Sherika Simpson, Msn, Arnp, Fnp Bc

Sherika Simpson, Msn, Arnp, Fnp Bc

Philiosophy of Nursing

My nursing philosophy is one of delivering compassionate and culturally sensitive care to patients, families, and community.  I believe that nursing is a profession which uses evidence based practices yet displays a comprehensive understanding of human beings.  Nursing is an occupation consisting of professional individuals that exhibit and express compassion, respect, dignity, and integrity to their patients and fellow coworkers.  It involves compassion, understanding, and tenacity in order to provide beyond performing a learned skill. Nurses should deliver quality care at all times with utmost respect and patience for all individuals of all walks of life. My personal philosophy is to first and foremost be a patient advocate, through clear communication, education, and applying critical thinking, and decision making skills to help better the patients' outcome.  As a nurse I am committed to keep current in knowledge and skills and seek self-enhancement through perpetual learning. By doing this, I can evolve professionally through evidence-based practice and technological advances. 

Continuing Education



Electronic Health Records

  Managing heavy daily patient volume including telephone triage, appointment scheduling, and patient referral. Proficient in all documentation/record maintenance/paperwork to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality.  

Clinical Care / Patient Outcome

Proficient in all aspects of patient support including obtaining medical history and physical assessment for patients from pediatric to geriatric and obstetrics.  Patient counseling, education regarding medications and treatment.  Diagnostic tests, documentation, care plan and administration of treatment procedures. All areas of major and minor surgical procedures performed in hospital environment.

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2011 - Jul 2011

Adjunct Faculty

University of Phoenix/Axia College

Responsible for online distant learning clinical teaching and coordination of didactic segments into clinical nursing experiences for the university RN program.

Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Examination Management Services Inc.

Conducting “Healthy House Call” services reviewing Medicare Advantage plans with specific documentation on members’ health diagnoses and conditions as classified within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) HCC system.

  • Performed full annual reviews of co-morbid conditions, including those previously unidentified.
  • Provided insight into possible social issues with the member, which otherwise may go undetected.
  • Conducted assessments for early detection of ailments contributing to lower costs for treatment. 
May 2010 - Nov 2010

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

American Laser Center
  • Performed effective laser hair removal as well as dermatological treatments on clients with specific cosmetic needs.
  • Proficient in use of Diode and IPL Lasers for Hair removal, skin rejuvenation and fotofacials.
2002 - 2008

Ambulatory Surgery Clinical Coordinator

University Hospital & Medical Center

Supervised nursing staff and activities in the assigned nursing unit for the duration of the shift and in the absence of nursing management.

  • Participated actively in the planning and distribution of patient assignments.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of care and addresses any issues that affect the desired patient outcomes.
  • Supported nursing staff in communication with physicians to include accepting doctors' orders and communicating patient condition. 
2000 - 2002

Pre Op/PACU Nurse

HCA Surgery Center

  • Performed pre and post op care of surgical patients.
  • Provided respiratory and ventilator management and monitoring for patients.
  • Served as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
  • Monitored records and communicated patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.  
1998 - 2000

Charge Nurse Surgical Oncology & Urology

Cedars Medical Center (University of Maimi Hospital)

  • Administered chemotherapy and blood products safely to a multitude of patient’s daily.
  • Managed and delivered acute and chronic pain relief measures effectively.
  • Provided end of life care and emotional support for patients and loved ones.
  • Provided effective chronic wound and ostomy care with desirable outcomes




Apr 2009 - Jul 2019

Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

America Academy of Nurse Practitioners
1996 - Present

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

State of Florida
Jun 2014 - Jul 2016

RN / ARNP Licensure

DOH, State of Florida
May 2014 - May 2016

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

American Heart Association
Apr 2013 - Apr 2015

Basic Life Support (BLS)

American Heart Association