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Registered Nurse Practitioner

Clinton, IA
January 11, 2020

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Kara Lutes, RN, BSN

Pending program completion-February 28th, 2020 - MS, FNP-BC

**** *** *** * *******, IA 52732 260-***-****


Highly motivated, team oriented, innovative Registered Nurse completing FNP program February 28th, 2020. Expertise in emergency room nursing with advanced practice clinical experience in provision of quality, evidence-based patient care across the lifespan. Possesses extensive knowledge of FNP care provision as demonstrated in course and board certification exam successful completion. Recognized as an excellent leader in nursing experiences providing orientation to new graduates and as a charge nurse in multiple departments. Now seeking to join your healthcare team as a Family Nurse Practitioner looking forward to making positive contributions to your team and patients.


Master of Science in Nursing – Chamberlain University February 2020

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Ball State University May 2011


[FNP-BC] Pending Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified – ANCC Pending graduation - Exam Passed 12/21/19

[RN] Registered Nurse – States of IA, License #145173 May 15, 2022

[PALS] Pediatric Advanced Life Support – American Heart Association

[ACLS] Advanced Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association

[BLS] Basic Life Support – American Heart Association

[TNCC] Trauma Nurse Core Course Certification


Family Practice/Primary Care – Rachel Riedesel, ARNP, Mercy One (Clinton, IA) Hours in process

Family Practice/Primary Care – Jody Livesay, APRN, Medical Associates, Maquoketa (Maquoketa, IA) Hours in process

Family Practice/Primary Care – Jill Johnson, DO, Mercy One (Clinton, IA) 125 Hours

Family Practice/Primary Care – Joseph Monahan, DO, Mercy One (Clinton, IA) 125 Hours

Pediatrics – Virgilio Corpuz, MD, Mercy One (Clinton, IA) 125 Hours

Obstetrics and Gynecology Care – Kami Tubbs, ARNP, MSN Mercy One (Clinton, IA) 125 Hours

NP Skills include:

Experience in analyzing and interpreting patient history, physical findings, examination and testing results to form appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans.

Excellent listening skills to ensure patients have appropriate, evidence-based, patient centered care while feeling they are heard and well taken care of.

Extensive experience in critical thinking and time management in patient care provision and performance in master’s education program including research, presentations, paper writing, and exams.

Ability to apply knowledge for problem solving through hands on experience in nursing career and throughout clinical rotations in Family Practice, Pediatrics, and Women’s Health.


REGISTERED NURSE, ED – Mercy One (Clinton, IA) June 2016 – Present

Time management skills utilized in providing patient care and formulation of nursing care plans for appropriate patient care.

Providing quality care in busy ER setting through time management and teamwork. Worked as a relief charge nurse. Provided new hire ER nursing orientation to multiple staff members.

Served on and as leader of ER Unit Shared Governance for 2 years planning and running meetings. Served the ER as the representative of the hospital wide EIPC. Successfully completed new hire orientation certification course. Achieved TNCC Certification.

Kara Lutes, RN, BSN

Pending program completion-February 28th, 2020 - MS, FNP-BC

2515 2nd Ave S Clinton, IA 52732 260-***-****


REGISTERED NURSE, ED – East Cooper Medical Center (Mount Pleasant, SC) July 2014– June 2016

Worked providing excellent care to patients at the bedside as well as in the Charge Nurse role and in new hire orientation.

Nominated for multiple Mission Possible awards in provision of excellent patient care and teamwork.

Demonstrated excellence with hands-on, patient care, and staff communication skills as recognized by Department Director with willingness to always work as a team.

REGISTER NURSE, PCU – East Cooper Medical Center (Mount Pleasant, SC) June 2013 – July 2014

Served as staff nurse and relief charge nurse in a busy PCU unit caring for adult and pediatric population.

Demonstrated expertise in caring for patients with multiple chronic co-morbidities, including treatment and interventions, and follow-up.

Formed nursing plans of care individualized to patients needs while following national standards and recommendations.

REGISTERED NURSE, Urgent Care – MedCare Urgent Care (Summerville, SC) July 2012– June 2013

Worked as staff nurse and in a facility leadership role excelling in leading huddles, ensuring appropriate staffing, and working as a physician liaison to medical staff.

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REGISTERED NURSE, Rehabilitative Care– Heartland Healthcare (Hanahan, SC) October 2011– July 2012

Oversaw all in house staff as a leader while caring for patients receiving rehabilitative healthcare services including care of wounds, tracheostomies, and intravenous antibiotics.

Demonstrated skills in hands on nursing care, and impactful communication with patients, families, and other staff members.


Intern Nursing Assistant – Dupont OB-GYN (Fort Wayne, IN) September 2006 –January 2011

Server – Zesto’s Ice Cream (Fort Wayne, IN) April 2004 – September 2007

Professional Skills

Gained experience in working as a team towards positive outcomes for overall customer satisfaction.

Excelled at understanding healthcare objectives with initial patient interactions, building a relationship. and obtaining individual visit chief complaints.

Providing patient education as instructed by the provider and nursing staff. Developed an early ability to communicate well with patients.

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