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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Buda, Texas, 78610, United States
April 20, 2018

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Virginia Vela

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•Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) specializing in family nurse practitioner.

•Highly skilled cardiac, orthopedic, medical surgical care nurse with 36 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse.

•Self-motivated to acquire and master new clinical skills as a family nurse practitioner.


Master of Science in Nursing November 2017

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, GPA 3.90

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1981

The University of Texas in Austin


APRN, Texas License

Registered Nurse, Texas License

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association

Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) certification


Staff RN/Relief Charge Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital Kyle, Texas August 3 2016 – present

•Working in a collaborative environment with colleagues and leadership.

•Utilizes the nursing process while delivering directing, and supervising care to patients admitted to the nursing unit in an age and population-appropriate manner.

•Plans, coordinates, and provides patient care, to include multi-disciplinary planning, discharge planning, patient and family teaching for post hospitalization, and accessing community resources.

Staff RN/Relief Charge Seton Family of Hospitals Luling, Austin, Kyle, Texas May 1997-June 29, 2016

•Served as staff nurse and relief charge nurse for 2 community hospitals and 2 large hospitals within the Seton family of hospitals organization.

•Supervised and cared for patients with congestive heart failure, chest pain r/o MI, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Hysterectomy, appendectomy, Lap cholecystectomy, CVA's, Administered chemotherapy to oncology patients.

•Transitioned from paper to computer documentation and served as super user in training other nurses in rural community hospital.

•Served as key member of unit quality assurance program regarding pressure ulcer prevention. This included educating staff using real time opportunities, emails and presentations at education camps. Prevalence surveys revealed lowest number of pressure ulcers in organization.

•Served as an expert resource, precepting new nurses, and mentoring other nurses in managing and prioritizing delivery of patient care.

RN Case Manager Barton Creek Home Health, Austin, Texas 1994-1997

•Responsible for case load of 30-45 patients

•Worked independently in home care setting with private insurance and medicare clients..

•Kept charts updated following quality assurance guidelines.

•Performed intravenous infusions, assessed wounds making treatment plans with referrals

Staff Nurse Seton Medical Center, Austin Texas 1986-1994

Staff RN/Relief Charge on a Neurology Unit

•Provided high quality patient care to neurological patients

•Assisted MD's at the bedside perform lumbar punctures, bone biopsies,

•Supervised care to 32 patients with planning and coordinating care among staff and patient loads.


Participant in a pilot program to reinvent the current RN clinical ladder with success. Was implemented and being used to current to promote and provide monetary rewards to registered nurses who participate in the ladder.



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