Highly trained Registered Nurse with strong clinical abilities. Successful in both hospital and community health care settings. Passionate and motivated, with a drive for excellence. Seventeen years of nursing with four years progressive management .
Education and Training
Judgement and Decision Making
Administration and Management
Associate Health Center Manager January 2014 to CurrentEL Rio Community Health － Tucson, AZ
Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, and other personnel Maintain communication between supervisors, senior leaders, medical staff, and department heads by attending management meetings and coordination interdepartmental functioning Direct or conduct recruitment, hiring, and training of personnel Establish work schedules and assignments for staff, according to workload, space, and equipment availability Conduct and administer fiscal operations, including planning budgets, and authorizing expenditures.
Facilitate monthly meetings Participate and conduct educational programs such as Licensed Practical Nursing Program, arranging staff education, and yearly skill and competency testing.
Adjunct Faculty August 2010 to CurrentPima Community College － Tucson, AZ
Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory, clinic work, assignments, and papers.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required material.
Assess clinical education's needs, patient and client teaching needs using a variety of methods.
Family Practice Nurse January 2003 to August 2005Spectrum Health Care － Tucson, AZ
Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel Instruct individuals, families, or groups on topics such as health education and disease prevention Consult and coordinate with healthcare team member to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans Enter referral services Renew medications.
Registered Nurse -Neonatal Intensive Care Level III June 1998 to December 2013Carondelet Health Network － Tucson, AZ
Supervise and monitor nursing and PCT staff Mentor and precept new nursing graduates and nursing students Participate in professional organizations and continuing education to improve practice knowledge and skills Participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing Participant in the development, review, and evaluation of nursing practice protocols Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs Advocate for patients and family needs, or provide emotional support for patient and their families Respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support Assist physicians with procedures such as endotracheal intubation and cardioversion Manage patient airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy, and extubation.
Registered Nurse Neonatal Intensive Care Level III May 1997 to August 1999University Medical Center － Tucson, AZ
New nurse Graduate 12 week didactic orientation Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patient's condition Administer blood and blood products, monitoring patients for signs and symptoms related to transfusion reactions Mechanical and High Frequency Ventilation Trach care Interpret blood gas values.
Education and Training
Present Doctorate of Nursing Practice : spring 2018
03/2014Grand Canyon University － Tucson, AZ
Masters of Science : Nursing Leadership and AdministrationNursing Leadership and Administration
Bachelor of Science : Nursing, 12/2009Grand Canyon University － Tucson, AZGPA: GPA: 4.0GPA: 4.0 Nursing
Associate of Science : 5/1997Grand Canyon University － Tucson, AZGPA: Graduated with honorsGraduated with honors
Pima Community College － Tucson, AZVice-President of the Student Nurses Association
basic, budgets, clerical, community health, conferences, Critical Thinking, client, Decision Making, disease prevention, educational programs, emotional support, health education, hiring, Team Building, life support, Mechanical, meetings, Mentor, Nursing, evaluate patient, personnel, PCT, protocols, recruitment, respiratory therapy, teaching, Time Management, patient treatment plans, Troubleshooting, Ventilation