I have been a nurse since August of 1984. I was in Orthopedics for one year, and chose to move to Labor and Delivery. I have taught Labor and Delivery classes and continue assisting new moms in the care of their babies. I care for and assist patients with their deliveries.
I am skilled at communicating with patients and peers. I have over 30 years of experience with direct patient care and am focused on team coordination while providing exceptional patient and family support.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: NursingCarl Albert State College － Poteau, OklahomaNursing
Bachelor of Science: NursingNortheastern State University － Tahlequah, OklahomaNursing
Master of ScienceSouthern Nazarene University － Tulsa, OklahomaNursing *Classes completed, but still need to complete capstone, planning completion in 2017.
10/1999 to Current
Registered NurseClaremore Indian Hospital － Claremore, OK
I care for antepartum patients, postpartum patients, newborns, labor patients, assist with deliveries, vaginal and C-section.
I provide patient teaching with moms, along with labor techniques and breastfeeding.
We were the first "baby friendly" hospital in Oklahoma, and still practice teaching regarding "skin to skin" and breastfeeding.
07/1998 to 10/1999
Registered NurseUniversity of Texas, Medical Branch UTMB － Galveston, Texas
I worked in Obstetrics, where we had 600 deliveries a month.
I worked with high risk patients, low risk patients, and many triage patients.
This was a teaching hospital that had residents and various patients, including patients with no prenatal care, good prenatal care, and patients in prison.
Many of these patients were Spanish speaking and I had to learn enough of the language at the time to communicate with them.
11/1997 to 07/1998
Head Nurse of Obstetrical WardTahlequah City Hospital － Tahlequah, Oklahoma
I was the head nurse of the unit, supervised employees, updated and created policies, patient care, patient teaching, attended meetings with physicians and other head nurses to collaborate ideas.
I taught labor and delivery classes in the evenings.