Joy Annell Smith

  • Fort Worth Texas
Joy Annell Smith

Registered Nurse

Nursing Philosophy

My personal philosophy of nursing is based on the belief that nursing is holistic. It encompasses every aspect of a person, not just their health. Patient's are not defined by their medical conditions and deserve evidenced-based, non-judgmental care by competent professionals. Each individual is unique and should be met with understanding and compassion.

Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2015 - Present

Nurse Extern

Texas Health Azle Emergency Room

Encompasses all the duties of a Patient Care Technician plus the ability to perform these additional duties:

  • IV insertion (saline lock)
  • Nasogastric intubation
  • Sterile dressing changes
  • Nasopharyngeal and oral suctioning.
  • Reference: Available upon request
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015

Patient Care Technician

Texas Health Azle Emergency Room
  • Assist patients with ambulation.
  • Collect specimens for lab (including urine, blood, nasal, throat and vaginal swabs, wound cultures and blood cultures) .
  • Connect patients to monitors (cardiac telemetry, oxygen saturation, blood pressure).
  • Assess and document vital signs.
  • Provide proper equipment and supplies for procedures that are ordered.
  • Provide wound preparation prior to procedure and wound dressing following procedure.
  • Splinting.
  • Crutch fitting.
  • Foley Catheter insertion.
  • Patient hygiene and bathing when needed.
  • Provide comfort measures (blankets, food, drinks, positioning, etc.)
  • Reference: Available upon request
Oct 2012 - Jun 2014

Data Entry Coordinator

Aim For Success
  • Enter collected data.
  • Provide a professional letter for clients containing analysis of data recieved.
  • Direct letter to appropriate contact.
  • Reference: Available upon request

Clinical Experience

Life Care Hospital  (Fort Worth, TX)                                                                               

Weatherford Regional Hospital  (Weatherford, TX)                                               

JPS Hospital (Fort Worth, TX)                                                                                                                        

University Behavioral Health (Denton, TX)                                                                  

Plaza Medical Center (Fort Worth, TX)                                                                           

Cook Children's Hospital (Fort Worth, TX)           

These clinical experiences included rotations in Med-Surg, Wound Care, Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics, ICU, and ED. Additional information available upon request.                                                                           

Certifications, Memberships & Licenses

Sep 2014 - Sep 2019

Vision Screening Certification

Texas Department of State Health Services
Sep 2014 - Sep 2019

Audiometric Equipment Certification

Texas Department of State Health Services
Sep 2014 - Sep 2019

Spinal Screening Certification

Texas Department of State Health Services
Feb 2016 - Feb 2018

Registered Nurse

Texas Board of Nursing
Jul 2015 - Jul 2017

Basic Life Support Certification

American Heart Association
Jan 2014 - Present

National Student Nurses' Association

 President Sept. 2014 - May 2015
Apr 2014 - Present

American Nurses Association

Oct 2013 - Oct 2016

CNA Certification

Department of Aging and Disability Services


Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

Associate Degree Nursing

Weatherford College
Aug 2011

Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies

Liberty University
  • Focus on Psychology and Religion.
  • Graduated Cum Laude.