To attain a position in critical care nursing, utilizing academic knowledge, communication, and clinical skills resulting in quality patient care.
Intermediate Surgical Step-Down RN, 01/2016 to Current Hackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack, NJ
Provided patient care in surgical unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 3-5 patients per shift.
Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
Closely monitored acute conditions.
Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
New Graduate Nurse Program, 11/2015 to 01/2016 Hackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack, NJ
Worked with nursing preceptor throughout 12 week program, to fully grasp the basics and fundamentals of nursing.
Provided patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to monitoring up to 6 patients per shift.
Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
Assisted patients with daily functions and delegated nursing assistant duties.
Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Clinical Assistant Instructor, 01/2014 to 08/2015 Rutgers University – Newark, NJ
Taught basic nursing skills to incoming junior nursing students.
Performed data entry, and led seminars to teach students about medication calculations and how to perform vital signs.
Served as an assistant clinical instructor in the hospital, and coached students on how to perform proper head to toe assessments.
Experience Caring for Patients with Lumbar Drains, A-lines, External Ventricular Drains, and Patients on Vents.
Strong Assessment Skills
Knowledge of Cerner and Epic Computer Programs
Telemetry and Video EEG Monitoring
Knowledge of Cardiac Drips
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification - Active
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification - Active
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, May 2015 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Newark, NJ
Graduated from Rutgers Honors College, Cum Laude. Overall G.P.A: 3.61/4.0
Received Outstanding Senior Award Awarded to one senior in the School of Nursing who exemplifies excellence in Academics and Service.
Scholarship Recipient Concerned Black Nurses of Newark Scholarship, Geltman, Samuel & Marcella S. Scholarship, RU James Dickson Carr Scholarship, Mid-State Black Nurses Association Scholarship.
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Recording Secretary 2012 - 2015
Member of Nurse Science Organization - President 2012 - 2015
Undergraduate Research Day, Presentation of Prenatal Care Research found in Managua, Nicaragua 2014-2015
Emergency Department Volunteer, Hackensack UMC Mountainside: May 2014 – January 2015
Health & Healing: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil - May/June 2014
- Presented Health Initiatives to Malnourished Children and those suffering from HIV/AIDS
International Service Learning and Leadership Exchange: Managua, Nicaragua - January 2014
- Installed a Solar Panel Suitcase at an impoverished maternity clinic. Performed 40 hours community service in the local community.