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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
March 21, 2019

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Debra L. Sicilian, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-C

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Fort Myers, FL 33901



I am a discerning Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with experience successfully delivering results. I adeptly handle patient situations by applying expert leadership, management, and communications skills.

Along with expertise ranging from displaying good decision-making abilities to multi-tasking and patient service skills, I have a proven record of thriving in active and stressful environments while remaining focused.


AGPCNP Clinical Practicum Experience

May 2018 to December 2018

TLC Medical Center, Fort Myers, Florida, 420 Hours

I worked with preceptor, Jacques Desir, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC to assess, diagnose, treat and evaluate patients with a broad range of illness through medical history, physical examination, interpreting lab and x-ray diagnostics. I initiated labs and medication orders for approval along with further diagnostic orders and specialist referrals.

Gentle Care Center, Fort Myers, Florida, 180 Hours

Worked with preceptor, Dr. Norris Allen, MD to assess, diagnose, educate and treat vaginal infections, breast mass detection, colposcopy for high-grade lesions, and vaginal atrophy treatment of postmenopausal females. I also performed well-woman examinations, provided prenatal to postpartum with vaginal and bimanual exams, genetic and infectious screenings, Doppler fetal heart rate monitoring and 3-D fetal ultrasounds.

Hope Hospice

Fort Myers, Florida

Registered Nurse

November 2016 to November 2018

As a home team patient nurse and case manager my success is grounded on my decision-making ability and life experience, my ability to resolve problems and on my proficiency anticipating and meeting the needs of our patients and their families. As Inpatient Care Nurse, I collaborated with other healthcare providers to foresee and meet the needs of the patients and families facing terminal illness and bereavement by aiding in the process of closure with intensive pain management, education, and compassion.

I am frequently asked to fill several vital roles, from medication supervision to emotional support and have earned a reputation as the “Go-to” person who gets things done. I have consistently demonstrated precise symptom management, wound care skills and pain management with an emphasis on reducing anxiety, depression, dementia and delirium in patients.

• Manage pain and other symptoms, provide support to patients and families and assist in end-of-life care with dignity.

• Perform patient assessments, explain medical procedures and treatments, disease and death processes. Including opiate and antipsychotic medication management (e.g., morphine, oxycodone, haloperidol, risperidone, quetiapine, and phenobarbital).

• Recognized by colleagues for clinical knowledge and my deductive reasoning.

As a seasoned nurse, I can interact with people in a skillful and sensitive manner while blending evidence-based guidelines with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. I have honed my ability to communicate effectively with other professionals, patients, family members, staff and senior management.

Lee Health Systems

Fort Myers, Florida

Critical Care Registered Nurse

July 2013 to October 2016

I provided direct care of critically ill patients suffering with a variety of health complications in the critical care SPCU 6 beds, Neuro 22 beds, and TRH 60: Trach/vent care, neurological and medical/surgical unit, high level of psychiatric mental health (schizophrenic and bipolar) and substance abuse patients (opiates and amphetamines) and multiple traumatic injuries from vehicular motor accidents direct from ED.

• Leadership skills include ensuring proper care for patients with complex acute and chronic conditions such as cancer, respiratory distress, gastrointestinal bleeds, sepsis, pneumonia, renal failure, multi-system organ failure, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, alcohol withdrawal, COPD exacerbation, and diabetic complication such as necrosis and amputation.

• Received Safety recognition for involvement on the code blue clinical team for advancing skills of the entire team and substantially reducing code response times.

I have honed the techniques of developing good relationships through the diligent application of my communication skill sets as well as my critical care background and have earned respect through personal integrity, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.

IPAL Photography

Fort Myers Beach, Florida


January 2000 to June 2013

I implemented sound business protocols for the organization, employing strategies aimed at revenue growth and managed all business operations including human resources, sales and marketing, customer service, financial reporting, goal setting, budgeting, material procurement, strategic leadership and planning.

I built a strong organization, based on a fundamentally solid business plan, closing the business to follow my dream of becoming a nurse practitioner.


South University, Tampa, Florida, Masters of Science Nursing- December 2018

3.93 GPA, graduated with high honors in Adult/Gerontology Primary Care. Sigma Theta Tau.

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Bachelor of Science Nursing- August 2015

Edison State College, Fort Myers, Florida- May 2013, Associate Degree, Nursing


• AGPCNP-C, AG02190107 exp. 02/12/2024

• APRN, 11001584 exp. 7/31/2020

• DEA MS5179216 exp. 2/28/2022

• ACLS exp 12/2019, BCLS exp 07/2019

• FL compact RN 9361798 exp. 4/30/2021 Colorado RN 1638876 exp. 9/3/20

• EPIC, Allscripts, NextGen, and Kareo

• Compassionate, holistic care in a multicultural environment

• EKG, IV therapy, Venipuncture

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