Graduate Nurse Practitioner with 17 years of Registered Nurse experience with six years in a leadership nursing role. Adept at critical thinking and management with training in patient education and leadership. Self-directed and solutions-oriented with fantastic communication skills. Committed to increasing the quality of patient care through top-of-the-line time management and prioritization.
The house supervisor function as the administrator of the hospital on nights and weekends. The house supervisor handles any administrative issues that come up while the administrator is out of the building. The house supervisor also manages the hospital staff adjusting staff as needed to accommodate the patient workloads. The house supervisor serves as a resource point for all staff especially nursing staff for any questions, or concerns, or guidance. The house supervisor manages all complaints while the risk management team is away from the building. The house supervisor review charts and function as a member of the quality team while the quality team is way from the building. The house supervisor educates and assists with nursing procedures and patient care.
As a member of the Resource Team, nurses float to different departments of the hospital to fill staffing needs. Resource nurses have proficiencies in Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, Women's Health - postpartum, nursery, and 2nd nurse delivery, Psychiatric - inpatient, Intensive Care Unit, and Emergency Department. Resource nurses keep certificates current in BLS, ACLS, TNCC, PALS, and NRP.
Acute care is a great place for graduate nurses to start. Nurses in the Acute Care Unit take care of patients from infancy to death. The Acute Care Unit has a wide range of patient post-op, medical, pediatric, telemetry, orthopedics, and more.
As a licensed practical nurse starting out on the Acute Care Unit is an excellent choice. In the Acute Care Unit, the LPN is paired with registered nurses to take care of patients from newborn to death. Newnurses learn time management, assessment skills, and nursing procedures.
During my MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program I completed five credit hours in advanced pharmacology, five credit hours in advanced pathophysiology, and five hours in advanced health assessment. The Kansas State Board of Nursing requires at least three hours of credit in each advanced pharmacology, pathophysiology, health assessment. Through Walden University I completed my Advanced care of adults with Barry Phillips ARNP as my preceptor. My Pediatric rotation I was precepted by Dr. Whitney Cline DO. My women's health rotation I was precepted by Dr. Dara Gibson MD. I finished up my MSN FNP rotation with advanced nursing practice care of patients in primary care settings with Judy Carpenter ARNP. I completed a total of 576 hours of patient care overseen by my perceptors.
At OKWU I expanded my nursing knowledge taking courses in community health, health assessment, health promotion, intercultural nursing, nursing ethics, nursing informatics, nursing management, nursing research, pathophysiology, spirituality in nursing, nursing theory, and statistics.
At LCC I completed courses to become prepared for the National Council Licensure Examination to be a nurse. I completed clinicals at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, Labette Health, Parsons Presbyterian Manor, Joplin Freeman Hospital, and Tulsa Regional Hospital.
Clinical Employee of the Month May 2005
Clincial Employee of the Month May 2016
Nominee for Customer Service Excellent 2018
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