Proven ability to build positive relationships with patients and other health-care professionals in multiple care settings including hospital, clinic, and home visits. Effective oral and written communication skills along with the ability to relate to a variety of diversified staff ranging in clinical experience. Exhibits sensitivity, maturity, and flexibility in coping with difficult patient situations.
Certifications and Licenses
-Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber (APNP)
NPI # 1841699824, DEA # upon request
-Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (AGPCNP-BC)
No. 5918-33, Certification # AG0814019
-Registered Nurse (BSN, RN)
-Basic Life Support (BLS; CPR/AED)
-Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Concordia University, Mequon, WI
Concordia University School of Nursing
-Master of Science in Nursing, 2014
Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI
Marian University School of Nursing
-Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2009
University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan, WI
-Liberal Arts and Science Associate Degree, 2004
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner08/2015 to CurrentAurora Health CareHartford, WI
Provide complex pain and symptom management related to chronic/serious illness in a variety of healthcare settings (hospital, clinic, and patient's home). Assist the patient or family with complex medical decisions through goals of care conversations which include understanding the trajectory of illness, treatment options, code status if hospitalized, and State DNR if appropriate. Other responsibilities include care coordination in the context of advanced illness and holistic needs, counseling and support for patients and/or families ineffectively coping with current situation. In addition to making appropriate referrals to interdisciplinary services to enhance ones function and/or quality of life.
Cardiology Nurse Practitioner07/2014 to 08/2015Aurora Health CareGrafton, WI
Worked independently and in collaboration with a variety of Cardiologist's primarily in the hospital-setting upon consultation and follow-up during course of hospitalization. Duties include in-depth cardiovascular assessments, ordering and interrupting appropriate lab tests, diagnostics, medications, and providing patient/family education. Other responsibilities involved supervising stress tests, pre/post op assessment and evaluation in patients undergoing Cardiac Catheterization and Peripheral Angiogram. Occasionally would also see patients in clinic setting in the event that the on-call Interventional Cardiologist would have to respond to emergency (STEMI/NSTEMI).
Registered Nurse08/2010 to 07/2014Aurora Health CareGrafton, WI
Work under the supervision of an MD in facilitating patients plan of care. This is achieved through collaboration, assessment, and clinical documentation in Cardiology, Neurology, and a variety of other medical-surgical conditions. Experience with promoting ACE principles in the care of older adults, leadership in Charge RN role, preceptor to clinical nursing students, and training new team members.
Registered Nurse05/2009 to 07/2010Sheboygan Senior CommunitySheboygan, WI
Provided total patient care in rehabilitation and long-term care settings. Collaboration with physicians,
physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists in regards to evaluating and treating
patients with chronic conditions and multiple comorbidities.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Provides current continued education (CE activities) and other activities for professional growth. In addition, AANP informs me of current Healthcare topics, keeps me up to date on a state and national level involving my professional practice as an Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner.