BSN graduate with the primary goal of working as a psychiatric nurse. During clinical leadership immersion developed a strong empathy and passion for this vulnerable population with limited autonomy. Excelled at establishing trusting relationships, participating in effective therapeutic communication, and providing individualized patient-centered care. Demonstrated the ability to handle stressful situations, to remain calm during emotional or labile instability, and to advocate for patients while fostering self-empowerment. Proficient at conducting psychiatric nursing assessments with proven competency in carrying a patient load of 9 individuals. Thrived at performing both independently and collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams. Attended group sessions that offered insight into cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies. Possess the understanding and appreciation for the importance of social and family support in treating and maintaining optimal mental and physical health.
Full immersion into psychiatric nursing. Provided safe, quality care to both limited and high-functioning adults with various disorders. Conducted in-depth and routine assessments; administered medications; transferred orders; answered and directed phone calls; monitored and interpreted relevant lab values; collaborated and cooperated with physicians, PAs, dietitian, case managers, RNs, pharmacy, mental health workers, and housekeeping. Conducted a few discharges with education on illnesses, medications, and after care management. This was a rewarding and enlightening experience that spurred passion for a career in psychiatric nursing.
First introduction to psychiatric nursing, CBT and DBT. Began to develop effective interactions and communication processes with patients. Documented and reflected upon nurse-patient verbatims; conducted in-depth, holistic psychosocial assessments; and developed relevant care plans. These skills enhanced the success of my chosen leadership immersion experience at Forest View.
TAMMY R. STAMBAUGH
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