Dedicated registered nurse (RN) with specialty experience in secondary school nursing as well as initial nursing career experience in critical care nursing.
Reliable, ethical healthcare provider with ability to stay calm and intervene during crises. Proven ability to build positive relationships with patients, family members, physicians, faculty, support staff, and other medical professionals.
Registered Nurse, Certified School Nurse
12/2008 to Present, Mechanicsburg Area School District, Mechanicsburg, PA
Presently serve as a Certified School Nurse in a high school setting with a population of 1,200 students and 120 faculty and staff. Duties include assessment, treatment, and referral regarding illness and injuries, drug use assessment, medication administration, response to emergency medical situations within the high school campus and grounds, compliance with Pennsylvania Department of Health immunization regulations for students. Actively participate in development and implementation of individual treatment plans for a broad range of physical and mental health issues. Ensure that doctors’ orders are effectively carried out, to include medication administration, seizure action plans, diabetic action plans, asthma action plans, and allergic reaction plans.
Assess and treat an average of 80 -100 students and staff per day in an active clinic setting Health Room
Maintain a computer database and hardcopy charts of 1,200 students including growth, vision, and hearing screenings, immunizations, health conditions, and detailed daily clinical visits.
Availability to counsel students in health care issues ranging from anxiety, eating disorders, STDs, pregnancy, infection control, mental health, medication management and compliance, as well as newly diagnosed diabetics and asthmatics.
Respond to emergency situations on the campus as part of the Code Blue team. Current certification in CPR, First Aid, and AED.
6/2008 to 8/2008 WGBH Boston, Design Squad TV show
Provided health care to the cast and crew of the show for 10 weeks in Boston, MA and traveled to other states and Jamaica to film episodes
Registered Nurse (Volunteer)
8/2005 to 12/2015 - American Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley
Responded to local fire and flood calls, assisted Red Cross clients in replacing their lost medications, medical equipment, eyeglasses, and dentures. Also networked with physicians, pharmacies, and insurance plans
Deployed nationally to manage Health Services during extensive flooding, wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes with Disaster Services Human Resources. (Katrina, Hurricane Ike, San Diego Wildfires, Oklahoma flooding, Hurricane Sandy, Papal visit to Philadelphia -2015)
Managed regional Red Cross Disaster Health Services for South-Central PA which encompasses 22 counties from 2010 – 2015. Collaborated with National Red Cross to staff Health Services for Hurricane Sandy shelters 10/2012.
June 1978 – March 1983, Doctor’s Hospital, Massillon OH
Worked 11-7 shift in ICU/CCU10 bed unit as charge RN, providing bedside care, treatment, and clinical documentation for cardiac patients and those critically ill. Handled IV and medication administration, dressing changes, ventilator care, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, and all other aspects of critical 1:1 nursing care. Facilitated admissions, discharges and transfers; prepared chart notes and other documentation.
July 2016 – School Nurse Certification (CSN) Eastern Mennonite Univ. GPA 4.00
May 2015 – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Liberty University GPA 3.90
December 2012 - BA from Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Science GPA: 3.91 (Dean’s List) and graduated Summa Cum Laude
Degree Highlights: Adolescent Development, Adult Development, Dynamics of Family Interaction, Family Resource Management, Psychology, Sociology, Ethics of Caring, Interpersonal Relations, Statistics, Sociology of Aging, Parenting, Women in the Criminal Justice System, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Marital Relationships, Human Sexuality, Fundamentals of Relational Communication
May 1982 – 1 year Bible education, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
May 1978 – 3 Year Diploma in Nursing (RN), Massillon City Hospital School of
Nursing, Massillon, OH, GPA: 3.276
3 years of clinical training in a hospital setting while taking nursing courses and college courses at Kent State University
Clinical Highlights: Rotations in Med/Surg, OB/GYN, Surgery, Intensive Care, Psychiatrics, IV therapy, Community Health.
Other Volunteer Experience
Prison Ministry at Cumberland County Prison – Co-taught a Bible study and mentored women inmates in jail and when they were released (2004-2007)
Skills and Certifications
RN license from the State of Pennsylvania – exp. 10/2019
CPR, First Aid, and AED from American Heart Assoc. exp. 06/2019
Computer literate in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance 9/15/15
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check Clearance 9/21/15
FBI Fingerprint Clearance for PA Dept. of Education 9/30/15