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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Berea, Kentucky, United States
January 29, 2017

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Kristin Eckerle Johnsen, APRN, MSN

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Berea, KY 40403



To apply for the Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner position using evidence- based practice to ensure high quality of life and improved outcomes for patients.


Family Nurse Practitioner: Bluegrass Clinic; August 2016- Present

Family Medicine Clinic- Stanford, KY

Provided primary care for up to 30 patients per day in a designated rural health practice

Functioned as a family nurse practitioner, evaluating and managing patients; coordinate acute and chronic care of family medicine patients with all levels of clinical staff; provide education to patients/families as needed; coordinate patient transfers; triage patient calls when needed; participate in the team care of patients as assigned; guarantee same-day appointments

Worked to increase patient volume while maintaining quality care and optimal patient satisfaction

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Student: Dedman & Associates; January 2016- May 2016

Family Medicine Clinic- Harrodsburg, KY: 360 Patient Contact Hours

Provided primary care for 20-25 patients per day, including well-child checks, sports physicals, management of chronic conditions including Diabetes type 2, Hypertension, Heart failure, Dyslipidemias, Atrial Fibrillation, Coumadin management, Anemia, Depression and Anxiety

Managed patients’ acute illnesses including strep pharyngitis, acute otitis media, strains and sprains, back pain, etc.

Performed complete history and physical examination

Determined appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies

Interpreted diagnostic test including sleep studies, stress tests, pulmonary function tests, EKG, and nerve conduction studies

Assisted with several procedures including shave biopsy, punch biopsy, and incision & drainage of carbuncles and furuncles

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Student: Kentucky One Health; August 2015-December 2015

Primary Care Clinic: Clay, City KY: 200 Patient Contact Hours

Provided primary care for 15-25 patients per day in a rural, underserved population

Managed multiple co-morbidities including Diabetes type 2, Hypertension, Heart failure, Anemia, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and chronic kidney disease

Managed patients’ acute illnesses including strep pharyngitis, otitis media, back pain, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections

Collected thorough patient history and performed physical examinations

Performed elbow and knee joint injections under preceptor supervision

Performed well-woman examinations, STI testing and counseling, cryotherapy on genital lesions

Utilized telehealth to collaborate with multiple specialties including cardiology and nephrology

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Student: Bluegrass Community Health Center, May 2015-August 2015

Lexington, KY: 150 Patient Contact Hours

Provided primary care for 25-30 patients per day in an underserved, immigrant population

Managed multiple chronic conditions including diabetes type 2, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, depression, and anxiety

Performed 40 pelvic/speculum examinations, analyzed cervical and vaginal specimens under a microscope, provided sexually transmitted infection counseling and treatment

Provided menopausal counseling, hormone replacement therapy, contraceptive education, and osteoporosis prevention education

Ordered and interpreted dual energy x-ray densitometry

Performed multiple well-woman exams and assisted with intrauterine device insertion

Utilized concepts of global health and performed physical examinations on refugee population

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Student: Urgent Care of Berea, January 2015-May 2015

Berea, KY: 100 Patient Contact Hours

Provided care for a multitude of acute conditions including strep pharyngitis, otitis media, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, croup, strains and sprains, and low back pain

Assisted with ophthalmologic complaints including foreign body removal


Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse – Medicine ICU: January 2012- Present

University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Lexington, KY

Provide nursing care to critically ill ICU patients on a 16 bed unit

Collaborate and communicate with interdisciplinary teams to improve patient outcomes

Commended by management for excellent delegation, critical thinking and problem solving skills

Act as patient advocate and implement total patient care for critically ill patients with problems ranging from septic shock to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

Provide education to patients and families on medications, recovery, coping skills, and community resources by customizing patient education tools

Function as a preceptor and provide instruction to new graduate nurses

Serve as charge and resource nurse to provide experienced assistance to new graduate nurses, and overseeing unit staffing, facilitating patient transfers, and customer service issues

Assisted with the development of and served in the role of the Safari Nurse which requires working with the pulmonary service line to stabilize patients outside of the unit and expedite movement to a higher level of care

Registered Nurse- Critical Care Float Pool: February 2014- November 2015

University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Lexington, KY

Provided nursing care to critically ill ICU patients in both the emergency department and post-anesthesia care unit

Provided care to adult patients in different areas of the hospital including neurosurgical, surgical, trauma, and cardiovascular intensive care units

Registered Nurse- Burn ICU: January 2011-January 2012

University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Lexington, KY

Provided nursing care to critically ill burn and trauma patients on a 5-bed intensive care unit

Collaborated and communicated with several interdisciplinary teams including general surgery and plastic surgery to improve patient outcomes

Implemented total patient care for critically ill patients with septic shock, acute kidney injuries, and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome

Registered Nurse- Progressive Care Unit: May 2010-January 2011

Provided nursing care to acutely ill adults that required telemetry monitoring

Coordinated care for patients with cardiac, renal, respiratory, and gastrointestinal disorders

Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to optimize patient outcomes


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Member #1707541, Expires May 2017

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Expires July 2017

NIH Stroke Scale expires Jan 2018

Basic Life Support Expires May 2018

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, (APRN), Issued by: Kentucky Board of Nursing, July 28,2016- present, License Number: 3010603 NPI: 124*******

Registered Nurse (RN), Issued by: Kentucky Board of Nursing, June 20, 2010 to present, License Number: 1123848


Eastern Kentucky University: Richmond, KY- Masters of Science in Nursing, June 2013-May 2016, Cumulative GPA: 4.0, Dean’s List: All Semesters, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Indiana Wesleyan University: Marion, IN- Bachelors of Science in Nursing, September 2010-August 2012, Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Midway College: Midway, KY- Associates of Science in Nursing, January 2008- May 2010, Cumulative GPA: 4.0, Graduated Summa Cum Laude


Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Midwives

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Worked 36-48 hours per week while attending school full-time

Outstanding Freshman Award- Midway College 2009

Clinical Excellence Award- Midway College 2010

Who’s Whose Among College Students- 2006-2010

Academic Achievement Scholarship- Midway College 2008-2010

Beverly Hamilton Moran Scholarship- 2006

Jean Nunnery Memorial Scholarship- 2006

Younger Women’s Club of Berea Scholarship-2006


Lori Thompson, APRN, DNP

Dedman & Associates, Harrodsburg, KY 40330


Edward Allen Sizemore, APRN, DNP

Kentucky One Health, Clay City, KY 40312


Jamin Scribner, APRN, MSN

Ephraim Mcdowell Hospital

Danville, KY 40422


Melissa Sims, APRN, MSN

Dedman & Associates

Harrodburg, KY 40330


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