Cynthia A. Brown, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CRNI
*** ******* ***** ******, **, Winter Haven, Fl. 33881
Highly qualified, board-certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner driven to build strong relationships with patients and their families while advocating best outcomes within the patients goals of care.
10 plus years experience in variety of care settings, including inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home and remote connection. Experienced in primary & acute care management along with pulmonary, cardiology, urology, sleep medicine, oncology, infusion therapy. Adult education teaching in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs with local colleges. Certified in Interact Educator for identification, documentation and communication of changes of status to allow for timely interventions.
Looking for career opportunity to utilize current skills while learning new or advanced skills to enhance care and outcomes.
8/2008 - present ARNP @ Haley Center
Volunteer ARNP @ free primary care center providing medical care and education to underserved/uninsured. Participates in clinical training for NP/PA students. Coordinates with clinic director to develop disease management protocols for improved care and patient engagement.
12/2014 - 9/2018 Nocturnal ARNP @ Lakeland Regional Health
Provide on call clinical coverage to SNF/ALF/HHC, office patient, along with inpatient coverage for all issues related to care. Goal of improved quality of care, prevent admission or re-admission to hospital. Provide HEIDIS audits to assist with quality care standards & documentation.
Development & education to SNF/HHC staff on major disease protocols to improve timeliness and quality of care and prevent unnecessary admission or
4/14 - 11/14/2014 ARNP@ Trident Mobile Clinical Services
Provide Acute & Chronic Disease Management for residents of SNF, ALF and Independent setting to improve quality & timeliness of care with decreased complications, admissions or readmission to higher level of care. Provide clinic hours for independent residents at Florida Presbyterian Homes
ARNP @ A.G.S. Healthcare Services
2/2014 - 4/2014
(Company left area) Provided medical care for patients of SNF/ALF to improve quality of care and prevent avoidable admissions or readmissions. Provided clinic hours for independent residents of Florida Presbyterian Homes.
***Subcontracted position with AGS & Trident to provide continued services at Florida Presbyterian Homes and be available as business established in Polk County.
3/2012 - 2/2014 ARNP/Director of Clinical Quality @ Florida Presbyterian Homes
Primary ARNP for SNF, ALF, independent residents/employees. Develop
and implement tools & staff education with improved clinical quality and reduction
of unnecessary re-hospitalizations to 0%.
520/11 - 2/2012 ARNP @ Central Florida Health Care &
5/2009 - 7/2009 ARNP @ CFHC via contract w/ Maxim Healthcare
Primary care ARNP serving the underserved and underinsured population in rural healthcare office. Developed language specific patient education material
for all served.
720/09 - 4/28/2011 ARNP @ Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
Urology/Oncology & Cancer Screening/Prevention
Provided office & hospital based care for urology/oncology patients.
Performed mobile cancer prevention screening in the community setting. Developed patient education for new Prostate Cancer of Excellence.
orthopedic surgery/recovery 3/09 - 7/09
11/2008 – 3/2009 ARNP @ Bond Clinic Pulmonary/Sleep/Critical Care
Provided inpatient & outpatient evaluation, care and management to specific pulmonary disease/critical care patient population.
2/2004 – 11/08 ARNP/Rounding Nurse @ Pulmonary Disease Specialist
Evaluate patients in hospital and clinic setting for critical care, pulmonary/sleep or other related illnesses.
Rounding on hospital based patients prior to MD to assure diagnostic results available & initiate progress note. Communicate & educate patient & family, collaborate with interdisciplinary team to assure needs met. Initiate diagnostic procedures with follow up.
8/2006 – 5/2008
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
BSN/MSN - GERONTOLOGICAL ADVANCE PRACTICE NURSE PROGRAM
Recipient of John A. Hartford; Creating Careers Geriatric Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship 1/2007 – 5/2008
Life Long Learning Scholarship 8/07 – 5/2008
Geriatric Leadership Initiative Participant 11/07
Golden Key International Honor Society 10/2007 – Present
Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society 2/2008 - Present
NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts/Organizational Management 5/1990 – 8/1991
POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate of Science, Nursing 8/1986 -5/ 1988 Fl. License 1988 - present
Paramedic Program 1/1983 – 6/ 1983 Fl. License 1983 - 1990
Emergency Medical Technician 6/1980 – 8/1980 Fl. License 1980 – 1990
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Gerontological Nurse Practitioner 2008 - present #1953522
DEA License 2017 - present
BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification 1979 - present
CRNI (Certified Registered Nurse Infusion) 1997 - present
CCRN (Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse) 2004 - 2014
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) 1983 - 2012
CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) 1989 - 1993