Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with 25 plus years experience in healthcare. Experience in Medical/ Surgical, Oncology, Hospice, Orthopedic and Respiratory nursing. Currently working as a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in a 130 bed Hospital. In my role, I provide expert clinical education and training following strict criteria that has been mandated by federal and state nursing/ healthcare committees and organizations.
Organizes, evaluates, trains and assesses new graduate RNs in a 6 week Medical Surgical Fellowship Program providing top quality training per national guidelines.
Coordinates with Interdisciplinary teams within the SNVMC campus to ensure exposure of new graduate registered nurses to different aspects of the nursing practice.
Tracks progress of new the graduate registered nurse. Places them with a qualified preceptor and offers expert guidance with ongoing training and requirements throughout their 400 hour orientation period.
Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.
Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
Organized, evaluated, trained and assessed 50+ experienced and new graduate RNs in providing top quality patient care per state and national guidelines.
Headed onboarding process for new nursing staff. Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Provided necessary health education training for inpatients.
Led educational sessions to ensure completion of nursing competencies as required by local and national nursing practice boards.
Conducted hands on, practical bedside instruction on procedures for both experienced as well as new graduate nurses.
Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma, and provided education about their treatments. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools and pathways. Delegated staff nurse duties. Participated in unit based Quality Assurance Program.Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law. Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.
Academic Achievement Award for student excellence.
Coursework in Biology, Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.90 GPA in Clinical Nurse Specialist Track with a specialty concentration in Oncology/ Hematology.Current member of Sigma Theta Tau
Clinical Nurse Specialist Association
American Nurses Association
Association of Nurse Practitioners
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society
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