KATHLEEN A. TYSON, CNM, RNC-EFM
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Certified Nurse Midwife licensed in Virginia, October 2018. Eight years of nursing experience prior to practice as a Midwife including 5 years focused in Labor & Delivery and High-Risk Antepartum with Inova Alexandria Hospital. Prioritize shared decision making to support normal birth in the hospital setting and the promotion of health, safety, and education by delivery of compassionate, evidence-based care.
Master of Science in Nursing, Certified Nurse-Midwifery
Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY
Graduated October 2018
Minimum total of 675 clinical hours and 40 births completed
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Graduated May 2014 with Honors
Associates of Applied Science in Nursing, Associates of Science in General Studies
Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
Graduated May 2010 and May 2011 with Honors
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Member, 2014 and 2018
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member, 2009
PROFESSIONAL NURSING EXPERIENCES
Centreville OB/GYN and Reston Women’s Center (October 2018- Current)
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
-Skills in assessment and plan development for gynecological problems and antenatal/postpartum course, maternal and fetal assessment during labor, Epic and E-Clinical Works documentation. Consultation with OB/GYN.
-Full-scope Midwifery practice with dedicated Midwife patients (appx 275 midwife births/yr)
Staff Nurse, Inova Alexandria Hospital (Alexandria, VA – May 2013-October 2018)
-13 LDR rooms and 3 ORs with over 3,000 deliveries yearly.
-Provide care to women in all stages of the labor process. Prep, circulate, and recover c-section patients. Provide education and support on incision care, pain management, and newborn care. Support breastfeeding as recommended by Baby Friendly, USA.
-Assess and provide direct patient care needs to the high risk perinatal patient population. Education patients on the risks, treatment, and prevention of disease processes such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, and premature rupture of membranes.
-Assess patient discharge viability per MD orders and patient care goals. Coordinate discharge between patient, family, physician, and case management. Provide discharge teaching and resources for a successful recovery.
-Orient and mentor new staff and nursing students
-Computerized documentation and order input using Epic
Staff Nurse, Reston Hospital Center (Reston, VA – May 2011- May 2013)
-Assess patient care needs and provide direct patient care on the 55 bed surgical unit.
-Orient and mentor new staff and act as charge nurse.
Aesthetic Nurse, Sona MedSpa (Stafford, VA – September 2010- May 2011)
-Assess clients prior to outpatient treatment for illnesses, medications, and surgeries which are contraindicated for laser treatments. Discuss benefits and potential adverse reactions of treatments based on individual risk factors.
-Provide laser skin treatments and cosmetic hair removal treatments safely and timely followed by post treatment instructions for safe and effective home care.
-Current, active NP/CNM License in the Commonwealth of Virginia, expires June 30, 2021
-Current, active RN License in the Commonwealth of Virginia, expires June 30, 2021
-Authority to Prescribe- Virginia only, expires June 30, 2021
-DEA, expires November 30, 2021
-AHA BLS expires 07/2020
-NRP, expires 09/2020
-Certified in Advanced Electronic Fetal Monitoring, 2015