Masters prepared AMCB Certified Nurse Midwife, doctoral student, and experienced Labor and Delivery, Medical/Surgical/Telemetry, and Cardiac Registered Nurse seeking CNM position to utilize extensive nursing education, skills, and experience to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to women and families.
The Midwife Group & Birth Center January 2017- May 2018
Provided full-scope independent midwifery care to women of all ages and stages of life. Primary care, women’s health, and prenatal care provided in the outpatient setting. Acts as attending provider in labor, birth, and postpartum care at both the freestanding birth center and inpatient labor and delivery setting. Collaborates with colleague CNMs, RNs, and OB-GYN providers as needed
Palomar Medical Center- Travel Contract October 2016-December 2016
Served as a Labor and Delivery RN on a fast-paced, high risk unit including labor management, OR Circulation, PACU care, newborn care, antepartum care, labor induction.
South Coast Midwifery & Women’s Health July 2016- October 2016
Served as 1sst RN Birth Assistant and Postpartum Home Visit RN
Rancho Springs Medical Center October 2014- December 2015
Obtained full time registered nurse position within RSMC’s high volume Labor & Delivery Unit
Completed extensive INSTEP Perinatal training program
Delivered comprehensive antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care including OR Circulation and PACU recovery
Temecula Valley Hospital August 2013- October 2014
Obtained full time registered nurse position within Temecula Valley Hospital on the Medical Surgical Telemetry unit prior to hospital opening. Served as a vital team member in preparing TVH to attain licensure and begin serving patients. Extensive training regarding policies, procedures, and more attained. Designed and set up medication rooms, and prepared presentations to familiarize colleagues with facility policies and procedures
Delivered comprehensive nursing care to medical, surgical and telemetry patients from ages 14 and on; created individualized care plans and collaborated with colleagues and physicians to deliver comprehensive care; served as a preceptor to new grad RNs and new employees; acted as Relief Charge RN and Resource RN.
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center April 2013-August 2013
Obtained full time registered nurse position within the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia, NC
Contributed to the delivering of the transformational nursing model while serving as a vital team member within the Medical Surgical Unit at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Collaborated with colleagues to deliver integrated care to a wide array of individuals ailing form an array of illnesses and disease processes that may have experienced surgical services. Ages ranged from 14 and upwards.
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System August 2012-March 2013
Obtained full time registered nurse position on a Medical Surgical (4SW/2SE) unit at the VA Loma Linda Hospital in Loma Linda, CA.
Delivered integrated care to a wide array of individuals ailing form an array of illnesses and disease processes. Floated between units to ensure proper staffing ratios to provide safe patient care. Served as Resource Nurse to both units.
Selected to be trained as Wound Care Champion to serve as educational resource to patients and colleagues
Created and collaborated with others in the administration of various in services on items such as Intravascular Line Maintenance, Temporal Artery Thermometry, Wound Care, and more.
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System July 2011- December 2011
Obtained a full time position within the prestigious VA Learning Opportunities Residency externship program
Delivered integrated patient care including but not limited to: medication administration, ventilator management, head to toe assessment, specimen collection, collaboration and communication with healthcare team, computerized documentation, care of surgical drainage sights, PCA pump set up and monitoring, and more. Rotated between critical care units: CCU, MICU, SICU.
Initiated and implemented quality assurance project on temporal thermometry, provided education to nursing staff on units.
Women’s Birth and Wellness Center April 2016-June 2016
Completed 366 hours as a student nurse midwife, caring for women of all ages and stages from menarche to menopause. Obtained extensive experience with natural, physiologic labor and birth including water birth and an array of alternative pain relief measures. Finessed skills in intermittent fetal monitoring, therapeutic rest with medications, IV hydration, management of labor dystocia, hand maneuvers for birth in various positions, Leopold’s maneuvers, identification of appropriate transfer of care to hospital, newborn assessment, laceration repair, management of obstetric and neonatal complications, breastfeeding support, and more. Primary provider with support of precepting CNM in 24 births.
Coastal Carolina OB-GYN (Delivery at Conway Medical Center) January 2016- April 2016
Completed 334 hours as a student nurse midwife, caring for women of all ages and stages from menarche to post menopause. Finessed skills in: contraception counseling, STI screening, diagnosis of vaginal discharge, annual exams, pap smear collection, IUD placement, prenatal care, management of abnormal uterine bleeding, leading Centering Pregnancy groups, head to toe exam, pelvic exams, sterile vaginal exams, placing internal monitors, performing newborn assessments, management of pre eclampsia and gestational diabetes in pregnancy and labor, labor management, birth induction, labor augmentation, birth maneuvers, laceration repair, management of obstetric emergencies including postpartum hemorrhage and shoulder dystocia, postpartum care, breastfeeding support, documentation and more. Provider with the support of precepting CNM for 16 in hospital births.
Frontier Nursing University October 2016-Present
Pursuing Doctoral in Nursing Practice Degree
Frontier Nursing University- Summa Cum Laude April 2014-June 2016 Completed MSN education earning Summa Cum Laude honors.
California Baptist University- Magna Cum Laude September 2008-December 2011
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing December 16th, 2011. California Baptist University is WASC approved, BRN approved, CCNE accredited
Point Loma Nazarene University August 2007-May 2008
Pursued prerequisites to complete BSN. Accepted into PLNU School of Nursing.
Awards and Honors
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Frontier Nursing University June 2016
Provost’s List Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011
Selected to be member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society 2010-2012
Selected to be member of honor society at Frontier Nursing University
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Baptist University in 2011
Dean’s Academic Scholarship recipient 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
Academic Excellence in Nursing Award Recipient
Confident in managing complex and differing care needs and provider responsibilities including but not limited to:
Proficient: Management of shoulder dystocia, Spinning Babies exercises, provision of primary care, caring for the woman with gestational diabetes, G tube management, ventilatior management, wound care, management of spontaneous and missed miscarriage, and more.
Intermediate: Foley bulb placement for labor induction, newborn resuscitation, ACLS, laceration suturing, artificial rupture of membranes, management of postpartum hemorrhage, Leopold’s Maneuver, newborn testing, membrane stripping, fetal scalp electrode placement, IUPC placement, contraceptive counseling, IUD placement, treatment of vaginal infections, STI testing and treatment, lactation education, amnioinfusion, labor induction management, pre-eclampsia management, PIH management in the outpatient and inpatient settings, medication prescription, care of surgical sites and drains, annual examinations, obtaining pap smear specimen, and more.
Advanced: Providing extensive health education to patients and family members, orienting new hires and teaching students nurses/paramedics/healthcare professionals, integrating evidenced based practice into practice, providing in services to colleagues, presenting and implementing quality improvement projects, continuous electronic fetal heart monitoring and interpretation, physical assessment from newborn to adulthood, intermittent fetal auscultation, newborn assessment, IV Therapy, pain management, intrapartum labor management, postpartum management, natural childbirth labor support, Epidural management, bladder Foley placement, sterile vaginal exams, OR Circulating, PACU Recovery, cardiac monitoring, caring for women during and after epidural placement, collaboration with OB-GYN and fellow physicians as needed, telephone labor triage, IV medication therapy and titration, late postpartum care, obtaining and monitoring vital signs, urine dipstick and interpretation, lab interpretation, obtaining Fetal Fibronectin, Amniotic fluid evaluation/testing/interpretation, nonemergent and emergent hospital transfers of mother and baby, Fetal Nonstress Test administration and interpretation, labor evaluation, fluid and electrolyte placement, collaboration with healthcare team, PCE/PCEA pump set up and monitoring, IV Pump management
Basic fetal heart monitoring, AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring, Baby Friendly Certification
AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring
Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certified
AMCB Certified Nurse Midwife