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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

February 2018-Present Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Faculty
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National SimLearn Center
Orlando VA Medical Center

  • Leading and organizing delivery of health care system training and education (especially simulation-based clinical training) to ensure system wide adherence to established protocols, including system wide documentation of training.
  • Systematically evaluating current practice, and assisting SimLEARN staff with formulating plans for the evaluation of outcomes. Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities.
  • Work in collaboration with a physician to assess the physical needs of patients admitted to the emergency room. Assessment, diagnosis, and management of health/illness status to persons of all ages who seek emergency care in an environment that is complex and unpredictable.

September 2009-January 2018, Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department, Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

  • Worked in collaboration with a physician to assess the physical needs of patients admitted to the emergency room. Assessment, differential diagnoses/diagnosis, medical decision making, and treatment/management to persons of all ages who seek emergency care in an environment that is complex and unpredictable. Dynamic, short term stabilization of conditions including, but not limited to treatment of injuries, new onset of clinical conditions and exacerbations of chronic conditions.

January 2015 – Present Clinical Adjunct Instructor for Nurse Practitioner Program, Concordia University Wisconsin

  • Responsible for the overall clinical component of the clinical courses. Works closely with the students, clinical coordinator, and preceptors to assist students in achieving the course objectives. Facilitate online learning, including tracking all patient encounter visits, providing student support, grading assignments, and supporting an interactive learning environment. Responsible for clinical site visit to assigned students each semester.

August 2010-Present Nurse Practitioner Medico-Legal Consultant

  • Case review, deposition and testimony on the standard of care of Emergency Room Nurse Practitioners.
  • Identify, organize, and analyze medical records.
  • Prepare a timeline or other summary of documentation for medical records.
  • Conduct research and search medical literature.
  • Draft and analyze the medical sections of legal document.

September 2009-August 2010 Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department, Emergency Consultants Inc. – ECI WFHC St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

  • Worked in collaboration with a physician to assess the physical needs of patients admitted to the emergency room. Assessment, diagnosis, and management of health/illness status to persons of all ages who seek emergency care in an environment that is complex and unpredictable.

January 2009-August 2009 Staff RN Emergency Department
WFHC St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

  • Provided direct patient care to patients of all ages. Responsible for assessing, intervening and stabilizing a variety of illnesses and trauma.
  • Served on special teams for protocol driven care such as stroke, trauma and therapeutic hypothermia.
  • Served as preceptor and mentor to new staff orienting to the department.

July 2005-December 2008 Clinical Educator / Staff RN Intensive Care Unit
WFHC St. Joseph 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.
  • Participated with staff development and orientation on a monthly basis for all new nursing personnel to the hospital and WFHC system.
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS instructor.
  • Provided direct patient care.

June 2004-July 2005 Patient Care Supervisor / Staff RN – ICU, ER, Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Postpartum
WFHC St. Joseph 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, cardiac telemetry, medical, surgical and postpartum.

October 2001-June 2004 Staff RN Emergency Department
WFHC St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

  • Provided direct patient care to patients of all ages. Responsible for assessing, intervening and stabilizing a variety of illnesses and trauma.
  • 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, Bagram, Afghanistan
U.S. Army Reserves, Officer in charge – ICU and 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
WFHC St. Joseph 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 22 years of professional nursing experience.
  • 17 years of medical simulation training with Army reserves during monthly battle assembly and annual training.
  • 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.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

October 2017 – current United States Army Reserves
409th Area Support Medical Company
Madison, WI

  • Officer in charge of Patient Hold in support of emergency CBRN operations stateside.

December 1996 – September 2013 United States Army Reserves
452nd Combat Support Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

  • Skills lab instructor to RN’s, LPN’s and Medics.
  • In charge of emergency medical treatment area
  • Officer in charge of training – Froedtert Hospital training site – emergency department.

January 2008-December 2015

  • Guest Lecturer twice a year – Concordia University Wisconsin BSN completion program

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE

  • Family Nurse Practitioner – National Board Certified ANCC
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner – State of FL
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber – State of WI
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – State of MN
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – State of ND
  • Basic Life Support – American Heart Association
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified – American Heart Association
  • Trauma Nurse Core Course Certification – Emergency Nurses Association

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

  • The Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

 

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