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Nurse Practitioner Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
May 19, 2017

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Personal and Professional Goals and Growth

I strive to understand, teach and to empower others, providing and modeling skilled, positive, ethical, knowledgeable, and compassionate care for patients, families and students. I value and encourage team work. Holding an advanced nursing practice licensure provides me with tools needed to improve and foster change within our community. I am certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


Doctorate in Nursing Practice, 2013

St. Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN.

Masters in Science Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2009

Frontier School of Family Advanced Practice Nursing.

Hyden, Kentucky.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2005

University of Phoenix

Phoenix Arizona.

Associates Degree Registered Nurse, 1991

St. Catherine University

Minneapolis MN.


Lakes Area Health Center, PLLC. In Forest Lake, MN

January 2016 to Current

Nurse Practitioner in Private Community based clinic. Our clinic offers a multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness for individuals, entire families of all ages. I am the Primary care provider for a moderate sized panel of patients with various co-morbidities, offer specialty services in a primary care environment. Examples of this include: joint injections, skin procedures, biofeedback, pain management, bioidentical hormone therapy, sexual and reproductive health services for men and women. I Specialize in Transgender health care. I am a Preceptor for Nurse Practitioner programs.

Minneapolis VA Medical Center in Minneapolis MN

September 2008 to January 2016

Nurse Practitioner in primary care and women’s health clinics and each of these opportunities has improved by supplementation of my knowledge and practice. I was the President/Chair of the Advanced Nursing Practice council for the Minneapolis VAMC which consists of 174 APRNs. I have had the pleasure of influencing other APRNs and modeling ideal leadership. I also have been an instructor and an educator for the nursing departments before becoming a Nurse Practitioner within this same facility.

Further information regarding positions within the VAMC:

A systems change project was completed by me; this included staff and provider education and care improvement for an underserved, marginalized population within the VAMC. I have been a source for consultation for other providers in the care of the Transgender Veterans, working side by side with a newly established multidisciplinary team which has made significant improvements.

I was previously a nursing clinical instructor and spinal cord educator at the MVAMC. My duties included: curriculum development, presentation and instruction within a classroom and providing demonstration and mentoring for staff. I have developed, presented and edited curricula for Twin Cities Hospital Consortium, (TCHP) listed below.

Twin Cities Hospital Consortium in St Paul and Minneapolis MN

October 2008 to current

Faculty Instructor, I have presented to 5 affiliated twin cities hospitals in MN. Preparation for courses included editing and developing course curricula for health professionals. Course presentations were provided several times a month and some quarterly. Courses included: Intro to Spinal Cord Care and Rehabilitation; this is a two day intensive course; Cardiovascular Assessment; and I have presented as a substitute for multiple other course faculty members presentations..

Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Minneapolis MN

July 2007 to July 2009

Faculty Nursing Instructor for on- campus and online courses, and at clinical rotation sites. Courses and curricula developed and taught included, Medication Administration, Dimensional Analysis, Dosage Calculations, Medical Terminology, and Family Nursing. Each Nursing course included theory and clinical rotations on medical surgical, obstetrics, and pediatric nursing units. I was a state of MN Nursing Assistant Trainer which includes theory and clinical instruction.

Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater MN September

August 2006 to April 2009

Women’s Center Staff RN, charge nurse and Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Instructor. I provided care to medical surgical, labor and delivery, post partum and neonate patients.

Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis MN

November 2006 to August 2008

I brought Nursing students from Minneapolis Community and Technical College to OB, labor and delivery, medical surgical and pediatric units. To prevent any conflict of interest I ended my part-time staff nurse position. Areas staffed: labor and delivery, OB, and float pool resource. Whole family nursing care and teaching were essential and rewarding. I also scrubbed and circulated in the OR for OB cases.

Regions Hospital in St. Paul MN

October 1996 to February 2007

Staff nurse, charge nurse and Family Prenatal Educator. The patient population: neonates to the elderly. Areas staffed: emergency department, labor and delivery, general care, burn, trauma resource, hospital UR case manager and home care case management.

Intellistaff Nursing Agency

July 1993 to October 2008

Temporary nurse staffing agency. On-call and temporary hospital assignments on medicine, surgical units, emergency department, labor & delivery and obstetrical units in Minnesota.

Compassionate Home Care in Minneapolis MN

July 1993 to October 1996

I started as a Case Manager and then was promoted to Director of Staff Development and Human Resources. As a Case Manager I provided skilled nursing visits including IV therapy, wound care, cardiovascular and health assessments. We provided Medicare certified home care, and employed 320 employees. Patients received excellent individualized care from highly trained individuals. Duties as Director of Staff Development included curriculum development teaching and mentoring staff. I developed a system for recording and documenting staff licensure status, various other educational requirement calendars.

United Hospital in St. Paul MN

June 1994 to July 1996

Staff Nurse on general care, telemetry, float pool, labor and delivery and OB units full time for the first year and then part-time when I joined on at Compassionate Home Care. I learned a tremendous amount caring for patients and families here.

St. Marys/ Fairview Riverside Hospital in Minneapolis MN

January 1991- May 1994

I attended the New Graduate RN program offered by the hospital. I was staffed on general care, medical surgical and float pool units and as a trouble shooter for starting difficult IVs within the float pool. Working here I gained organizational and assessment skills. I attended the hospital critical care courses and then was staffed on telemetry floors.

References provided upon request.

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