Allison K. Helmick, BSN, RN, CCRN
**** **** **** ***** • Morgantown, WV 26508
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, West Virginia University, Anticipated graduation May 2019
o600 hours of clinical experience with mentors in primary care clinics
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, May 2015
oSumma Cum Laude
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Nurse Licensure
oState of West Virginia
oLicense No. 91869
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, April 2017-Present
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, August 2017-Present
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, March 2018-Present
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), American Associations of Colleges of Nursing
WVU Medicine Heart and Vascular Institute, Morgantown, WV
Registered Nurse, Adult Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), July 2015- Present
oDelivers nursing care for the immediate post-operative patient who has undergone coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve replacement, thoracotomy procedures, and high risk cardiac catheterizations.
oDeveloped skills in the use and management of Swan-Ganz catheters, intra-aortic balloon pumps, Impellas, Left and Right Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs/RVADs), Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) machines, vasoactive drips, chest tubes, and arterial lines seen in the cardiothoracic, cardiology, and medical intensive care patient.
oManaged patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
oMentor for new hires and nursing students participating in clinical ICU rotations.
oUnit Champion for the Bedside Nursing Aspiration Screening Tool and Annual Peer Reviews.
Nurse Extern, June 2014-August 2014
o144 hours completed with a RN mentor in caring for trauma, neurology, and general surgery patients on Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MICU/SICU).
o144 hours collaborating with RN mentor in executing plan of care for floor patients on a medical surgical unit.
oWorked in collaboration with the WVU Medicine Employee Health and Wellness team.
Clinical Associate, May 2013-November 2013
oCardiac Step-Down Unit with 1:10 CA-Patient ratio.
Member, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), April 2017-Present
Member, Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Rho Chapter, West Virginia University, Spring 2014-Present
“Infection Control on Post-Operative Sternotomies” June 2016, Evidence Based Research poster presenting nursing interventions to reduce the risk of hospital re-admissions due to sternotomy infection, WVU Medicine Nurse Residency Program.
“Nursing Aspiration Screening Tool” March 2016, presented knowledge gained from a workshop to educate fellow CVICU nursing staff on how to perform an Aspiration Screen on patients who are at exceptional risk for aspiration, WVU Medicine.
“Yearly Retinal Eye Exam” September 2014, worked with the WVU Medicine Employee Health and Wellness team by developing an educational factsheet to assist the employee in achieving a higher level of eye wellness and diabetic management, WVU Medicine Nurse Externship Program.