whnp bc women childrens nurse navigator resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Highly qualified and board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with sixteen years of experience in a leadership nursing role. Adept at high risk care management with training in patient education and leadership. Self-directed and solutions-oriented with fantastic communication skills. Acts as patient/family advocate to achieve best possible outcomes. Committed to increasing the quality of patient/family care through exceptional communication, compassion, time management, and prioritization.

  • Maternity and neonatal care
  • Perinatal mental health
  • OB/Neonatal acute/chronic care expertise
  • Family planning counselor
  • Healthcare management
  • Patient education
  • Treatment plan development
  • Palliative care
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Expected in 08/2014 Master of Science : Women's Health Nursing - GPA :
SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY Expected in 05/2002 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Crouse Hospital School of Nursing Syracuse, NY, Expected in 05/2000 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • WHNP- BC
  • CLC
  • C-PLC
  • Perinatal Mental Health -PMH (in process)
Work History
UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital - WHNP-BC/Women & Children's Nurse Navigator
City, STATE, 08/2011 - Current
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers.
  • Discussed care plans with patients all while maintaining patient-centered care.
  • Coordinated with physicians, specialists and other medical staff to develop treatment plans for high risk OB and neonatal patients.
  • Used Epic (EMR) to create thorough patient reports on patient's condition status, treatments received, and detailed plans of care.
  • Adhered to all hospital policies, procedures, and protocols to support patient safety.
  • Educated patients about reproductive health issues.
  • Advised caregivers and family members in providing emotional and psychological care to support patient needs.
  • Teamed with physicians to provide comprehensive patient care, referrals and high-risk management strategies.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on healthcare protocols and processes.
  • Provided care for medically complex OB/NICU patients with both acute and chronic diseases and life-threatening .
  • Educated patients on treatment options, medical needs and non-medical options for treatments and therapy.
  • Offered continuous review of patients from outpatient to admission to discharge and beyond.
  • Explained medications and side effects to patients, family members and caregivers, and thoroughly reviewed physician-ordered tests.
  • Utilized customized patient teaching tools to support patients.
  • Worked with families, caregivers and patients to determine best options for treatment, diagnosis and prevention.
UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital - Clinical Educator - Women & Children's
City, STATE, 08/2007 - 08/2011
  • Implemented new educational techniques to boost student comprehension while reducing learning time.
  • Increased learning initiatives by educating students using various learning methods and ideologies.
  • Worked with department heads, staff and faculty to develop engaging curriculum and advance instruction for all nursing programs.
  • Instructed and coached staff/students to help overcome academic issues and personal challenges.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs.
  • Promoted professional development opportunities to encourage nurses to pursue continuous training.
  • Defined and articulated learning outcomes, including measurements, performance metrics, and changes to improve student learning.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Assigned students to patients based on students' learning objectives and patient needs.
  • Collaborated with preceptors and instructors to implement best practices to enhance student learning.
  • Evaluated students'/new orientees' competencies through written assignments and examinations.
  • Updated instructional materials, ordered equipment and supplies and utilized various learning modalities to enhance instruction.
  • Instructed students on how to perform head-to-toe assessments on patients and how to intervene in medical emergencies.
  • Incorporated instructional aids and motivational strategies to eradicate learning gaps.
  • Provided educational lectures and facilitated discussions on weekly basis.
  • Provided immediate and constructive feedback to students individually and as group.
  • Delivered individualized instruction on observation, assessment, decision-making and patient health teaching.
UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital - Registered Nurse - Women & Family Support Team
City, STATE, 08/2002 - 08/2011
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development, and nursing simulation activities.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health education, and discharge support to provide comprehensive care to patients.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • National Association of WHNPs
  • 3Hopeful Hearts

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School Attended

  • University of Cincinnati
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Crouse Hospital School of Nursing

Job Titles Held:

  • WHNP-BC/Women & Children's Nurse Navigator
  • Clinical Educator - Women & Children's
  • Registered Nurse - Women & Family Support Team


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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