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Lawanne T. Buchanan 3405 15th Street SE #101 Washington, DC 20032 (202)-425-8913 E-Portfolio at lawanne.weebly.

OBJECTIVE Motivated and compassionate nursing graduate with a strong desire to deliver quality care and improve the health and well-being of patients within the Metropolitan community; seeking a challenging position with an organization that will allow me to enhance my current skills and abilities while fostering new skills, challenges, and continued education opportunities. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of the District of Columbia- December 2013 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, University of the District of Columbia- December 2011 SKILLS Deliver patient care utilizing the nursing process; Conduct head-to-toe assessments on a variety of patients. Establish rapport with clients, families, staff and other health care professionals. Effectively communicate and collaborative within the interdisciplinary team. Provide personal care and assess and monitor patient status; Monitor and document input and output. Document appropriately according to hospital policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines. Develop nursing care plans/ concept maps, chart and document patient care. Calculate drug dosages and administer prescribed medications. Interact with patients and their families to promote a safe and supportive environment. Proficient in using Internet medical search engines, including PubMed and Medline. Ability to multi-task effectively, reliable and responsible, culturally sensitive to others and their needs. CLINICAL EXPERIENCE Leadership/ Management: Critical Care Unit, Specialty Hospital of Washington October 2013- November 2013 Community Health: Senior Day Center, First Baptist Senior Center October 2013-November 2013 Capstone Preceptorship: Senior Day Center, First Baptist Senior Center September 2013-Octobter 2013 Medical/ Surgical II: Critical Care Unit, Specialty Hospital of Washington August 2011- December 2011 Pediatrics: Acute Care, Childrens Medical Center January 2011- April 2011 Mental Health: Adult Psychiatric Care, St. Elizabeth Hospital January 2011- April 2011 Maternal/Newborn: L&D, Postpartum, Nursery, Providence Hospital August 2010- December 2010 Medical/Surgical Adults I: Med-Sug Unit, Providence Hospital January 2010- April 2010 Fundamentals: Geriatrics, Carroll Manor Nursing Home August 2009- December 2009 WORK EXPERIENCE Align Spine Health Center, LLC, Silver Spring, MD- Office Assistant April 2007- April 2008 Reviewed and collected insurance information; verified benefits and eligibility. Prepared statements; calculated charges and collected payments in the office and over the telephone. Processed and printed claims; applied insurance payments.
Ordered office supplies; retrieved and filed patient records.

Called hospitals and clinics requesting x-rays, MRIs, and medical records.

Childrens Medical Care Center, Temple Hills, MD - 160-Hour Externship July 2006 August 2006 Interviewed and took patient history; prepared patients for physical examinations. Prepared and administered medications as directed by physician; administered injections. Performed blood collection procedures; collected and processed specimens. Applied principles of aseptic technique and infection control; Performed basic secretarial duties. LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATION State of DC, RN License Number: RN1025746, Expires June 2014 State of MD, RN License Number: R204052, Expires September 2014 Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Certification, American Heart Association, Expires August 2015 Personal and professional references available upon request