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Family Nurse Practitioner

Rockwall, Texas, United States
May 20, 2017

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Melissa A Ellis

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Rockwall, TX 75087



Dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner with nine years of nursing experience. Background in neuro/stroke, medical/surgical, telemetry, and post anesthesia care. Flexible, quick learner who adapts easily to new situations and enjoys a challenge. Self-motivated professional with commitment to providing quality nursing care.

Credentials Certifications

Texas Registered Nurse (License #758281) Basic Life Support

Family Nurse Practitioner-board eligible (05/17) Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Professional Experience

Float Pool RN/House Supervisor/Charge Nurse 09/2014 – Present

Baylor Scott & White Health at Garland Garland, TX

Provide comprehensive medical and emotional care to patient with varying diagnoses.

Interact with patient families to provide support. Explain medical procedures and treatment, disease and death processes.

Ensure two-way communication with physicians regarding patient status. Implement doctors’ orders. Collaborate with doctors in planning for patient care.

Act as Charge Nurse on rotating bases, supervising 5-6 RNs, 2-3 PCTs and up to 25 patients.

Act as Nursing Supervisor on rotating bases, supervising 136 bed hospital and necessary staffing.

Clinical coach for new graduate nurses (3) and new experienced nurses (1).

Post Anesthesia Care Unit RN 06/2010 – 07/2014

48th MDG, RAF Lakenheath Lakenheath, United Kingdom

Provides expert care in same day surgery (pre-op, PACU phase 1&2).

Serves as patient advocate for Operating Room Flight.

Provided orientation/training to 8 new Active Duty/Civilian personnel.

Volunteered over 200 hours with American Red Cross.

Staff RN/Charge Nurse 06/2008 – 12/2009

Lake Pointe Medical Center Rowlett, TX

Staff RN for 35 bed medical/surgical floor providing comprehensive medical and emotional care to patients with varying diagnoses.

Charge nurse supervising 10-12 RNs and up to 50 patients.

Target Intelligence Senior Analyst 09/2005 – 06/2008

National Geospatial Intelligence Center St. Louis, MO

Imagery Analyst 07/1997 – 09/2005

United States Air Force Honolulu, HI; Omaha, NE


Formulate treatment strategies under direction of the primary physician

Educate patients on treatment options, medical needs, and non-medical options for treatments and therapy

Plan, implement, and evaluate patient care requirements in compliance with evidence based practice guidelines

Administer IV’s, pharmaceuticals, and immunizations

Proficient with: Essentris, Eclypsis, Epic, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint

Skilled in time management, prioritization, critical thinking, collaboration, training, mentoring, communication, multi-tasking, and experienced interactions with different cultures


University of Massachusetts - Amherst

May 2017 Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner

DNP Capstone Project:

Integrative Review for Identifying Patients Appropriate for End of Life Care Interventions Using the Gold Standards Framework Prognostic Indicator Guidance Tool with Surprise Question: A Presentation with Resource Packet for Primary Care Providers and Staff.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

May 2008 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bellevue University

May 2005 Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management

Additional Clinical Experience

Nurse Practitioner Student

oPerformed patient examinations. Obtained medical histories. Assessed patient status.

oCollaborated with supervising physicians to make treatment recommendations.

oOrdered labs and other diagnostic test.

oDelivered patient education on various topics ranging from disease prevention and health promotion to proper medication usage and nutrition.

oProgram experiences:

Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning – 60 hours

Primary Health Care of Children, Adolescents, & Young Adults – 168 hours

Primary Health Care of Middle Aged and Older Adults – 168 hours

Complex Health Care Problems I – 119 hours

Complex Health Care Problems II – 117 hours

Final Direct Care Residency – 124 hours

Capstone – 504 hours

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

North Texas Nurse Practitioners Association

Texas Nurse Practitioners Association

Sigma Theta Tau

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