Health promotion, disease prevention, and health education is what I live for today! I believe that it is important for everyone to have access to reliable health care resources within our communities. Many people are not knowledgeable about the activities that put them at risk for disease and unhealthy lifestyles. It is up to health care practitioners to make it known that this is an issue and it needs to be controlled!I HAVE A DREAM:The MARY ALMA THURSTON Center for Preventative Care and Health Education will serve a community in need. An underserved community will benefit from the potential health care services that this facility will offer. Services would be available to people of all ages, but services will be geared toward teens and young adults to focus on preventative medicine and healthy living habits to prolong life. Another goal that I have yet to accomplish is becoming a Nurse Practitioner. I believe that I am being called to field of medicine and healthcare research to develop treatment plans that will be best suited for preventative care in our community. I want to save lives and maintain healthy bodies! I am going into medicine to strongly express preventative healthcare so that people will be able to live longer and get sick less than the average ill person in today’s society.
Jan 2016 - Dec 2019
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Practitioner
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Mar 2011 - Aug 2012
Bachelor of Science, Health Science
May 2010 - Jan 2011
Associate of Science, Medical Assisting
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
Associate of Arts, Education
Nov 2012 - Present
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Under the supervision of an RN, participates in the delivery of patient care at an advanced level (on an ICU floor) which includes providing a variety of technical tasks performed in an effective and efficient manner
- Perform technical skills such as vital signs, weights, pulse oximetry, point of care testing (POCT), dressing changes, urinary catheter insertions, phlebotomy, application of external monitoring devices and application of simple VAC dressings
- Responsible for reporting abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to the RN.
- Participates in any patient codes that take place on the MICU floor
- Assessment – Develop rapport with patients and family
- Planning – Identifies patient needs and astutely determines priority of patient care under the direction of an RN
- Implementation – Performs based on scientific nursing care and evidence based practice under the direction of an RN
- Evaluation - Documents logically, succinctly and clearly demonstrating superior accuracy
Experienced user of and documenter in the EPIC electronic medical record
Feb 2015 - Present
Clinical & Administrative Medical Assisting Faculty
San Joaquin Valley College
- Prepare course work for all assigned classes and teach assigned courses in accordance with established SJVC approved curriculum and course outlines.
- Assess and analyze student mastery of course and program learning outcomes.
- Review assessment data and adjust curriculum and instructional methodologies to improve student learning.
- Contribute to outcome discussions at the campus, program and institution levels.
- Fulfill all duties enumerated within the Statement of Faculty Responsibilities
- Participate in college governance, committees and task forces.
- Attend educational and campus meetings.
- Contact students outside the classroom due to student absence to relay information related to class work and assignments.
- Offer students additional tutoring outside class time.
- Refer students to appropriate campus resources.
- Perform various functions and duties directly related to the program or the operations of the campus.
- Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
- Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submit records according to published guidelines.
- Participate in professional development, advisory board meetings, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policy.
- Maintain current knowledge in the field, vocation or profession.
- Participate in the evaluation, revision and development of curriculum and instructional methods.
- Participate as assigned in various campus activities and duties.
- Perform other duties as assigned
Jul 2012 - Present
Medical Assistant Program Faculty
Pinnacle Career Institute
- Facilitate student learning and support success by all means that are necessary, appropriate and available. Facilitate the delivery of approved curriculum in accordance with the assigned course syllabus and schedule
- Demonstrates timely engagement in assigned course(s). Such a presence is demonstrated through meaningful and time sensitive responsiveness toward the student group and includes tasks such as email correspondence, participation in forums, or grading/returning assignments with proper feedback
- Strive to maintain a learning environment intended to motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process. In doing so, must regularly monitor student progress and provide instructional support and policy reinforcement as appropriate
- Invest the time and attention to immediately review the course content prior to the start of the module.
- Provide regular, accurate, and timely student-specific assistance. Respond in a clear and well-expressed manner to student inquiries within 24 hours of receipt
- Provide ongoing feedback and support to students relative to their performance. Specific and personalized feedback is emphasized with every graded assignment to include a constructive appraisal of the submission in relation to points earned, or deducted, and how the final score was determined. In addition, guidance, suggestions, and ideas toward improvement is provided
Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
Allied Health Facutly
Bryant & Stratton College
- Provide instruction between 5 and 15 contact hours per week (day and/or evening hours as needed).
- Participate in campus-wide initiatives in support of recruitment, retention, and graduation goals.
- Maintain one Skills Assistance contact hour per week for every five instructional hours assigned.
- Maintain one Administrative contact hour per week for every five instructional contact hours assigned.
- Maintain a current knowledge of teaching discipline/field of study.
- Participate in curriculum monitoring and development process.
- Attend required college functions including staff meetings, in-service training, graduation, and special activities.
- Utilize active learning (facilitation), authentic assessment, and portfolio assignments to support the teaching and learning outcomes of the college.
- Adhere to and uphold all established operational policies and procedures as described in operating documentation (official catalog, Faculty Guide).
- Serve as a resource for academic support to students in the courses taught.
Jun 2008 - Nov 2012
Benefits Assistant 2/Disability Coordinator
•Work closely with Benefits Manager to ensure all problems employees are having with regard to the Benefits Department are resolved in a timely manner.
•Assist in the calculation of missed deductions, employee make-up deductions and short term disability hours.
•Process and maintain employee disability files and insurability forms for proper life and disability claim submission to insurance carrier.
•Process benefits enrollments and terminations in the online system.
•Participate in special projects as assigned by Administration and/or Supervisors.
•Gained valuable experience with ADP HRMS EV3 and EV5, ADP BenAdmin Systems and Lotus Notes.
Jun 2002 - Jun 2005
Therapeutic / Recreational Assistant
Indian Hills Nursing Center
• Utilized recreation services and leisure experiences to increase or maintain the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the
residents. Activities included sports, games, dance, drama, arts and crafts, and music, as well as community outings.
• Conducted one-on-one therapeutic activity assessments with residents who were not active participants.
• Assisted in one-on-one activity sessions at residents’ bedside (for those who did not participate in group engagements).