Twenty years experience as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado, with a strong background in Acute Care Nursing, eleven years of Critical Care experience specializing in Neuro and Trauma in a Level 1 Trauma and Comprehensive Stroke Certified hospital, and two years of experience as part of the ICU Leadership Team specializing in Clinical education and staff development. Experience with charge nurse duties , assistant nurse manager role including staff matrices, scheduling, managing productivity, and professional development, performance improvement and patient safety.
Registered Nurse, State of Nevada (Exp. 2018)
Basic Cardiac Life Support (Exp. 2018)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Exp. 2018)
NIHSS Certified (Exp. 2017)
Acute and Critical Care Nursing/Adult Certification (CCRN) (Exp. 2017)
Patient Safety and Quality
Registered NurseAug 1997 to Dec 1998 Company Name － City, State
As a new graduate nurse, provided primary nursing care to patients with a wide spectrum of medical and cardiac diseases, including post cardiac interventions (PTCA, stents, CABG).
Duties included total body assessment, medication administration, careful cardiac monitoring, detailed communication with doctors, nurses, patients, their families, and other hospital staff.
Adjunct Clinical FacultyAug 2004 to May 2009 Company Name － City, State
Served as a Clinical Instructor for senior nursing students.
Responsible for up to seven students in the hospital setting, guiding them through the nursing process as they cared for 2-3 patients each.
Able to effectively teach critical thinking, time management, nursing skills, care planning, and proper charting technique.
Registered NurseDec 1998 to Sep 2016 Company Name － City, State
December, 1998-September 2003: On the Orthopedic/Trauma Unit, cared for patients experiencing all types of orthopedic injury and/or elective orthopedic surgery including adolescent and adult spinal fusion, total joint replacement, skeletal traction, bucks traction, body casting, and halo traction. Served as charge nurse with duties that included staffing, assignment making, and accountability for patients on the unit. Served as the program manager for the Total Joint Program, which included duties such as facilitating the patient pre-operative class, compiling and running data on length of stay, post-operative complications, and patient satisfaction. Participated in a multi-disciplinary Root Cause Analysis for our unit that resulted in the hospital purchasing bedside pulse-oximetry monitors for all Acute Care units.
September, 2003-May 2014: Started in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, now named Trauma/Neuro Intensive Care Unit; specializing in the care of critically injured patients or patients with complex surgical procedures. Assisted in the redesign/expansion of our unit to include a new Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit; now a highly functioning ICU specializing in the care of patients with a wide spectrum of Neurological pathology including Acute Stroke, brain tumors, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and other neurological disorders.
In 2012, took the position of Clinical 1, working closely with the ICU and house wide educators to promote evidence based practice at the bedside, orient and precept nurses new to the NTICU, precept students, and help to initiate new policy and procedure. Added responsibilities included house wide and unit specific validations and relief charge nurse. Additional skills: Active participant in three successful Primary Stroke Surveys (2007, 2009, 2011), two Comprehensive Stroke Surveys (2013, 2015), three Level 1 accreditation surveys from the American College of Surgeons (2009, 2012, 2015). Actively involved in four Joint Commission Surveys, and numerous other disease specific surveys. Was an active participant in Shared Governance, serving a total of 3 terms as Chair of the NTICU Unit Based Council, and 3 terms as Co-chair of the hospital Nurse Executive Council. Was asked to participate in an evaluation of Relationship Based Care as a care delivery model, and presented to the hospital Executive team. Actively participated in the plans and training for the hospital move from one facility to another, that culminated in a successful transfer of 80 in-patients and 30 ICU patients.
May, 2014-October, 2014: Assistant Nurse Manager of newly re-purposed Intermediate Care Unit. Primary responsibilities included creating the Admission/Bed Management Criteria, interviewing and hiring of staff, staff performance feedback, schedule creation, time card reconciliation and approvals, maintaining productivity standards and matrix based on a new HPPD standard, and overall daily functioning of the unit. Was responsible for facilitating staff education, including their orientation schedules. Was responsible for creating physician and provider relationships and building trust within the department.
October, 2014-September, 2016: Unit Based Educator in the Critical Care Division, responsible for the professional development and education for the Intensive Care Division including Intermediate Care Unit and the ICU Float Pool. Helped develop the division's first ICU New Graduate Residency, using evidence-based professional development criteria, now going on the fourth New Graduate/New to ICU cohort. Have created competencies and development plans for professional advancement within specific Critical Care areas and within the division as a whole. Maintain annual required competencies and regulatory requirements for education and staff training. Create and maintain all staff orientations, including Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Monitor Techs. Have established many strong, working relationships within other departments to create curriculum and staff development. Other successful projects include: Participating in a multi-disciplinary team to re-write guidelines of care for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, serve as the ICU Education representative on the Education/Professional Development Council, Neuro-criticalcare Core team, Stoke CET, Sepsis CET, and the Cardio-Thoracic Surgical group. Have created educational opportunities for hospital staff that include care of the TBI patient and Severe TBI concepts, Open Heart Surgery Class, Re-Sternotomy training based on the CSU-ALS guidelines. Active participant in the successful surveys of Comprehensive Stroke Certification (2015), Level 1 Trauma Certification (2015), Joint Commission Tri-Annual Survey (2016), and a certification review by CMS (2016). Assisted in the successful recertification survey for ACS and Heart Failure (2016). As part of the ICU Leadership team, have been called upon to serve as facilitator/resource when other team members are absent.
Performance Improvement-SepsisOct 2016 to Current Company Name － City, StateServe as Performance Improvement Nurse focused on Sepsis. Responsibilities include: tracking patient outcomes via extensive chart audits, track and trend Sepsis mortality, review and trend outcomes reported to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, collaborate with staff and providers to streamline and improve sepsis care for patients in the Emergency Department and all inpatient units, and serve as a resource for Sepsis.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, Nursing1997Regis University － City, State
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Senior Class Representative for the Nursing Faculty Organization
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (candidate)
Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society (candidate)
Master of Science, Nursing2018Western Governor's University
Resumes, and other information uploaded or provided by the user, are considered User Content governed by our Terms & Conditions. As such, it is not owned by us, and it is the user who retains ownership over such content.
How this resume score could be improved?
Many factors go into creating a strong resume. Here are a few tweaks that could improve the score of this resume:
Clear contact info
Western Governor's University
Job Titles Held:
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Bachelor of Science , Nursing 1997 Master of Science , Nursing 2018
Create a job alert for [job role title] at [location].