Registered Nurse09/2013 to CurrentKosair Children's Hospital NICULouisville, KY
Deliver nursing care to critically ill neonates in a LEVEL IV NICU, including those born with severe prematurity and/or congenital conditions of the lungs, heart, and brain.
Assess patients and closely monitor respiratory, cardiac, and neurological status.
Work closely and communicate with doctors to provide collaborative care to patients based on assessment; create and manage care plans based on this communication and goals for patient care.
Care of intubated/ventilated patients (HFOV, CMV, BCPAP, HFNC, etc.); those on telemetry, EEG monitoring, cerebral/somatic oximetry monitoring (Somanetics, Brainz), and ECMO.
Perform patient education with the parents/families of patients to ensure care after discharge; communicate with families to provide comfort and understanding in times of stress and need.
01/2012 to 01/2013Medical Scribe, ProScribe, LLCLouisville, KY
Work one-on-one with emergency room physicians during patient assessments to dictate and chart their findings in patient's electronic medical record (EMR).
Assist physician in all aspects of patient charting, including running Kasper reports, updating lab and radiology findings, assembling discharge teaching and information, and preparing for patient admissions.
Unit Secretary01/2010 to 01/2012Frazier Rehab HospitalLouisville, KY
Worked directly with nursing staff, patient care planners, pharmacy, outside patient care facilities, and physicians to coordinate patient care.
Input physician orders to the electronic charting system from paper charts, including lab, radiology, and medication/pharmacy orders.
Acted as communication center for the floor in order to facilitate quality patient care.
Education and Training
Master of Science: NursingMay 2016University of LouisvilleLouisville, KYNeonatal Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science: NursingAugust 2013University of LouisvilleLouisville, KYGPA: Humana Scholars Academic ScholarshipNursing Accelerated Second Degree Program
Bachelor of Science: BusinessMay 2007University of LouisvilleLouisville, KYGPA: Trustee's Full Academic ScholarshipBusiness Marketing
of Louisville Hospital NICU (Level III), Louisville, KY August 2015 – Present
Children's Hospital NICU (Level IV), Louisville, KY August 2015 - Present
660+ clinical hours in a Level III or IV NICU in accordance to NANN standards
thinking of the neonatal advanced practice nursing process through patient and
family centered care, performance of advanced practice clinical skills, patient
and family education, and application of advanced practice neonatal nursing
diagnoses, goals, and interventions.
Victim's Hospital Advocate, Center for Women & Families, Louisville, KY April 2013 - Present
Completed a 40+ hour training course to work with victims of physical and sexual abuse.
On-call to respond to physical and sexual assault victims in the emergency room or SANE clinic.
Advocate for victim's needs and educate clients about resources available to them.
Build Center and program awareness through community events.
Association- Top Nurse of 2015 (featured in Worldwide Leaders of Healthcare
National Association of
Neonatal Nurses (NANN)
National Association of
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP)- Student member
Kentucky Coalition of
Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives