CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH (1995 - 1996)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Clinical Internship
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH (1994 - 1996)
Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner Program
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE (1988 - 1989)
Nurse Educator Certificate Program
UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK (1987 - 1988)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (1971 - 1974)
Associate Degree in Nursing
California Registered Nurse, 1974 - present
California Certified Nurse Practitioner CA, 1996 - present
ANCC FNP National Certification 2009 - present
California Furnishing Certificate, 1996 - present
DEA Mid-Level Practitioner, 2000 - present
Certified Emergency Nurse, 1980 - 2001
California Community College Lifetime Teaching Credential 1989
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, 1989 - 2001
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider, 1989 - 2002
PEPP Provider 2002 - present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, 1982 - present
URGENT CARE FACILITY
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER (1999 - present)
Diagnose and treat common primary care, industrial medicine, and urgent care problems for large population HMO, PPO, and Medicare patients. Performance of minor procedures including suturing, orthopedic procedures, basic microscopy, EKG and X-ray interpretation. Episodic care of English and Spanish-speaking adult, internal medicine, women’s health, geriatric, and pediatric patients.
DOCTOR’S HEALTH CARE FAMILY PRACTICE/URGENT CARE
NURSE PRACTITIONER INTERN (1995 - 1996)
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER (1996 - 2001)
Diagnose and treat common primary care and complex internal medicine problems for HMO, PPO, and Medicare patients. Management of urgent care and industrial medicine problems. Minor procedures including suturing, orthopedic procedures, biopsy, basic microscopy, EKG and X-ray interpretation. Care of internal medicine, women’s health, and pediatric patients. Independent practice with MD phone consultation only.
ASSOCIATE FACULTY, HEALTH SCIENCE & HUMAN SERVICES (1989 - present)
Instruct, supervise, and evaluate nursing and paramedic students. Coordinate student assignments with hospital and fire department personnel. Provide clinical instruction in paramedic advanced procedures including adult and pediatric intubation, needle cricothyrotomy, needle thoracostomy, and IV access. Design and instruct Emergency Nursing Course.
SKILLS LAB COORDINATOR (1980 - 1983)
Instruction and evaluation of ADN nursing students in the skills lab. Maintenance and requisition of medical equipment.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AGENCY
PREHOSPITAL PROGRAM MANAGER (1993 - 1994)
Coordinated, planned, and monitored Advanced Life Support Program. Developed and implemented policies, procedures and treatment protocols for prehospital care. Supervised Disaster Coordinator and BLS Coordinator. Monitored and approved the designation of paramedic base hospitals, receiving and trauma centers. Revised EMS Plan for the County of Orange. Revised Paramedic Treatment Guidelines to institute standing orders.
COORDINATOR OF PATIENT CARE SERVICES (1993)
Coordinated operations for pediatric acute care facility and Kid’s Doc outpatient clinic. Hired, evaluated and managed Resource Float Pool and clinic personnel. Clinical resource, trauma educator and liaison for Shared Services. Designed and implemented operational and clinical policies and procedures for successful initial JCAHO Survey.
HOSPITAL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISOR (1992 - 1993)
Managed and supervised the clinical and ancillary department activities of 212 bed Regional Medical Center and Trauma Center during evening shift. Clinical resource for trauma, pediatrics, and medical-surgical services.
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT STAFF, CHARGE NURSE, TRAUMA NURSE, MICN (1979 - 1985)
Patient care, ED charge in trauma center/paramedic base hospital. Mobile Intensive Care Nurse in designated Paramedic Base Hospital. Managed adult and pediatric trauma patients.
UCLA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
REGIONAL ORGAN PROCUREMENT AGENCY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
TRANSPLANT COORDINATOR (1991 - 1992)
Managed organ donor referrals. Evaluated and managed neonatal, pediatric, and adult organ donors following practice protocols. Designed and provided professional education programs. Participated in strategic planning to promote organ donor referrals as liaison to acute care facilities in Orange County.
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT/UTILIZATION REVIEW STAFF NURSE (1989 - 1992)
ED patient care in paramedic receiving center. Instruction hospital annual review and ACLS courses. Case management, medical record review for Medical Utilization Review and Quality Assurance. Discharge planning for Medicare, Medi-Cal, HMO and private-insured client population.
DIRECTOR, MEDICAL TRANSPORT PROGRAM (1990 - 1991)
Analyzed program needs, designed and implemented quality assurance, orientation and training programs. Developed southern Orange County CCT, Pediatric Transport and Home Health Case Management Programs. Negotiated capitated agreements. Recruited, supervised and evaluated critical care transport nurses.
UCSD MEDICAL CENTER, LIFE FLIGHT
SENIOR FLIGHT NURSE, MICN (1985 - 1990)
Assumed patient care and scene management responsibilities for pediatric and adult pre-hospital and interfacility transports. Utilized advanced skills including oral and nasal intubations, surgical cricothyrotomy, needle thoracostomy, chest tube insertion, central line placement, pericardiocentesis, and placement of intraosseous lines. Supervised and evaluated EMTs and paramedics from multiple private and public agencies. Participated in quality improvement, education, research, and orientation programs. Instructor, UCSD Critical Care Training Program, ACLS and PALS. Precepted flight nurse and medic interns.
MEDICAL CENTER, MED AIR
FLIGHT NURSE (1983 - 1985)
Provided patient care for neonates, pediatric, and adult patients during inter-facility and scene flights. Provided patient care in Emergency Department, ICU-CCU, OB, NICU, and PICU during clinical rotations in a regional medical center and trauma center. Participated in procedure manual development, chart design, quality assurance program. Planned and implemented training programs for police and fire departments. Designed fixed wing transport program.
California Association of Nurse Practitioners 1995 – present
Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Volunteer Nurse Practitioner 2001
RN Volunteer South County Community Clinic, San Juan Capistrano 1994 - 1995
CSULB Student Health Center Advisory Board Member 1995-1996
CSULB Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Revision Task Force Member 1996
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 1996 Extramural Grant for Nursing Research
Orange County Paramedic Training Advisory Committee member 1990 - present