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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Location:
Temple, Texas, United States
Posted:
November 06, 2018

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OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position as an advanced practice registered nurse.

EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, May 20, 2016

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 12, 2012

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA)

University Honors

Minor in Psychology

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

McLane Children’s Hospital, Registered Nurse, Temple, TX, May 2018 – PRESENT, January 2013 – December 2016

Independently manage extremely high risk neonates in a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit focusing on, but not limited to, respiratory support and management, nutritional support, and hematological support.

Collaborate with allied healthcare professionals to assess high risk neonates and develop an individualized plan of care.

Assess critically ill neonates, interpret assessment data, and adapt the plan of care according to assessment findings.

Provide emergent resuscitative care and assessment to critically ill infants, prioritizing care to maximize positive patient outcomes.

Serve as a change agent for practice improvement, education, and quality and safety measures through quality improvement projects and research based presentations.

oDeveloped a lecture on neurological development and pain management in the neonatal population and presents lecture to new staff in the unit and to staff annually.

Serve as a clinical coach for new registered nurses and as a team leader for colleagues.

McLane Children’s Killeen Pediatric Clinic, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-PC), Killeen, TX, December 2016 – May 2018

Independently performed and interpreted physical exams on neonates, infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents.

Independently constructed individualized plans of care for well-child and acute care visits for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents.

Independently managed children with chronic conditions including, but not limited to, asthma and attention deficit disorder.

Advocated for advanced care for neonates, infants, toddlers, and adolescents requiring acute care management and collaborated with colleagues to stabilize and arrange transport for these children.

Collaborated with fellow nurse practitioners and pediatricians to execute appropriate prescriptions, laboratory orders, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic testing, referrals, and treatment plans.

Collaborated with allied health care professionals to meet the developmental needs and coordinate the proper therapies for children with developmental delays and disabilities.

INTERNATIONAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Costa Rica Community Clinics, San Jose, Costa Rica, Winter 2012

Collaborated with fellow nursing students to execute an international mission trip to Costa Rica with the purpose of providing nursing care to underprivileged communities.

Interacted with Costa Rican medical personnel to organize clinics in various communities.

Scheduled patient appointments and treated patients for various medical conditions free of charge.

Interacted with a primarily pediatric population and demonstrated cultural competence in providing care.

STUDENT NURSE PRACTITIONER CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Fort Hood Pediatrics, Fort Hood, TX, Spring 2016

Independently performed and interpreted physical exams on neonates, infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents.

Independently constructed individualized plans of care for well-child and acute care visits for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents.

Independently managed children with chronic conditions including, but not limited to, asthma and attention deficit disorder.

Collaborated with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to execute appropriate prescriptions, laboratory orders, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic testing, referrals, and treatment plans.

McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic Pulmonology, Temple, TX, Spring 2016

Independently performed and interpreted physical exams on toddlers, children, and adolescents.

Independently constructed individualized plans of care for children with asthma, ranging from mild-intermittent to severe.

Independently diagnosed and managed children with chronic conditions including, but not limited to, asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and Chiari malformations.

Collaborated with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to execute and interpret appropriate prescriptions, laboratory orders, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic testing, referrals, and treatment plans.

McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic NICU Follow-Up, Temple, TX, Spring 2016

Independently performed and interpreted physical exams and advanced developmental exams on neonates, infants, and toddlers.

Independently constructed individualized plans of care for infants and toddlers with high risk developmental delays.

Independently managed children with chronic conditions including, but not limited to, Down’s syndrome, metabolic disorders, chronic lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, short-gut syndrome, and intraventricular hemorrhages.

Collaborated with a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner to execute and interpret appropriate prescriptions, laboratory orders, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic testing, referrals, and treatment plans.

McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic Neurology, Temple, TX, Fall 2015

Independently performed and interpreted physical exams on infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents.

Independently constructed individualized plans of care for children with neurological disorders including, but not limited to, epilepsy, subdural hemorrhages, genetic syndromes with neurological complications, high-risk developmental delays, hypotonia, subgaleal hemorrhages, hydrocephalus, chronic headaches, tubular sclerosis, and Chiari malformations.

Collaborated with a Pediatric Neurologist to design individualized treatment plans for children in the inpatient setting.

Collaborated with a Pediatric Neurologist to execute and interpret appropriate prescriptions, laboratory orders, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic testing, and treatment plans.

McLane Children’s Belton Pediatric Clinic, Belton, TX, Fall 2015

Independently performed and interpreted physical exams on neonates, infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents.

Independently constructed individualized plans of care for well-child and acute care visits for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents and their families.

Independently managed children with chronic conditions including, but not limited to, asthma, failure to thrive, allergic rhinitis, Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Cervical Adenitis Syndrome, and high-risk developmental delays.

Independently diagnosed acute conditions including appendicitis, ovarian cysts, pregnancy, bacterial meningitis, pneumonia, and streptococcus pharyngitis.

Collaborated with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to execute appropriate prescriptions, laboratory orders, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic testing, referrals, and treatment plans.

Interacted with a pediatric population and demonstrated cultural competence in providing care.

Dell Children’s Circle of Care Pediatrics at TAMHSC, Round Rock, TX, Spring 2015

Independently performed and interpreted physical exams on neonates, infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents.

Independently constructed individualized plans of care for well-child and acute care visits for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents and their families.

Independently managed children with chronic conditions including, but not limited to, asthma, failure to thrive, allergic rhinitis, and high-risk developmental delays.

Collaborated with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to execute appropriate prescriptions, laboratory orders, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic testing, referrals, and treatment plans.

Interacted with a pediatric population and demonstrated cultural competence in providing care.

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, RESEARCH PARTICIPATION & PUBLICATIONS

Supportive Interventions Promoting Proper Development in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Critically analyzed current practice standards surrounding developmental nursing care of critically ill neonate and evaluated current research surrounding developmental care of a premature infant. Identified were areas of opportunity to improve proper tone and development of the neonatal population, including developmental support, developmental positioning, and developmental pain control. This established a practice guideline and educational presentation for nursing staff. – Spring 2016

“Development of Evidence-Based Guidelines of Nursing Management of Chest Tubes and Chest Drainage Systems: An Integrative Review”

Critically analyzed current protocols surrounding nursing care of patient with chest tubes and evaluated current research surrounding nursing care of chest tubes. Identified were ineffective pain management strategies used in the current protocols for chest tube pain management and other parameters of nursing care were explored. This was submitted for publication to the Critical Care Nurses Journal – Spring 2012

“The Real Frontlines”, Imprint Magazine, 2011

Publication in the National Student Nurses Association Imprint Magazine evaluating a student nurses role in the future of nursing practice – Summer 2011

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

NICU Education and Professional Development Committee Member, McLane Children’s Hospital, May 2018 - Present

Advocates for more learning opportunities and continuing education for NICU staff.

Collaborate with colleagues on establishing competency check-offs for staff and making recommendations for further education within our unit.

Educates staff members on NICU education initiatives.

Encourage education advancement and advanced certification attainment amongst fellow staff.

Tender, Loving, Aftercare Bereavement Committee Member, McLane Children’s Hospital, August 2013 – Present

Advocates for the dignified and gentle care during life and after life of critically ill neonates.

Advocates for improved bereavement care processes and new family support tools within the neonatal intensive care unit.

Facilitates meetings and discussion in the absence of the committee chair.

Educates new staff members on bereavement care and supportive care of families.

President, Student Nurses Association of Illinois (SNAI), November 2011 – Present

Presides over the activities of the organization, including establishing monthly agendas and goals for the board of directors, delegating tasks to each board member, and appointing committees and task forces to effectively carry out the work of the organizations.

Advocates for nursing students across the state of Illinois to other professional organizations.

Assisted in the implementation and planning of the 3rd Annual SNAI Leadership Conference.

Assisting in the implementation and planning of the 64th Annual SNAI Convention.

Facilitates communication between SNAI and the Illinois Nurses Association.

Director, National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), April 2010 – April 2011

Chair, Community Health & Disaster Preparedness Committee:

oDeveloped goals for the State Nursing Associations to plan their organization community health projects.

oFacilitated the American Red Cross Disaster Certification Course for Student Nurses at the NSNA 59th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Assisted the Membership Committee and the Convention Program Planning Committee in executing the goals of their committee.

Student Nurses Organization, Northern Illinois University, January 2010 – May 2012

Nominating and Elections Committee Chair, Senior Leader: Encouraged active participation of students from various semesters of nursing school to get involved in the Student Nurses Organization and facilitated contacts between students and Student Nurses Organization leaders – April 2011 to April 2012

Project In Touch Recruiter: Became an official membership recruiter for the organization and shared materials with the Student Nurses Organization leadership.

Treasurer: Implemented new policies to ensure the financial stability of the organization and reduced the expenditures of the organization, resulting in a surplus for the fiscal year – April 2010 to April 2011

1st Track Representative: Facilitated communication between my classmates and the Student Nurses Organization, providing the class with up to date information on activities of the organization – Spring 2010

oAssisted in fundraising activities for the organization, the organization of community health projects for the organization, and the coordination of membership activities.

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES & LUNCHEONS

Austin NAPNAP Chapter April Dinner Meeting, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, April 2016

Discussed diagnostic imaging and appropriate orders for various pediatric conditions.

APRN Legislative Day, APRN Alliance, February 2016

Discussed and collaborated with other professionals about legislative issues affecting the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and strategies to advocate for these health policies and laws.

40th Annual Perinatal Seminar, Scott and White Healthcare, March 2013

Collaborated with allied healthcare professionals in developing strategies to implement presented material in practices and participated in round table discussions on the implications of the material on neonates in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

58th, 59th, & 60th Annual Convention, National Student Nurses Association, April 2010, April 2011, & April 2012

58th Annual Convention: Campaigned for and was elected to the position of Director, elected from the Northern division.

59th Annual Convention: Implemented a presentation on community health projects on the state and local chapter level and the American Red Cross Disaster Certification Program.

59th Annual Convention: Facilitated discussion at the Council of State Presidents surrounding problems state associations often encounter and networking.

59th Annual Convention: Campaigned for the office of President and debated on current issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice.

2010 Mid-Year Conference, National Student Nurses Association, November 2010

Assisted in presentation of conference etiquette and safety for the Convention and Program Planning Committee.

Collaborated with the Membership Committee on a panel discussing membership recruitment and techniques for retention.

Facilitated round-table discussions on community health projects and initiatives of the organization.

62nd & 63rd Annual Convention, Student Nurses Association of Illinois, October 2010 & November 2011

62nd Annual Convention: Delivered greeting from the National Student Nurses Association and observed the functionality of the organization to report to the National Student Nurses Association Board of Directors.

63rd Annual Convention: Campaigned for and was elected to the office of President as well as assisted in deciding the new board of directors through my service as a delegate for Northern Illinois University.

2nd & 3rd Annual Leadership Conference, Student Nurses Association of Illinois, March 2011 & March 2012

Developed a presentation on student leadership and educated nursing students on how to get involved at the local, state, and national level.

60th Annual Conference, Michigan Nursing Students Association, February 2011

Developed a presentation on the history of leadership in nursing and delivered greetings from the National Students Nurses Association.

Student Nurse Political Action Day, Student Nurses Association of Illinois, 2010 – 2012

Lobbied and discussed issues affecting the future of nursing practice with state senators and flooded the streets of Springfield to ensure that our voices were heard.

Leadership Luncheon, Northern Illinois University, March 2011

MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS

Northern Illinois University Honors Student, DeKalb, IL, Fall 2008 – May 2012

Upper Division Honors Student: Completed Capstone course for the Nursing Program and currently making final revisions on capstone project to be submitted for publication.

Lower Division Honors Student: Completed lower division honors department requirements.

Awards & Scholarships

Alexa K. Stuifbergen Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Awarded by the University of Texas School of Nursing for academic excellence – Fall 2015 to Spring 2016

Robert Jamal Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Awarded by the University of Texas Nursing school for academic excellence – Fall 2014 to Spring 2015

Top Nurse in DeKalb, Illinois: Awarded by the International Nurses Association in honor of National Nurses Week and to be spotlighted in the Worldwide Leaders in HealthCare publication – August 2012

College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Award Recipient: Nominated by the School of Nursing based on academic, community, and leadership achievements – May 2012

Ann Hart Service Award Recipient: Voted on by fellow colleagues based on leadership and service to the graduating 2012 class throughout the nursing program – May 2012

Women’s Student of the Year Nominee: Nominated by the School of Nursing based on academic performance and leadership qualities – Spring 2011

Northern Illinois University Dean’s List – Achieved a 4.0 GPA for all undergraduate coursework – Fall 2008 to May 2012

Northern Illinois University Athletic Manager Scholarship – Assisted in management of the NIU Men’s Soccer Department activities and office needs – Fall 2008 to Spring 2010

Finney Nursing Scholarship – Spring 2010 and Spring 2011

Centennial Scholarship – Aided in the needs of various communities and volunteered for my local high school, Hope Haven, and Safe Passage – Fall 2008 to May 2012

Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society, Spring 2012 – Present

Student Nurses Association of Illinois Representative, Illinois Nurses Association, Chicago, IL, Fall 2011 to Fall 2012: Attended quarterly board meetings to provide input from the student perspective and was appointed to a website design taskforce.

Student Nurses’ Organization, February 2010 – May 2012

Student Nurses Association of Illinois, February 2010 – Present

National Student Nurses Association, March 2010 – Present

National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Fall 2009 – Present: Volunteered for Derby Car races for Hope Haven and Safe Passage children.

CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, License Number AP131871, RX Auth. Number 21262 – Current

Registered Nurse, Texas License Number 828097 – Current

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care, License Number 20162338 – Current

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification – Current

S.T.A.B.L.E. Certification – Current

Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) Certification – Current

Basic Life Support Provider (CPR), American Heart Association – Current

Red Cross Disaster Certification – Current

Federal Emergency Management Agency National Incident Management Systems Certifications - Current

COMMUNITY ACTIVISM & VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Camp Wheeze Away Camp Counselor: Facilitated interactive learning opportunities and provided social support for children with asthma during a camp retreat – Summer 2015, Summer 2016

Lake Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: Facilitated interactive musical events to improve the mental health of nursing home residents and prevent social isolation – Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Christmas 2012

DeKalb Middle School Health Fair: Collaborated with peers to create a booth on self-compassion for middle-school aged children and adolescents – Spring 2012

The Colony High School Tryouts Volunteer: Aided in the teaching of routines for tryouts and coordinated tryout day procedures – Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011

DeKalb Elementary Schools Math Tutor – Facilitated interactive learning to adapt to the learning needs of individual children to improve success in elementary school math courses – Fall 2009-Spring 2011

The Colony Youth Football Association Cheerleading Coach – Coached youth cheerleaders and promoted safe physical exercise, as well as educated on healthy lifestyle choices and self-compassion – Summer 2009

Community Service Chair – The Colony High School Cheerleaders – Organized a community service project for the children of Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital – Spring 2008



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