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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Baton Rouge, LA
November 26, 2018

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Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Home: 225-***-****


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.

Academic Background

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

Attended 1991-1994


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.


Pulmonology (SUMMER 2018), included general medical unit pulmonary consultations, critical care follow ups, SICU, NICU, ED stroke alert team, new ICU consultations.

Work Experience

01/2006 Current

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.

01/2010 01/2012

Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge Campus

Staff RN in a 20-bed medical-surgical general ICU on a per diem basis

04/2002 01/2008

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'.

09/2001 04/2002

Fresenius Dialysis

Responsible for acute, emergent bedside dialysis in all Baton Rouge area hospitals

06/1997 09/2001

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



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

Additional Information

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

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