MIRANDA PELZEL, MSN, AGACNP-BC
10+ years of Acute/Critical Care nursing experience as an RN.
Consistently commended for delivering patient-centered, quality critical care.
Dedicated member of multidisciplinary healthcare teams known for excellent clinical skills; ability to remain calm under pressure; flexible, and strengths in making swift, correct decisions in emergency situations at the bedside and procedural areas.
APRN EXPERIENCE: NEW GRADUATE
*CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN AN APRN 1ST ASSISTANT PROGRAM WITH CLINICAL HOURS WITH A CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON STARTING MAY 2017
*144 HOSPITALIST CLINICAL HOURS
*144 IN-PATIENT CARDIOLOGY CLINICAL HOURS
*288 LONG TERM CARE OF FRAIL ELDERLY CLINICAL HOURS
RN NETWORK, PARALLON WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS
Travel RN, Cardiac Cath Lab/Interventional Radiology, 2012 to Present
Provide nursing care at various hospitals including the University of Madison Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin; Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville, NC; Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe, TX, and Lawnwood Health System in Fort Pierce, FL. Outcomes:
Displayed expert clinical skills in managing the critical/emergent care in all categories of Cardiac Cath Lab/Interventional Radiology Lab
Efficiently and knowledgeably provided RN care for all Cath Lab patients. Handled moderate sedation, IV starts, A-line setups, and various other procedures. Experience includes Right/Left Heart cases (including saddle PE), Venous procedures, IR procedures, Electrophysiology procedures such as EP studies, Ablations, BI-V ICDs, and PPM.
Provided education and training of permanent staff members.
Provided interim supervisory roles as needed.
OZARKS MEDICAL CENTER, WEST PLAINS, MO
RN Critical Care, 2010-2012, 2015-2016 PRN: PACU and Emergency Room
Served as a member of interdisciplinary healthcare teams in providing critical care in various departments as needed. Alerted physicians/team members to changes in patient status; and interacted with patients and family members often suffering from pain, stress, shock or grief. Outcomes:
Displayed expert clinical skills in managing the critical and routine care in all categories of Cardiac Cath Lab, Stepdown, and Intensive Care patients.
Leveraged interpersonal communication strengths to establish rapport and build trust with patients and families.
Reacted effectively in emergency scenarios, demonstrating sound decision-making that helped save patient lives as well as providing compassionate care at the bedside.
Supervised LPNs and CNAs and served as a preceptor/mentor to nursing students.
Selected to develop a course and teach new nursing graduates about entry-level cardiac critical care nursing.
Provided education and training of staff members.
Provided interim supervisory roles as needed
Contributed to strategic plans and initiatives to advance standards of care excellence, improve patient outcomes and drive continuous improvement
COLLEGE STATION MEDICAL CENTER, COLLEGE STATION, TX
RN Medical/Telemetry, 2006-2007; Cath Lab, 2007-2010, PRN: Emergency Room and Stepdown Units
Serve as a nurse caring for patients with life-threatening illnesses including heart and respiratory failure, overdoses, trauma, and infectious diseases. Transitioned to the Cardiac Cath Lab. Outcomes:
Offered bedside care, treatment, and clinical documentation for patients with cardiac and medical-surgical diagnoses within the facility.
Orchestrated interdisciplinary care through close collaboration with MD and ancillary staff; prepared patient chart notes to facilitate admissions, discharges, and transfers.
Performed medication administration, dressing changes, IVs, N/G feedings, and peg tube feedings; monitored equipment patency.
Contributed to development of patient care plans and assessments
Established reputation for nursing excellence, excelling as receptive team member and forging superior relationships with staff and patients.
Recognized for serving as consistent patient advocate while communicating compassionately and effectively with patients, families, and caregivers to facilitate outstanding level of care and service.
Education & Credentials
WALDEN UNIVERSITY, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), 2016, GPA 3.88
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Missouri #201*******
Registered Nurse (RN), Missouri Compact License #200*******
Additional Certifications & Affiliations
Adult Gerontology/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified (AGACNP-BC), 9/2016, Cert #201*******
Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Support)
Currently enrolled in NIFA RN First Assist program for APRNs
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