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Registered Nurse Practitioner

Palm Bay, Florida, United States
October 30, 2018

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Sheryl Meeuwsen, RN

Melbourne, FL ***** 321-***-****

Nursing Practitioner

Skilled and highly trained healthcare professional with newly-earned Recent Master’s degree recipient for Family Nurse Practitioner. Military veteran with extensive experience as registered nurse and clinical nurse manager providing quality, evidence-based patient care within dynamic and high-pressure environments.


Team Building and Leadership

Staff Training and Development

Project Management

Emergency and Urgent Care

JCAHO/HIPAA Compliance

Electronic Medical Record

Patient Education & Support

Cross-Cultural Communication

Medication Administration


CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER/REGISTERED NURSE Wuesthoff Hospital, Melbourne, FL 2016 to Present

Supervise daily work flow and clinical support of unit including 8-10 staff in evidence-based facility. Collaborate with physicians and additional healthcare professionals to control narcotics, manage patient records and orders, conduct audits, and comply with established policies and procedures. Train and assist with techniques and processes. Provide care to 3-5 patients each shift.

Promoted to Clinical Nurse Manager within six months of starting with hospital.

Served as preceptor/mentor to train and provide orientation to new personnel on organization workflow and policies.

Helped migration EMR from PULSE/MAP to Meditech in 2018 and aided transition for PSS system for pharmaceutical distribution and documentation.

Oversaw audit documentation for hourly rounding, turn team, call bell response, and physician order/telemetry identification compliance.

REGISTERED NURSE Wuesthoff Hospital, Melbourne, FL 2016

Analyze adults with cardiac issues, ileus, substance abuse withdraws, post ICU patients, and post-cardiac cath. Administered medications, worked with doctors, healthcare specialists, and external health resources to plan, manage, and provide patient health care.

Tracked cardiac status with telemetry, interruptions of cardiac rhythms, evaluated patient treatments and progression, and educated patients and family on health issues.

CASE MANAGER/REGISTERED NURSE VITAS Healthcare, Melbourne, FL 2014-2015

Worked as primary nurse for home bound patients. Liaised with doctors to communicate changes and receive orders, Partnered with primary caregiver to assess patient needs and changes and ensure comfort for end-of-life cases. Connected with social workers and chaplain to meet patient and caregiver needs, arrange medications, and deliver supplies to home.

Taught families on disease process and end-of-life progression.

REGISTERED NURSE Holmes Regional Medical Care, Melbourne, FL 2001-2014

Cared for pre and post-surgical cardiac and thoracic, CHF, and post-surgical patients including general surgeries and orthopedic in telemetry unit. Inserted intravenous needles, chest tubes, Foley catheters, and nasogastric tubes. Introduced intravenous cardiac medications including dopamine, Cardizem, and Heparin.

Promoted from telemetry unit travel nurse to permanent staff in 2002.

Worked on team helping staff launch sunrise documentation (EMR) and additional system update.

Served on Super-User Intravenous Insertion, Medical Records Review Team, 2005-2014; Preceptor, 2003-2014; Computer Resource Group, 2003-2013; Pain Management Team, 2003-2007; and Relief Charge Nurse. 2005-2006.

Helped perform bedside procedures including cardioversion, chest tube removal, chest tube insertion, central line placement, and post cardiac catherization monitoring and sheath removal.

Chaired Celebration Committee facilitating special events for personal employee recognition including birthdays, weddings, graduations, and births.

Additional experience as Traveling Registered Nurse for University of North Carolina-Durham, NC; Registered Nurse for St. Anthony's Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK; Medical Laboratory Technician/Medical Assistant for Tulsa A.N.G., Tulsa, OK; Medical Laboratory Technician for Oklahoma Blood Institution, Oklahoma City, OK; and Medical Laboratory Technician for United States Air Force, Dover, DE


Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Chamberlain College of Nursing, Online, Chicago, IL, and Sebastian/Sebring/Orlando, FL, 2018

Bachelors of Science in Nursing Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK

Emergency Medical Technician United States Air Force, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX

Medical Laboratory Technician United States Air Force, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX

Family Nurse Practitioner F07181740, 2018-2023

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License #ARNP 9180931

ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2018-Present

BLS-Basic Life Support, 2018-Present

Registered Nurse, State of Florida Nursing License #RN 9180931, 1999-Present

Cardiac/Vascular Certification, ANCC, 2004-2014


American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Florida Association for Nurse Practitioners

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