Registered nurse with over 6 years of nursing experience, with a strong willingness to expand my experience and skills. Skilled leader and team-member, able to maintain positive attitude in stressful environments. Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to provide effective education to patients/ families. Highly organized and able to efficiently prioritize multiple tasks. Experience caring for a wide variety of complex situations and conditions, ranging from mental health, and end-of-life, to acute critically ill patients.
My current position as an RN at the VA in the ICU has enabled me to enhance the nursing skills I obtained from my previous position as an RN, and has allowed me to become an experienced critical care nurse that is able to implement the nursing process along with a high degree of intuition, skill, and problem-solving skills. To collaborate with the necessary disciplines to carry out patient-nurse driven interventions. Protecting patients by following HIPPA rules and regulations. Staying current with the VA and my units mandatory education. Participating in following JACHO standards at all times. Providing advocacy for patients in areas of social work, education regarding disease processes and other needed assistance.
Established a plan of care for patients, evaluated patient responses to interventions, effectively communicated observations and patient needs to surgeon, delegated appropriate tasks to qualified staff, administered medication, managed multiple IV infusions that required timely titration and monitoring of vital signs, prioritized clinical problems accurately and in a timely manner, admitted patients directly from surgery or procedures, performed high level nursing skills, documented patient assessments and findings, and advocated for patients and their families.
Provided direct patient care, took vital signs, helped with some medical procedures, transported patients to and from bed, assisted patients with walking, tidied up patients rooms, answered call lights, made beds, monitored patients and reported changes, collected samples for testing, provided patient hygiene, fed patients, monitored inputs and outputs, interacted with patients and their families, and utilized the VA's computer system.
Provided quality care for children between the ages of 3 months to 12 years of age, kept records of finances, attendance, immunizations and other essential forms, utilized various computer programs, and other office equipment, marketed business to sustain clients, fulfilled state licensing requirements, interacted with children and their parents on a daily basis, developed contracts to provide clear expectations of parents, obtained childcare education throughout career, kept areas of play clean and safe, planned daily activities and field trips, taught children age appropriate skills, prepared meals, and provided emotional support to children.
Graduated with honors.
Graduated with honors
Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Able to care for the most complex and critically ill veterans within the intensive care unit such as;
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
AACN (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses)
GMAC (Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter of Critical Care Nurses)
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