Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with 12 years in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up with patients from birth to age 21. Pediatric nurse experience of 23 years working both inpatient and outpatient and experience with mental health patients.
Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Louisiana, license number RN071649
Advanced Practice Nurse in Louisian, license number AP04688
Certificate to Prescribe in Louisiana2005 to present. prescriptive authority number PA020623, DEA # MP3165013
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 1992
PNCB Certified Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 2005 to present
PNCB Pediatric Mental Health Specialist 2011 to present
Pediatric Advance Life Support certification 1992 to present
Pediatric nursing- worked as a pediatric nurse since 1992 mostly in hospital setting in a variety of different experience including emergency care, management, hospital administration and case management. Went to work in outpatient setting in 2004 shortly before finishing my Masters degree in advanced Child Health Specialist.
Experienced preceptor- served for numerous years in both hospital and clinic as a preceptor for nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants.
Skilled manager- Manager of Spinal/Neurology Unit at Children's Hospital in New Orleans, La for 5 years.
Served as Nurse Administration House supervisor for 8 years at Children's hospital.
National Association of School Nurses- worked as a nurse practitioner for Jefferson Parish school Board for 5 years.
STD care and counseling- spent many hours of the day with adolescents and STD education and screening and treatment.
Health and wellness expert - Certified Zumba Instructor since 2016. Also, taught a step-strenghtening and nutritional c lass for 2 years.
Improved annual employee retention rate from 45% to 87% during the first 12 months in a management position.
Participated in medical missions to Guatemala , Central America in 2004.
Nurse Practitioner at School based health center November 2009 to August 2014Jefferson Parish School Board - Jefferson, LAworked at multiple sites including Riverdale Junior High, RIverdale High and Butler Elementary as a practitioner assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients. Participated in school training programs for sex education and healthy eating and exercise programs
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner December 2004 to CurrentThe Pediatric Clinic - Bogalusa, La
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Assess, diagnose and treat patients ages birth to 21 with an average of 45 patients per day.
staff nurse- case manager-unit manager-House supervisor June 1992 to March 2014Childrens Hospital - New Orleans, LA
Developed and maintained quality care systems, including creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines.
Oversaw average of 32 patients per shift.
Associate of Arts : general , 1990Pearl River Community College - Poplarville, MS, united states
Bachelor of Science : Nursing, 1992University of Southern Mississipppi - Hattiesburg, MS, USA
Master of Science : Advanced Child Health Nursing, 2004University of South Alabama - Mobile, AL, USA
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Companies Worked For:
Jefferson Parish School Board
The Pediatric Clinic
Pearl River Community College
University of Southern Mississipppi
University of South Alabama
Job Titles Held:
Nurse Practitioner at School based health center
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
staff nurse- case manager-unit manager-House supervisor
Associate of Arts : general , 1990 Bachelor of Science : Nursing , 1992 Master of Science : Advanced Child Health Nursing , 2004
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