Catherine I. Nwankwo, APRN, FNP -C
The Woodlands, TX 77382
A compassionate and dependable nurse practitioner with 4 years of experience, working independently in collaboration with an experienced physician. Making accurate diagnosis and developing successful treatment plans with high patient satisfaction score.
2014-2015, Texas Women’s University, Houston TX. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Master’s Degree in Nursing, May 2008 (MS), Texas Woman’s University
(Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist - CNS)
2001-2002: Texas Woman’s University, Houston TX. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2002
2000-2001: Houston Community College, Stafford, TX (BSN Pre-requisite)
1999-2000: Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, TX (BSN Pre-requisite)
1984-1990: School of Nursing & Midwifery, Onitsha, Nigeria
Diploma in Nursing & Midwifery
PCCN Certification in 2005 (AACN Certification corporation)
ACNS-BC (Adult clinical nurse specialist board certified)
FNP-C (Family nurse practitioner Board certified)
Adjunct certificate for Lone Star College Dec. 2018
APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse)
Registered Nurse (since 1999) State of Texas
HONORS AND AWARDS:
1999-2000 Dean’s List Honors
1.Adjunct clinical instructor Lone Star College 2011-current.
2.Assistant professor of Nursing, Lone Star College Kingwood 2013 – 2015
3.Adjunct clinical instructor at Lone Star College kingwood from spring 2011 – 2013
As a faculty member grant position, at Kingwood, I was involved in teaching in class, lab and clinical rotations.
Took students to (hospital) clinical rotations
4.Walgreens health clinics (Family Nurse Practitioner), September 2016- December 2019
5.Family nurse practitioner at Spring Family Clinic (Spring, TX), November 2015 – May 2016.
Obtained health histories, performed physical exams, including pap smear, evaluated x-rays and lab tests and collaborated with medical staff in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of children and adults in an outpatient setting
Functioned as an interdisciplinary team member.
Performed HIV test and started and monitored patients on Truvada for HIV prevention.
Performed preventive care including physical examinations, and sport physicals.
Developed plan of care that met the needs of Children and adult clients.
Managed chronic and acute health conditions such as strep throat, influenza, sinusitis, acute rhinitis, diabetes, GERD, thyroid disorder, hypertension, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, clinical depression, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, diverticulitis, STIs and minor skin conditions.
Provided patient education on proper usage of medication and nutrition, disease prevention and health promotion to patients and parents.
Reviewed and interpreted diagnostic / lab results.
Immunizations for children and adults.
Worked with culturally diverse group of patients.
Made referrals as needed.
6.St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, the Woodlands, TX: July 2006 – 2013 - Float pool RN
7.Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Memorial City, TX, July 2005 – June 2006
8.Med Surge / Telemetry - The Methodist Hospital Houston: 2002 – 2005:
9.Dun 9 : CVIMU East/West – 60 beds
10.Alkek 7 : Medical telemetry Unit – 30 beds
As a registered Nurse, I performed the following tasks at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Memorial Herman and Methodist hospitals respectively:
Managed Critical care patients in ICU (St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital ICU)
Monitored patients on telemetry for EKG changes
Collaborated with physician and provided care for better outcome
Carried out / performed admission assessment and admit new patients as well as discharge existing patients.
Administered medications by mouth, via IVs and tube feeding.
Educated patients and their families on disease prevention, processes and made
Cared for patients on mechanical ventilation, tracheostomy and NG tubes
References: Dr. Shawn Coleman.