004

Medical-Surgical Staff Nurse

US Army
  • Worked on 25 bed general medicine/surgery and pediatric ward encompassing all age groups

Education

May 2013Present

MSN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Prepared as an advanced practice nurse to manage care across the continuum through three spheres of influence: patient, nurse, system.

Aug 1998May 2003

BSN

The University of Texas at El Paso

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Certifications

Jan 2003Present

Registered Nurse

Texas Board of Nursing
May 2015May 2017

BLS (CPR)

American Heart Association
Feb 2012Feb 2016

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

Emergency Nurses Association
Jun 2014Jun 2017

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)

Society of Trauma Nurses
Jan 2015Present

CNOR

CCI

As the only accredited credentialing program for perioperative registered nurses, CNOR certification is the gold standard. Earning the CNOR credential is a mark of distinction and a highly sought after personal as well as professional accomplishment.

Awards

Air Force Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal (x3)

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Overall CNS Clinical Impact

Direct Care Sphere of Influence

Nurse/ Healthcare Sphere of Influence

Organizational Sphere of Influence

Evidence Based Project

Treatment Options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Continuing Education Presentation

Scholarly Presentations

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