Experienced healthcare professional with over 6 years of experience in the medical field. Excited to recently become a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practioner, and complete my doctoral degree in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dedicated to providing the best care possible through listening to patients and implying motivational interviewing techniques. Clinical rotations and work experience in a variety of health care settings, treating patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries. Team player ready to provide seamless collaborative care.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills that assist in educating and yielding the highest level of patient care.
-Background in leadership and supervising roles, providing care to patients with chronic and acute conditions in long-term care facilities and inpatient units.
-Problem solving and critical thinking skills, which assist in deciphering challenging patient conditions and determining an accurate diagnosis.
-Strong interpersonal skills that allow me to collaborate with other members of the care team to provide the best care to patients.
Graduated with 4.0 GPA.
DNP Project: Conducted at Heartland Health Center (HHC), Albany Park, IL, which serves a wide range of racial and ethnic minorities and patients from all stages of life (pediatric through elderly) and socioeconomic backgrounds (including patients at or below poverty level and the uninsured). This project involved collaboration with the Medical Director at the Albany Park center in developing quality improvement initiatives to improve the uncontrolled hypertension rate at HHC. Conducted a needs-based assessment including, researching, interviewing staff & patients and conducting skilled observations of the care team coordinators. Attained micro-grant from American Heart Association: Target BP Campaign to be used toward this project.
Capstone project: Spent 5 months at King Arts Magnet School, Evanston, IL, working with the school nurse and teaching faculty on developing a curricula for the 2nd grade students that involved improving hand hygiene, thus preventing the spread of transmissible diseases by developing educational material that could be used by the teaching staff for their students.
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