Enthusiastic future certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 13 years of professional nursing experience with a passion for providing equitable and accessible care and to reduce health disparities among Native Americans with a strength in women's health backed by over 8 years of OB/GYN experience.
Under the guidance of qualified preceptors, recent practicum experiences comprised of clinical fieldwork focused on assessment of acute illnesses, recognition of exacerbations of chronic conditions, and management and maintenance of patients across the lifespan. Furthermore, it included the evaluation and management of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients, including addressing women's health issues.
Integrity ~ Stewardship ~ Advocacy
DAISY AWARD RECIPIENT July 2019
Recognized for excellence in nursing care demonstrated by providing extraordinary compassionate care to patients and families.
As a professional nurse, I have, over the years, developed specialized skills in physical and emotional assessments of patients throughout the lifespan as well as developing specialized health and nursing care goals in accordance with national guidelines, I hold a precise ability to follow up on care plans by closely monitoring goals met evidenced by specific outlined health improvements.
Throughout my 13-year nursing career, I have developed advanced assessment skills as well as the ability to care for a wide range of patients from birth to end of life. I have cultivated hands on assessment skills at the bedside as a labor and delivery nurse, medical/surgical nurse, ER nurse and in OR. I retain the ability to gather a detailed history and physical and apply background patient health information to current health concerns. I am fluent in pertinent medical record charting as well as communicating with the patient, family members and other members of the health care team.
3. Ability to interpret special screening and developmental tests, and selected laboratory and x-ray findings.
During the family nurse practitioner program, I established advanced nursing skills including following national guidelines in disease screening and developmental testing. I also learned how to distinguish between normal and abnormal lab value findings and appropriate follow up care, as well as abnormal x-ray findings for common occurrences such as pneumonia and bones fractures.
4. Skill in making appropriate diagnosis, and in choosing, initiating, and modifying current therapies.
Throughout my entire professional practice as an advanced practice nurse, I will use current evidenced based clinical guidelines, personal research skills, and interpersonal communication skills to problem solve and provide appropriate care to each patient all while including patients in their plan of care to promote patient autonomy.
5. Ability to provide emergency treatment such as in cardiac arrest, shock, or hemorrhage.
I currently hold certifications in BLS, ACLS, NRP and PALS all preparing me to utilize life saving measuring in emergent situations. As a charge nurse, I am a member of the rapid response team and attended all rapid response called in the Hillcrest Women's Center.
6. Ability to treat minor and chronic illnesses.
I possess the ability to treat minor and chronic illnesses by quickly assessing the overall health of the patient and ordering indicated lab and/or diagnostic testing and following evidence-based guidelines for proper treatment and management and follow up.
7. Ability to provide preventive service to health individuals including guidance in nutrition, common illnesses, child growth and development, and ability to teach individuals and families.
Preventative medicine is imperative for improving health disparities in vulnerable populations. Family nurse practitioners play an essential role in health prevention by developing a trusting patient-provider relationship and by providing patients with education focusing on diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
8. Skill in working with groups to guide families in problem-solving process regarding health problems.
Communication skills, including verbal and written communication skills, are the most important skills an NP can possess. When working with patients and their families, communication skills are vital to conveying messages with consistency, clarity and compassion. Along with effective communication, including patients and their families in their plan of care is essential to promote patient- provider relations and patient autonomy. Throughout my nursing career I have focused on assisting patients, their families and fellow nursing staff to help resolve problems reach desired goals.
9. Assist with medical in-services and instruction of tribal health workers. Participates in program evaluation and planning activities.
As charge nurse I have actively participated in continuing education for staff members and providers as well as serving
✓ Patient advocacy
✓ Increasing health literacy
✓ Health promotion & disease prevention
APRN Summer 2020
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