Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Experienced nurse with extensive experience providing care to patients ranging in age from adolescent to elderly in the ICU/acute care setting, seeking to transition to the nurse practitioner role.
MSN: University of Alabama at Birmingham - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care 2018
Birmingham, AL, United States
BSN: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 1997
New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
ANCC Certification, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 2018 - 2023
LA APRN license 200534
LA RN license 088126
AACN certification: CCRN, 1999-2021
BLS, ACLS, PALS - all current
Communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, Epic EMR, Meditech EMR, ultrasound guided venous access, chest x-ray interpretation, 12 lead ECG interpretation for acute MI, Windows style computer applications, Microsoft office applications,
Relevant NP Clinical Experience
OCSHNER MEDICAL CENTER OF BATON ROUGE, Critical Care Medicine Service (Fall 2017), included new ICU consultations.
OUR LADY OF THE LAKE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Cardiology Service (Spring 2018), included ED acute MI, chest pain obs, treadmill stress tests, CHF, pre-op consults.
OUR LADY OF THE LAKE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Critical Care Medicine Service/
Pulmonology (SUMMER 2018), included general medical unit pulmonary consultations, critical care follow ups, SICU, NICU, ED stroke alert team, new ICU consultations.
Woman's Hospital RN
Staff RN with progressively increasing responsibility: primary preceptor in the adult ICU and primary charge nurse; responsible for day shift scheduling, unit PI projects.
Demonstrating professional growth by participating in the Professional Development program where RN III status (highest level) has been maintained.
Care of women only in a 6-bed unit in a specialty hospital.
The patient population includes ante-partum, post-partum, surgical, and medical.
Ante-partal and post-partal diagnoses may include severe pneumonia, acute asthma attacks, sepsis, and DKA in the peripartum period, peripartum cardiomyopathy, hemorrhage, hypertensive crises, or severe pre-eclampsia.
General surgical patients after any general surgical procedure with complications including acute respiratory failure, hemorrhage, fluid/ electrolyte imbalance, hypotension requiring vasopressor support, and patient complications in gynecologic oncology.
Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge Campus
Staff RN in a 20-bed medical-surgical general ICU on a per diem basis
Baton Rouge General Medical Center RN
Cardiac catheterization lab
Position rotated patient monitoring and documentation, surgical scrub, and circulating nurse duties for diagnostic and interventional percutaneous procedures and pacemaker implantations.
Assisted during procedures such as pericardiocentesis, intra-aortic balloon pump insertion, pulmonary artery catheter insertion, and pacemaker placement.
Full-time position including 'on-call'.
Responsible for acute, emergent bedside dialysis in all Baton Rouge area hospitals
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center RN
As a new graduate started in the cardiac telemetry department and moved to the medical cardiac ICU (10 beds).
Staff RN in a unit that cared for all types of cardiac patients as well as over flow medical surgical patients.
Included care of ventilated patients, those requiring intra-aortic balloon pump and pulmonary artery catheters.
Activities, Honors, Associations
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
Celebrate Nursing award from Baton Rouge District Nurses' Association 2015
Nightingale Award nominee from Louisiana State Nurses' Association 2017
Member AACN, AANP, LANP
Spearheaded the writing and application process for the Beacon Award in which Woman's Hospital received a silver level designation in 2017.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) - I have attended AACN's national conference 5 times and AACN's Leadership Development Workshop three times.
Past secretary and current president of local Baton Rouge Chapter of AACN.
Represent adult acute care nurses on the Woman's Hospital Professional Development committee and mentor new nurses into the program.
Recent community activities: have volunteered for AHA's Go Red for Women campaign; Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation activities; Participate in hearing, vision, and scoliosis screenings at a local school.
English - native language
Proficient in ultrasound guided IV insertion, including midline IV
Completed Apex Innovations competency series in 12 lead ECG, MI, heart failure, and stroke
Procedures with credentialing potential: Central Venous Line Insertion, ultrasound guided; Arterial Line Insertion, Chest Tube removal, Thoracentesis, ultrasound guided; Intubation, Suturing, Lumbar Puncture