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Work experience

Aug 2013Present

Preceptor - Nurse Practitioner

Frontier Nursing University
Mentor Family Nurse Practitioner students during their clinical rotations. 
Jan 2014Present

Family Nurse Practitioner

Caromont Medical Group - Gastonia
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER,, Gastonia, NC
Manage, diagnose and treat chronic and acute conditions and well visit exams for patients birth and up Fluent with Athena EMR system
Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team regarding patient care
Educate patients/families on health care needs, conditions and options
Accurately maintain patient charts and referrals
Analyze laboratory and radiology results as well as referrals Average of 16-22  patients seen daily
May 2013Jan 2014

Family Nurse Practitioner

Caromont Medical Group - Shelby
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER,, Shelby, NC
Manage, diagnose and treat chronic and acute conditions and well visit exams for patients birth and up Fluent with Athena EMR system
Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team regarding patient care
Educate patients/families on health care needs, conditions and options
Accurately maintain patient charts and referrals
Analyze laboratory and radiology results as well as referrals
Average of 16 patients seen daily
Sep 2010Dec 2011

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

Queens University of Charlotte
Apr 2010Apr 2011

Emergency Room Registered Nurse

Cleveland County Healthcare - Kings Mountain
REGISTERED NURSE,, Kings Mountain, NC Emergency Department
Provide safe and effective nursing care
Assess patient status and promptly notify physician of clinical changes
Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team regarding patient care
Educate patients/families on health care needs, conditions and options Accurately maintain patient charts and confidential files Analyze complex EKG rhythm strips
Feb 2009May 2013

Critical Care Registered Nurse

Caromont Regional Medical Center
REGISTERED NURSE,, Gastonia, NC Critical Care Nurse,
Provide safe and effective nursing care for up to three high acuity patients per shift
Conduct comprehensive patient admissions and discharge
Assess patient status and promptly notify physician of clinical changes
Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team regarding patient care
Educate patients/families on health care needs, conditions and options
Accurately maintain patient charts and confidential files
Analyze complex EKG rhythm strips
Jul 2006Sep 2007

Personal Injury Paralegal

The Wilson Law Firm, PLLC
WORKER'S COMPENSATION/PERSONAL INJURY PARALEGAL, Charlotte, NC
Maintained case management systems on computer
Prepared summons, subpoenas, pleadings, etc. Transmitted pleadings and documents to client, co-counsel and opposing counsel
Conducted internet research on case law
Reviewed medical records for personal injury and worker's compensation cases
Contacted clients regarding depositions, discovery
Liaison between worker's compensation adjusters, clients, and case managers
Drafted pleadings, motions to Industrial Commission on behalf of clients
May 2005Jul 2006

Civil Litigation Paralegal

Price, Smith, Hargett, Petho & Anderson , PLLC
CIVIL LITIGATION PARALEGAL, Charlotte, NC Paralegal for two attorneys
Prepared discovery in preparation for legal proceedings including mediation, arbitration and trial
Drafted summons, complaints, subpoenas, etc. for civil litigation
Initiated claims with insurance companies on behalf of clients and maintain all documentation and case files until settlement
Prepared clients for depositions
Conducted case law research in preparation for trial
Maintained scheduling and calendar for two attorneys
May 2004May 2005

Paralegal

Douglas K. Simmons, Attorney-at-law, PLLC
PARALEGAL, -  Domestic law paralegal All responsibilities as listed above
May 1997Oct 2000

Office Manager

Detrex Corporation
OFFICE MANAGER, Charlotte, NC
Developed and maintained client database  
Maintained scheduling for delivery trucks
Processed accounts receivable and accounts payable
Scheduled delivery of products to clients
Interacted effectively with customers to ensure customer satisfaction
Reported directly to branch manager
Created EPA reports for inspection by EPA inspector

Education

2014

Doctorate of Nursing Practice 

Duke University
2012

Master of Science Nursing

Duke University
2010

Bachelor of Science Nursing

Queens University of Charlotte Presbyterian School of Nursing
2008

Associates Degree

Queens University of Charlotte Presbyterian School of Nursing

Board Memberships

Gaston County Health and Human Services Board

Child Fatality Review Board

Certifications

Sep 2012Present

Family Nurse Practitioner Certified

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
2005Present

North Carolina Notary Public

NC Secretary of State
Nov 2009Present

ACLS Certification

Apr 2005Present

BLS Certification

May 2010Present

PALS Certification

May 2009Present

NIH Certification

Jun 2007Present

NC State Bar Certified Paralegal

NC State Bar

Memberships

American Nurses Association - Active Member
North Carolina Nurses Association - Active Member
American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Active Member

Community Service

NC SEARCH Member 2011 - Collaborated with health science professionals in the SEARCH program as well as community members in Kinston, NC to design a program to address obesity and its relationship to the chronic disease of diabetes. The program is currently in use by Kinston community members to address Diabetes in the community. 

Honors

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
  • Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Class Representative, Presbyterian School of Nursing