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Nurse Practitioner

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
$110,000 annually or $60/hour
October 05, 2016

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Vanessa L. Fitts, RN, MSN, FNP-C

*** ******* *****, *’Fallon, MO 63368



Board Certified FNP, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2015)

Advanced Practice Nursing license, Missouri (2016)

Registered Nurse licensure maintained in California (2008), Virginia (2012), Missouri (2015)


Chamberlain College of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois October 2015

Masters of Science, Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois June 2013

Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida December 2007

Associate of Science, Nursing

California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, California June 1999



Family Nurse Practitioner

Corizon Health

Women’s Eastern Regional Correctional Center, Vandalia, MO February 2016-present

Complete history and physical for complex acute, critical, and chronically ill patients including those requiring obstetrical care.

Order and interpret diagnostic tests relative to age-specific needs.

Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities.

Implement patient support interventions to regain or maintain physiologic stability.

Provision of minor surgical procedures.

Management of a 12-bed infirmary with acute care patients including those receiving daily chemotherapy and post-operative surgical care.

Facilitate transitions within and between institutions and medical specialties.

Registered Nurse (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum)

Sentara Leigh Hospital, LDRP Virginia Beach, VA September 2012–August 2015

Provided initial, triage, and ongoing nursing care of the laboring and post-partum patient, including post-anesthesia recovery.

Safely and correctly administered medications to manage inductions, pregnancy induced hypertension and preterm labor.

Provided pre-operative and post-operative care for surgical patients.

Circulated in the operating room for planned or unplanned cesarean sections.

Coordinated and performed patient care with obstetricians, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, and additional staff before, during and after all deliveries and surgeries.

Utilized special equipment (Pyxis, Omnicell, iStat bladder scanner, 3 & 12-Lead electrocardiogram, intrauterine pressure catheter, fetal scalp electrode, Doppler and ultrasound scanners).

Clinical Adjunct Instructor

Care of the Neonate & Obstetric/Postpartum Patient

South University, Virginia Beach, VA July 2014-August 2015

Provided evidence-based clinical instruction and demonstration of nursing skills and procedures to students at the BSN level.

Coordinated with facility nurses and nurse educators to facilitate the learning process.

Evaluated and assessed student clinical competencies.

Planned, reviewed, and corrected student clinical assignments.

Conducted classroom lectures and laboratory modules as needed.

Registered Nurse (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum)

Palomar Health, Pomerado Hospital, LDRP, Poway, CA January 2009-July 2014

Provided information and education pertinent to current labor stage, and immediate post-partum status to ensure patient safety and comfort.

Provided pre-operative and post-operative care for surgical patients.

Circulated in the operating room setting for planned or unplanned cesarean sections.

Collaborated with patients and physicians to manage care.

Safely and correctly administered medications to manage inductions, pregnancy induced hypertension and preterm labor.

Championed EMR conversion training to Cerner for unit staff.

Served as relief Charge Nurse as needed.

Registered Nurse, Medical Surgical Acute Care Unit

Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA April 2008–February 2010

Provided post-operative nursing care for patients recovering from gynecological, bariatric, gastro-intestinal and plastic surgeries.

Performed general and focused assessments, sterile wet and dry dressing changes, suture and staple removals, initiated and maintained intravenous therapy, administered enteral and parenteral feedings and tracheostomy care.

Safely administered necessary medications via enteral and parenteral routes.

Utilized special equipment such as bladder scanner, 12-Lead EKG, Doppler ultrasound, pleural drainage devices and wound vacuums.


Basic Life Support (BLS) current through 2016

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) current through 2016


South University: Student Body Award “AT Mastery” (2015)

Sentara Leigh Hospital: “Service Excellence” (2012-2014)

Palomar Health, Pomerado Hospital: “Cause for Applause” (2009-2014)


Family Readiness Officer, 3rd Battalion 23rd Marines, 2015 - present

AANP Member, 2014 - present

Dermatology Nurses Association Member, 2013 - present

Sigma Theta Tau International member, 2013 - present

AWHONN Member, 2010 - present

CNA Member, 2008 - present

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