with extensive experience and expertise in Patient Care/Teaching *Discharge Planning Medication Administration *Clinical Assessments Ventilated Patients *Trach Patients Patients and family teaching Caring, and enthusiastic Master in Nursing prepared (Nurse Educator) with 9 years and 9 months healthcare experience as a Certified Nursing Assistance , and Medical Surgical Nurse with Masters in Nursing (Nurse Educator); demonstrates professionalism, dedication, reliability, and strong organizational skills. Promotes good health, prevents illnesses, and focuses on the overall care of patients. Proven record of reliability and responsibility, remains calm and professional throughout critical incidents, and maintains special sensitivity to meeting diverse needs in varied situations. Provides education to patients and to the public about various medical conditions while treating patients and helping in their rehabilitation. Years of valuable clinical experience leading to solid nursing skill acquisition with ability to guide and direct practicing nurses and inspiring nursing professionals. Proficient in using MS Word and PowerPoint including the Internet and proprietary software. Core competencies include: Nursing skills and abilities. Maintains knowledge of nursing techniques, procedures, practices, and theory, and of medical terminologies. Strong analytical skills. Capable of assessing conditions and implementing appropriate intervention. Resourceful problem solver capable of implementing solutions to complex problems. Exceptional organizational skills. Consistently recognized by colleagues for cross-discipline talents in needs for quick analysis and problem resolution in fast-paced environments with the ability to plan and develop projects. Dynamic communication/interpersonal skills. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with proficiency to promote confidence and sound judgment while developing rapport with patients, family, staff, and physicians. Thrive in a team environment. Initiates action and follow through to conclusion of any commitment. Reacts flexibly to changes in priority and direction, assumes increased responsibilities as needed, and motivates others to achieve medical objectives.
Registered Nurse in the State of IL, License number 041.367131
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification [2015 to present]
Medication administration expert
Skilled in conducting physical examinations
Health and wellness expertise
Geriatric treatment knowledge
Committed to compliance reporting
Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
Familiarity with disease management programs
Wound cleaning/care expertise
Infection control standards expert
Colostomy care familiarity
Body mechanics knowledge
Specimen collection/processing proficiency
Gastroenteral nutrition education
IV drug therapy management
Trained in in- and out-patient care
ADJUNCT FACULTY08/2015 to CurrentST XAVIER SCHOOL OF NURSING Chicago, IL
Simulation-Prepare case scenarios for students to practice their skills, use good judgement analytical and critical thinking.
Clinical- Nursing Students are able to practice what they have learned in Classroom into the clinical filed. Students practice hands on with assessment. Prepare patients for procedures. Administration of medications. Educating patient and family about disease process, side effects of medications etc.
ADJUNCT FACULTY06/2014 to CurrentCHAMBERLAIN SCHOOL OF NURSINGTinley Park, IL
Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in-patient care.
Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.
Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.
Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
Pediatric Nurse01/2012 to 01/2013PEDIATRIC SERVICES OF AMERICA HOME HEALTH
Medication Administration to patients on G-Tube.
Routine Assessment and Documentation.
Reporting changes in patient condition to immediate Supervisor and Primary Physician.
Nebulizer treatments and Oxygen Administration.
Medical - Surgical Nurse04/2008 to Current
Served as Charge Nurse and a Preceptor to New Graduate Nurses to help transition into their new roles.
Ensured maximum healthcare efficiency by coaching/instructing patients to establish health goals and measurements, to establish health risk assessments, and to establish incentives for high-risk patients.
Providing care to patients with (Acute &Chronic) medical problems within the hospital environment.
Provide customer care to family and patients.
Admission and Discharge planning.
Caring for tracheotomy and ventilator patients Peritoneal Dialysis.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Nursing2013BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITYLisle, IL, U.S.A
Graduated Sigma Theta Thau International
Nursing2011OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITYBourbonnais, IL, U.S.AAcademic Honors - Academic Achievement Award Nursing
Associate of Science: Nursing2007Purdue Calumet UniversityHammond, IN, U.S.AGPA: Sigma Theta Tau International3.5 GPA Member of Student Nurse Council
Healthcare: intravenous therapy, computerized charting, STD counseling, taking care of ventilator, trach patients, disease management,Infectious Disease educator People skills: great bedside manner, enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills