Ambitious and compassionate newly graduated nursing student from University of California, Los Angeles who aspired to be a conversant nurse with a desire to promote health and diversity within the community through acquired and improved patient care skills. Honest and ethical worker who will prioritize effectively and follow through on the nursing roles. Motivated to positively impact and be a team player with my peers through time management and collaborative skills.
Minor in Global Health
Dean's List Honoree: Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018
Graduate with Highest Honors
Oncology- 4 South West (UCLA Santa Monica) 347 hours
Performed medical surgical nursing skills including wound care. Implemented various including chemo, fall, skin, seizures precautions.
Neuro- 6 North (UCLA Ronald Reagan) 136 hours
Performed focused neuro assessments on patients. Implemented CAM scale, stroke/seizures precautions.
Liver/Transplant-8 North (UCLA Ronald Reagan) 25 hours
Performed and charted vital signs, physical assessments, medications administration, I/Os. Maintained strict adhere to HIPAA at all times.
Psychiatric (UCLA Resnick) 60 hours
Provide therapeutic communication with patients. Uphold proper protocols to ensure the safety for patients and staffs.
Public Health (The People Concern) 60 hours
Work closely with the homeless population of Skid Row and Santa Ana to ensure accessibility to medical and mental health, housing and other outreach programs.
Provided one-to-one Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in home and community settings. Responsible for implementing behavior intervention plans and skill acquisition goals.
Implemented early childhood curriculum and supported family involvement to promote preschool-aged children's growth and early language development through ongoing relationships with children and adults in low-income communities. Received high remarks for the creativity of classroom lesson plans and instructional techniques from students, parents and faculty.
Met with clients to discuss needs, service preferences and special requests. Enforced safety procedures in accordance with facility policies and government regulations. Developed knowledge in sanitization for soiled equipments that required a great deal of precision work.
Welcomed and acknowledged all guests in a friendly, service-oriented manner. Maintained safe food handling and other standards at all times. Managed closing duties, including restocking items and reconciliation of the cash drawer. Balanced the cash register at the end of each shift and ensured that any discrepancies were resolved.
Assigned clients to estheticians by aligning the client's needs with the esthetician's expertise. Informed customers of spa services, programs and activities over the phone and in person. Greeted all guests and assisted them with requests and special services. Placed inventory orders and merchandized items.
Quality Improvement Project- On 4SW- Oncology Unit at Santa Monica Medical Center
Implement a project to help improve adherence to repositioning patient every 2 hours to decrease the incidence of pressure injury on an oncology unit.
MedAssent - Translator/ Testor
Work closely with a nonprofit organization in translating accurate properties and instructions of prescription drugs from English to Vietnamese for second-language users from a diverse community. Make sure the program runs smoothly with correct information about a drug before releasing it onto the website.
Walnut in Male Reproductive Function - Research Assistant
Advisor: Dr. Wendie Robbins from UCLA School of Nursing
Assisted with patient recruitment and scheduling. Experience in handling biohazard specimen and participant's confidentiality. Assisted with data input and analysis, precise and proper pipet techniques of specimens, and microscopic observation for specimen.
Global Health: Tuberculosis & HIV - Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
Advisor: Kelika Konda, Angela Bayer
Studied abroad in Peru and analyzed the significant impact on healthcare access and treatments based on the diversity and disparities in different regions in Peru. First-hand experience in the global health field with various visits to local hospitals, health NGO's, as well as trips outside of Lima to Iquitos, Peru.
Mission Trips to Vietnam - Hien Phap Buddhist Temple
Traveled to rural parts of Southern Vietnam to aid in food distributions and medical examinations. Prepared and provided care packages per each household. Gave out vouchers for free eye screenings and medical examinations. Assisted medical personnel with supplies and patient records.
Asian and Pacific Islander Nursing Student and Alumni Association (APINSAA)
Member- Event Coordinator
Design Science Alumni Association - Student Alumni Member
America Corps (UCLA)- Member
MEDLIFE (UCLA)- Member
Vietnamese Student Union (VSU UCLA) - Member
Fresno Vietnamese Educational Committee - Mentor/ Outreach Representative
Back Yard Harvest Picker - Food Forward
Operated as part of the Harvest Team that picked locally grown fruit and vegetables. Distributed the food to the insecure parts of the communities.
5 hours/ week
CareExtender- Ronald Reagan Hospital
Assisted medical healthcare personnel with bedside assistance. Restocked patients' rooms with supplies. Followed proper protocol for isolation rooms. Experienced with sanitizing patient rooms and medical equipments. Scheduled play dates with children.
2016-2017, 15 hours/week
Units: MICU & PEDS
CareExtender Greeter- UCLA Medical Center of Santa Monica
Greeted all visitors and familiarized them with hospital layout to provide accurate directions to patients. Assisted with scheduling and discharge documents in floor units.
2016-2017, 15 hours/week
Units: Geriatrics & Labor & Delivery
Nurse Shadow- Central Unified School District
Shadowed and assisted district school nurse with her programs and involvement within the unified district. Look at public health aspects and interventions for the youth within the community.
July 2017- September 2017, 20 hours/week
Medical Volunteer- Vietnamese Community Health
Worked with doctors to provide cholesterol and glucose testing, vision screening and dental examinations to lower income communities of Vietnamese-Americans in Orange County.
2015-2016, 8 hours/ week
Case Cart Picker- Fresno Regional Community Hospital
Accomplished case cart preparation related tasks accurately and completely to ensure the surgical staff had all the necessary supplies and instruments needed to accomplish the designated surgical procedure.
2013-2015, 25 hours/week
Units: OR & Burn Unit
Unified Partner- Special Olympics
Partnered up with athletes with the purpose of guiding them to the proper events and provided emotional support.
10 hours/ month
Server - Poverello House
Helped with food preparations and served breakfast and lunch to the homeless in Downtown Fresno.
10 hours/ biweekly
Nursing Moseley Scholarship 2019-Current
High Honors Award- Fresno Vietnamese Educational Committee 05/2016
Recognition Award- Central California Asian Pacific Women 06/2015
Fluent in English and Vietnamese
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