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Sunshine De La Cruz

Department of Defense Clinical Supervisor for a Med-Surg Unit Specialized in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Kidney Transplant at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


I specialize in hospital and health care industry. At the moment, I'm hoping to transition into quality assurance in health care to learn and coordinate the processes involved in managing general liability and risk exposures for hospitals  to be able to contribute to the quality  of patient care and safety ideally in a 200+ bed hospital in an effort to minimize any potential losses for both the patient and the facility.

Work experience

Oct 2015Present

Assistant Nurse Manager

Department of Defense at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

This is a 23 bed Med-Surg department of nursing specializing in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Renal Transplant.

Demonstrated process improvement related to patient safety

Established operations to increase quality of patient care 

Jun 2011Oct 2015

Clinical Nurse - Adult Medical Intensive Care Unit 

Department of Defense at WRNMMC

Frequently lead as a charge nurse and a code blue nurse

Often selected as a preceptor to new intensive care unit nurses

Assisted with new hire professional development

Established collegiality, morale and partnership with co-workers to provide a safe, respectful and professional working environment.

Feb 2011Jun 2011

Critical Care Registered Nurse - Coronary Care Unit

Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD

Collaborated patient safety and care to critically ill patients

Aug 2010Feb 2011

Emergency Room Registered Nurse

Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, MD

Simultaneously coordinated care for different patient populations and acuity levels while delivering patient care safely

Jun 2009Aug 2010

Home Health Agency Nurse Consultant

Freelance Nurse, Self-Employed

Provided phone consultation to contracted home care agencies 

Oct 2003May 2009

Clinical Registered Nurse (ICU Nurse and ER Nurse)

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL

Floated to different units in the hospital to help and support safe patient care

Aug 2002Oct 2003

Staff Nurse - Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Resurrection Health Care, Chicago, IL

Assisted in safely caring for critically ill open-heart surgical patients and major gastric surgical patients


Jan 2016Present

Master's in Healthcare Administration and Master's in Business Administration

University of Maryland University College

Prepare for Senior Quality Management Positions

Sep 2004Nov 2005

Bachelor's of Science in Health Care Leadership

National Louis University

Focused on Building Leadership Skills, Conflict Resolution and Quality Management

Jan 2001Dec 2001

Associate's Degree in Nursing

Henry J. Kutsch College of Nursing

Basic Knowledge in Safe High Quality Nursing Care


Aug 2015Aug 2018

Trauma Nurse Core Course - Certificate

Emergency Nurses Association

Empowers nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients

Aug 2012Jul 2018

Critical Care Registered Nurse - Certification

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Provides a distinct and clearly defined body of knowledge in acute and critical care for adults

Dec 2015Dec 2017

Human Resources Supervisor Course - Certificate

Department of Defense at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Presents the administrative skills for basic supervisory and management role