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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

North Liberty, Iowa, 52317, United States
January 16, 2018

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Teresa Sue Hippen

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

P.O.Box 514

North Liberty, Ia. 52317

319-***-**** (cell)

Career Summary

While working at the Iowa City VA as a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, I have been exposed to and developed a strong interest in the specialty of Neurosurgery. Because of my interest as well as a need on the service, I was transferred to the Neurosurgery Department in 2015. Since then I have acquired skills in the Neurosurgery clinic, pre and post op settings, as well as functioned as a First Assist in the Operating Room on all Neurosurgery cases. During this time, I have assisted Neurosurgeons with admissions, follow ups, medication reviews, discharges and discharge summaries. I conducted physical examinations, diagnosed, and prescribed treatments.

I have also gained more than 21 years of professional work experience in the Intensive Unit/Critical Care with experience as a Charge Nurse since 2002. I assisted physicians with physical examinations, procedures, medication administration, and with Multi-disciplinary plan of care.

Attended to a wide range of patients and answered their queries and concerns satisfactorily.

Developed excellent communication skills and patient-handling skills.

Exercised leadership qualities to manage a team of co-workers.

I also saw the need for Integrative Health and Management in the Health Care setting. I have worked with

the Integrative approach and provided Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy as a Certified Practitioner. I have

given multiple presentations in the community. I have enjoyed working with Bio-identical hormone replacement and seeing the results my patients have had.

Work Experience

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP)

Independent Contractor for The Wellness Way Green Bay Office

Functional Medicine approach, provides services as a ARNP, APNP for thyroid, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy through telehealth on an as needed basis.


Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Integrative Health, Functional Medicine, BIOTE Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

August, 2015-11/29/2017

Provide Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Integrative Health and Functional Medicine Therapy

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Medical Center Iowa City, Iowa

Neurosurgery Service Clinic, OR, First Assist, Inpatient, Outpatient


Neurosurgery Service Clinic


Intensivist/Critical Care/ ICU Nurse Practitioner

October 20, 2014- 6/27/2016

National Staffing Solutions/ Advance Health Winter Park, Florida

June, 2014- December, 2014

Do home visits, health assessments, physical assessments, and enter data for insurance companies. Part-time position 5-10

assessments per week.

Registered Nurse

Unity Point-Allen Memorial Hospital Waterloo, Iowa

March 1996 – January 5, 2017– Intensive Care Unit

Serving as Surgical/ Medical ICU Charge Nurse, mentoring students in their internships and new employees, caring for open heart (CABG) patients pre-op and immediate post-operatively, caring for patients on ventilators, those who experienced myocardial infarctions, trauma, renal dialysis, neurosurgical, stroke, and shock

Charge Nurse Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit 2002-2014

Acted as charge nurse of the ICU partime 2002 and fulltime day charge nurse April 2013-Oct. 2014

BLS CPR Instructor Fall 2001 – 2016

Instructing new and renewals for employees requiring basic life certification

Clinical Nursing Instructor 2009 – 2012 Allen College of Nursing, Waterloo, Iowa

Instructed BSN students in the clinical setting (ICU, Medical-Surgical)

Preceptor 2007-2014

Preceptor for BSN Senior Clinical Intern, Externships, & Independent Study 2007-2013

Preceptor for MSN Summer 2014

Home Health Fall 2003-2006 (PRN)

Home care of post-op surgical patients after discharge from hospital.

Clinical Nursing Instructor August 2000- May 2002 Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa

Instructing ADN students in the clinical hospital setting (Medical-Surgical)

Registered Nurse

Allen Memorial Hospital March 1995-March 1996 Waterloo, Iowa

Caring for patients on Orthopedics, Urology and Skilled Floors with a Charge Nurse role

Licensed Practical Nurse

Maple Manor January 1994- February 1995, Aplington, Iowa

Caring for patients in the long term care facility and serving as Charge Nurse


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

January 2011- Graduation April, 2013

MSN, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practitioner Program

Allen College of Nursing, Waterloo, Iowa

January 2005- July 2010

BSN- Graduated with Honors and Member of Sigma Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa

September 1991-December 1994

Associate of Applied Science

Associate Degree, Nursing

License Practical Nursing

Graduated with Honors

Florence Nightingale Award

Clinical Rotations (NP program)

Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Waterloo, Iowa June 2012-August-2012

Assisted with pre-op, intra-op, and post-op care of CABG and vascular patients.

Iowa Health Physicians, Waterloo, Iowa August 2012-December 2012

Clinical experience on the Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Units

Allen Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Department, Waterloo, Iowa August 2012-December 2012

Emergency Room

Waverly-Nashua Health Center, Waverly & Nashua, Iowa January-2013-April-2013

Clinical experience in Primary Care


Radiology-Helping You Care for Your Patients 2016 (9/10-9/11) Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

What Do You Know About Brain Tumors & Cervical/Lumbar Surgeries? (5/16/2016

FCCS (Fundemental Critical Care Support (4/9-4/10/2016) UIHC, Iowa City, Iowa

TEACH for Success 3/6/2015

Biote Medical Certified Practitioner (9/26/2015)

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (3/25/14- present)

Clinical Nurse IV (2003-2017)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (2012-2017)

Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) (2009-10/2017)

Basic Life Instructor (2001-present)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (1995-present)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (2001-present)

Stroke Recognition (2012)

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse & Dependent Adult Abuse (1993-present)

Preceptor Development Program for Nurses (2005)

Junior Achievement Job Shadowing Mentor- Mentored high school students with job shadowing

12 Lead EKG’s (2007)

Intra Aortic Balloon Pump Monitoring (1997)

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) (2009)

Therapeutic Hypothermia Team (2012)

Hemodynamic Monitoring (1997)

Temporary DDD Pacing (1996)

Advanced Cedar Loo Medical-Surgical course- Electrocardiograms and Thrombolytic (1996)

Cardiac Dysrhythmias (1996)


Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) State of Wisconsin November 21, 2017

Adult Registered Nurse Practitioner (Dual RN/ARNP) State of Florida September 18, 2017

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) April 25, 2014, State of Iowa

Master of Science in Nursing April, 2013

Iowa Board of Nursing, BSN 2010

Iowa Board of Nursing, RN 1994

Iowa Board of Nursing, LPN 1993


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program NP-C

Certification #AG0314075 3/26/2014-3/25/2019


Florence Nightingale Award- December 1994

Graduated with Honors ADN program, December 1994

Graduated with Honors and Member of Sigma Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society- BSN July 2010

Career Ladder Achievement Award (Clinical Nurse IV 2003-2017)

Allen Nursing RECOGNITION AWARD 2008

Allen All-Star “CARE COUNTS” Award- November 11, 2010


“Therapeutic Hypothermia” Master’s Thesis


Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

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