I have over 14 years' experience as a Certified Nurses Aid and will be graduating in June as an RN. I have worked in many different settings and felt at ease and competent in each one. I am a motivated second year nursing student with a highly effective communication style. I am an efficient worker who demonstrates strong time management and prioritization skills. I take orders very well from authority figures and am not afraid to ask questions in order to further my knowledge. I offer compassion, understanding and reliability to whomever I am employed by.
CPR Certified and Certified Nurses Aide
CPR/First Aid certified
Committed team player
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
Strong medical ethic
Preceptorial 13O hours will be done in ER
St. Alphonsus Infusion/Cancer CareJuly 2012 to CurrentCertified Nurses Aide Ontario, OrI began working for St. Alphonsus Infusion Center two years ago and it has been one of the most educational and rewarding jobs ever. My responsibilities were based on patient care and comfort, inluding vital signs. The nurses I work with wrote me reccomendations that included these statements in them; "Nicole is very bright, hardworking, realiable and always ready to learn. She has a very calming and pleasent personality and will always go the extra mile for anyone. It is not easy to find someone with the patience and heart for this profession and Nicole has this and more" (Jodi Pedracini RN, Infusion), "Nicole is eager to learn and open for suggestions. She is intelligent, patient, good listener, has a pleasing personalilty and above all is a person of integrity. I recommend to you an efficient, talented lady that would be a great fit to your team" (Tauna Smitt, RN, Infusion)
Jay and Vera WallaceJune 2003 to November 2004In home caregiver Ashland, ORMr. Wallace obtained my employment for part time help. My duties included helping him into his wheelchair in the morning and out of it in the evening. I helped the patient regain his upper body strength and educated his wife on strength training exercises she could assist with. I also helped with range of motion, bathing and little duties around their house.
Linda Vista Care CenterMarch 2003 to August 2004Certified Nurses Aide Ashland, ORThe duties I performed at this job were; Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse. Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination. Helped patients move in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs and automobiles. Followed safe lifting techniques and individual resident lifting instructions. Assisted nurses with wound care for pressure ulcers, bed sores, and surgical site wounds. Collects patient specimens and data, including vital signs, input/output and other delegated measurements.
Blue Mountain Nursing HomeMay 2002 to July 2013Certified Nursing Assistant Prairie City, ORI began working at Blue Mountain Nursing Home over 13 years ago and I am still employed at this facility under a "casual" status. My former boss has kept me casual because she says that I am always welcome to work when I am in town visiting my parents or whatever the case may be. The job duties I have done while employed at this nursing home are; Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients. Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring. Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns. Assisted nurses with wound care for pressure ulcers, bed sores, and surgical site wounds. Reported any unusual circumstances in the patients' condition or environment. Collects patient specimens and data, including vital signs, input/output and other delegated measurements. My former employer and co workers had these things to say on my reccomendation letters. "You do not find someone with a heart like Nicole's and the dedication she presents to those she is caring for often in this day and age", "Nicole was very good about coming in on her days off, staying over and covering extra shifts when needed.", "The residents at Blue Mountain Nursing home love Nicole, she has an upbeat personality and genuinely cares about these residents.", "She is kind, compassionate, and willing to do whatever it takes to assure the residents are cared for to the best of her ability." (Brandi Grove, DNS) "Nicole is reliable, compassionate, extremely competent and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages". (Carol Titus, LPN) "She had good communication skills with her charge nurse and fellow workers." (Jessica Winegar, RCM)
Education and Training
Treasure Valley Community College2015NursingOntario, Oregon2015- Graduating with an Associates of Applied Science in June with honors and was nominated for "Most Excellent Nursing Student" by my peers. I also got chosen to do a 130 hour preceptorship in St. Alphonsus ER
Treasure Valley Community College2014nursingOntario , Oregon2014- Graduated first year of nursing school with honors and as a class representative. Associates Degree.
Treasure Valley Community College2013Associate of Arts: nursingOntario, Or, USAssociate of Arts: Pre-nursing, 2013 Treasure Valley Community College - Ontario Or
Treasure Valley Community CollegeNursingWhile working for my Associates degree, I also took classes that would help me with a Bachelors in Nursing. These classes included 2 years of a foreign language and 8 socio science's. In 2013 I was accepted into the Nursing Program at Treasure Valley Community College and upon graduating from this program I have chosen WGU to continue my eduation for my BSN. I also made the presidents and deans list almost every term while at this college.
Grant Union Highschool2002High School DiplomaJohn Day, OR, US
2015- Graduating with an Associates of Applied Science with honors and was nominated for "Most Excellent Nursing Student" by my peers
Recieved 3 scholarships in 2014, based on academics and personality.
2014- Graduated first year of nursing school with honors and as a class representative. Associates Degree
Treasure Valley Community College Spanish Speaking Student of the Year 2012
I am familiar with St. Al's medical charting after doing my nursing clinicals at this facility