Active in the workforce since the age of 15, working many jobs that serve the public. Very comfortable communicating with others of many different backgrounds. Articulate nurse driven to succeed. Have been in health care for over 6 years with four years dedicated to pediatric nursing. Strategic planning and client relationship management expert. Particularly interested in working with children. Desire to share both professional and personal knowledge regarding diabetes.
Completed Diabetes Management course through University of Southern Indiana in Spring 2016
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Chemotherapy Administration Certification through APHON
Licensed Registered Nurse
RN at Niswonger Children's Hospital for 4 years. Care for 4-5 patients at a time during 12 hour shift. Monitor post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, review post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Assist patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Provide necessary health education training for patients and their families. Assist physicians in a wide range of procedures. Accurately document all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Obtain and record patients' temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, oxygen saturations, pain scale, and blood pressure. Utilize strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Test glucose and administer injections. Provide training to newly hired nurses. Administer chemotherapy. Access subq ports/ obtain IV access.
Served on the Team Member Advisory panel
Service Excellence Adviser for two years
Co-chair of unit based practice council
Nominated for Daisy Award on three occasions
Cross trained to work in other departments: Labor and Delivery, PICU, NICU
Served as preceptor to senior nursing students at ETSU and Milligan College
Served as charge nurse frequently during 12 hour shift
Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Successfully completed the nurse intern program through MSHA as a part of the float pool, working on different floors with different patient populations. Collected vital signs, bathed patients, assisted patients with eating meals, assisted patients with ambulation/mobilization. Assisted nurses with wound care, medication administration, education, blood draws.
Collected data from original paper deed books and entered data into computer system and scanned original document into database.
Operated cash register, bagged groceries, assisted with organization of merchandise on shelves, ensured cleanliness of front end of store. Developed enhanced communication skills with public.
Participated in musical theater with leading roles in three productions. Member of The Reflections vocal ensemble and Sweet-n-Sassy women's show choir.
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