- Charleston US-SC
I recently completed my Associates degree in nursing at Trident Technical College and passed the RN-NCLEX. I currently work at MUSC specialty care West Ashley. I enjoy working with others and being a part of a team approach when taking care of patients. My future goal is to continue my education by pursuing my BSN and MSN. Although Orthopedics is a specialty that I enjoy working in, I am open to broadening my nursing skills and knowledge base and explore other specialties. I believe that with my current experiences working with patients, physicians, and advance practice providers I will be an asset to any team.
Over the last two years I have been progressively improving my communication and critical thinking skills while providing excellent customer service to my patients. Some of the tasks that I complete on a daily basis include; removing staples and sutures, answering patient questions and messages through our electronic system, triaging patients, educating patients, charting in the EPIC system, delegating tasks to other services, and working in a team environment with NP’s, PA’s and several physicians.
I worked as a caregiver with elderly residents in their homes and in independent living facilities. I assisted residents with bathing, dressing, transfers, preparing food, and other daily needs.
I was a nannie to a 2 year old girl. My duties included: changing diapers, feeding, bathing, picking her up from school, and playing.
I worked in customer service here. I was responsible for taking care of guests' needs, cleaning, cooking, and computer work.
LPN- RN program
Offering self, Use of open-ended questions, active listening, focusing, exploring, and giving information are verbal techniques that I use on a daily basis when working with patients. Whether it be in previous clinicals or at work.
This is a skill that I continue to work at and feel it takes continuous work to be profiecient in. I am constantly trying to gather as much information I can when trying to address a problem, I am always objective, and I always use reflective thinking so as to improve on how to handle situations.
During my last class at Trident, we were taught how to insert IV's and perform blood draws. I also took an Introduction to IV therapy class with MUSC recently. This is a skill I want to continuously improve on.
I volunteer teaching cheerleading at the Charleston Baptist Church for a few months every year.
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