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Family Nurse Practitioner

St. Petersburg, FL
December 23, 2018

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Martha S. Folsom, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

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St Petersburg, FL 33709 Cell: 727-***-****

Licenses and Certification:

Florida license APRN 795002 DEA# MF4239201 NPI # 147*******

Board Certified as Family Nurse Practitioner by ANCC, 2003 – current

Basic Life Support Instructor, 2018

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certified 1998 – 2010, Instructor

NCC certification in Low Risk Nursery, 1990- present

ANCC certification in Nursing Administration, 1985-1995


Masters of Science, Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner program at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2003

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, USF, Tampa FL, 1995 (cum laude)

Associate of Science in Nursing, Polk Community (now State) College, Winter Haven, FL, 1975 (cum laude)

Professional Experience:

2018 Community Health Centers of Pinellas: (Current position) Clinical and Quality Educator, development and presentation of education programs for clinical staff and providers, particularly in relationship to quality improvement measures, meaningful use, and HEDIS goals.

2007-2017 Community Health Centers of Pinellas: ARNP, functioned independently in providing in-office care to pediatric, women’s health (OB/GYN) and adult family medicine patients in Federally Qualified Health Center, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic conditions; participated in quality improvement programs; assisted in the opening of new clinic offices; regularly made newborn nursery rounds at Bayfront Baby Place, Bayfront Hospital, St. Petersburg.

2006: ARNP, Associate in practice of John B. DeCosmo, DO, at Millennium Medical, provided a full range of in-office ARNP duties in a family practice/complimentary medicine setting

2006: ARNP, Associate in practice of Jeffery Hirschfield, MD, Pediatrics (part-time)

2004-2008: ARNP, Associate in practice of Elinor Miranda, MD, pediatric, (part-time)

Fall 2003: Adjunct Clinical Instructor, ARNP, St. Petersburg College: Medical/ Surgical Clinical Instructor for the LPN to RN transitional students (part-time)

1980-2005 Bayfront Medical Center, RNC, Multiple professional nursing roles: direct patient care; clinical and educational resource for staff members and students, facilitator and coordinator of QI projects; orientation for new employees, facilitator of research projects, and active participant in various hospital committees. Managerial responsibilities included problem resolution, supervision of staff, performance evaluation, scheduling, budgeting, and staff development

Clinical Nurse 3: Special Care and Newborn Nursery, 1990-2005

11-7 Charge Nurse, Special Care and Newborn Nursery 1986-1989

Nurse Manager of the Postpartum/ Antepartum Units 1981-1985

Staff Nurse, Medical/Surgical, GYN and Postpartum units, 1980

1975-1979: RN/Staff nurse in L&D, Nursery and Medical Surgical nursing.

1977–1979: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dade City (now East Pasco Medical


1976-1977: Bayfront Medical Center (now Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg)

1975-1976: Pasco Community Hospital, Dade City (now Bayfront Health, Dade


1975 Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, FL

Professional Organizations and Leadership

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Academy of Neonatal Nurses (ANN)

Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Beta Chapter

Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN)

Clinical Preceptor for ARNP students: USF, UT, FSU

AWHONN Evidenced Based Clinical Practice Guideline Development Team, Neonatal Skin Care, 2001

Bayfront Medical Center (BMC) Liaison to St. Petersburg College (SPC) Nursing Advisory Board, 1998- 2002


Co-Author chapter: “The Neonate: Physical and Gestational Age Examination and Alterations” for Neonatal Nursing Secrets, 2003, Hanley and Belfus, Medical Publishers, Inc. pp217-240

Neonatal Skin Care Clinical Practice Guidelines, AWHONN 2001

Always on Time, Mission Mosaic, Vol3, No. 11, pp E6, August, 1998

Amnioinfusion for Meconium Staining: Does It Help?, Maternal Child Nursing, Vol.

22, pp 74-79, March/April 1997

Ukrainian Adventure, Vital Signs, Vol. VII, No.9, pg 20, April 29, 1997

The Pendulum Swings, Vital Signs, Vol. VII, No.13, pg 4 June 24, 1997

Awards and Honors:

2008 and 2007 Citation for Excellence, Community Health Centers of Pinellas

1997 and 1995 Excellence in Research, Bayfront Medical Center

1997 and 1994 Bright Award for Customer Service Projects, Bayfront Medical Center

1995 Poster Presentation, Nursing Research, Nursing Spectrum Career Forum, West


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