Marlene E. Winters, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Marlene E. Winters, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Education:

  • December 2009 Master of Science in Nursing
    East Tennessee State University
  • May 1998 Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Western Carolina University
    Magna Cum Laude
  • May 1994 Bachelor of Arts in Biology
    University of North Carolina at Asheville

Qualifications:

  • Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with more than 11 years of nursing experience.
  • Background in nephrology, critical care, and internal medicine.
  • Flexible, quick learner who enjoys a challenge and easily adapts to new situations.
  • Self-motivated professional with a commitment to providing quality nursing care.

Certifications:

  • 2010 – present
    Adult Nurse Practitioner
    North Carolina State Board of Medicine and Nursing
  • 1998 - Present
    Registered Nurse #160957
    North Carolina Board of Nursing
  • 2001-2004
    Registered Nurse #0001173936
    Virginia Board of Nursing
  • 2003-Present
    Certified Nephrology Nurse
    American Nephrology Nursing Association
  • 2008-Present
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    American Heart Association

Professional Organizations:

  • 1998 – Present
    American Nephrology Nurse Association
  • 2004 - 2007
    President - Elect, Blue Ridge Chapter
  • 2000-2001
    Treasurer, Blue Ridge Chapter

Professional Experience:

  • DaVita, Inc.
    Asheville, NC
    Staff Nurse, Acute Dialysis
    January 2009-Present
    • Independently perform hemodialysis and apheresis treatments on adult populations.
    • Provide nursing care during treatments, including medication administration.
    • Perform portable treatments using portable RO unit.
  • Mission Hospitals
    Asheville, NC
    Coli Critical Care, Staff Nurse
    January 2008 - June 2009
    • Responsible for providing care to critically ill and hemodynamically unstable patients.
    • Assess patients with multiple medical complications.
    • Manage vasoactive drugs, ventilator settings, and assist with invasive procedures.
  • DaVita, Inc.
    Weaverville, NC
    Clinical Coordinator
    June 2004 - December 2008
    • Oversee the clinical operations for a twenty-station outpatient dialysis facility.
    • Supervise three Registered Nurses and seven Patient Care Technicians.
    • Function in the Anemia Manager, Adequacy Manager, and Assistant Bone Manager Roles.
    • Organize and coordinate monthly clinical outcomes meetings.
    • Organize and coordinate quarterly teammate meetings.
    • Instrumental in training and starting a new sixteen station outpatient dialysis center in Johnson City, TN.
    • Perform charge nurse duties.
    • Provide new teammate orientation.
  • DaVita, Inc.
    Asheville, NC
    Staff Nurse, Acute Dialysis
    June 2003 - June 2004
    November 1999 - June 2001
    • Independently perform hemodialysis and apheresis treatments on adult populations.
    • Provide nursing care during treatments, including medication administration.
    • Perform portable treatments using portable RO unit.
    • Perform relief charge nurse duties.
    • Organize and coordinate monthly staff in-services.
    • Participate in the hemodialysis, apheresis call schedule.
    • Assist Safety Officer in local outpatient dialysis facility.
    • Assist with local outpatient dialysis facility monthly in-services.
    • Assist with committee for CQI.
    • Assist with new staff orientation.
    • Shining Star for 2001.
  • University of Virginia Health System
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    Clinician III, Renal Unit
    July 2001- May 2003
    • Independently perform hemodialysis and apheresis treatments of adult and pediatric populations.
    • Provide nursing care during treatments, including medication administration.
    • Participate in the hemodialysis and apheresis call schedule.
    • Chair Renal Unit Quality Improvement Committee.
    • Member of Renal Services Policy and Procedure Committee.
    • Perform charge nurse duties.
    • Provide new staff orientation.
    • Function as sole unit preceptor and mentor.
  • Fresenius Medical Care
    Lenoir, North Carolina
    Charge Nurse / Staff Nurse / Acute Dialysis Staff Nurse
    November 1998 - November 1999
    • Maintain overall shift operations in a safe, efficient, and effective manner.
    • Monitor and supervise all patient care activities.
    • Round with physician.
    • Conduct monthly staff meetings.
    • Prepare staff schedule for six Registered Nurses and twelve Patient Care Technicians
    • Assess daily patient care needs.
    • Develop and distribute twenty patient care assignments per shift.
    • Perform dialysis treatments in both outpatient and acute care settings.