An experienced and dedicated Registered Nurse providing safe, quality health care to patients and their families for 35 years. Self motivated and reliable with a focus on caring and compassionate customer service. Able to assess patients, plan individual care based on specific needs, implement the care and evaluate results to achieve the desired goals. Able to adapt to a frequently changing health care environment. Developed excellent working relationships with physicians, co-workers, and ancillary departments. Experience includes Gynecology, OR, PACU, ICU, Triage, and Labor and Delivery with specialty in high-risk obstetrics. Licensed with North Carolina and Georgia Boards of Nursing.
Epic charting system
Advanced cardiac life support(ACLS) current
Neonatal Resuscitation current
AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring class
Effective nursing skills
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of epidural and Patient Controlled Analgesia administration management
Triage experience, phone and triage care of labor patients
Outstanding experience of working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
Lactation Education/Baby Friendly training
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical CenterJune 1998 to August 2006Telephone Triage Nurse Winston-Salem, NC
Provided health solutions for call-in and e-mail patient issues. Coordinated with physician's offices for after hours contact and triage health calls. Scheduled follow up appointments from Emergency Department visits.
Assisted with transfer of patients from outlying ares to the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center/Trauma Center.
Forsyth Memorial Hospital High Risk Referral Center for NW North CarolinaJune 1991 to June 1998Staff Nurse, Labor and Delivery Winston-Salem, NC
Patient care from admission through delivery and recovery. Responsible for care of newborns including resuscitation, and the recovery of the mother. Provided education and assistance for families including breast feeding and newborn care.
Operating Room Circulating Nurse for C-Section procedures, and recovery of patients in the post anesthesia care unit.
Charge nurse duties for Labor and Delivery.
Preceptor for new staff.
Forsyth Memorial HospitalJune 1988 to June 1991Staff Nurse Intensive Care Unit Winston-Salem, NCProvided patient care for four Intensive Care Units - general, neuro, heart, medical units.
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (Forsyth Memorial Hospital)August 2006 to CurrentStaff Nurse Women's Center OR/PACU/Labor and Delivery Winston-Salem, NC
Admitting and providing care for patients in GYN pre-op.
Circulating nurse for GYN OR cases.
Admitting and caring for patients in PACU.
Providing discharge instructions for out-patients.
Circulating nurse for C-Section procedures and recovery of patients in the post-anesthesia care unit.
Patient care from admission through delivery and recovery.
Responsible for care of newborns, including resuscitation, and the recovery of the mother.
Providing education and assistance for families including breast feeding and newborn care.
Forsyth Medical Center is a high risk referral center for northwest North Carolina/Level III Nursery delivering between 5500 and 6000 births per year.
Martinsville Memorial HospitalMay 1982 to June 1988Staff Nurse, RN Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and OB-GYN Martinsville, VACare of patients from admission through delivery and recovery. Responsible for care of newborns, post-op GYN patients, and postpartum patients.
Education and Training
Patrick Henry Community College1982Associate of Applied Science: NursingMartinsville, VA, USAsumma cum laude
Averett University1987Bachelor of Science: NursingDanville, VA, USAsumma cum laude