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,

QUALIFICATIONS

My extensive background with over 19 years of nursing experience including 11 years of nurse practitioner experience has equipped me to become comprehensive about reviewing medical records and determining appropriate care for patients. Now as an educator for nursing, I am able to empower students to be strong and capable nurses with strong attention to detail that will ultimately impact patient safety and patient lives.

I am seeking to expand my nursing abilities and expertise and parallel my career with Legal Nurse Consultancy experience. With my strong communication and organizational skills, along with my experiences and nursing expertise, I am confident I will prove to be a strong and impactful Legal Nurse Consultant for your organization.

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
Associate Professor
Mentor Nursing Students in level IV clinicals and lecture highest level nursing courses.
Develop student curriculum to enhance the students’ learning experience.
Member of Admissions Committee developing department wide policies and procedures.

Emergency Service Partners, SMC Hayes, Kyle, TX
June 2016-March 2020
IMC/ICU ACNP
Provide high quality healthcare through direct assessment and evaluation, diagnosis, and formulation and implementation of treatment plans in collaboration with physicians and all members of the 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 open surgical procedures as well as following patients throughout their disease journey.

University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
10/2006- 11/2009
Neuro/Medical ICU RN
Lead unit as Charge Nurse, managing staffing and patient assignments, delegating tasks, assuring safety and efficacy of the unit.

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.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

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

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