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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 medicine 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. 

Skills & Abilities

Research

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

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.  

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.

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)

Self Direction and Motivation

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

Critical Thinking

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

Education

20162017

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

Memberships, Certifications, & Accomplishments

  • Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Well-versed with mental and physical health initiatives, standards, and complexities 
  • Competitive internship with Missouri Supreme Court, Law Library 
  • Member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
  • Adjunct member of The American Association of Nurse Attornies (TAANA)
  • Member of the ENA
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS)
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Board Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) (Expired 2012)
  • Board Certified Pediatric Emergency nurse (CPEN) (Expired 2013)

Work History

2016-08Present

RN Clinical Research

Biopharma Services
  • Clinical research with a focus on pharmaceutical research.
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)

Reference letters and contact information available on request

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