nursing education specialist clinical nurse specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Clinical Specialist/Educator with many years of successful experience in leadership, teamwork, and collaboration. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to exemplary professional practice. Strengths in effecting improved nursing practice, quality outcomes and designing programs for patients and staff.

  • Expertise in advanced, evidence based nursing practice
  • Collaboration and consultation with teams
  • Co-designing and implementing programs
  • Managing onboarding annual competency assessment
  • Facilitating professional development, certification, and advancement
  • Partnering with multiple disciplines and leaders to improve quality outcomes and meet national, institutional, and accreditation standards
Work History
Nursing Education Specialist/Clinical Nurse Specialist, 08/2009 - Current
Us Oncology, Inc. Kerrville, TX,
  • Responsible for orientation and continued education and competencies for the nursing and clinical support staff in greater than 15 outpatient clinics, triage, infusion centers, and stem cell transplant/ outpatient unit in various locations.
  • Trained nurses in clinical areas and through conferences, journal clubs, unit in-services, online modules, and simulation lab experiences. lab experiences.
  • Designed and implemented a systematic online competency and orientation manual process to correlate with VUMC entities.
  • Increased specialty certification and managed program enrollment with accrediting organization.
  • Collaborated with Educators across the nation to create and implement a chemotherapy course with NCI centers to replace the online ONS course, complemented by skills lab using simulation, reducing financial outlay and improving learner satisfaction.
  • Participated and published a nursing sensitive quality study to establish a national benchmark for the incidence of expected chemotherapy complication.
  • Worked effectively with multidisciplinary teams to provide educational programs for diverse pharmacotherapy and types of cancer.
Adjunct Faculty Clinical Instructor, 01/1997 - 07/2000
University Of Phoenix & Aquinas Schools Of Nursing City, STATE,
  • Instructor for Health Assessment and Nursing Theory.
  • Clinical supervision of senior nursing students in Medical-Surgical areas.
Stem Cell Transplant Center Coordinator, 11/2000 - 01/2007
Response Oncology-Impact Center Of Middle Tenn. City, STATE,
  • Supervised Nurses in the direct care of stem cell patients under the supervision of 24 physicians, protocols and standing orders.
  • Responsible for oversight of clinical research for industry sponsored trials and transplant protocols.
  • Provided clinical coordination of team: pharmacist, nurses, case manager, data manager, and laboratory/stem cell technicians.
Nurse Navigator, 02/1990 - 12/1996
Baptist Hospital City, STATE,
  • Pioneered Navigator role in a Comprehensive Breast Care Center.
  • Conducted post-biopsy, surgical and recovery support programs, including establishing a $105,000 small grant funded to offer support group, a multidisciplinary exercise program with individualized fitness/yoga instructors and a lymphedema therapist.
  • Conducted genetic counseling and testing with supervising physician.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to identify, develop, pilot, and implement processes for quality improvements directed toward efficiency, customer satisfaction, and professional quality standards, such as: fast track system from abnormal mammogram to biopsy and results , pain management for lymphoscintigraphy procedures, and febrile neutropenia pathways.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to implement a standard of care for risk reduction of lymphedema as the only known hospital in Middle Tennessee to establish guidelines according to National Lymphedema Network recommendations.
: Advanced Pharmacology For Nursing, Expected in
Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
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: Masters Courses in Teaching/Education , Expected in 2007
Belmont University - Nashville, TN
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Master of Science: Adult Health Nursing, Expected in 05/1995
Emory University - Atlanta, GA
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Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/1990
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN,
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  • Adult Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist,CNS-BC,ANCC
  • Advanced Practice Nurse, Tennessee Board of Nursing
  • Advanced Oncology Nursing, AOCN, Oncology Nursing Society
  • Supported 3 Directors, 7 Managers, more than 15 clinics, procedural and infusion teams for education, competencies and implementation of new technology, pharmacotherapeutics, and patient care products.
  • Co-authored a national collaborative nursing sensitive quality study on patient outcomes to establish an initial national benchmark.
  • Implemented new roles in three medical centers and pioneered nurse navigation of specialty population.
  • Collaborated with leaders to establish new services, achieve national certifications and accolades.
  • Collaborated in the development of a novel course in specialty to provide an alternative that is more effective and fiscally responsible than the nationally recognized standard course.
  • With teams, planned and implemented programs and quality improvements in patient care and patient satisfaction: survivorship, genetics, procedural pain, timeframe to diagnosis, nursing certifications, and research implementation.

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School Attended

  • Georgia State University
  • Belmont University
  • Emory University
  • Vanderbilt University

Job Titles Held:

  • Nursing Education Specialist/Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Adjunct Faculty Clinical Instructor
  • Stem Cell Transplant Center Coordinator
  • Nurse Navigator


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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