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Registered Nurse Practitioner

Medina, Tennessee, United States
August 16, 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 Education

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




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 HEATHER HICKS, MSN, APRN, FNP-C


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 Affiliations

*American Association of Nurse Practitioners, AANP

*West Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Association, WTNPA Certifications

• 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 Interests

*Research, and quality improvement

*Reading, long walks, and baking



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