Seasoned registered nurse with 17 years of experience and exceptional people skills. Motivated individual with experience in assessing, planning, developing, and implementing programs and processesthat keep an organization current by research, education and empowerment. Dedicated to the health of our community by focusing on patient and family-centered high quality health care, satisfaction and safety; achieving the Triple Aim of HealthParnters.
Utilization of Best Practice
Dedicated Patient Advocate
Registered Nurse01/2013 to 02/2016HealthPartners - Hudson Hospital & ClinicHudson, WI
Collaborate daily with multiple disciplines to perform effective, high quality, safe and efficient patient and family centered care.
Unit Practice Council, member since 2013, Chair in 2015-Present
Shared Governance, member since 2014, Co-Chair in 2015
Patient and Family Centered Care Team, attended Institute or Patient and Family Centered Care Conference in Memphis, TN. March 2015
Clinical Simulation Educator/Facilitator03/2012 to 01/2013HealthPartners - Regions HospitalSt. Paul, MN
Facilitated and coordinated nursing and interdisciplinary professional education.
Identified learning needs of various work groups, while acknowledging individual and team strengths to coordinate, integrate and manage simple to complex patient care.
Recognized and assessed areas for process improvement and suggested strategies to meet organization's strategic and triple aim goals.
Performed, evaluated and documented mock code scenarios on every hospital unit, every shift, each quarter for patient safety, patient outcomes and staff development.
Increased awareness and implementation of policies and protocols and necessary documentation.
Collaborated hospital leadership to maintain CMS and JCAHO regulation requirements.
Intensive Care - Registered Nurse01/2004 to 12/2011Wheaton Franciscan Health CareRacine, WI
Nominated and Elected Heart of All Saints Award
Member of the Professional Practice Committee
Provided professional presentations on hemodynamics to registered nurses, respiratory therapists and multiple disciplines.
Attended AACN, National Teaching Institute Conference
Charge Nurse for 23 bed Intensive Care Unit
Assisted in the development of the post-op heart training program
Precepted undergraduate students and a new Intensive Care RN Resources and precepts RNs going through Post-op Heart Training, patients with multiple lines (SWAN) and multiple IV drips. Knowledge and skill in the management of patients with dialysis/ (CRRT), Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, ventilator management.
Registered Nurse01/2001 to 01/2002Aurora Health CareMilwaukee, WI
Cardiovascular Intensive Care
Care and management of Post-op Heart Patients
Ventilator management and weaning
Completion of the Critical Care Courses
CRRT training, ventricular Assist devices and transplant patients
Coordination of care with multidisciplinary team members
Provides education, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families across the lifespan of various ethnic, cultural and demographic backgrounds and socioeconomic status.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Member since 2002
STEM and STEM HealthCare Academies Hudson High School 2014-2016
Advisor and Student Mentor
Networking and enhancing professional relationships within the St. Croix Valley by assisting in the development and design of a successful and an effective healthcare academy program.
Work closely with leaders of other organizations to achieve success for all partners, students and parents.
Mentor students in the academy to encourage success in academic, personal and healthcare career pathways.
Facilitated, coordinated and implemented a hospital panel of various healthcare providers to present to the STEM Healthcare Academy at Hudson Hospital.
Presented to parents of students who were applying for the STEM and STEM Healthcare programs
LATTE Women's Ministry, Faith Community Church 2014-2016
Development of programs for women in the St. Croix Valley
Prayer Team Coordinator?
?Marriage Retreat Team, Faith Community Church 2015-2016
?Biblical Counseling Course, Faith Community Church 2015-2016
Titus 2 Ministry? 2015-2016
Excellent communication skills, balance of both hard and soft skills.
Facilitator of nursing education programs hospital and organization wide
Influential in utilization of best practice guidelines in a clinical setting, policy and procedure formation and guidelines
Maintains personal and professional integrity and commitments.?
Graduate Studies in Nursing2012University of Wisconsin - MarquetteMilwaukee, WI
Parish Nursing Certification2000University of Wisconsin - MarquetteMilwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Science1999University of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI
Pediatric Advanced Life Support2016
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified2015
Clinical Simulation Facilitation Course2012Participant and Facilitator
Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support2012Participant and Facilitator
Critical Care Core Curriculum Reivew2012
Internship, National Cancer Institute (NCI), Washington, D.C.2001
Internship, National Institues of Health (NIH), Washington, D.C.1998
Graduate Studies in Nursing 2012 Parish Nursing Certification 2000 Bachelor of Science 1999 Pediatric Advanced Life Support 2016 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified 2015 Clinical Simulation Facilitation Course 2012 Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support 2012 Critical Care Core Curriculum Reivew 2012 Internship, National Cancer Institute (NCI), Washington, D.C. 2001 Internship, National Institues of Health (NIH), Washington, D.C. 1998
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