Leah Wilken 

Leah Wilken 

Registered Nurse

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US

Work History

Work History

Dallas Veteran's Affairs

May 2015 - Present

Graduate Nurse Tx. Lic #880227

This nurse is currently in the graduate nurse program at the Dallas VA.  This nurse is learning essential leadership skills and frequently assists in the role of a charge nurse on her assigned unit.  This nurse is in the process of improving her skills, working shifts in other units, and attending classes to have a better understanding and a more intricate knowledge of how the veteran's affairs system works from a variety of perspectives.

Dallas Veteran's Affairs

Jun 2011 - Jan 2015

LVN at Dallas VA medical center

Over 5000 hours logged with the CLC wound care team. Barcode medication administration                             Pain management Mobility and transfers. Computerized Charting/templates and non templates Charting by exception. Patient education and family education. Infection control   Staff education of wound care protocol. Super user of Envision mattress as well as Clinitron beds.  STRIKE team for wound care for the Dallas VA.  Pharmacologic knowledge.  Reports side effects of medication.  Reports s/s of infection or other complications associated with wounds to PCP/surgery. Assessment of ASE of new orders.  Reports change of condition to PCP as well as surgeons.  Infection control.  Intramuscular injections.  Sub Cutaneous injections.  K.C.I. VAC certified.  BLS certified.  ADLs.  Turning and repositioning patients.  Skin inspections and care to prevent breakdown.  Wound care notes.  Starting IV's.  IVPB medications.  Inspection of skin around venus access.  G tube medication administration.  Inspection of skin and PEG protocol.  Catheter insertion. Sterile wound dressing.  Accu Check.  Reporting critical values.  Obtaining culture of wounds, nares, sputum urine and fecal samples.  Flu swabs. 

Eden Village Nursing Home

Feb 2010 - Mar 2011

Floor nurse.  LVN Charge nurse.  Float nurse.

Nursing home medication nurse.  Daily wound treatments.  Skin checks.  Charge nurse.  BLS certified. Admissions.  Incident reports.  ADLs. Perineal care.  Turning and repositioning patients. Patient and family education.  Staff education.  Medicare charting.  Restorative charting for reimbursement. Infection control. Sterile technique.  Accu Check.  Vital signs.  Reporting vital signs to PCP.

Faith Countryside Homes

Aug 2009 - Feb 2010

Nursing home medication nurse.  Daily wound treatments.  Skin checks.  Charge nurse.  BLS certified. Admissions.  Incident reports.  ADLs. Perineal care.  Turning and repositioning patients. Patient and family education.  Staff education.  Medicare charting.  Restorative charting for reimbursement. Infection control. Sterile technique.  Accu Check.  Vital signs.  Reporting vital signs to PCP.

Education

Education

Chamberlain School of Nursing

Jul 2015 - Present

Bachelors in Science Nursing

This nurse is working on her BSN through Chamberlain online at this time.  This nurse is scheduled to graduate in 2016

PICC Resources

Mar 2015 - Present

PICC certification

This Nurse traveled to Conn prior to graduation for didactic PICC training. This nurse would like to add to her experience

Weatherford College

May 2014 - May 2015

Associate Degree Nurse 

This nurse graduated from Weatherford College with her Associate's Degree and passed the NCLEX RN Rn Lic. # 880227

Tarrant County College

Aug 2012 - Apr 2014

Completed Prerequisites to Associate Degree nurse

Core classes completed 

Beck Area Career Center

May 2008 - May 2009

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Obtained a LPN at Beck.  Maintined a 4.0 GPA.  Full Scholarship recipient through Eden Village nursing home. 

Utlaut Hospital CNA 

Jan 2002 - Feb 2002

Certified Nurse's assistant

Hospital based CNA program. Full scholarship awarded through Breese nursing home

Skills

Skills

LVN SKILLS

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