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