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Nurse Practitioner Medical

Hamilton Township, New Jersey, 08330, United States
May 17, 2018

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Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey 1977–1981

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Honors Graduate GPA 3.8

Jersey City State College, Jersey City, New Jersey 1983-1985

Graduate Course work in Masters in Health Care Administration

University Of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana. 2004-2006

Masters of Science in Nursing /Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Honors Graduate GPA 3.6


Registered Nurse Licensure

NJ RN License No. 26NO07667500

NJ APN License No. 26NJ00501300

KY RN License No. 1142182

KY APN License No. 3009116

IN RN License No. 281146484

IN APRN License IN 71002457a

DEA Registration No. MC1543075

NJ CDS P0074410

Certified Registered Medical Examiner No. 325-***-****

Certification Acute Care Nurse Practitioner American Nurses Credential Center No 200-***-****

BLS and ACLS certified

Certified Parish Nurse Basic



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MedOp Behavioral Health Associates of NJ PC

Nurse Practitioner provide psychiatric medication management to local skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.

Inspira Health Network: Internal Medicine Group NJ

Nurse Practitioner at Family Medicine Mantua

Evansville Multi-Specialty Clinic Evansville, Indiana

August 2015 to June 2016 Nurse Practitioner Family Medicine

Medical of Dubois, Jasper, Indiana

February 2013 to 2015

Urgent Care Medicine Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Health Medicine

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Jasper, Indiana

ACNP for Holland Family Medicine till 2008, Dr. Robert Ehrhard; ENT, and Memorial Family Care, Santa’s Family Medicine and Dale Family Medicine and Huntingburg Urgent Care.

Provide urgent care needs for patients that come to Huntingburg Urgent care.

Provide Primary care to local population in Holland and surrounding areas.

Provide Primary care for Indigent/Medicaid population in Jasper and surrounding area at Memorial Family Care Clinic

Provide specialty ENT care and Sleep Medicine Care within the practice of Dr Robert Ehrhard, which includes all follow up post ops, ENT diagnosis, and Sleep medicine follow up for Obstructive sleep apnea, Insomnia, Parasomnia, hypoxemia. Provide primary care to patients in the Santa’s Family Medicine Clinic and Dale Family Medicine.

Cardiovascular Care of Northern Carolina: Dr. Louis Allen Kindman

ACNP for Cardiovascular Care Of Northern Carolina: Dr. Louis Allen Kindman

Provided cardiology care to general cardiology, post interventional cardiology, nuclear stress testing, Holter and loop monitoring, echocardiography, consultations, in two area offices. Also two hospitals.

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Congestive Heart Failure, General. and Interventional Cardiology Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Nurse Clinician Employee: Dr. Monica Shah, MD

Provided Congestive Heart Failure management/ care including assessment, dictation of history and physicals, education, follow up on diagnostic tests including echocardiograms, stress test, PFTs, pre transplant work up, and laboratory data.

Managed acute illnesses and chronic disease exacerbations for CHF patients in Dr Monica Shah’s clinic.

Nurse Clinician Employee: Dr.Lawrence Crawford, MD

Provided general cardiology care management for chest pain, angina, hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia, disease, endocarditis, and coronary artery disease patients. Cares including assessment, dictation of history and physicals, education, follow up on diagnostic tests including echocardiograms, stress test, PFTs, pre transplant work up, review of cardiac catheterization films, and laboratory data.

Duke University Health System/Medical Center, Durham, NC

Staff Nurse Adult Cardiac Catheterization Unit

Responsible for pre procedure prep of patients and recovery of patients post interventional and diagnostic catheterizations (peripheral and cardiac)

Cardiology Triage Nurse and Nurse Clinician for Dr Lawrence Crawford and Dr. Monica Shah

Newly developed position to triage Duke Cardiology Physicians patient calls requesting prescriptions, appointments, or triage of symptoms/disease processes.

Developed Triage protocols, flow process and handling of calls.

Assisted in the development of computerized documentation of calls coming through the nurse triage line.

Staff RN Clinical Nurse III in Cardiology and orthopedics Clinics at Duke Health Center South point.

Nurse Clinician for Dr. Monica Shah involved assessment of and follow up calls to congestive heart failure, transplant, and cardiomyopathy patients.

Research/Clinical coordinator for STARBRITE research Dr Monica Shah Principal Investigator. Involved study of tailoring treatment based on BNP level vs. Congestive score level. Abstract has been submitted for Late breaking trials and American Heart Association conference.

Committee Member for Women Heart Health community Education

Chair of the Performance Improvement Committee at South point Developed Cardiology Clinical Practice Protocols/Guidelines for South point Outpatient clinic

Staff Nurse assisting orthopedic physicians with exams, post op suture removal, crutch walking instructions, occasional casting.

Staff RN-Clinical III Medical Intensive Care Unit Sept.

Chairperson of Clinical Practice Council for unit

Member of Education Committee

Member of Scheduling committee

16 bed unit with patient population of GI bleeds, ventilator/pulmonary compromised patients i.e. Lung transplant, copd, cardiac arrests, and other diagnosis overflow of trauma orthopedic patients

Charge responsibilities as assigned.

Functioned as a charge nurse and staff nurse

Shared governance model

Provided individualized care in the MICU

Expertise in hemodynamic monitoring, pulmonary artery catheters, titrating drips, mechanical ventilation, of the critically ill client.

Assistant Nurse Manager Neuroscience Center

Assistant Management responsibility for three units, which include a total of 80 beds, related to neurological population both surgical and medical. It also included a neurointensive care unit.

Project Management and Strategic Business Planning

Supervised unit schedules

Facilitated three committees: schedule, interview, patient satisfaction

Member of the Neuroscience Center Collaborative Practice Council and Leadership Council

Conducted personnel evaluations and assisted manger in staff development as needed.

NA II Faculty

Staff RN Clinical II in Cardio thoracic Critical Care Unit and Staffing Resource Unit Critical Care

16 bed open heart lung transplant unit

Critical Care float pool nurse for all critical care areas which included Trauma/Surgical ICU, ER, Neuro ICU, CCU, and MICU

Functioned as a charge nurse and staff nurse on a 16 bed cardiac step-down unit

Provided individualized care for coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacement surgical clients.

Atlantic City Medical Center Atlantic City, NJ

Project Manager

Researched, designed, and evaluated implementation of new charting modalities such as development of charting by exceptions, standards of Care, and Clinical Pathways specific to patient population and hospital practice

Staff Nurse

Intensive Care Unit

PACU per diem on call

Surgical/Orthopedic Unit

Clinical Manager

In charge of all clinical aspects of unit including writing and developing standards of care, overseeing documentation processes, and education of staff.

Prepared goals and objectives for departmental strategic planning including budgetary aspects.

Implemented Total Quality Management, utilizing tools with daily operations. Led unit in successfully implementing shared governance committees.

Increased RN/LPN mix while decreasing overtime.

Facilitated Hospital’s Patient Flow Task Force designed to integrate TQM system and improve patient flow within health care facility. Part of a 3M Company videotaping project.

Established a 10-step quality review process in statistical analysis of unit.

Chaired Customer Advocate Task Force, addressing market value image and benchmarking against competitors while meeting state regulations.

Controlled inventory of medical surgical and office supplies.

Responsible for financial budgetary aspects of unit operations.

St James Hospital Newark, NJ

Discharge Planning Coordinator

Coordinated all aspects of patient discharge integrating patient needs such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy, home care service and rehabilitation

Established and implemented discharge policies and procedure manual

Educated nursing staff to improve quality care in an effort to decrease length of stay.

Assisted joint venture contracts with durable medical equipment companies and home care.

Head Nurse Medical Surgical Unit

Managed 28 bed Medical Surgical Unit from clinical aspects to all business aspects inclusive of budget and strategic plans for the unit.

Adult Intensive Care and Telemetry Units

Cared for a variety of critically ill clients.

Adult intensive care units that included cardiac, trauma, burn, surgical, medicine, pulmonary, neurosurgery, orthopedic and thoracic surgery.

Primary Preceptor assumed responsibility for orienting and training student nurses and nurse orientees.

St Barnabas Medical Center

Staff and Charge RN

RN on 42 beds Surgical unit, which composed of vascular, orthopedic/trauma and general surgery population.


Duke University Medical Center: Preceptor: Anita Cook, RN, MSN APRN Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine

General Peripheral Artery Disease care management for renal artery stenosis, saphenous/peripheral artery stenosis, and lower extremity stasis ulcers/wounds. Inpatient and outpatient rounding with wound care team.

Care including assessment, dictation of history and physicals, education, follow up on diagnostic tests including Ankle/Brachia Indexes, Doppler’s/sonography, wound debridement and treatment planning, review of interventional catheterization and arteriogram films, and laboratory data

Care included cardiac catheterization inclusive of pre admission testing, inpatient and discharge process

Rounding on cardiac floors, critical care, open heart, heart transplant team, CHF team, and outpatient cardiac clinic

Medical ICU, pulmonary lung transplant team, ventilator management, general pulmonary medicine


Pocono Nephrology Associates, East Stroudsburg, PA

Adult Primary Care/Internal Medicine/Nephrology

Primary Care Office-Internal Medicine, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Peter Casale, MD

Managed acute illnesses and chronic, complex, multi-system disease processes in a suburban internal medicine clinic.

Counseled clients regarding health risk factors, smoking cessation, stress management, physical activity, and disease management.

Performed both inpatient and outpatient assessment and care management of all stages of chronic Kidney disease and renal diseases.

Rounded in two dialysis centers in addition to in hospital dialysis patients.

Participated in nephrology consulting as referred to Pocono Nephrology Associates.


Duke University Health System, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Durham, NC

Clinical Preceptor: Catherine DelBuono, RN, MSN, APRN

Provided Diabetes care management in outpatient clinic including referrals as needed to cardiology, wound care management team, hospital admissions, diabetic educator, and vascular specialists.

Provided assessment, dictated History and physicals, adjusted all types of hypoglycemic agents based on assessment. Reviewed lab data as needed.

Assessment and plan of care development for other endocrine diseases such as hyper and hypothyroidism, Cushing syndrome, Addison’s disease, and Graves’ disease.

Family Practice

Duke University Health System, Private Diagnostic Clinic

Butner/Creedmoor Family Medicine, Creedmoor, NC

Clinical Preceptor Collette Carver RN,MSN, FNP

Managed acute and stable chronic illnesses of families.

Focused on health maintenance, health promotion, risk reduction, and client education.


Duke University Health System Orthopedic Outpatient Clinic

Clinical Preceptor: Samuel Stanley, MD

Clinical learning with pre and post op orthopedic surgical care.

Exposed to common orthopedic injuries such as sprains, strains, Degenerative joint disease, and carpel tunnel syndrome.

Reviewed radiological films related to orthopedic diseases.


Member of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

Previously member of American Association of Critical Care Nurses was a Board Member of South Jersey Shore Chapter of AACN

Member of American Association of Nurse practitioner’s

Member of the American College of Nurse Practitioner’s

Member of Health Ministries Association

Member of the Tri-State parish Nurses Association

Member of Nurse’s Christian Fellowship

Previous Secretary and Current Board member of the Santa Claus’s Optimist Club in Santa Claus Indiana

Board member of Dubois County American Red Cross

Board Member of the Village at Harding’s Run Condo Association

Previous Membership in the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses

Preceptor of Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing for students internship in leadership/management curriculum

Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses

Who’s Who in New Jersey, 1991

International Woman of the Year. 1991-92

Biographical Inclusion, 2000 Notable American Women, 1990

Dictionary of International Biographies, 1989

United States Citizen Ambassador Nursing Delegate to the People’s Republic of China

Who’s Who among Women Executives, 1989

Most Professional Nurse, elected by peers at St. Barnabas Medical Center, 1984

Manager of the Quarter Atlantic City Medical Center, November 1990-Januarary 1991

Member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society and served two terms as Corresponding Secretary of the Epsilon Rho Chapter. Presently ongoing membership in USI chapter Sigma Delta Epsilon.

Elected Member: New York Academy of Science

Phi Zetta Kappa Academic Honor Society, Fairliegh Dickinson University

Previous member of the Discharge Planning Coordinators Association

Member of American Nurse Association

Previous Member of the National Neuroscience Nurses Associations

Poster presentation at the 1999 National Neuroscience Nursing Association annual

American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Member

AACN National Continuing Education Article Review Panel

Board of Directors Advisory Team, 1998-99


Coordinator of The Catholic community of North Spencer Tri-Parish health Ministry Commission: organized three parishes to initiate a Health Ministry Team that provides health education programs, yearly health fair, Blood pressure Screenings, first aid classes, CPR classes, and youth education at vacation Bible School. Applied for an awarded Covenant Monies from Wellborn Foundation for St. Joseph’s in Dale, St. Nicholas in Santa Claus, and Mary Help of Christians for a total of twenty five hundred dollars to start and obtain program/materials for our health ministry team.

Blood Pressure Fair at Immaculate Conception Parish, Durham, NC

Stewardship Committee Immaculate Conception parish Durham, NC 2000-2004

Administered Flu Shots for Bethesda community senior citizens Durham NC

Parish Nurse/Developed Health Council Immaculate Conception Parish, Durham, NC 2001-2004

Santa Claus Optimist Club


A Comparison of Three Psychosocial Factors in Two Groups of Diabetics (2006). Masters Research Project performed at Duke University Endocrinology Clinic. Presented at University of Southern Indiana Annual Research Conference April 2006.

STARBRITE; A Randomized Pilot Trial of BNP-Guided Therapy in Patients with Advance Heart Failure Abstract accepted for American Heart Association Annual Conference November 2006 for alternate of Late Breaking trials and Presentation for a concurrent session. STARBRITE was a multi-center trial designed to test if an outpatient fluid management strategy guided by brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels and clinical targets would lead to fewer days hospitalized or dead over 90 days following the first clinic visit compared to an outpatient strategy using clinical targets alone.



Shah, M, M.D., Claise, K. RN, MSN, Bowers, M NP (2005) Testing new targets of therapy in advance heart failure: The design and rationale of the Strategies for Tailoring Advance Heart Failure Regimens in the Outpatient Setting: BRain Natriuretic Peptide Versus the Clinical CongesTion ScorE (STARBRITE trial). American Heart Journal, Vol 150, Issue 5. November 2005, pgs 893-898

Rebecca Kush, PhD,1 Liora Alschuler,2 Roberto Ruggeri,3 Sally Cassells,4 Nitin Gupta,5 Landen Bain,6 Karen Claise, RN,7 Monica Shah, MD,8 Meredith Nahm9.From 1The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium; 2Alschuler Associates, LLC; 3Microsoft Corporation; 4Lincoln Technologies; 5Digital Infusion; 6Topsail Technologies; 7Duke University Medical Center; 8Columbia University*; 9Duke Clinical Research Institute. Implementing Single Source: The STARBRITE Proof-of-Concept Study. JAMIA


Claise, K., & Hurlbut, R. (2006) A Comparison of Three Psychosocial Factors in Two Groups of Diabetics. Concurrent session presentation at University of Southern Indiana Annual Research Conference, Evansville Indiana. (April, 2006).

Claise, K., & Miller, S. (1999). Developing a Discharge Planning process on a neuroscience unit. Poster session presented at the 1999 national Neuroscience Nursing Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Allen, K., & Smith, C. (2001, November).

Claise, K. (1995) Applying Total Quality Management in Developing a Shared Governance Model on a Medical Surgical Nursing Unit. Poster Session presented at the 1995 National Medical Surgical Nurse Conference, New Orleans, LA. (1995, November)

Claise, K., & Madera, M (1991) Mentoring the New Graduate Nurse in Critical Care Unit. Concurrent Session presentation in the Annual Conference of the South Jersey Chapter of American Association of Critical Care Nurses


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