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Summary

 Adept and experienced Registered Nurse looking for academic and professional growth opportunities to augment over a decade of experience as a RN (Emergency Services specialization), and transition into education and leadership roles. A natural born leader with excellent customer service skills and a strong ability to communicate with peers, patients, families, physicians, and administrators. Highly motivated to teach and serve as a mentor and departmental resource. 

Memberships, Certifications, & Accomplishments

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support 
  • Board Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) 
  • Previously ENPC, TNCC certified, registered for renewal classes.
  • Board Certified Pediatric Emergency nurse (CPEN) (Expired 2013)
  • NIH Stroke Certified
  • NIMS Disaster Prepared 
  • Member of the ENA
  • Member of the AALNC
  • Adjunct Member TAANA

Work History

2017-05Present

Registered Nurse, Freestanding Emergency Department

My Emergency Room 24/7

Transitioned into the role of a core, Registered Nurse,  at a busy freestanding emergency center. In this position adept clinical skills, knowledge, and ability are imperative. As the only Registered Nurse at the facility on any given shift, this position is highly dependent on a vast body of knowledge regarding  triage, legal initiatives (Cobra, EMTALA, Medical Screening Exams), and emergency medicine -- in addition to possessing a strong ability to preform as an emergency nurse in a traditional acute care setting.

Nov 2016Present

Registered Nurse, Staff Nurse III +, Emergency Department

Methodist Health Systems

• Assessment, analysis, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation of interventions, 
outcome identification, and evaluation of human responses of individuals in all age groups whose care is made more difficult by the limited access to past medical history and the episodic nature of their health

•Triage and prioritization
• Emergency operations preparedness
• Crisis intervention for a broad spectrum of patient populations 

Jun 2015Dec 2015

Registered Nurse, ER, Contract

RTG Medical
  • Contracted position, staffing facilities in staffing crisis, functioning efficiently and independently as a staff nurse with minimal training. 
Jan 2012Apr 2015

Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse, Shift Supervisor

BJC Healthcare
  • Worked in conjunction with nursing management to coordinate adequate unit staffing for the assigned shift.
  • Supervised the work of professional and paraprofessional nursing and support staff 
  •  Collaborated with nursing management to identify staff development needs and  implement continuing education programs.
  • Situationally Interpreted and applied relevant legislation, policies, and procedures,  to nursing staff. 
  • Served as a resource person, mentor, and preceptor.
Nov 2006Jan 2012

Registered Nurse, ER, Staff Nurse IV

University of Missouri Health Care
  • Achieved Board Certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN)
  •  First individual in MU Health Care System to obtain Board Certification in Pediatric Emergency Nursing (CPEN)
  • Assisted with system-wide implementation of a completely paperless computerized system (CERNER)
  • Chaired the commitee to streamline and improve ER and OB Triage processes and relations
  • Participant in chart and case reviews for quality assurance and improvement
Apr 2006Nov 2006

Registered Nurse, ER, contract

Aureus Medical

Contracted position 
Travel Nurse (Emergency Room)
Travel Nurse in various emergency departments. 
Assessing, implementing, and evaluating care for a variety of patient populations in a safe and efficient manner.
Highlights of Contributions:
· Helped to become adaptable, ingenuitive, flexible. Utilization and implementation of protocols and care sets.

Dec 2004April 2006

Registered Nurse, ER, Graduate

Lake Regional Health Systems

Transitioned from a Graduate Nurse to an autonomous Registered Nurse in the emergency department. Became well- versed with a multitude of traumas, Level II trauma center (no other facility within a 40 mile radius)

Education

20162018

B.A. Nursing Science, ADN Bridge

Columbia College
  • GPA: 4.0 
  • Dean's List
  • Anticipated graduation Fall, 2017
  • Minors of psychology and sociology 
20022004

A.A.S., Nursing

Lincoln University
  • Graduated  cum laude: GPA 3.3  
  • Dean's List all semesters
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Award of Professional Achievement in the Nursing Science program

Skills & Abilities

Educating

Well versed and highly experienced with the role of the RN in the emergency department. Highly motivated educator, with a strong history at preventingas well as serving as a department resource. Multiple secondary education courses focusing on education and practical learning theories.

Critical Thinking

Ability to make rational, reasoned judgements, and anticipate further necessary actions. 

Self Direction and Motivation

Desires academic and professional improvement through education and experience. Optimally functions with minimal management.

Sound application of Medical/Legal Concerns and Healthcare complexities

Comfort and skill navigating the complexities of the health care system, specifically: acute care, mental wellness, outpatient and emergency.

EMTALA, HIPPA. COBRA, medical malpractice, nursing procedure, current standards of care and evidenced based recommendations, amongst many others.  

Research

Ability to independently identify relavant research and anticipate possible situational outcomes once applied. Understands empirics and scientific experimentation.

Technology

Strong foundational  knowledge regarding computer information and health information systems.  (Cerner, Epic, McKesson)

Experienced with most basic office technology, search databases, networks, and programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and MAC counterparts)