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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner

Medina, Tennessee, United States
January 31, 2018

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HEATHER HICKS, MSN, APRN, FNP-C *4 Phillip Hale Cove, Humboldt TN 38343


Professional Summary

Professionally trained Family Nurse Practitioner with 18 years experience as an acute care registered nurse ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Enthusiastic with excellent people skills and dedicated work ethic. Seeking a position as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a facility that diagnoses and manages both complex and common medical/surgical problems in patients of all ages.


Strong clinical judgment

Successful diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of pediatric and adult illnesses

Wound care management

Disease prevention and intervention

Thorough physical assessments

Patient/family focused

Professional bedside manner

High level of autonomy

Venipuncture/lab draw expert

Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines

Computer proficiencies in MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and EMR

Lead Data Abstractor/Registered Nurse

Vector Oncology, 3/2017 to Present

Memphis, Tennessee

Efficiently navigates electronic medical record systems and other medical databases, reviews medical records, and abstracts medical record data related to specified disease and project requirements

Responsible for supervision, ongoing training, and evaluation of Data Abstractors involved in centralized chart review, data abstraction, and other related tasks

Coordinates assignments in light of project needs and Abstractor availability

Provides direction regarding data to be abstracted

Registered Nurse

Tennova Regional Hospital, 7/2016 to 2017 & 4/2000 to 2009

Jackson, Tennessee

Responsible for planning, supervision and evaluation of the nursing care of patients and for correlation of the nursing process, the medical plan of care and policies

Provided comprehensive care of laboring patients including care during delivery

Cared for post-partum mom as well as newborn care

High level of personal accountability

Maintained a collaborative relationship and open communication between physicians, team members, senior administration, and other units

Care Manager/Registered Nurse

Humana at Home, 2/2016 to 7/2016

St. Petersburg, Florida

Worked with patients to set goals for their chronic illness

Self-directed and astute clinical skills

Educated patients on their illness and treatment plans

Arranged further services for patients with social worker such as meals on wheels, pharmaceutical assistance and community resources

Collected and documented quality improvement data as assigned

Director or Case Management/Registered Nurse

Regional Hospital of McKenzie, 8/2015 to 2/2016

McKenzie Tennessee

Monitored physician documentation for appropriateness of hospitalization, identified quality of care, infection control, safety hazards, potential risk management and utilization problems

Assessed, discussed, and initiated discharge planning for patients of all age groups

Performed admission certification screening for patients in accordance with the UR Plan using appropriate review criteria

Performed concurrent continued stay reviews at least every 48 hours on all appropriate patients for medical necessity using appropriate review criteria

Monitored outpatient observation patients for appropriate level of care

Communicated actively with team members, physicians, and hospital staff concerning utilization processes and discharge planning

Assisted in collecting data pertinent to case management/utilization activities to be reported monthly to UM Committee

Assures the unit is operated in accordance with the National Safety Patient goals set forth by The Joint Commission and The Board of Health

Lead Chemotherapy Nurse/Medical Oncology Nurse

Cancer Care Center, 3/2010 to 8/2015

Jackson, TN

Administered IV chemotherapy in the clinic setting

Educated and ordered oral chemotherapy medications for patients

Worked as Lead nurse managing co-workers and their assignments for the day

Responsible for ordering needed supplies and oncology medications

Educated patients and family members on their specific chemotherapy and treatment plans

Provided sensitive care to patients’ with a strong commitment to ensuring cost-effective care while optimizing quality

Managed patient care throughout treatment including assisting patient in finding funding and assistance from community resources


Master of Science in Nursing, 8/2017

Maryville University

St. Louis, Missouri

MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner

Honors Gradate, GPA 4.0

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 12/2005

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro Tennessee


Associates of Science in Nursing, 5/1999

Walter State Community College

Morristown Tennessee



*American Association of Nurse Practitioners, AANP

*West Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Association, WTNPA


Basic Life Support, BLS, certification current

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, ACLS, certification current

AANP, FNP-C, achieved 9/2017, current


*Registered Nurse, State of Tennessee, issued 6/1999, current

*Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Tennessee, issued 10/2017, current


*Research, and quality improvement

*Reading, long walks, and baking

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