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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

San Diego, CA
January 20, 2021

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Doctor in Nursing Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health, University of San Diego, May 2020

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, McNeese State University, December 2008

Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse, California, 95119476

Pending Nurse Practitioner, California

Current BLS

Professional Experience

United States Navy Nurse Corps, Commissioned September 2010

Psychiatric Hospital of San Diego County November 2020- Present

Staff Nurse, Adult Emergency/Psychiatric Hospital

Responsible for management and direct patient care of patients experiencing persistent and severe mental illness or an addiction health crisis.

Supervised behavioral health technicians and administrative support staff in their clinical and clerical duties ensuring competent and safe inpatient care.

UCSD Mental Health September 2018- May 2020

Outpatient Psychiatry Services Hillcrest

Jane Westin Center

Areta Crowell Clinic

South Bay Guidance Center

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (preceptee)

UCSD Nurse practitioner clinical program in mental health.

1:1 Medication management; evaluations/assessments and follow-ups

Created comprehensive patient assessments.

Incorporated supportive, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, and other psychotherapies.

*Bilingual: Spanish and English. Provided overall treatment and care to Spanish speaking patients.

Served a variety of patients including severely ill and underserved patients.

Participated in multidisciplinary treatment plans.

Completed over 1000 hours of direct care of mental health patients in several mental health outpatient clinics.

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA August 2015- May 2017

Staff / Charge Nurse, Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Ambulatory Procedure Unit, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Pre op teaching. Responsible for direct care of Post op Surgical Patients.

Coordinated the education and training of a 23-member staff resulting in exceptional caregivers.

Actively participated in the development and implementation of individual treatment plans for critically ill patients

Collateral Duties: Department Training Officer, Infusion nurse duty, PACU nurse duty, Alarms Management.

Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan

Branch Medical Clinic Schwab

Assistant Department Head/Clinic Manager October 2014- July 2015

Effectively led 18staff members, managed a $144,000 annual budget, and directed daily operations in a clinic that provided quality health care for 6,000 active duty service members.

Achieved the highest level in 17 of 20 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set Quality benchmarks.

Instrumental in clinic earning Navy Surgeon General’s “Blue H’ award for Health Promotion and Wellness.

Subject Matter expert on management of combative patients, development of Code Green aggressive patient management SOP exported for use in all outpatient clinics.

Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan

Staff/Charge Nurse, Mental Health Ward August 2013-October2014

Responsible for management and direct patient care of a 10-bed crisis stabilization unit

Supervised behavioral health technicians and administrative support staff in their clinical and clerical duties ensuring competent and safe inpatient care.

Conducted educational in-services for 18staff members increasing awareness and knowledge about evidence based practiced psychiatric treatments.

Collateral duties: Awards Board representative, NOD watch.

Forward Operating Base, Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan

Forward Surgical Team/Role 2

Medical Surgical Nurse/Department Head June 2012- April203

Managed all facets of the 9 bed FST Acute care ward.

Supervised 17 active-duty personnel in their clinical duties providing medical care to 120 patients in a variety of settings.

Maintained facility compliance with Joint Theater Trauma System Clinical Practice Guidelines and Standard operating procedures.

Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Staff Nurse/ Charge Nurse

Orthopedics Medical Surgical Ward October2010-June2012

Responsible for direct patient care of patients with varying acuity levels on a 19th bed unit

Provided essential restraint training to over 90 departmental staff, assuring 100 % compliance.

Conducted training for 15 nurses on continues Continuous Passive Motion equipment, enhancing the clinical foundation of novice nurses.

Completed Trauma Nursing Care Course.

As a Patient safety officer increased unit compliance with stablished thresholds of the command and maintained safety goals.

Clinical Resource Nurse.

Professional Affiliations

University of San Diego

United States Navy Nurse Corps, Active Duty 2010 - 2017

United States Navy Nurse Corps, Reserve 2017-2020

Professional Courses

Combat Casualty Care, 2011, Ft Sam Houston, Texas

Trauma Nursing Core Course, 2012 Ft Sam Houston, Texas

ISAF Command and Control, Suffolk, VA

Division Officer Leadership Course, 2010, Newport, RI


Navy & Marine Corps, Achievement Medal (2) National Defense Service Medal (1) Afghan Campaign Medal (1) Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (1) North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (1) Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (1)



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