To pursue a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner position in a correctional facility upon licensure completion.
Doctor of Nursing (BSN-DNP, FPMHNP) May, 2016 University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 2009 Graceland University, School of Nursing, Independence, Missouri
Associate of Arts December 2005 Blue River Community college, Independence, Missouri
Family Psychology of Springfield Springfield,
May 2015 – Current Psychiatric Nurse / Therapist Missouri
At this private practice I work as a therapist conducting Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) for patients who have been victim of severe trauma. My patient age range is from age 5-64. Currently my doctoral project is based on EMDR therapy bilateral stimulation modalities.
Seasons Hospice Springfield,
Aug. 2014 – Aug. 2015 Psychiatric/Hospice Registered Nurse case manager Missouri
Provided emotional support and medical care to patients and families who are on hospice services in the home and facilities.
Greene County Sheriff’s department Springfield,
November 2010 – Aug. 2014 Psychiatric Registered Nurse Missouri
I was hired as a registered nurse in the medical department where I saw patients in a clinic and assisted with delivery of care much like in an urgent care setting. I assumed a new position as a Psychiatric Nurse working directly under a licensed psychologist to care for the mentally ill inmates. My duties involved providing treatment for acute psychiatric crisis and medical care. treatment for other conditions such as drug/alcohol withdrawal and other acute medical/mental health conditions was provided.
Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital
Feb 2012 – Jan 2014, Sep 2009 –Jan 2010 Registered Nurse Kansas City,
February 2007 – July 2007 Mental Health Technician (MHT) Missouri
Before receiving my nursing degree I worked as an MHT on all units of the hospital. As an RN, I worked on all units including (many as charge nurse): Adult broad spectrum disorders, Duel Diagnosis (drug and alcohol addiction) child and adolescent, and Trauma (PTSD, Sexual assault victims, and DID). Responsibilities included: Passing medications, completeing mental health assessments, taking off doctors’ orders, writing new MARs, writing and updating treatment plans, and facilitating group. Medical care for safe detoxification from drugs and alcohol was provided.
St. John’s Mercy Hospital (Marian Center) Springfield,
June 2010 – November 2010 Registered Nurse Missouri
I was an RN on the acute inpatient unit as a floor psychiatric nurse. I also assisted with Electroconvulsive Therapy.
Western Missouri Mental Health Center Kansas City,
August 2009 – August 2009 Registered Nurse Missouri
Duties included, performing group, rounding on all patients, updating treatment plans, passing medication, taking off doctors’ orders, and assisting with team meetings to discuss patient behavioral modification plans and possibility for permanent housing placement.
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) Kansas City,
October 2005 – December 2009 Victim Advocate Missouri
As victim advocate, my responsibilities included volunteering time to spend with survivors of sexual assault on an on call basis during the rape-recovery and investigation phase. I would offer comfort and support to the victim during the rape kit examination. I also assisted with speaking engagements to all ages to raise the awareness of rape and sexual assault.
Awards and Accomplishments
EMDR Trained therapist (August 2015)
Certified EMDR Therapist (February, 2016)
Honor Society nominee for the last 10 semesters (June 2012-May 2016)
Board certified psychiatric and mental health nurse (January 2012) #201*******
Licensed in the State of Missouri (August 2009) #200-***-****
Licensed in the State of Kansas (June 2009) #13-108***-***