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Board Certified Nursing Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, Womens Health, Phlebotomy, Agriculture, Dairy Science, Microbiology, Food Science, ACLS, PALS, NALS, Health Care, Womens Health, Aerobic Program, Geriatric, Oncology, HIV, STD, Postpartum, OB GYN, ICU, Rehab, Telemetry, Blood Drawl,
Expert Witness No. 685
Jan 1998 – Dec 2002
Masters in Nursing Science- Family Nurse Practitioner
McNeese State University – Lake Charles, Louisiana,
Aug 2000- Dec 2002
Licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority from an Accredited University. Graduated with honors and honorary member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society. Majored in Women’s Health/ Community Issues and Health care to an underserved Louisiana population. Designed a gynecological teen center as final project. Assisted in patient care to free after-hours clinic that focused specialty- care for the uninsured.
Jan 1998- July 2000
Wheeling Jesuit University – Wheeling, West Virginia,
Began work towards a degree as a family nurse practitioner at an accredited Catholic University. Designed an aerobic program for geriatric patients in an assisted living setting.
Jan 1989- May 1996
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
West Liberty State College, West Liberty, West Virginia.
Recipient of the Dorothy Greene Award for Dedication to the Profession of Nursing. Scholarship for most likely to further their education. Majored in Home Health/ Geriatrics and School based/Community Health. Courses directed towards a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology- Honors program.
Oct 1988- Dec 1988
The Phlebotomy Training Center of Pittsburgh, PA.
Graduated with honours and received certification in Phlebotomy.
Sept 1985- April 1988
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Working in co-operative program in the Bachelor’s of Science- Agriculture and Dairy Science/ Microbiology and Food Science. Involved with Nabisco Foods Laboratory in Toronto, Canada.
Aug 2006- present
A Corporation, Radiation Oncology, Detroit, Michigan.
Working in the co-ordination and collaboration with 7 Board Certified Radiation Oncologists to provide essential health-care and cancer treatment pathways for oncology. Treatment includes both curative and palliative treatment regimens. Benign conditions warranting treatment are also addressed. Responsible for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up under the direction of a Radiation Oncologist. Responsible for ordering of radiology and laboratory tests as well as interpretation. Work in conjunction with on site social worker, dietitian and home health agencies. Coordinate care with Medical Oncology and other Specialty disciplines. Perform consultations- inpatient and outpatient as well as follow-up visits and weekly check-ins. Address any acute problems in outpatient clinical setting in collaboration with the floor physician. Currently enrolled in JFCC Survivorship committee and bimonthly CME lectures.
Nov 2007- March 2009
Minute Clinic Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.
Part-time casual. Work in the capacity of a Family Nurse Practitioner in a fast track free standing clinic located in CVS pharmacies. Diagnosis, prescribe and treat a variety of acute illness in pediatric patients over 18 months of age up to adult age. Responsible for billing insurance, referring, triaging and immunization updating data under MCIR. Follow corporate policy and promote health care and wellness in the retail setting. Perform basic laboratory tests under CLIA licensing.
Feb 2005- July 2006
Texas City Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, Texas City, Texas.
Under the direction of VALOR Inc., worked in the capacity of a primary care provider along with 3-5 other mid-level practitioners under the guidelines of family practice and the Houston Area Michael Debakey Veterans Administration. Population of clients include acutely ill veterans and their spouses. Most patients have served in some capacity in the United States Army/ Navy/ Air Force or Marines. Most clients are male. Psychiatric medicine also provided as well as therapy at the clinic. Responsibilities included delegation of duties to ancillary staff; interpretation of labs/ cardiology results/ radiology results, as well as being the gate keeper to specialty services. Direct patient care also provided. Full time position with pager call- Monday through Friday.
March 2004- Feb 2005
Galveston County Health District, Texas City/ Galveston, Texas.
Worked in the capacity of a mid-level provider diagnosing, treating and prescribing medications to the working and non-working uninsured. Primarily Hispanic and Asian population with language barriers. Responsible for interpretation of one’s own labs and knowing the rules of Medicare and Medicaid. Involved in Breast Cancer screening clinics with mobile vans traveling the county. Active member in Clinic Redesign Committee to increase patient flow. Involved in care of HIV patients and those with STDs as well as chronic and acute conditions.
Oct 2003 – Feb 2004
Allen Parish School District, Oakdale, Louisiana.
Worked in the capacity of nurse practitioner in a rural school setting which incorporated middle school/ alternative school and high school health based clinic. Covered the impoverished Allen Parish student body during school hours for acute illness and chronic management under the supervision of Board certified Pediatrician. Funding based solely on Grant monies. Clinic included a full-time RN, a licensed Social worker/therapist and a CLIA waived laboratory.
Feb 2003 – Sept 2003
Memorial Herman Baptist Hospital, Orange, Texas.
Part-time Employed to work in collaboration with other nurse practitioners under the direction of Board Certified Internal Medicine Intestivists. Responsible for hospital admissions as well as management of ICU, Med/Surg/ Telemetry/ Rehab/ and OB/GYN patients. Required to carry a pager/ dictate/ order and interpret ones owns labs under the direction of 4 floor Md’s. Also responsible for attendance and participation in Code Blues.
Aug 2000 – Jan 2003
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Worked part time on a Pediatric/ PICU/ Post Part-um and NICU floors as staff nurse and charge nurse. Responsible for all duties including direct patient care/ parent teaching/ and staff training and supervision. Worked in conjunction with Family Practice Residents.
Aug 1996- July 2000
Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, West Virginia.
Worked full time as a registered nurse in the departments of Home Health/ Telemetry/ Medical Surgical/ OB/ Well Newborn Nursery/ and Postpartum. Responsible for full patient load, charge nursing, and staff training. NALS certified.
Awards and Certifications
Dorothy Greene Award
Presidential Scholarship for Honor Grades as Undergraduate.
Honorary Member of Sigma Theta Tau attained during Master’s program 2001.
GRE score of 1600
Licensed in West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
Previous ACLS, PALS and NALS certification CPR certified Attained Government Clearance status through the Houston VA Certified in Mediport care Member of Glenwood United Church, Windsor, Ontario, Canada Assistant in philanthropy needs of the Haiti ACWAM -missionary supply retrieval and sorter.
Assistant in Hurricane Katrina Food bank and Shelter 2005- Houston.
Previous Leader of Big Brothers/ Big Sisters in West Virginia Previous Boy scout Leader in West Virginia Previous SAHC- sex assault help center training/ working with incarcerated and troubled youth.
Previous foster care parent of high risk youth 1997-2004 Red Cross Blood Donor Dual Citizenship in USA and Canada Phlebotomy Certificate
Available upon request