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Nurse Practitioner, NP, Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department, Emergency Department, Trauma, RN, Nurse, Registered Nurse, Critical Care, Triage, EKG Instructor, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Trauma Nurse, Trauma RN, Emergency

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EDUCATION

May 16, 2009, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Concordia University Wisconsin
June 2006, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Concordia University Wisconsin
December 1995, Associate Degree in Nursing, Milwaukee Area Technical College

EMPLOYMENT

September 2009-Present, Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department, Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Provide medical care to all age groups in this busy fast passed emergency department with more 180 visits per day.

January 2009-August 2009, Staff RN Emergency Department, Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Provide nursing care to all age groups in this busy fast passed emergency department.
Serve on special teams for protocol driven care such as stroke, trauma and therapeutic hypothermia.

July 2005-December 2008, Clinical Educator / Staff RN Intensive Care Unit, Hospital, Milwaukee WI
Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating staff needs related to critical care practices and demonstrated competencies.
Conferred with Director of Education, Nurse Directors and other hospital leaders to plan, supervise, and evaluate work experiences necessary to meet the needs of nursing department personnel.
Curriculum development and facilitator for Critical Care Concepts for the WFHC system.
Basic EKG instructor for the WFHC system.
Participated with staff development and orientation on a monthly basis for all new nursing personnel to the hospital and WFHC system.
Provided direct patient care.

June 2004-July 2005, Patient Care Supervisor / Staff RN - ICU, ER, Telemetry, Hospital,  Milwaukee WI
Assisted in the management of patient care activities in a variety of departments. Assumed delegated responsibilities in maintaining standards of patient care, managing human resources and maintaining productivity measures. Assigned all patient admissions and transfers to beds based on established guidelines. Performed additional duties as assigned.
Provided direct patient care to specialty areas to include ICU, ER and cardiac telemetry.

October 2001-June 2004, Staff RN Emergency Department, Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Provided nursing care to all age groups in this busy fast passed emergency department.
Served as charge nurse coordinating and supervising nursing teams in completion of clinical responsibilities as well as functioning as liaison between physicians, mid-level practitioners, nursing and other departmental staff.
Served as preceptor and mentor to new staff orienting to the department.
Served on documentation committee for quality review of charting.

May 2003-April 2004, 452nd Combat Support Hospital - U.S. Army Reserves,Officer in charge - ICU & ER
Deployed to Bagram Afghanistan. In charge of both officer and enlisted nursing staff. Provided care to U.S. soldiers, Coalition soldiers and local nationals.

January 1996-October 2001, Staff RN Staffing Support Team, Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Developed expertise to function as float RN to various units within the hospital to include: medical, post surgical, ICU, ER, cardiac telemetry, day surgery, postpartum and pediatrics.
Served as preceptor to new RN’s starting in the department.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experienced with curriculum development for a variety of areas in medical, surgical, ICU and emergency care settings.
Excellent leadership skills and capabilities.
Strong analytical and assessment skills combined with the ability to stay focused in high-pressure critical situations
Experienced with protocol driven care to include research and implementation of evidenced based care.
On development team for “Therapeutic Hypothermia” protocol in the ICU setting, which entailed research, curriculum development, teaching and competencies.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

December 1996-Present, United States Army Reserves, Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Head Nurse – In charge of emergency medical treatment area.
Officer in charge of training - Froedtert Hospital training site - emergency department.
Skills lab instructor to RN’s, LPN’s and Medic.s

January 2008-Present
Guest speaker twice a year - Concordia University Wisconsin BSN completion program.

CERTIFICATIONS

Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified ANCC
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber - State of WI
Basic Life Support Instructor (AHA)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor (AHA)
Pediatric Life Support Instructor (AHA)
Trauma Nurse Casualty Course (ENA)
Advanced Burn Life Support (ABA)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Milwaukee Metropolitan Nurse Practitioners Association
Army Nurse Corps Association

 

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