MARIA BAUTISTA-SMITH, MSN. APRN
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate with over 30+ years of clinical experience.
Expertise in the areas of women’s health including high risk obstetrics, pediatric inpatient and adult medical-surgical
Experiences include primary care nursing in the inpatient care and limited outpatient care setting.
Tenured Faculty for 14 years
Post Master’s Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate (October, 2019)
Purdue University Global
Master of Science in Nursing (August, 2000)
University of Phoenix, Tampa Campus
Bachelors in Science of Nursing (March 1985)
Divine Word University, Leyte, Philippines
Additional job-related training:
Advanced NP-specific skills: suturing, joint aspiration and injections, incision and drainage, trephination and nail avulsion
Language: Reads and understands Spanish, limited conversational Spanish (Spanish class ongoing)
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Florida Board of Nursing (F10191151) Expires October 2024
Florida Board of Nursing (RN 29335762) Expires July 2020
American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (# 1779093) Expires July 2020
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE in the FNP program (680 clinical hours)
Florida Medical Clinic, Internal medicine, Primary Care Rotation, 160 hours, Dade City, FL
Women’s Care Florida, Women's Health Rotation, 160 hours, Brandon, FL
Pediatric Care, Pediatric Rotation, 160 hours, Plant City, FL
Specialist Doctor’s Group, Family Practice Rotation, 160 hours, Plant city, FL
Assessment, Diagnosis and treatment of common chronic conditions
Assist in Pelvic exam, Pap smear, colposcopy procedures. Education in contraception use and overall women’s health
Assist in assessment and treatment of common pediatric conditions.
Assessment, Diagnosis and treatment including referral to specialist and follow up of common adult conditions
BayCare - South Florida Baptist Hospital (Plant city, Fl.)
Clinical RN Oct/17 – Present
Triage/Labor and Delivery/ Newborn and Postpartum: change of roles depending on acuity
Care of high-risk conditions and complications such as precipitous delivery, shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia on Magnesium sulfate therapy
Care of normal newborn transition, neonatal jaundice and phototherapy, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and transfer procedure for unstable or premature neonates
Developed plan to reinstate prenatal classes focusing on breastfeeding. Project turned over to a fulltime position.
Care of gynecologic surgical procedures such as hysterectomy, tubal ligations, dilatation and curettage/evacuation and urological repair.
Hillsborough Community College - (Tampa, Fl.) 14 years
Assistant Professor 2003 -2016
Lead instructor for didactic portion, clinical instructor for medical surgical, pediatric and obstetric rotation.
Developed hybrid course - NUR 1260C, Medical-Surgical Nursing: combined face to face and online learning (2009)
Developed elective Pharmacology course 2009, Service-Learning project and summer workshop for graduating students
Developed Clinical Adjunct Portfolio/Notebook to assist new adjunct in their role, as well as preceptor for MSN students
Introduced different technology tools and modalities: clickers (PRS and turning tech)
Coordinated and participated in various community service programs such as American Heart Walk, Hands on Tampa bay, ALS walk, Diabetes Expo and Asthma Fair
Served in various roles and committees as SNA advisor since 2006-2010, preceptor for MSN students, Tenure committee, faculty instructional technology committee and nursing sub-committees.
H.L. Moffitt Cancer Center - (Tampa, Fl.) 2 years
Outpatient Oncology RN 2000 – 2002
Provided individualized risk assessment and counseling to reduce risk for cancer and other disease, instruction included self-breast examination and clinical assessment both in the clinic and the mobile unit.
Provided outpatient clinic support for the MD and the APRN: Thoracic, GI/GU, Head and Neck. Breast and Gynecologic as well as Radiology Oncology department.
Responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs for the lay and the professional audience.
Brandon Regional Hospital- (Brandon, Fl.) – 6 years 1995 – 2002
High risk obstetrics and labor and delivery including scrub assist in the Operating Room
Temporary coverage in the outpatient Perinatal and Maternal Fetal Medicine
Provided Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification and renewal courses to staff nurses
Various Hospitals in Canada 1987 – 1995
Urology and Nephrology unit, and Adult medical-surgical and orthopedic unit
Participated in various community services through the school or the Philippine Nurses Association organization
-Metropolitan Ministry – sort and shelved groceries items for distribution.
-American Heart Association – Heart walk
-Meals on Wheels and Hands on Tampa bay – community outreach
-Community Asthma Fair – participated with nursing students in health teaching (trigger preventions) and peak flow use
-Diabetes Expo – participated in diabetic teaching and blood sugar testing
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Tampa Bay Advance Practice Nurses Council Expires Oct 2020 (annual renewal)
Philippine Nurses Association of America (46732333) Expires July 2020
-Secretary of PNA of Tampa bay chapter Term 2012-2014
-President-elect of PNATB Term 2014-2016
-Participants of various social and community service and Philippine cultural events