Accomplished Registered Nurse with broad expertise ranging from the hospital to the classroom.
Critical Care RN for 19 years
Clinical Instructor for sophomore, junior, and Senior level students
Adjunct Faculty for NURS 200
Registered Nurse/Adjunct Clinical Instructor February 1997 to CurrentCardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Lynchburg General Hospital － Lynchburg, VA
Serve as RN with charge nurse experience in a 12 bed unit. Experienced with ventilator management on post surgical open heart patients. Manage vasoactive medication administration and hemodynamic monitoring. Experience gained with managing and monitoring intra-aortic balloon pumps and temporary pacemakers. Key Accomplishments:
Assist in the skills lab annual review for staff members. Equipment reviewed with additional instruction given on Alsius, aquapheresis, intra-aortic balloon pumps, blood administration, patient controlled analgesic.
Quality improvement representative for two years (1997-1999)
Adjunct faculty for a RN to BSN Leadership course which consisted of an eight week course. Four weeks of instruction were in class and the remaining for were online instruction.
Adjunct online nursing faculty member for Liberty University's RN to BSN program. 8 week course in the online learning environment. Facilitator for learning which includes discussion boards, power point presentations, and research papers.
Adjunct faculty responsible for teaching Critical Thinking to Sophomore Nursing students in the classroom environment.
Students were instructed on how to write papers using APA format and how to complete nursing care plans.
Previous clinical instructor for 7-8 junior level nursing students on surgical and pulmonary floors.
Worked closely with students and staff nurses to educate students to patient care and medication administration.
Graded and critiqued written work
Provided informational sessions on ABG interpretation and cardiac rhythms.
Adjunct faculty and clinical instructor for sophomore nursing students in the nursing lab at the university and the hospital, Nursing 221 Fundamentals of Nursing..
Clinical instructor for senior nursing students in the critical care units.
Registered Nurse August 1996 to February 1997Progressive Cardiac Unit, Lynchburg General Hospital － Lynchburg, VA
Staff nurse on a 44 bed unit. Handled medication administration, dressing changes, IVs, cardiac monitoring and all other aspects of nursing care. Key Accomplishments:
Cared for patients both pre and post cardiac catheterizations.
Documented care for patients with chest pain and heart failure
Registered Nurse January 1995 to May 1996Michigan Capital Medical Center － Lansing, MI
Staff nurse on a cardiac step down unit. Cared for patients with angina, myocardial infarctions, post cardiac catheterizations, post stent placement and angioplasty, and cardiac arrhythmias. Key Accomplishments:
Attended a telemetry course given through the hospital
Gained experience with nitroglycerin, cardizem, and heparin IV medications
Registered Nurse July 1994 to January 1995Tendercare South － Lansing, MI
Nursing supervisor for geriatric patients in a skilled nursing facility. Organizational and medication administration skills obtained. Experience with skin care issues and prevention of pressure ulcers obtained. Key Accomplishments:
Supervised nursing assistants and worked closely with LPN staff nurse.
CardiologyLiberty University － Lynchburg, VA, US5/2012 Liberty University, Lynchburg VA Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), Graduated with honors GPA: 4.0 Total of 502 practicum hours with CNS preceptor with a focus in Cardiology. Experience gained with heart failure education and diabetes management. Worked closely with preceptor to learn and experience the competencies of the advanced practice nurse.
Bachelor of Science : NursingLiberty University － Lynchburg, VA, US5/1994 Liberty University, Lynchburg VA Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Senior leadership clinical completed on an orthopedic floor at Lynchburg General Hospital. Cared for full patient load and worked closely with staff nurse. Accomplishments
license* 2006-current CCRN certification * ACLS and BLS certified * RN license state of Virginia * AACN national member * Hill City Chapter AACN member
I have 3 years of both residential classroom and On-Line teaching experience. I was responsible for teaching NURS 200, which is a Critical Thinking Class.
On-Line I have taught NURS 210, 490, 491, and 492.
Hill City Chapter AACN
Registered Nurse: Instructor, Critical Care, ACLS certified, CCRN
People Skills: Great bedside manner, enthusiastic people person, Advanced problem-solving,