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Nurse Registered

San Antonio, TX
October 25, 2018

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Kathryn Shepperd Martinez, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CPAN is a self-motivated achiever with nearly 30 years of nursing experience in both clinical and academic settings seeking new employment opportunities in cardiovascular nursing. Her strong verbal and communication skills, ability to relate to patients and colleagues, and strong leadership traits differentiate her from other colleagues in the field. She is well organized, hard-working and highly energized.


Graduate Nursing Research Assistant July 2017 – August 2018 The University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX

• Conduct research for Dr. Jean Dols, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

• Write, edit and ideate for university publications regarding research for nurse retention rates

• Lead, conduct and analyze focus groups to study patterns in nurse retention rates RN Peri OP Services / PACU April 2014 - Present

Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital / Christus Medical Center San Antonio, TX

• Serve and lead as the team’s relief charge nurse and preceptor.

• Member of the resource Pool for Christus Santa Rosa including all perioperative areas: Pre-op, Post-op Adult and Pediatric, GI, and Discharge.

• Current with ACLS and PALS certifications

Vascular Access Nurse / PICC Nurse Dec. 2007 - May 2011 Christus Santa Rosa San Antonio, TX

• Served as a charter member of Christus Santa Rosa’s vascular access program, and initiated the PICC line program at the Medical Center campus.

• Composed training manuals, led seminars, and partnered with infection control department to decrease central line infections and increase patient safety; this resulted in zero line infections.

• Contributed to education services for central line and PICC line and trained and precepted nurses to place PICC lines.

Nursing Instructor June 2007 - Nov. 2007

Galen School of Nursing San Antonio, TX

• Served as the Maternal Child Clinical Instructor and Mental Health Classroom Instructor

• Supervised and led students in classroom and clinical settings, and developed lecture materials, tests, projects and assignments for all students.

Infusion Nurse Dec. 2006 - Dec. 2007

Castle Hills Infusion Center San Antonio, TX

• Initiated high risk infusions (Remicade, Retuxin, IVIG, antibiotics, and others), and monitored all patients for potentially serious side effects or reactions. RN PACU, PRE-OP San Antonio, TX

Physician's Ambulatory Surgical Center, San Antonio, TX Feb. 2005 - Sept. 2005 Pasteur Plaza Surgery Center, San Antonio, TX Dec. 2004 - Feb. 2005

• Led and coordinated postoperative care for adult patients

• Facilitated pre-op evaluation of children and adults

• Counseled patients regarding patient and family education of discharge instructions Kathryn Shepperd Martinez MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CPAN Email: • Cell: 210-***-**** LinkedIn: RN PACU, PRE-OP San Antonio, TX

Christus Santa Rosa Ambulatory Surgery Center, Mar. 2002 - May 2007 Christus Children’s / Christus Hospital May 1997 – Mar. 2002

• Led and coordinated post anesthesia care of children and adults

• Facilitated pre-op evaluation of children and adults

• Counseled patients regarding patient and family education of discharge instructions ICU and Peri Operative RN May 1991 - May 1997

Christus Santa Rosa Northwest San Antonio, TX

• Worked with patients in the Medical and Surgical ICU patient care and Post Anesthesia Care division Ob / Gyn Nurse Nov. 1990 - May 1991

Dr. Heidi Heck M.D. San Antonio, TX

• Coordinated patient care for Obstetrics and Gynecological patients

• Counseled patients on prenatal care, nutrition, and safety Medical ICU RN May 1990 - Nov. 1990

Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital San Antonio, TX

• Coordinated and cared for critically ill patients in the ICU L&D Nurse Extern May 1989 - May 1990

Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital San Antonio, TX

• Coordinated and cared for patients in labor and antepartum Additional, Secondary Experience

Nursing Instructor Jan. 2016 – Jan. 2017

Galen School of Nursing San Antonio, TX

• Led, prepared curriculum for, and facilitated the Instructor Fundamentals Skills Laboratory class. Substitute School Nurse May 2013 to present

Alamo Heights ISD San Antonio, TX

• Responsible for students with chronic illnesses, mentally disabled, and those involved with minor trauma Case Manager May 1996 - May 1997

Hallmark Homecare San Antonio, TX

• Led, facilitated and coordinated patient care team, and supervised ancillary personnel of homebound patients.


University of the Incarnate Word, School of Nursing San Antonio, TX Master of Science in Nursing, with distinction, Clinical Nurse Specialist Program August 2018 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 1990

Graduate Clinical Work

San Antonio Premier Internal Medicine, 192 hours Fall 2017 St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Program, 192 hours Spring 2018 Dr. Jorge Alvarez Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio, 128 hours Summer 2018 Electronic Portfolio Link Relevant Research

Dols, J.D., Chargualaf, K.A., & Martinez, K.S. (2018-02). Registered Nurse Satisfaction and Intent to Stay at Current Hospital. University of Incarnate Word Research Day, San Antonio, Texas. Martinez, K.S., Jiles, V. (2018 -02). Post-operative Nausea and Vomiting. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference, Austin, Texas.

Honors & Certifications

Sister Charles Marie Frank Nursing Leadership Award Recipient, 2018 Spencer Lewis Scholarship Recipient, 2018

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Member, 2017 - Present The Nightingale Society Member, 2018 - Present

CCNS-AG- Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Gerontology 2018-Present CPAN - Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse 2014 - Present CRNI - Certified Registered Infusion Nurse 2009-2011 VA-BC- Vascular Access Nurse, Board Certified 2011-2013 BCLS - Currently certified by the American Heart Association Present ACLS - Currently certified by the American Heart Association Present PALS - Currently certified by the American Heart Association Present NIHSS - Stroke Certified Present

Professional Affiliations

San Antonio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, Active Member 2016 - Present Texas Clinical Nurse Specialists, Active Member 2017 - Present Texas Association of Nurse Practitioners, Active Member 2017 - Present Sigma Theta Tau, Active Member 2017- Present

American Society of PeriAnestheisa Nurses, Active Member 2014 - Present Volunteer Affiliations

Boy Scouts of America, Secretary for the Falcon Patrol Lauren Heights Garden Club, Active Member

Pi Beta Phi San Antonio Alumnae Chapter, Active Member Christ Episcopal Church, Multiple Committee Chairperson Battle of Flowers Organization, Co-Chair of Medal Sales / Hostess for Judges

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