~ Dedicated Nursing Professional committed to delivering first-rate patient care with
an emphasis in patient advocacy, health education, compassion, and holistic care. ~
Adeptness in health promotion/education and caring for patients of diverse cultures, ages, and backgrounds.
Exhibit a collaborative work ethic and a friendly personality which facilitates immediate trust with patients.
Versatile and easily adapt to new roles, responsibilities, technologies/equipment, and hospital units/environments.
Excel in communicating with multi-disciplinary health care team members to steer cohesive efforts and optimize safety and quality of care.
Able to effectively navigate the complete patient care/nursing process from assessment and treatment through to educating patients and their families/caregivers in self-care.
Flexibly deliver care to patients affected by broad-based illnesses and health issues spanning post-operative open heart surgery, thoracic and vascular surgery, diabetes, Alzheimer s, Parkinson's, strokes, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord and brain injuries, cardiac arrest, and more.
Wound Care Post-Operative Care Specimen Collection and Handling Venipuncture Infection Control Ostomy Care Cardiovascular/Telemetry Gerontology Rehabilitation Intramuscular & Subcutaneous Injections Allergy Immunizations IV/CVC Therapy, Maintenance and Care
Harbourwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2009
Florida Hospital, Kissimmee, Florida, 2009
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Ottumwa, Iowa, 2008
Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, 2007 to 2008
Efficiently provided direct patient care encompassing cardiac monitoring, ostomy care, dressing changes, EKGs, pain management, and administering medications.
Exhibited strong multi-tasking expertise in charting vital signs, providing wound care using sterile techniques, assisting patients with mobility, and administering IV antibiotic and nutritional therapy.
Interpreted and meticulously documented lab values/test results in patients charts.
Seamlessly collaborated with health care team members including physicians to optimize patient outcome, and provided health education to patients and families.
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Supportive Community Living Staff, Creative Community Options, Ankeny, Iowa, 2006 to 2007
Customer Service Representative, Good Neighbor Review, Des Moines, Iowa, 1996 to 2006
A.A., Nursing, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa, 2007
Medical Transcription Certification, Hamilton College, Urbandale, Iowa, 2001
Training / Certifications:
Basic EKG Monitoring, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, 2007
CPR & AED, American Heart Association, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, 2007 and 2009
Dependent Adult Abuse; Alzheimer s/Dementia, Good Samaritan Society, Ottumwa, Iowa, 2008
Registered Nurse, Florida Board of Nursing; Iowa Board of Nursing
Certified Nursing Assistant, Allied Health, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Iowa, 2002
Participated in community health screening clinic at Des Moines Arts Festival; measured BMI, promoted strength training and exercise programs, and educated the general public in areas such as self-care and illness/injury prevention.
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