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Education

May 2011May 2012

ADN Nursing

Weatherford College

I earned my ADN at Weatherford College in May 2012 where I was an active member of Weatherford College's Texas Student Nurse's Association and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Aug 1988Aug 1990

LVN certificate

Odessa College

I attended Odessa College directly after high school graduation and was able to complete all of my prerequisites and the LVN program in two years.

Work History

RN

Nov 2007May 2016

LVN/ RN

Tarrant County Hospital District/ John Peter Smith Hospital

I began my job at John Peter Smith Hospital working in the WIC department; 2 South.  This patient population includes, but is not always limited to postpartum, antepartum, gyn oncology and gyn surgeries.  I was responsible for direct patient care and truly enjoyed all aspects of that floor. Shortly after receiving my RN, I transferred to Labor and Delivery, my lifelong dream. I feel so privileged to be able to share in such a wonderful time in a family's life. I still do some overtime shifts with the postpartum floor and enjoy that as well. While at JPS, I have received the Gold Stethoscope Award, a Strive for Five Award, patient, coworker and supervisory "Wow's" as well as letters of thanks for excellence in patient advocacy and care from our CNO.

Mar 2014Jun 2014

L&D RN

Medical Center of Arlington/ The Quest Group, INC

My second travel assingment through The Quest Group, Inc. took me to Medical Center of Arlington. There I worked in Labor and Delivery and like Medical Center of Lewisville I canre for term and preterm mothers, attended deliveries and circulated in the OR for c-sections. I also worked this travel assignment concurrently with my job at JPS.

Sep 2013Present

L&D RN

Medical Center Lewisville

I took a travel assignment at Medical Center of Lewisville with the Quest Group, Inc. While with Medical Center of Lewisville I worked in Labor and Delivery. I did this assignment concurrently with my job at John Peter Smith Hospital. During my assignment I cared for term and preterm mothers, attended deliveries, circulated in the OR for c-sections and was relief charge nurse. It was very nice to see a different approach to patient care and such a great work environment.  I enjoyed the work environment so much at MCL that I eventually made the decision to leave travel nursing and take a full time position at MCL. Although the travel time was further for me, the benefits of working with a team that loves their job is well worth it. I worked for some time both at MCL(full time) and John Peter Smith Hospital (PRN) but eventually decided that MCL was a better fit for me and my family. 

Feb 2006Nov 2007

LVN

Matlock OB/GYN

While at Matlock OB/GYN, I served as an office nurse.  I triaged patients, assisted with exams and procedures, venipuncture, performed in house lab testing, prepared specimens for transfer to lab, telephone triage, scheduled appointments with outside physicians and ancillary facilities, reviewed results, called in refills and handled PHI.  

May 2005Jan 2006

LVN

Women's Health Services

While at Women's Health Services, I served as a gyn LVN.  The office divided GYN and OB and I headed up the GYN side of the office.  My duties there included, but were not limited to patient phone triage, surgery scheduling, review of lab/path results, appointment scheduling, insurance verification, venipuncture, specimen preparation for lab, assisting with exams and procedures, wound care, scheduling patients with other physicians and ancillary facilities and ensuring that ordered labs, pathology and/or radiology results were received and reviewed by physicians.

Jan 1999May 2005

LVN

Associates in Ob/Gyn

While at Associates in Ob/Gyn, I served as an office LVN.  I was assigned to work with Dr. Chantal H.J. Spurdon.  My duties included, but were not limited to phone triage, appointment scheduling, patient triage, assisting with exams and procedures, review of lab/path results, appointment scheduling, insurance verification, venipuncture, specimen preparation for lab, scheduling patients with other physicians and ancillary facilities and ensuring that ordered labs, pathology and/or radiology results were received and reviewed by physicians.

Objective

I would like to find a position in women's services in a facility with a reputation for excellence in patient care and community service.  

Interest

I am an avid reader who loves to find new authors (or new to me authors) and try to read all of their work.  I like to cook, but LOVE to bake and use it as a stress reducer.  I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and pets.  I am passionate about shoes and love to organize things.  

Awards

2010 Gold Stethascope Award

2009 Strive for Five Award

Summary

I had been a LVN for 21 years when a wonderful coworker encouraged me to go from the clinic to the hospital setting and that made all the difference in the world!  It renewed my passion for nursing and spurred me on to pursue my ADN. I graduated in May 2012 and was licensed as a RN in June 2012.  

 I stared in Labor and Delivery in June 2012. It is such a privilege to be able to share with a family the beginning of a new life. In my previous position at JPS, I was able to care for women from an entire life span.  It is a unique opportunity as I am able to care for newborns up to terminal cancer patients.  Our floor cares for postpartum, antepartum, gyn oncology and gyn surgeries, as well as occasionally floating in to the newborn nursery.  Since transferring to  Labor and Delivery, I look forward to work every day and have found a true love for my profession. I learn quickly, am a team player and above all else feel that patients are priority number one.  

Certifications

Intermediate Fetal Monitorinng

AWHONN
May 2014May 2016

ACLS

American Heart Association
Apr 2013Apr 2015

CPR/BLS

American Heart Association
Mar 2013Mar 2015

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics