Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Advanced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years of combined clinical nursing and educational experience seeking a full-time nursing faculty position. Possesses excellent communication, teaching and mentoring skills with strong desire to focus on maternal-child health and nursing education.

Ph.D.: Health Practice Research, Expected in 2014
University of Rochester - Rochester, New York

Tentative Graduation Date May 2014

Master of Science: Care of Children and Families , Expected in 2004
University of Rochester, School of Nursing - Rochester, New York

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 2000
Niagara University - Niagara University, New York

Minor: Fine Arts

Bachelor of Science: Biology , Expected in 1999
Niagara University - Niagara University, New York

Minor: Chemistry

Associate of Science: Surgical Technology, Expected in 1999
Niagara County Community College - Sanborn, New York
Areas of Expertise

Clinical Expertise

  • Obtaining and documenting relevant health history
  • Performing complete and systematic pediatric physical assessment
  • Ordering and interpreting appropriate screening, labs, and other diagnostic tests
  • Prescribing medications drugs and other therapies
  • Performed age-appropriate screening for developmental and behavioral concerns
  • Collaborating in the diagnosis of children with special health needs and disabilities
  • Referring children with developmental disabilities and chronic illnesses to appropriate community agencies
  • Recognizing the influence of cultural variations on child health practices
  • Communicating effectively with children of all developmental levels and family members (including intergenerational family members).
  • Strives for Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Computerized/ Electronic charting
  • Conducting Telemedicine visits
  • VFC Vaccine Coordinator for satellite clinical site
  • Experienced preceptor

Teaching Expertise

  • Interactive teaching, tutoring and counseling
  • Development and revision of course contents and syllabus
  • Curriculum Development
  • Engaging students in classroom and on-line discussions
  • Assess learning through various methods
  • Incorporate a variety of teaching methodologies within a class
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Ensuring course materials in exams have been covered in class
  • Design, administer, and grade examination papers
  • Positive atmosphere promotion and management of student behavior
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Goal Setting and Implementation
  • Group Instruction
  • Program Development
  • Research Activities
  • Evaluating student performances
  • Excellent multitasking and time management skills
  • Assisting in student recruitment and registration activities college in community events
Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 10/2009 to Current
Children's Hospital & Research CenterOakland, CA,
  • Provided direct pediatric primary health care services including well child care, management of acute illnesses and chronic conditions to children from birth through young adulthood in a federally qualified community heath center. Incorporated age/ developmentally appropriate anticipatory guidance, general health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment to support the optimal health of children within the context of their family and community

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 05/2005 to 10/2009
DavitaWyncote, PA,
  • Involved in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of pediatric sleep disorders in an outpatient clinical setting including Sleep apnea, Disorders in control of breathing, Restless leg syndrome, Periodic limb movement disorder, Circadian rhythm disorder, Narcolepsy, Difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, Insomnia, Daytime sleepiness, Sleepwalking, Sleep talking, and Sleep terrors, Nightmares

Clinical Instructor / Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2004 to 11/2009
South Shore HealthQuincy, MA,
  • Responsible for lecture materials, facilitation of on-line and in-classroom discussion groups, preparation and grading of examinations, evaluation of clinical skills, and written work by graduate and undergraduate nursing students

Clinical Instructor

NUR 407A: Physiological and Pathophysiological Basis of Advanced Nursing Practice

NUR 363 Comprehensive Nursing Assessment Refresher

Graduate Teaching Assistant

NUR 301: Principles and Application of Evidence for Nursing Practice

NUR 362: Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Individual

NUR 370: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology

NUR 406: Applying Theory and Research Evidence in Advanced Practice

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Fellow, 08/2004 to 08/2005
Vidant HealthBelhaven, NC,
  • Provided primary care, well child care and acute illness care in a rural clinical practice setting under the supervision of a nurse practitioner mentor and collaborating physician
Research Nurse , 2002 to 05/2005
University Of RochesterCity, STATE,

Member of multi-disciplinary research study team “Improving Outcomes of Low Birth Weight (LBW) Premature Infants and Parents” Funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (R01#05077); Total Costs: $2.44 million dollars

  • Responsible for participant enrollment, data collection, and completing hospital-based & home interventions with parents of premature infants

Pediatric Staff Nurse, 2001 to 08/2001
Children's Hospital Of MichiganCity, STATE,

Nephrology, Hematology, Oncology Unit

  • Provided direct nursing care to pediatric renal, sickle cell and hemophiliac patient populations. Provided direct nursing care and performed procedures related to peritoneal dialysis, renal transplant, and sickle cell crisis patients. Coordinated individualized patient treatment with ancillary departments. Documented medical treatment of patients in strict accordance with hospital policy

Surgical Technologist , 08/1999 to 11/2000
Sisters Of Charity HospitalCity, STATE,

Labor and Delivery

  • Refined ability to surgically scrub on major, minor, and emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology cases with knowledge of instrumentation, sutures, sterile technique, and surgical procedures
Licenses and Certifications

Professional Registered Nurse, New York State (License # 521820)

Valid until June 30, 2015

Nurse Practitioner in Pediatrics, New York State (License # F381706)

Valid until June 30, 2016

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification (Certification # 2006003779)

Valid July 20, 2011 to July 19, 2016

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Heart Association)

Valid until October 31, 2014

Infection Control and Barrier Precautions (New York State Department of Health)

Valid until March 26, 2015


American Nurses Association and ANA-New York

Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners

Local Upstate New York Chapter of NAPNAP

Sigma Theta Tau (International Honor Society of Nursing

  • Gamma Theta Chapter, Niagara University
  • Epsilon Xi Chapter, University of Rochester

University of Rochester, School of Nursing- Rochester, New York

"A Grounded Theory Study of Infant Feeding Practices among WIC Eligible Families"


Carno, M.A., Ellis, E., Anson, B., Kraus, R.A., Short, R., Connolly, H. (2008). Symptoms of sleep apnea predict poorer quality of life than polysomnography in overweight children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 33, 269-278

Volpe, E., Nelson, L., Kraus, R. & Morrison-Beedy, D. (2007) Adaptation and refinement of HIV knowledge questionnaire for use with adolescent girls (HIV-KQ AG). JANAC: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 18, 57-63

Melnyk, B.M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Feinstein, N.F., Li, H., Small, L., Wilcox, L., & Kraus. R. (2004). Nurses perceived knowledge, beliefs, skills, and needs regarding evidence-based practice: Implications for accelerating the paradigm shift. World Views on Evidence Based Nursing 1, 185-193

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School Attended

  • University of Rochester
  • University of Rochester, School of Nursing
  • Niagara University
  • Niagara University
  • Niagara County Community College

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  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Instructor / Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Fellow
  • Research Nurse
  • Pediatric Staff Nurse
  • Surgical Technologist


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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
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