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Family Nurse Practitioner

Columbia, MD
February 26, 2016

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Colleen H. Roach, MSN, MPH, RN, FNP-BC

**** **** ***** ***, ********, MD 21045



Professional Summary

Board certified family nurse practitioner graduated December, 2015 from Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, a highly-regarded and competitive program. Clinical rotations included university/women’s health services; urgent care; pediatrics; and family practice (newborn to 90+ years) in high-volume federally qualified health center in southeast Washington, DC; 650 clinical hours total. Invited to consider employment at all clinical sites. Extensive and varied clinical and leadership background.


Master of Science: Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Dec 2015

Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies Washington, DC

Included advanced courses in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment.

On-campus intensive in May, 2014: successfully performed complete head-to-toe physical exam on standardized patient that was observed and evaluated by team of faculty members; underwent individual training to perform pelvic, rectal and male genital exams on standardized patients.

On-campus intensive in January, 2015: successfully performed episodic “visits” on standardized patients, demonstrating appropriate patient provider communication; and competency and efficiency in conducting histories and physicals, selecting diagnostics, developing plans of care, and documenting visits.

Participated in workshop on office procedures, with introductory experience in suturing, incision and drainage, and skin biopsy.

MPH: Health Services Administration May 1978

Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health Baltimore MD

Certificate, Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Apr 1974

University of Maryland School of Nursing Baltimore MD

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, magna cum laude May 1971

Georgetown University School of Nursing Washington, DC

Clinical Skills

Relationship building with patients and families.

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric patients who present with episodic illnesses.

Screening and immunizations in accord with the recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

Annual and sports physical exams; well-child visits for newborns through teens with anticipatory guidance as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Management of patients with chronic stable illnesses.

Primary and secondary prevention and health promotion through patient education, active listening, and motivational interviewing to promote necessary lifestyle changes.

Referrals to specialists as required by patient’s needs.

Documentation of patient visits in SOAP format in various electronic medical records systems, e.g. eClinicalWorks.

Identification of ICD 9 and CPT codes for billing purposes.

Professional Experience

Vice President Oct 1985-Jul 2013

University of Maryland Medical System at Glen Burnie, MD

Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC)

Led operations team of over 35 clinical and ancillary support department directors, managers, and supervisors, with more than 1,500 full time equivalents totaling $85 million.

Implemented numerous programs to improve patient safety, mitigate risks, improve patient and staff satisfaction, and embed evidence-based practice into clinical operations.

Provided executive sponsorship, support, and guidance to medical center leaders and staff in EMR conversions to Cerner and from Cerner to Epic.

Introduced the nurse practitioner role to BWMC, ultimately winning confidence and support of skeptical medical staff leadership.

Licensure and Certifications

National certification as Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, January, 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Maryland, anticipated February-March, 2016

Registered Nurse, Maryland, R046352, and Washington, DC, 1034233

Basic Life Support

ECG certification, Apex Innovations

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Certificate of Completion, Diagnosis Coding Using the ICD-10-CM

Institute for Healthcare Improvement, certificates in quality improvement and patient safety

Professional Affiliations: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Maryland Nurses Association, Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland

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