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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Birmingham, AL
August 01, 2020

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Kelsi Walden

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Mount Olive, Alabama 35117


Education Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, May 2013 - December 2015

USA College of Nursing, University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)

GPA: 3.6/4.0

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, August 2006 - December 2010

Capstone College of Nursing, The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)

GPA: 3.64/4.0

Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certified

RN—Alabama Board of Nursing

Basic Life Support/Healthcare Provider

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Work History

Trauma Nurse Practitioner March 2017-present

University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital

Fully manage and care for all trauma patients on the floor and in step down

Managed all medical problems while on trauma, including hypertension, diabetes, pain issues,etc

Prescribed a wide array of medications

Dealt with all areas of trauma injuries from orthopedics to ENT to neurological to surgical

Post-op care of patients

Cardiology Critical Care Nurse Practitioner April 2016 – March 2017

University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital

Provide collaborative care of patient’s in the CCU ( working closely with residents and attendings)

Diagnose and intervene

Prescribe medications

Close monitoring and treatment of advanced heart failure patients, acute myocardial infarctions, arrhythmias/dysrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation)

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse May 2012 – April 2016

St. Vincent’s Birmingham, Alabama (Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse)

5 Open Heart Recovery Beds with 12 CVICU beds, worked with one of the top leading Cardiothoracic surgeons in the southwest who uses the da Vinci for many surgeries

Recover surgery patients from Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (Sternotomies and Minimally Invasive) and Robotic Valve Replacememt/Repairment.

Recover surgical vascular patients from Femoral-Popliteal Bypasses, Amputations, Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repairs, Carotid Endarterectomies, and Carotid Bypasses.

Management and care of high risk patients with: End-Stage Heart Failure, status post Cardiac Arrest (with use of the Hypothermia Protocol if needed), fatal dysrhythmias/arrhythmias, and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

Care of the critically ill post cath lab patient with stent/balloon placement who require sheath removals and sometimes balloon pump management.

Code Blue Team for all of hospital

Open Heart Cardiovascular Step Down/Telemetry Unit RN January 2011- May 2012

St. Vincent’s Birmingham, Alabama (Staff/Charge Nurse)

Provide postoperative care to patients after cardiothoracic and vascular surgery from post-op day 1 until discharge

Managed and coordinated care of patients with: Congestive Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Arrhythmias, Renal Failure


Experience Nurse Practitioner Clinicals, August 2015 – December 2015

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama (over 600 clinical hours)

Rounded with variety of specialties, these include:

Cardiology (60 hours)—Dr. Juan Bernal

Pulmonology (60 hours)—Dr. Neal Daniel

Internal Medicine/Hospitalist (total 330 hours)—Dr. Kimberley Edge and Dr. Sara Taylor

Nephrology (40 hours)—Dr. James Reed

Gynecology (8 hours)—Dr. Alison Heaton

ENT (8 hours)—Dr. David Walters

Ophthalmology (8 hours)—Dr. Susan Eiland

Infectious Disease (80 hours)—Dr. David Barnes

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