Registered Nurse with 28 years in the healthcare field. I have a very diverse background including Nurse Educator, Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Care, Pediatric Private Duty, Pediatric Telephone Triage, Nursing Management, Home Health Care/Case Manager, Emergency Room, Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician and Telemetry Technician. Strong desire to focus on Nursing Education.
Strong Clinical Judgement
Good Communication Skills
Excellent Interpersonal Skills
Ability to Multitask
Strategic planning capability
Adjunct Clinical Instructor05/2017 to CurrentUniversity of Arkansas at Little RockLittle Rock, ARSupervise care provided by students, Coordinate with clinicians at the clinical site to make student patient assignments, teach students how to perform duties and skills in the clinical site and answer their questions, evaluate student work and give constructive feedback
Staff RN Women's and Infants07/2016 to CurrentBaptist Health Medical Center-NLRNorth Little Rock, ARProvide direct patient care to antepartum, laboring, postpartum and neonatal patients. Includes assessment and planning care, triage/OB screening exams, phlebotomy/IV therapy, medication administration, assisting anesthesia with epidural placement, circulating cesarean sections, recovering patients after general anesthesia, neonatal resuscitation and stabilization and any other duties as assigned.
Nurse Manager- Women's and Infants06/2014 to 06/2016Conway Regional Health System Conway, ARManage 102 licensed and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism. Promote quality patient services by addressing and problemsolving patient/visitor complaints, responsible for staffing/scheduling and everyday operations of a 24 bed L&D/Mother Baby Unit and 5 bed Triage Unit, Interview and hire new staff, evaluate individual performance and complete performance evaluations, Develop new and update current departmental policies, maintain quality care within allowed budget.
In House Agency RN11/2012 to 08/2014Baptist Health Medical Center-NLRNorth Little Rock, ARProvide direct patient care to antepartum, laboring and postpartum patients as well as neonates. Served as night shift Charge Nurse in L&D frequently.
MIP/Home Health RN Case Manager11/2010 to 11/2014Arkansas Department of Health-In Home ServicesHeber Springs, ARPlan, manage and provide care for homebound patients, collaborate with physicians and therapists to develop and implement plan of care for each patient, provide skilled nursing care such as wound care, IV therapy, PICC line management, medication and diabetes evaluation and education. Supervise performance of home health aides, provide education on disease process, treatment, management and available resources to patients and their families. Update plan of care as needed.
Nurse Manager- New Life Center07/2005 to 11/2010White County Medical CenterSearcy, ARManage and oversee daily operations of an 18 bed LDRP unit and a 20 bed Level II Nursery . Responsible for staffing/scheduling, problem solving, budget, hiring and evaluating staff.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Nursing Education Walden UniversitySan Antonio, TX, United StatesWill begin program July 2017. Plan to complete program by July 2019.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing1996Harding UniversitySearcy, AR, United States
Diploma: Respiratory Care1994Arkansas Valley Technical InstituteOzark, AR, United States
Activities and Honors
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses