MATTHEW BOOKER, APRN-C
My objective is to obtain full-time employment as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. I look forward to bringing my clinical skills and expertise to your company to care for patients to the best of my ability.
AUGUST 2013 – CURRENT
REGISTERED NURSE/LEAD INSTRUCTOR, LAKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, TAVARES HIGH SCHOOL
Lead instructor and administrator of the Health Sciences Academy at Tavares High School. Taught coursework for EKG Technician, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, and Certified Nursing Assistant certification courses. First time pass rate of students in the Nursing Assistant Program was 0% the year before I came on board. After my first year the pass rate was 75% and in my second year I had brought the program to a 100% first time pass rate on the state certification exam and was recognized as one of the top high school CNA programs in Florida. Worked with industry professionals to produce healthcare professionals that can better serve their community.
JANUARY 2013 – AUGUST 2013
REGISTERED NURSE, PRECISION HOME HEALTH CARE
Direct patient care as an RN in the home health setting. Responsible for patient education, disease process management, and wound care. Developed a protocol for monitoring and treatment of patients with congestive heart failure in their own home. Decreased CHF readmissions in our patient base by 20 percent.
MAY 2011 – JANUARY 2013
REGISTERED NURSE, LEESBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Direct patient care as an RN is multiple areas of critical care including Emergency Department, CVICU, Cardiac Cath, and Noninvasive Cardiology. Served on committees that focused on employee morale, employee retention and improving patient safety by decreasing patient falls and Foley catheter related infections. Participated in education and training of colleagues on these items.
SEPTEMBER 2007 – MAY 2011
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, LEESBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Responsible for assisting the nurses and providers in the emergency department with the care of patients. Responsibilities included: Prepping patients to be seen by provider, EKG’s, Phlebotomy, splinting, wound care, and patient transport.
SEPTEMBER 2006 – SEPTEMBER 2007
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC, lake-sumter emergency medical services
As the junior member of a two person emergency medical crew, my responsibilities included emergency vehicle operations, care of BLS patients, and assisting in ALS care with the paramedic.
AUGUST, 2004 – SEPTEMBER 2006
MARKETING/PRODUCTION MANAGER, skybolt aeromotive inc.
As the director of marketing and product production operations I helped the company achieve international status as a leader in fastener innovation for the aerospace and racing industries. I was an integral part in design, product application and marketing of new products. Supervised a staff of 20.
MASTER’S OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, south university
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.87 GPA. 780 hours of practicum experience. 420 hours in the Urgent Care Setting with proficiency demonstrated in suturing, stapling, incision and drainage, wedge resections, and various joint injections. 180 hours of pediatrics and 180 hours of women’s health.
ASSOCIATE’S OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, lake sumter community college
Graduated in top 5 percent of class. President of the Student Nurses’ Association.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE, LAKE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Graduated number one in class.
BACHELOR’S OF SCIENCE IN MARKETING/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
AANP Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Physical Assessment and Diagnosis
American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate and Instructor
Ability to educate
American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor
EKG Technician Certificate and Instructor
I am not only proficient in delivery of health care but I am also very passionate about it and thoroughly enjoy the process. I volunteer at my church on the medical/safety team as a way to use my skills to give back to my community. I am also passionate about being a musician. This helps me in healthcare by being able to listen carefully and critically. I am also an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers instructor and volunteer in local schools and community organizations to teach CPR. I am also a private pilot and have held my license since I was 17 years old. Flying airplanes requires and extensive attention to detail which I believe translates well to healthcare.