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Nurse Practitioner Medical Surgery Critical Care Neurosurgery Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Nurse Practitioner, Medical Surgery, Critical Care, Neurosurgery, Acute Stroke, Oncology, Nursing Education, Acute Care, Nursing,

 

 

Expert No. 2953

Texas

QUALIFICATIONS

I have 16 years of Nursing experience including 7 years of Nurse Practitioner experience in areas of: Medical Surgery, Critical Care, Neurosurgery, Acute Stroke, Oncology, and Nursing Education.

I am diverse in nursing areas, I am a critical thinker, and a problem solver to complex solutions. I am eager for challenging experiences where I can continue to utilize my experiences to impact the nursing profession.

EDUCATION

University of Illinois,  Chicago, IL
M.S. in Nursing- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
May 2009

University of Texas,  Austin, TX
B.S. in Nursing
December 2002

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Austin Community College, Austin, TX
Jan 2018- PRESENT
Full-time Faculty
Mentor Nursing Students in level IV clinicals and lecture highest level nursing courses.

Emergency Service Partners, SMC Hayes, Kyle, TX
June 2016-PRESENT
IMC/ICU ACNP
Provide high quality healthcare through direct assessment and evaluation, diagnosis, and formulation and implementation of treatment plans while coordinating with the collaborative physician and working within a multidisciplinary team for patients with acute and critical illnesses and multiple complex comorbidities.

Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Austin, TX
04/2011- 06/2016
Neurosurgery ACNP
Managed pre- and post-operative patients as well as traumatic injuries with acute and traumatic brain and spine diseases while in the hospital.

Northshore Health System, Highland Park, IL
10/2010- 02/2011
Hospitalist ACNP
Worked in collaboration with attending physicians as a consultant for new patients in the Emergency Department and for other inpatient services by assessing and implementing a treatment plan for patients with a wide range of chronic and acute medical conditions.

Loyola University Medical Center,  Maywood, IL
11/2009- 09/2010
Surgical Oncology ACNP
First Assistant in the operating room to a Surgical Oncologist, assisting with surgeries including mastectomy, lumpectomy, open biopsy, as well as other clinic procedures such as needle biopsies.
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
10/2006- 11/2009

Neuro/Medical ICU RN
Lead unit as Charge Nurse, managing staffing, patient assignments, delegating tasks, assuring safety and efficacy of the unit while caring for patients with medical, Oncological, neurological illnesses.
Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, TX
04/2005- 03/2006

NeuroTrauma ICU RN
Cared for patients and families enduring complex traumatic injuries.
American Mobile Healthcare/Medical Express
03/2006- 10/2006; 06/2004- 04/2005

Travel RN
Worked as Travel RN caring for patients in diverse hospital settings and specialties including oncology, bone marrow transplant, neurology, telemetry, surgery, and trauma.

Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, TX
01/2003- 06/2004
Trauma medical/surgical RN
Lead as Charge Nurse, managing staff scheduling and making patient assignments while caring for patients who endured multiple traumatic injuries including: orthopedic, spine, neuro, and general surgery

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic, Austin, TX
2011- 2013
Volunteer NP
Provide vital primary care to uninsured adults with limited resources.
Educate patients on preventative care and on new and chronic disease processes.

LICENSES/NATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
  • ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION
  • BASIC LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • SOCIETY OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS

SPECIALTY TRAINING

Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum
Fundamental of Critical Care Support

University of Illinois at Chicago
Clinical Rotations

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Solid Organ Transplantation

University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Cardiovascular Surgery

Teaching Assistant, Pharmacy, 2007
Research Assistant, 2008

 

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