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Work experience

Education

Aug 1994Dec 1999

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Michigan - Flint

Academic Honors & Distinctions

Flint Scholar, 1995

Flint Scholar, 1996

Class Honors, 1997

Flint Scholar, 1997

James B. Angell Scholar, 1997

Nursing Class Vice-President, 1997

James B. Angell Scholar, 1998

Flint Scholar, 1998

Nursing Class Vice-President, 1998

Flint Scholar, 1999

Nursing Class Vice-President, 1999

Genesee County Medical Society Outstanding Graduate, 1999

Nominee for Maize & Blue Award, 1999

Cumulative GPA:  3.74  Click to see transcript:  Page One, Two, Three, Four, Five

References

John Stewart

"Laurel, you continue to serve as an excellent advocate to the patients and department.  Your interest and dedication to the ED specialty has been refreshing.  You have been a positive influence on your peers and continue to stimulate additional change, as it relates to your peers."  John Stewart RN, BSN

Carol Rossman

"Laurelwas a strong student that always went the extra mile and took on extra responsibilities, when she had the chance.I had the privilege of traveling with Laurel to the Dominican Republic. This was an elective course, in international nursing, thatrequired rigorous training in pediatric medical care, collecting supplies for our mission trip, and a week of long hard hours, in the primitive clinic, administering health care to underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic.  Laurel was chosen for this trip because of her exceptional skill, caringnature, and personality that works well with others.She will be successful in whatever she undertakes and, from my experience teaching graduate students, I would be thrilled to have her as a student in a graduate program."  Carol Rossman MSN, RN, APRN, BC

Maureen Tippen

"She was an excellent student at the University of Michigan-Flint's Nursing Program.  She had a history of going above and beyond expectations in the program.  She volunteered many hours, both as a class officer and...volunteered within the community, in programs assisting individuals in need.  Laurel approached her studies seriously and...was a role model for her peers.  She took on leadership responsibilities and demonstrated excellent communication skills.  Laurel has an interest in working with minority groups.  I had the opportunity to travel with Laurel, in the academic service learning course, "International Nursing in the Dominican Republic".  Laurel demonstrated the ability to adapt in the provision of nursing care, in a third world country, and be a member of a team.  She has many talents to offer the world!"  Maureen P. Tippen RN, C, MS

Honors & Activities

Volunteer Medical Support, Summer 2009

Flint Revitalization AmeriCorps Project

Michigan State Council Delegate, 2007

Emergency Nurses Association General Assembly, Salt Lake City, Utah

Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification in the United Kingdom, 2006

Michigan State University - Department of Anthropology

  • Prestigious, five-week study abroad program offered biennially
  • Open to only 20 students, throughout the United States and abroad

Michigan State Council Delegate, 2005

Emergency Nurses Association General Assembly, Nashville, Tennessee

Nurse Excellence Award - Honorable Mention, 2005

Michigan Emergency Nurses Association, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Presentation:  "International Nursing in the Dominical Republic", 1999

Bay Central Chapter of the Michigan Nurses Association, Frankenmuth, Michigan 

Letter One  Letter Two

Presentation: "International Nursing & Foreign Language Join Forces in the Dominican Republic", 1999

Meeting of the Minds VII, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

Midwest Medical Mission Volunteer, 1999

San Pedro de Macoris & Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • Provided medical care to over 1000 impoverished children and adults

Performance Reviews

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Professional Summary

Registered Nurse

  • Highly skilled career professional with more than ten years practical experience caring for patients of all ages and in many areas of a Level I Trauma Center, including OB/GYN, Antpartum, Burn, Bariatric, Emergency, & Trauma.
  • Manages heavy patient volumes, including taking charge responsibilities when needed.  Computer skilled and proficient in all patient documentation & record maintenance, to ensure accuracy, patient confidentiality & outstanding patient care.
  • Adept at utilizing time effectively and performing detailed, ongoing assessments of patients of all ages & acuities.  Accomplished in performing and/ or assisting with many ICU/ Trauma/ ED procedures.
  • Well-rounded and open-minded due to experience in a variety of clinical different areas.

Donation Coordinator II

  • Facilitated and coordinated the entire organ donor process, including donor family support, offering families the option of donation, collaboration with hospital staff, medical mangement of organ donors, organ placement according to UNOS guidelines & surgical organ recovery.
  • Extremely autonomous position, requiring a vast understanding of human anatomy & physiology, lab interpretation & correction, ventilator management & adjustment, medications, and hemodynamic monitoring, in order to ensure optimal organ function.
  • Demonstrated a strong commitment to organ and tissue donation by assisting hospital staff and/or donor families during difficult or emotional situations.  Regularly provided educational in-services to hospital staff, throughout Michigan.
  • Required knowledge and regular use of an issued laptop, electronic medical records, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and many other online & offline programs.
  • Co-developer & co-chair of the Gift of Life Michigan Journal Club. 
  • Actively involved in the education of clinical staff, through participation in the Gift of Life Michigan Education Council.

Professional Memberships

Certifications

Jun 2008Dec 2011

Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator

Board for Transplant Certification
Dec 1996Nov 2011

Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers

American Heart Association
Oct 2001Oct 2011

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider

American Heart Association
Feb 2003Jun 2011

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider

American Heart Association
Feb 2000Mar 2011

Registered Nurse

State of Michigan - Board of Nursing
Jun 2006Jun 2010

Certified Emergency Nurse

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing