Kristen L. Milinazzo
Advance Practice Registered Nurse
Lakeland, Florida 33810
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with 33 + years of nursing experience, seeking a Nurse practitioner position offering expertise in a clinical care setting. I am interested in making a difference in the lives of patients. Particularly effective in therapeutic intervention, physician assistance and patient’s progress monitoring and documentation while complying with state policy, current standard and state issued guidelines for nursing practices.
Tampa Bay Pulmonology
Plant City, FL
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES:
Performs physical examinations and preventative health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physician.
Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills with patients and colleagues.
Effectively evaluate and manage a wide scope of acute, chronic, complex medical problems, and preventive, routine medical care.
Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic cardiac, respiratory, and medical conditions keeping patient hospitalizations at a minimum.
Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.
Provide prescription and management medication renewals.
Works alongside an M.D., in multiple fast- paced, well established offices.
Skilled and proficient in E-clinical, Cloud centric and Meditech computer programs.
10/8/08- 08/29/18 Brandon Regional Hospital Brandon, FL
Interim charge nurse 4-south / staff RN 4-south (Neuroscience Unit) 2008-2011.
Managed internal medicine patients, CVA, spinal cord, cervical and head trauma patients.
Staff RN A - 2 CVPCU, rendering care to coronary artery bypass, cardiac catheterization, pacemaker, congestive heart failure and complex ablation patients.
STAR RN trainer, Preceptor and mentor to all RN students utilizing Brandon Regional Medical Center (2011 – Present).
Team Leader CVPCU unit.
Pioneered first Nurse Residency program, Hospital Corporation of America, West Coast, FL.
Managed, monitored all Coronary Artery Bypass patients post operatively. Maintained, educated and treated cardiac catheterization patients, ablation and complex ablation, cardioversion, pacemaker insertion, femoral popliteal bypass, and watchman procedure pre/post intervention until discharge.
Instrumental in actively mentoring and preceptor to all RN students utilizing Brandon Regional Medical Center.
Served on specialized committee in collaboration with Administration, UCFW union and select RN’s to spear head and develop quality improvement of the overall patient experience.
1996-2008 Lakeland Regional Medical Center Lakeland, FL
Staff RN M 3 Hematology/ Oncology 1996-1997
Team leader for Oncology team for Dr. Pippas and Dr. Schreiber overflow. Administration of Chemo therapy, Blood and blood products. Isolation/reverse isolation techniques.
Staff RN 3W Respiratory / Medical Surgical 1997-1999
Staff RN, Interim charge nurse, on trauma team in busiest level II emergency department in state of Florida 1999-2008.
Specialized Trauma team.
1995 St. Joseph’s Hospital Tampa, FL
Staff RN Pediatric / Ambulatory care Emergency Department
Pediatric Emergency room
Ambulatory Care Emergency Room
1992-1995 Parrish Medical Center Titusville, FL
Staff RN Oncology 1992-1993
Opened first Ambulatory Care Emergency Room 1994-1995
1986-1992 United States Navy
United States Navy/United States Marine Corp U.S. Government
Hospital Navy Corpsman
Hospital Navy Corpsman, Served with USMC as Field Corpsman – the First Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm). Duties included sick call, suturing, splinting,
Cast/ post OCL application, Immunizations, IV therapy, Maintaining a battalion of 1200 Marines and medical records to deployable ready status.
Masters in Nursing/ Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Education 08/2017 Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
Summa Cum laude.
Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing)
Member of STTI.
6/2014 Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
Baccalaureate in Nursing
Summa Cum laude.
Treat physical conditions of the patient in primary health care, hospital settings, prescribe medicines and treatment modalities, with interest in conducting research. Currently pursuing Doctorate in Nursing.
References are available on request.