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A professional registered nurse with the primary goal of excellent patient care. Several years of operating room experience including the promotion to a specialty team nursing manager. Established and implemented nursing processes for microvascular cases in a successful manner.

Work experience

Oct 2011Present

Certified Operating Room Registered Nurse

VCU Health Systems
  • Responsible for the day to day work flow of individual operating rooms while collaborating with other professionals to provide complete patient care.
  • Able to set up and maintain a sterile surgical field and assist the doctors in the scrub role at the surgical bedside.
  • Specialty trained in complex plastic reconstructive cases such as cranial vault reconstruction, microvascular free flaps and large burn cases.
  • Oversight and delegation of an entire team of nurses.
  • Responsible for orienting and training new nurses to the team.
  • Education and care of patients and families throughout the perioperative experience
  • Participation in various committees including Evidence Based Practice.
  • CNOR certified.
Oct 2010Oct 2011

Pediatric Progressive Care Registered Nurse

VCU Health Systems
  • Provided care for two to three pediatric patients on monitors.
  • Able to float to various pediatric units including PICU, NICU, and newborn nursery.
  • Assisted patients and families with medical care and information.
  • Managed the needs of the patient by utilizing resources in various areas of medical expertise.
  • PALS certified.



Bachelors of Science in Nursing

South University

Richmond, Virginia

Didactic, internet based education for furthering professional nursing.


Associates degree in Nursing

J. Sargeant Reynolds University

Richmond, Virginia

Didactic and clinical education in various nursing specialties.


OR Nursing Team Management

Innate ability to lead others and provide support as a resource for other nurses. Successful collaboration with surgeons to meet their needs.

Ear, Nose, Throat Surgery

Unique skill to circulate and scrub specialty ENT cases including ear cases under a microscope.

Plastics Reconstructive Surgery

Great ability to scrub and circulate a wide gamit of plastic surgeries including hand, cleft palate/lip, cranial vault reconstruction, burns,  and breast reconstruction.

Microvascular Surgery

Excellence in scrubbing and circulating cases where blood vessels must be reanastamosed under a microscope.

Laser Operation

Proper and safe use of Co2 and KTP lasers in the surgical setting.


Andrew Breen

Clinical Coordinator of the Operating Room

Chris Graham

Nurse Manager of Perioperative Services.