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Work experience

Jun 2010Present

Registered Nurse

Tucson Medical Center, Ambulatory Surgery Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Provide care to surgical patients coming out of anesthesia. Maintain patient airway with removal of endo-tracheal and naso-tracheal tubes as patient progresses from anesthesia. Promote patient comfort through comfort and pain measures. Educate patient for home care and prescriptive measures. Maintain patient record for status, interventions and outcomes.

Jul 2008Jun 2010

Registered Nurse

Tucson Medical Center, Pediatric Emergency Room

Work to promote the health of the pediatric community in Tucson through intervention and education in the Emergency Room setting. Responsibilities included triage of patients for acuity assignment, preparation of family and patient for various diagnostic measures and interventions, education of family and patient to patient care plan, nursing interventions and therapies such as patient assessment,  medication administration, IV therapy and phlebotomy.

Jan 2008Jul 2008

Registered Nurse

Tucson Medical Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Provided nursing care to the Pediatric Intensive Care patient population including care of mechanically ventilated patients. Provide nursing interventions such as medication administration, placement and care of various lines, tubes and drains, care of surgical and medical patient, management of infectious disease, and education and support of family members.

Sep 2004Jan 2008

Patient Care Technician

Tucson Medical Center

Promote patient comfort through measures such as bathing, feeding and linen changes. Monitor patient vital signs and intake and output. Report changes in patient status to Registered Nurse.

Education

Apr 2010Present

Masters of Nursing Science, Family Nurse Practitioner

Grand Canyon University

Study the ethical principles and theories guiding advanced practice nursing. Learn health care policy and economics that guide the practice of the advanced practice nurse. Study advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology and advanced patient assessment as it pertains to caring for applied patient population. Completed over 600 hours in clinical settings such as Pediatrics, Family Practice, Woman's Health and Geriatrics.

Aug 2008Aug 2009

Bachelor of Science

Arizona State University

RN to BSN program with a focus on community health, leadership activities and health care policy and finance.

Jun 2006Dec 2007

Associates of Science

Rio Salado Community College

Nursing education with general requirements in biology, pathophysiology and chemistry. Studies included pharmacology, basic patient assessment, documentation and nursing interventions.

Skills

Documentation
Care of Lines, Tubes and Drains
Medication Administration
IV therapy and Phlebotomy
Patient and Family Education
Plan of Care Coordination
Patient assessment

Certifications

Aug 2012

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

American Heart Association
Aug 2012

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

American Heart Association
Jul 2012

Basic Life Support (BLS)

American Heart Association
Jan 2008Apr 2012

Registered Nurse

Arizona State Board of Nursing

Letter of Recommendation

Role Position Statement as a Nurse Practitioner

The role of the nurse practitioner involves assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease as well as health and wellness.  The nurse practitioner must remain fiscally responsible with consideration for the cost and effectiveness of care. Values such as caring, compassion and understanding can promote communication from the nurse practitioner to the patient leading to better assessment and diagnosis and to better patient outcomes.My personal values include respect, honesty, dignity, and understanding.  My values also include compassion, ethical decision making and cultural sensitivity. Values like respect and dignity mean treating each patient as though they are all which is on my mind at that time.  Using understanding and cultural sensitivity shows the patient that I see them for who they are, will treat them as an individual with respect to their ethnicity, their beliefs and values system, their religion, and how these areas affect their lifestyle and choices for their health.  This promotes the patients' well being and maintains my personal values while incorporating the patients' values through compassion and understanding.

Cover Letter

Dear Sir or Madame,

My name is Colleen Schrant and I am a newly graduated Family Nurse Practitioner. I am interested in a position as a Nurse Practitioner within your company, providing health services to the patient population. Within my portfolio you will find my role position statement, skills as a nurse practitioner and registered nurse, work and educational background, along with my current licensure and other items I feel will explain my work ethic and capabilities.

I look forward to hearing from you and look forward to working with you.

Thank you for your time,

Colleen Schrant

Professional Associations

  • Professional Development Council, Tucson Medical Center
  • Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Arizona Nurses Association, Chapter 9

Publications and Presentations

CEU and Non-CEU credits

  • Trauma Conference Southern Arizona, annually in January
  • Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course, expires June 2014
  • Continuing education annually for glucose monitoring, restraint use and EKG interpretation

Honors and Awards

Tentative Plan for Contract Negotiation

Responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner is responsible for understanding their role and for practicing within the applicable states scope of practice. The FNP is responsible for the health care wellness and illness management of their patients. Health care measures may include diagnostic procedure ordering and interpretation, prescriptive authority, patient education and health care promotion. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for accurately following, documenting and billing for patient services. The Nurse Practitioner is also responsible for patient follow up and monitoring and for appropriate use of health care collaboration.