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Nurse Practitioner Health Care

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
November 30, 2017

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Susan Marie Frago, BA, RN, BSN, MSN, NP-C

#* *********, ****** *******, ***** 78413


I am a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2013 that has worked in a wide variety of health care settings including Primary Care, Urgent Care and Psychiatry. I am proficient in care across the lifespan, acute and chronic illnesses, minor emergencies and behavioral health issues. I am proficient in many types of EMR systems and adapt well in any type of health care situation. I enjoy any opportunity for patient education in order to assist the client in further knowledge of the management of their illness for a better quality of life.


University of Cincinnati: 2011-13 – Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner

Southwest Baptist University: Bolivar, MO 1994-95 – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

St. John’s School of Nursing: Springfield, MO 1992-94 – RN Diploma

Drury University: Springfield, MO 1988-92 – Bachelor of Arts English


Dr. R. Capitaine, MDPA – 6000 S Staples Street STE 406, Corpus Christi, TX – 5/17 – 11/28/17

1801 N Laurent Street STE 107, Victoria, TX – 5/17 – 11/28/17

301 S Hillside Drive STE 9, Beeville, TX – 5/17 – 11/28/17

I completed my contract for Dr. Capitaine in his psychiatric clinics located in Corpus Christi, Victoria and Beeville, Texas. I monitored patients ages 6 and up who are prescribed psychotropic medications, assessed the medication’s effectiveness and side effects. Diagnosed and treated mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders. I ordered, monitored and obtained lab tests due to side effects that may occur with the use of high risk psychotropic medications.

Gulf Coast Behavioral Health – 316 Rodd Field Road, Corpus Christi, TX – 11/16-5/17

GCBH is a privately-held clinic offering convenient outpatient psychiatry and behavioral health services. I served men, women and children ages 5 and up with hope, kindness and support. I served patients by performing their initial evaluation, medication stabilization and follow-up care.

Promptu Immediate Care – 5638 Saratoga Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX – 11/16-1/17

Promptu is an Urgent Care Facility that partners with Christus Health to provide quality health care for individuals that have acute health care needs such as minor emergencies and illnesses. I enjoyed working in this environment due to the fast paced, patient centered care that I was able to provide to each patient that I cared for.

Amistad Community Health Center – 1533 S. Brownlee, Corpus Christi, TX – 5/16-10/17

Amistad is a Federally Qualified Health Care Center that serves the uninsured population in the Corpus Christi area. The patients seen there are chronically ill with the triad illnesses of Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. It was exciting to work with these individuals due to the challenge of managing their illness with limited resources. Amistad works closely with Texas A&M to provide Diabetic education and medication assistance for the many patients that cannot afford their medication. My role at Amistad was to become the patient’s primary care provider. I managed all aspects of their care and developed a plan to help the patient live a healthier lifestyle and have regular appointments to monitor and maintain their health status.

The Doctor’s Center Urgent Care – 4637 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX – 8/15-5/16

The Doctor’s Center provided me with invaluable experience with acute care, minor injuries and occupational medicine. The patients that I cared for ranged in age from 1 year to 100 and presented with vast array of injuries and illness. I enjoyed the fast pace of the urgent care setting and the ability to quickly care for the patient’s needs while comforting them during a stressful time in their lives. I was the only provider present when working at the Doctor’s Center, so I quickly gained the confidence needed to make fast, safe decisions in order to provide the patient with superior care.

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – 114 Downey Place, Cuba, MO 65453 – 2/14-8/15

Mercy has been named one of the top largest U.S. health systems. Hospitals and clinics are located in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. My role in the Mercy system was as a family nurse practitioner in a primary care clinic located in the small community of Cuba, Missouri. I cared for patients from birth to over 100 years of age with acute and chronic illnesses. Immunizations, sports and employment physicals were also a huge part of my daily routine. I also organized a patient education program for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and other chronic diseases in which I would meet with the patient and their family members and educate them about their illness using written and interactive online materials. After they fully understood the nature of their illness, a plan of care was developed with the patient and treatment goals were established. Twice a week, I would travel to St. James, Missouri and treat the health care needs of the child and adolescent population of Great Circle Behavioral Health Community which assisted homeless children ages 6-21. Great Circle is contracted with Mercy and it was an honor to be chosen to be their primary health care provider.

Missouri Highlands Healthcare – 110 South 2nd Street, Ellington, MO 63638 – 5/13-1/14

Missouri Highlands is a Federally Qualified Health Care Center that is located in southern Missouri. There are 10 clinics that serve the rural communities that are in need of quality health care. I was fortunate to be able to provide care in all of the clinics since I was the newest provider to Missouri Highlands at that time. Not only did I care for patients with acute and chronic illnesses, I had the privilege to work with a unique population of adolescent patients at a clinic that was onsite at Valley Springs Youth Ranch treating a wide variety of illness ranging from broken bones, dehydration and lacerations as well as colds and flu.

Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

APRN License Number: AP129561 Texas: Includes prescriptive authority

RN License Number: 888690 Texas (Compact License with the state of Colorado)

DPS 40230506

DEA MF3959713

Registered Nurse Experience:

After graduating from St. John’s School of Nursing in 1994 with my RN, I immediately began my BSN program while working full time as a RN at St. John’s Hospital, now Mercy Healthcare Center in Springfield, MO. As my career in nursing progressed, I accomplished many things including:

Southwest Baptist University Trustee’s List of Elite Scholars in 1994.

Southwest Baptist 4.0 GPA Honor Roll throughout my entire BSN program.

Member of Who’s who in America’s College and University Students for the academic semesters of fall 1994 through fall 1995.

Extensive charge nurse experience in various departments and clinical settings.

Experienced at collaborating with nurses and physicians to provide safe, effective and efficient patient care.

Conducted interviews, background check, hiring/firing, training and certification of Certified Nurse’s Assistants, Licensed Vocational Nurses and Medication Technicians.

Developed a weight monitoring program for geriatric and Huntington’s Disease population.

Member of a Care Plan Team assisting in developing and implementing care plans or over 60 plus long term care residents.

Work Experience – Registered Nurse:

Georgian Gardens Long Term Care – Potosi, Missouri – 7/10-7/11

As the Assistant Nursing Director of a 120 bed long term care facility with a Huntington’s Disease Speciality Unit, I had the unique opportunity to create medical protocols and guidelines. I developed and maintained quality care systems and standards and actively participated in a unit-based Quality Assurance Program. I monitored unit budgets to ensure that financial objectives were met. I supervised 160 employees, led recruiting and hiring, managed the employee review process and ensured compliance with state and federal regulations. I organized and conducted monthly staff and training meetings. I participated in extensive training and licensing to conduct Certified Nurse Assistant classes and had a 100% passing rate of all students on their Certified Nurse Assistant written and skills assessment exam.

Stonecrest Long Term Care – Viburnum, Missouri – 9/09 – 8/10

While working at Stonecrest, I had the privilege to be the Supervising RN of a 60 bed long term behavioral health facility that served a unique population of adults ranging in ages of 18 and up that had severe head injuries. The residents required 24 hour care due to behavioral issues caused by the severity of their injuries. I developed comprehensive treatment plans that were individualized to meet the needs of each resident.

National Park Medical Center – Hot Springs, Arkansas - 2/2001-12/2003

Worked in a wide variety of clinical areas including ICU, ER, CCU, Cath Lab, GI Lab, Cardiac Rehab, Med/Surg, Skilled Nursing, Orthopedics, Psychiatric Services and Outpatient Surgery.

Hannibal Regional Hospital – Hannibal, Missouri - 8/1996-12/1997

Medical Telemetry Unit Charge Nurse and MICU Charge Nurse.

St. John’s Regional Health Care Center – Springfield, Missouri - 9/1995-8/1996

Cardiac/thoracic surgery step-down unit. 40 beds.

RN Shift Coordinator and Unit Charge Nurse

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