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Nurse Practitioner Staff

Doniphan, Missouri, 63935, United States
January 16, 2018

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Brigitte Coleen Shaffer

HC * Box **** Lodi, MO **950



•Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with specialization as a family nurse practitioner.

•Highly-skilled emergency room nurse with three years of clinical experience in this area.

•Worked closely with NP/PA in fast track area of ER for three years.

•Very familiar with urgent care assessments and treatments.

•Highly-motivated and ambitious with great work ethic.

•Personable, able to develop positive rapport and empathize with patient and family

•Empathy, compassion, motivation, leadership, and reliability are strongest qualities.

•Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills, eager to add to knowledge base.


Master of Science in Nursing 8/2017

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, GPA 3.90

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 8/2001

University of Missouri-St Louis, St Louis, MO, GPA 3.85


Registered Nurse, Missouri, compact license

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), American Heart Association

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), Emergency Nurses Association

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


ER Staff Nurse - Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Poplar Bluff, MO 2014 – 8/2017

This is a 252-bed hospital facility with seven satellite clinics to serve the rural area, including cancer treatment and physical therapy.

Worked closely with NP/PA in emergent care setting

•Assessed patient status and notified physicians of clinical changes

•Triaged patients and assigned rooms according to acuity

•Communicated with other departments, facilities, and flight and ambulance crews regarding patient care

•Educated patients/families on health care needs, conditions, plan of care

•Splinting, wound care, dressings, assist with suturing

•Assisted with codes by performing ACLS

•Complied with EMTALA regulations regarding patient transfers to other facilities

•Maintained patient charts and confidential files in electronic medical records system

•Trained new unit staff employees and acted as preceptor for student nurse

•De-escalated potentially volatile situations with psychiatric patients and participated in crisis situations

•Provided therapeutic interactions with psychiatric patients in fragile state

•Earned the respect of physicians and staff for calming and de-escalating skills

Staff Nurse - Southeast Healthcare Poplar Bluff, MO 2012-2014

This is a very busy primary care office in a rural setting with one physician and one nurse practitioner.

•Triaged patients and obtained lab specimens as needed

•Worked closely with physician and assisted with minor surgical procedures

•Prepped charts for next day's visits

•Obtained authorizations from insurance companies for diagnostic procedures or medications

•Organized appointments for patients with other specialists

•Accountable for vaccines for children (VFC)

•Ordered supplies/medications, inventory of sample medications

•E-scribed medications, assisted with minor procedures using sterile technique

Staff Nurse/Office Manager - St Louis Cancer Care Bridgeton, MO 2005 2012

This is a very busy oncology practice with five physicians located in the St. Louis area. Chemotherapy is administered in this setting.

•Cared for critically and terminally ill patients with various forms of cancer

•Directed research studies for upcoming new cancer treatment modalities

•Educated patients/family members on health promotion and disease prevention methods

•Provided support to patient/family members regarding end of life issues and coping with death

•Obtained IV access both peripherally and through implanted ports

•Monitored patients and vital signs closely while they received chemotherapy

•Referred patients to vascular surgeons as needed for implanted port placement

•Calculated and mixed chemotherapy medications and administered them as ordered

•Educated patients/family members about treatments and side effects of chemotherapy

•Inventory/ordering of medications and supplies

•Obtained prior authorizations from insurance companies for drug administration

•Collaborated with pharmaceutical companies to provide samples and drug coverage for patients

Staff Nurse - DePaul Health Center Bridgeton, MO 2002-2005

This is a not-for-profit healthcare facility located in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

•Provided high quality patient care to seven patients at a time on the telemetry floor

•Collaborated with other physicians and staff members regarding the care of the patients

•Monitored the telemetry status of the patients

•Administered medications, blood transfusions, NG tube insertions, GI tube feedings, assisted with TEE's

•Served as preceptor for new hires

•Participated in safety meetings

•Administered chemotherapy to cancer patients


Sigma Theta Tau International

2001 - present

Emergency Nurses Association

2015 - present

Phi Theta Kappa

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

2000 - present

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