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Adult & Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Hickory, North Carolina, United States
October 07, 2016

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A Certified Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner with more than 17 years of Nursing experience as a Registered Nurse. Self motivated provider with a commitment to providing quality care. Strong clinical skills complemented with a natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. Dedicated to practicing medicine with an evidence-based, culturally competent approach. Ability to integrate evidence-based guidelines, clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition.


University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, N.C. Master of Science in Nursing December 2014

Adult/ Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Cum Laude

Lenoir Rhyne University Hickory N.C.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 1997

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, N.C Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science May 1989 Business and Community Service

Warnborough College of Oxford Oxfordshire, England Summer Study Tour June-July 1987

Arts in Britain Past and Present

William Peace University Raleigh, N.C

Associate of Arts May 1987

Liberal Arts

Work Experience

Bowen Primary and Urgent Care; AGNP-C February 2015-present Provide integrated Primary Care to approximately 400 Adults and Elderly chronically ill residents in 7 Assisted Living and Memory Care Facilities.

• Manage chronic conditions such as Dementia, HTN, Pain, Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, GERD, as well as acute illnesses such as Pneumonia, Urinary Tract Infections and Cellulitis.

• Order diagnostic tests including Lab Work, X-Rays, Ultrasounds, CT Scans, and develop plan of care based on results.

• Make referrals to Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Pulmonary, and Hospice, as well as to Physical therapy, Speech Therapty, Occupational Therapy, Home Health Nursing Servies.

• Educate patients and families about disease processes, prevention, and management of chronic conditions.

• Lead family conferences regarding End-of-Life Care/ Palliative Care choices and quality of life expectations. Provide pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions, and LESLIE KING, AGNP-C Page 2

• Evaluate effectiveness to ensure patient comfort.

• Foster and maintain working relationships with facility executive directors and care managers to ensure collaborative care.

• Provide on-site Primarry Care to Employees of the facilities for acute and chronic medical problems. Additional Clinical Nurse Practitioner Experience

Completed over 720 clinical hours in various settings including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

NURSING 682 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention for Healthy Aging, Spring 2013 Preceptor Nannette Lavoie-Vaughan: Morehead Simkins Assisted Living 45 hours NURSING 683 Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Management I, Fall 2013 Preceptor Sam Bowen, MD: Bowen Primary & Urgent Care 135 hours NURSING 686 Adult /Gerontology Primary Care Management III, Spring 2014 Preceptor Sam Bowen, MD: Bowen Primary & Urgent Care 135 hours NURSING 687 Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Management II, Spring 2014 Preceptor Sam Bowen, MD: Bowen Primary & Urgent Care and Meridian Senior Living Facilities 90 hours

NURSING 688 Advanced Concepts in the Management of Older Adults, Fall 2014 Preceptor Sam Bowen, MD: Bowen Primary & Urgent Care office and Meridian Senior Living Facilities 180 hours

NURSING 689 Primary Care of Adult Practicum, Fall 2014 Preceptor Sam Bowen, MD: Bowen Primary & Urgent Care 135 hours Registered Nurse Professional Experience

Bowen Primary & Urgent Care, Hickory, N.C.

Registered Nurse/ Scribe - Primary Care Setting, Part-time March 2014-March 2015 Work closely with physician to assist in completion of patient care, performing EMR data entry, help to increase volume of patients seen per day by 30%. Facilitate flow of patients Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory, NC July1996- June 2014 Case Management Nurse - Case Management Department 2011-2014 Performed a wide variety of patient centered duties, focused heavily on discharge planning and utilization management through admission assessment and concurrent reviews. Participated in multi-disciplinary team meetings and collaborated with physicians, staff, and insurance companies to facilitate the case management process and compliance with government rules and regulations.

Quality Management Nurse - Quality Management Department 2006-2011

Responsible for data collection, validation, and maintenance of Core Measures

(CHF, AMI, PN, SCIP, CABG, PCI) databases according to The Joint Commission’s guidelines.

Evaluated Core Measure data and assisted with hospital wide compliance to improve the healthcare delivery process.

Performed medical record reviews of all hospital mortalities & morbidities including Risk Management referrals.

Provided individual physician follow-up regarding noncompliant documentation issues by preparing informational packets containing chart information and guidelines that were not met.

Assisted with identification of trends in order to improve the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes.


Staff Nurse - Intermediate Care Unit 1997-2006

Provided highly skilled, technical care to adult patients recovering from coronary, medical, and pulmonary illnesses. Assisted in bedside procedures such as placement of invasive lines, emergent intubation, and cardiac resuscitation. Responsibilities included hemodynamic and cardiac monitoring, management of invasive lines, ventilators, pacemakers, multiple tubes, and catheters.Provided supportive, emotional and spiritual end of life care. Served as Charge Nurse on rotating basis and Preceptor for new employees and nursing students. ACLS and BLS Certification.

Certified Nursing Assistant II - Orthopedic and Surgical Units 1996-1997 Worked part-time while in nursing school. Assisted nurses in providing patient care to orthopedic, neurological, and surgical patients.

Other Professional Experience

Real Estate Broker - Sales and Management 1989-1999 Certifications/ Licensure

Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner 02/2015- present Credentialed by North Carolina Board of Nursing License # 5007529

Registered Nurse 06/1997- present

Credentialed by North Carolina Board of Nursing License #: 151654

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 02/2015- present National Certification Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

National Provider Identifier (NPI) 129*******

Drug Enforcement Agency Number (DEA) MK3470882

Basic Life Support/ CPR

Credentialed by the American Heart Association

References Available Upon Request

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