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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Sarasota, Florida, United States
August 13, 2019

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(941) 807 – 1237


Dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years of nursing expertise. Background in family practice, emergency, women’s health, internal medicine, psychiatric disorders, educator, and wellness coach.

A diverse background in health promotion, disease prevention, acute and chronic care management and health education.

Flexible, quick learner who adapts easily to new situations and enjoys a challenge. Self-motivated professional with a commitment to providing quality nursing care. Strong organizational skills, critical thinking, and communication skills. Medical History • Physical Examinations • Prenatal Assessments • Women’s annual Exams • Development Milestones • Family Counseling • Health Screenings • Health Assessments and Diagnosis • Diagnostic Investigations • Differential Diagnosis • Prescribing • Medication Administration • Health Care Management • Therapeutic Intervention • Excision Biopsy • Suturing • Casting and Splinting • Wound Care • Documentation • Risk Mitigation • Health Promotion • Prevention of Injury and Illness • Client and Family Centered Care • Consultation and Collaboration • Multidisciplinary Health Care Teams • Legislation and Regulatory Compliance • Electronic Charting Systems.


2019 Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN

Masters Project: Decreasing Cardiac Risk Factors by Implementing a Plant-based Diet 1995 Bachelor of Science and Nursing. Texas Women’s University, Dallas, TX 1992 Associate Degree in the Science of Nursing, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX 1981 New Prairie High School, New Carlisle, IN


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – APRN # 11003548: Expires April 2021 Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certification (FNP-BC) # 201-***-****: Expires June 2024 Florida Registered Nurse License # RN9509863: Expires July 2020 Indiana Registered Nurse License #28136482A: Expires October 2019 Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: Expires August 2020 CLINICAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Indiana University

2017 – 2019

Master of Nursing program: Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty residency in Family Practice, Women’s Health OBGYN, and Emergency Room.

Plymouth Family & Internal Medicine, Plymouth, IN

1999 – 2017

Position: Director of The Ideal Wellness Center/Nurse Educator Responsibilities: Provide direct patient care for a diverse population that included athletes to the morbidly obese patient. Created a weekly program that included structured lifestyle interventions designed for weight loss (lifestyle therapy). The weight loss program consisting of a healthy meal plan, physical activity, and behavioral interventions that should be available to patients who are being treated for overweight or obesity management. Management of patient appointments and follow up visits. Provided direct patient care for 18-25 patients per day. Medication management with focused care for cardiovascular and diabetic patients. Responsibilities included teaching education classes three days per week curriculum included nutrition, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, smoking cessation, and psychological disorders. Directed a patient support group weekly for patients with psychological disorders due to disease processes. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Plymouth Campus ER 2003 – 2004

Position: Triage Nurse (part-time employment)

Responsibilities: Assess and triage patients and determine their level of need for medical assistance in the emergency room. Assist with casting, splinting, and all ER procedures as needed.

Holm Medical Clinic, Plymouth, Indiana

Position: Registered Nurse and Wellness Coach.

Responsibilities: Work with individuals to help them improve their health and then help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes establishing dietary plans, safe exercise routines, medication management, and monitoring systems. Skills

• Skilled in diagnosing, treating and assisting patients in managing acute and chronic illnesses with attention to detail

• Hands-on experience in conducting detailed physical examinations and interpreting medical histories to determine medication routes

• Adept at prescribing age-specific physical therapy and rehabilitation services, with exceptional focus on the efficacy of treatment

• Proficient in providing prenatal care, family planning services and screening services aiming at effective development of treatment plans

• Qualified to assist in the performing surgical and medical procedures as part of a team

• Unmatched ability to counsel and educate patients about preventative measures to avoid diseases and illnesses

• Skilled in monitoring the effectiveness of interventions and performing modifications to ensure efficacy

• Highly skilled in creating and implementing dedicated patient care plans according to their specific health requirements

• Highly skilled in interpreting clinical findings, developing health care problems list, Problem-solving, developing differential diagnosis, and excellent bedside manner

• Highly skilled in collaboration, interpersonal skills, ordering and performing diagnostic procedures and tests, multitasking

• Highly skilled in public speaking, communication skills, and education. TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Plymouth Family & Internal Medicine, Plymouth, IN

1999 - 2017

Position: Patient Educator.

Responsibilities: Design, evaluate, updating, and implementing new and current nursing education curriculum to teach at the clinic’s weekly classes three days per week. Assist in lifestyle changes and improvements in one’s health care needs. RESEARCH

Graduate Studies Research:

Effects of Diet on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Implementation of Evidence PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana CAPNI: 2017 – current

• American Diabetes Association ADA: 2005 - 2017

• American Association of Diabetes Educators AADE: 2005 - 2017

• American Heart Association AHA: 2005 – 2107

• Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: March 23, 2018 CLINICAL/PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS ATTENDED CONTINUING EDUCATION Fitzgerald Health Education Associates: Tampa Florida, May 21, 2019 Dermatology Summit: Elkhart General Hospital, February 23, 2019 Interprofessional Conference: Mishawaka, IN, November 30, 2018 Opioid Conference: Mishawaka, IN, October 6, 2017

CAPNI Fall Pharmacology Conference: Mishawaka, IN, September 15, 2017 Diabetes Education for Nursing: Online April 21, 2015 The Art and Science of Diabetes Education Core Concepts: Chicago, IL, April 9, 2008 Prediabetes & Diabetes: South Bend, IN, March 3, 2005 The Diet Revolution: Fort Wayne, IN, April 29, 2004 REFERENCES

Loretta Schmidt, COO/CNO Saint Joseph Health System Saint Joseph Medical Center, Mishawaka, Indiana

574-***-**** work /574-***-**** cell Dr. Todd Stillson

Plymouth Family & Internal Medicine, Plymouth, IN


Dr. Elizabeth Rutherford, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecological & Associates, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 219-***-****

Christine Hawkins, MSN, RN, FNP-BC and Clinical Assistant Professor Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health and Sciences School of Nursing Indiana University of South Bend


Alisha Mack, MSN, RN FNP-C and Clinical Assistant Professor Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health and Sciences School of Nursing Indiana University of South Bend


Stephanie Smith, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Nappanee Osteopathic Clinic, Nappanee, IN


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