Registered Nurse with over 2 years experience with a focus in Cardiac Nursing. I started my journey as a cardiac patient and since have developed into a relatable patient advocate. My focus is providing reliable, patient-focused, compassionate and quality care. Currently working towards a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. I am an enthusiastic team player that would love the opportunity to grow with your team.
Acute care knowledge
Attention to detail
Patient and family advocacy
Registered Nurse/ Cardiac Step down Unit, 10/2013 to Current Genesis Health System – Davenport, IA
Works under the supervision of a cardiologist and cardiovascular surgeon treating ill cardiovascular patients including those recovering from bypass, pacemaker/cardioverter defibrillator, cardioversion, transesophageal echocardiogram, cryoablation, cardiac catheterization, carotid endarterectomy, valve replacements/repairs including transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
Providing safe and effective care to a population of patients that includes heart failure, chest pain, arrhythmias and other cardiovascular dysfunction.
Cares for patients on cardiac floor and some med/surge overflow, monitors telemetry while providing quality patient care and teaching in a fast paced environment.
Educates patients on preventative and postoperative home care needs; necessary changes in diet, nutrition and exercise to improve heart health.
Reception Technician, 12/2008 to 10/2013 CSL Plasma – Rock Island, IL
Took vital signs and performed simple medical procedures such as obtaining blood samples to measure hematocrit and protein levels.
Conducted health history screenings to determine donor eligibility.
Ensured the accurate and legible recording of patient data in charts, records in donor management systems as outlined in the standard operating procedures manual.
Tutor/Mentor, 08/2006 to 11/2008 Martin Luther King Center – Rock Island, IL
Tutored children ages 6-12 in an orderly and structured homework room.
Lead and organized learning activities for students to develop and strengthen
their academic, physical and social skills.
Served as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors like patience, tolerance and reflective listening.
Associate of Science: Nursing, 2013 Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences - Rock Island, IL
Associate of Applied Science: Surgical Technology, 2010 Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences - Rock Island, IL
Peer Partner Council Committee
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Alumni Association
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Licenses And Certifications
Registered Nurse, State of Iowa Board of Nursing Expiration: July, 2016 License #: 135326 Registered Nurse, State of Illinois Board of Nursing Expiration: May, 2016 License #: 041.434491 ACLS- Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Current BLS- Basic Life Support, Current?
Cardiac Interventional Unit, Orthopedics, Surgical Specialty, Medical/Pulmonary & Oncology.