Nusrat Kaleem, msn, fnp-c
Nurse Practitioner • Critical Care • Neurological ICU
Intensive Care Unit Nurse
Highly motivated board certified Family Nurse Practioner with strong academic training and professional experience as pediatrics and urgent care through graduate school . Over 20 years of critical care experience as a Registered Nurse. Dedicated to providing superior patient care. Excellent anaylsis, diagnosis, and reporting skills. Conscientious, integrity-driven, nursing professional providing attentive care to patients with a variety of systemic health challenges. Multilingual proficiency in English, Hindi, Punjabi & Urdu.
Key Clinical Skills:
Experience with Pyxis medication distribution machine and computer charting – EPIC, eCare Manager, eClinicalWorks & BedMasterEx.
Management of care under contact, droplet, and airborne isolation precautions.
Highly proficient clinical skills: IV Starts and pushes, administering and monitoring vasoactive drips, 12-lead EKG, cardiac monitors, External Ventricolostomy Drain (EVD) monitoring, transfusions, central line care, drawing blood gasses (arterial and venous), defibrillations, codes, ventilators,and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
Care and management of PA Catheters, central and arterial lines.
Care of ventilated patients including blood gas drawing and interpretation.
Skilled in conducting physical examination and assessments.
Leadership and preceptor experience: training and developing new/student nurses and auxiliary staff.
Employment History & Experience
INOVA HEALTH SYSTEM, Falls Church, VA
Registered Nurse II – (eICU) Nov 2015 – Present
Provide intensive nursing care to a diverse population of critically ill ICU patients across multiple hospitals. Collects data and provides intensive nursing care during patient’s ICU stay to achieve optimal outcomes. Coordinates patient care and clinical activities of the critical care team. Facilitates meeting patient's needs in a timely manner, and follows-up to assure desired outcome. Discusses patient care issues with physicians and other health care team members.
Applies Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) scoring system as well as basic and advanced features of the eCare MANAGER System to enhance efficiency in assessment and documentation.
Communicates with the members of the eICU center and bedside ICU teams to provide safe error-free care during routine and emergent conditions.
Registered Nurse II – (Neuroscience ICU) Aug 2008– Nov 2015
Provide exceptional care to critically ill patient in the NeuroICU.
Assessed, planned, implemented, evaluated, and documented nursing care for patients experiencing life-threatening problems requiring complex assessment, high intensity therapies, and interventions in a 24 bed NeuroICU, the teaching facility and Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma hospital.
Assisted physicians with procedures and treatment protocols, i.e.: intubation, insertion of EVD and central line procedures at the bedside.
Employment History & Experience continued…
PROGRESSIVE NURSING STAFFERS AGENCY, N.VA Jun 2000 – Mar 2008
Local Traveler Registered Nurse – (Telemetry)
Participated in a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals to assess, evaluate, and diagnose patients and develop effective treatment plans under direction of the physician
Provided primary care to complex medical, neurological, surgical, trauma, and cardiac patients
Performed numerous tasks involving constant cardiac monitoring including A-line and CVP, medication monitoring, titration, etc.
Administered medications as prescribed and according to client facility policy, procedures and/or protocols.
GEORGE WASHINGTON HOSPITAL, Washington, DC Jan 1998 – Jul 2000
Registered Nurse II – (Medical Surgical)
Functioned as charge nurse, discharge nurse and preceptor to nursing students on the medical-surgical unit.
Oversaw daily functioning of the unit directing admissions, discharges and general patient flow.
Assessed patients’ conditions, records vital signs and assigned nurse to observe patient for deviations from normal conditions/behaviors
Maintained patient care consistent with the mission’s value and operating principles of the Department of Nursing and the hospital
Nurse Practitioner Practicum Experience
Hospitalist- 80 clinical hours of student experience, Dr. Sandra Tirrell Alaxandria Hospital, Sound Hospitalist Physicians Group, May 2018- August 2018
Obtained patient histories, physical examinations, diagnostic testing and observe therapeutic procedures (placing central lines, lumbar punctures, etc).
Managined acute and chronic medical conditions, both physical and mental, through history and physical exam of patients, and the ordering of diagnostic tests and medical treatments.
Entail assessing patient needs, ordering and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests; diagnosing illness and disease, and formulating treatment plans .
Rounded on inpatients, including patients in intensive care uint, on observation status, involve admitting patients and carrying out consultation services to surgical colleagues, and take patients from the emergency room.
Cardiology- 60 clinical hours of student experience, Dr. Narian Rajan, May- August 2018
Carried out physical examinations, pre-surgical evaluation and provides treatment for generally episodic and chronic patients and their families.
Attended patients in routine follow-up visits and part of a preventative program s well as providing medical and dietary suggestions.
Collaborated with patients and their families to educate them on managing cardiovascular diseases, dietary and other means of minimizing risk of heart problems.
Made use of evidence-based medicine procedures by utilizing quality and cost effective care
Internal Medicine/Geriatric specialty- 250 clinical hours of student experience, Dr. Anwar (Private Practice) 4/2019-12/2019
Managed and treated common health problems, as well as serious and chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, COPD, and diabetes in adults and the elderly.
Ordered and interpretate appropriate diagnostics, prescribing medications, requesting referrals to consultants when needed.
Utilized resources such as UpToDate, Epocrates, and latest clinical guidelines.
Urgent Care- 100 clinical hours of student experinece at CVS Minute Clinic, Huma Hussian DNP, 2/2018-4/2018
Provided and conducted physical assessments, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat common conditions in a high volume fast-paced setting.
Provided screenings, interventions, counseling prescribe medications as needed to patients in specified age categories.
Provided accurate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of common family illnesses for patients over 18 months.
Helped patients manage their well-being with vaccinations and patient education Ensured patient information, visit history, refer outs, lab follow-up, phone calls, careful consultation and documented in the EMR.
Daily use of computer, software programs (EMR), printer, scanner, and credit/debit card equipment
Pediatrics- 160 clinical hours of student experinece, Dr. Salah Neberai, Pediatric Practice Inc. 1/2020-5/2020
Conducted complete medical examinations, periodic preventive medical evaluations, and evaluated children on an acute and chronic care basis.
Diagnosed and treat various pediatric health problems included but not limited to acute otitis media, hang-foot-and-mouth disease, urticaria, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, and conjunctivitis.
Performed sports physicals, well-child visits and administering vaccination
Maryville University – St. Louis, MO, (2020)
Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Grand Canyon University – Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Aga Khan University – Associate of Science, Nursing
Lady Atchison School of Midwifery – Diploma in Midwifery
Certification & Licensure
RN License – State of Virginia-
Board-certified from American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advance Life Support (ACLS)