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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Orlando, FL
October 31, 2018

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Kimberly Henson-Rishel, RN, BSN, RN-BC, MSN, NP-C

**** ******* ** ****. #***, Orlando, FL, 32807



Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with over 30 years of patient care experience as an RN. Recently board-certified in Family Nurse Practice. Compassionately delivers high-quality care through evidence-based guidelines and caring behaviors. Dedicated to motivating patients with chronic illnesses in self-care and improving quality of life. Experienced in a wide variety of health care areas such as acute care, critical care, home health care, long-term care, and medical provider offices. Passionate about nursing being a career of life-long learning opportunities.


Maintains strong clinical skills.

Knowledgeable in medical management of acute and chronic illnesses.

Demonstrates intuitive and educated critical thinking.

Performs accurate physical assessments.

Analyzes history, physical assessment, and diagnostics to develop individualized plan of care.

Participates in specified health promotion, education, and prevention.

Effective written, verbal, and electronic communication skills.

Establishes, retains and grows strong relationships with patients and members of the health care team.

Ability to problem solve and deal with a variety of situations.

Logged over 800 clinical hours as a nurse practitioner student.

Work Experience:

Surgical Progressive Care Unit Staff RN-Colorectal surgical unit

Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando FL

Ph:407-***-**** (Oct 2016-Present)

Delivers acute nursing care to PCU patients with emphasis on colorectal surgery. Maximized recovery through evidence-based practice, specifically the Early Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program, thus decreasing patient length of stay significantly. Demonstrates action-based teamwork. Mentors new graduate nurses. Performs daily RN skills including central line care and maintenance, administration of TPN, enteral feedings, nasogastric tube insertion, complex wound care, diabetic management, pain management, ostomy care, patient education, and phlebotomy. Collaborates with provider rounding to keep all parties well-informed.

Surgical Progressive Care Unit Staff RN

Winter Park Memorial Hospital/Florida Hospital Winter Park, Winter Park, FL

Ph: 407-***-****) (March 2010-Oct 2016)

Provided direct patient care of PCU patients with emphasis on surgical patients. Able to function in multiple roles as assigned such as monitor tech, unit secretary, and relief charge nurse. Patient Care Experience committee leader in 2012 and 2013 enacting many new initiatives to improve patient satisfaction scores.

Emergency Department Staff RN

Baptist Homestead Hospital, Homestead FL

Ph: 786-***-****) (October 2007-February 2010)

Prioritized and provided direct patient care for all ages including pediatrics with acuity from urgent, to acute, and resuscitative critical care. Responsibilities ranged from rescue triage to acute care admission and discharge. Patient care was effectively managed in a fast-paced environment with a diverse staff and patient population.

Intensive Care Staff RN

Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda, FL

Ph: 941-***-****) (Dec. 2002-Oct. 2007)

Performed direct patient care of patients with life threatening illness requiring titration of critical care drugs, frequent monitoring of hemodynamic status, ventilator management, and accurate identification of arrhythmias. Experience with sheaths, balloon pumps, Swan- Ganz catheters, ICP monitoring, ventilators, and CRRT complete management. With experience shared rotating charge responsibilities with other team members. Demonstrated ability to act quickly and provide effective interventions in critical situations.

Unit Manager Sub-acute Unit/Night Shift Supervisor

Tandem Healthcare, Port Charlotte, FL

Ph: 941-***-****) (Nov. 2001-Nov. 2002)

Management and supervision of skilled nursing facility 30 bed unit.

Home Health Care RN/Case Manager

Gentiva Health Services formerly Blake Home Health, Bradenton, FL (1995-2001)

Coordination and management of services for patients receiving care in the home environment.

Education and Certifications:

Active Florida Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License APRN2082282, October 2018

A.A.N.P. Family Nurse Practitioner Certification F09180487, September 2018

Active Florida License RN2082282

M.S.N. Program for FNP, South University, August 2017

B.S.N., University of South Florida, May 2015

A.A., Valencia College, Winter Park, FL, August 2013

A.A.S., Nursing, Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ, May 1988

ANCC Gerontological Nurse Certification 2015-2020

Current BLS and ACLS Certification

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