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Summary

I have worked in a range of emergency medical settings including ER, ICU, and Flight Nursing in the last 15 years. I have worked with teams in the delivery of high standards of patient care. I have maintained a safe clinical environment, continuously assessing my practice areas to ensure regulatory standards and organization policies were met. I have collaborated with medical professionals to devise and implement care for patients. I have participated and been trained in medical procedures including: advance airway management, conscious sedations, needle thoracostomies, chest thoracotomies, surgical cricothyrotomies, needle cricothyrotomies, pericardiocentesis, medication assisted intubations, passive apneic oxygenation, as well as assisted in minor surgical procedures. I have perceptively and proactively fulfilled role as a preceptor to student nurses and nurse practitioners, guiding and mentoring them on medical procedures, policy application and holistic nursing practice.

Work experience

10/2016Current

Nurse practitioner- Emergency Department

Metro Emergency Physicians

Advanced assessment, treatment and diagnosis of patients in the emergency room. Suturing, incision and drainage procedures, assist with conscious sedation, assisted with minor orthopedic emergencies (reductions of opened and closed fractures). I have worked closely with the physicians in the ED to develop as an NP as well as collaborate with them reguarding patient care. 

2013Present

Flight Nurse

LifeFlight Eagle

General Duties: Assessment of patients and critical care of patients (neonatal, pediatric, and adult) during scene and interfacility transfers. Training and experience in advanced procedures. BLS, ACLS, TNCC, PALS, NRP, TNATC, ENA member, ASTNA member. Extensive training in airway management of the critically ill and injured patient. I have a current Kansas and Missouri nursing license. I have my Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and my Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) Certifications. I am currently a Clinical Field Leader (preceptor). 

20092016

Staff RN/Shift Coordinator

St. Luke's East Hospital- Emergency Department

General Duties: Assessment and care of patients, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, TNATC, NRP, PALS and Organ Donor Requester. I am an RN II. Haz-Mat certified. I am also a preceptor for nursing, paramedic and EMT students. I am a shift coordinator on a PRN basis. I currently have my CEN and CFRN.

Jul 2010Jul 2013

Critical Care Transport Nurse

Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport Team

General Duties: Assessment of patients and critical care of patients (neonatal and pediatric) during interfacility transfers. Training and experience in advanced procedures. Extensive training in airway management of the critically ill and injured patient. BLS, ACLS, TNCC, PALS, NRP, TNATC, ENA member, ASTNA member. RN license in Kansas and Missouri. 

Oct 2005Jul 2010

Flight Nurse

Life Net Air Medical Services

Flight Nurse Duties: Assessment of patients and critical care of patients during transport from scenes and interfacility transfers. Training and experience in advanced procedures. Extensive training in airway management of the critically ill and injured patient.  ACLS, TNCC, PALS, NRP, TNATC, PALS, ENA member, ASTNA member.  I obtained my Certified Emergency Nurse(CEN) in 2008.

Oct 2008Oct 2009

Registered Nurse

Heartland Regional Medical Center- Emergency Department

General Duties: Assessment and care of patients, trauma chart auditing and Code Blue Chart auditing, on the education committee, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, Organ Donor Requester, Haz-Mat certified. I was also a preceptor for nursing, paramedic and EMT students. I was a charge nurse for 3 years as well. 

Jun 2002Jan 2009

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City- Emergency Department. 

General Duties: Assessment and care of patients, trauma chart auditing and Code Blue Chart auditing, on the education committee, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, Organ Donor Requester, I was an RN II, and Haz-Mat certified. I was a preceptor for nursing, paramedic and EMT students. I was a charge nurse for 3 years as well. 

20032006

Registered Nurse

Atchison-Holt Ambulance District 

General duties: Assessment and care of patients in an ambulance. Transferring patients to the hospital and doing hospital to hospital transfers. Cardiac monitoring, intubation, IV's, medication administration, triage on scene, spinal immobilization, BLS, ACLS, TNCC, PALS.

Education

20142016

Masters of Science in Nursing- Acute Care Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences Kansas City, MO

ANCC certified- 2016018582

19982002

Bachelors of Science in Nursing- RN, BSN

Missouri Western State University 
19971998

Diploma

Central High School St. Joseph, MO
19941997

None

LeBlond High School St. Joseph, MO

Certifications

Nov 2008Present

Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)

Board of Emergency Nurses

The CEN is specialty certification to emergency nursing. 

Mar 2015Present

Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)

Board of Emergency Nurses 

The CFRN is a specialty certification to critical care flight nursing. 

Professional Affiliations

Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA)

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)