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AGNES SALERNO VIRAY, RN, MS

2214 Wakerobin Lane


Reston, Virginia 20191
703.716.1929 (H)
SUMMARY
Thirty-six years of broad clinical nursing and teaching experience within hospit
al-based medical-surgical and primary care settings. ANCC certified as primary c
are adult nurse practitioner (2000 -2005). Licensed to practice as a registered
nurse in Maryland and Virginia. Progressive patient care and leadership position
s supervising nursing students to achieve clinical objectives. Effective nurse e
ducator with proven record to motivate students from diverse ethnic and socioeco
nomic backgrounds. Three years of part-time experience as adult nurse practition
er for Mobile Medical Care clinics in Montgomery County, Maryland. Goals: To bal
ance educator and bedside nursing roles.
EDUCATION
2000 Post master's certificate
Adult health, primary care nurse practitioner
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
1994 Master of Science, Nursing
Wright State University
College of Nursing and Health
Dayton, Ohio
Thesis topic: Homeless women's health care
1980 BSN, Magna cum laude
Jersey City State College
Jersey City, New Jersey
1973 Diploma, Nursing
Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing
Teaneck, New Jersey
AGNES SALERNO VIRAY, Cont'd, P.2
EMPLOYMENT
10/19/08 - Present RN Level 2, Full Time
Surgical/Orthopedic/Bariatric Unit Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Fairfax, VA
* Direct patient care of adults with needs for post-operative care, including t
elemetry monitoring, medication administration, and institution of appropriate p
athways for total hip and knee replacement, gastric bypass, and spinal surgery.
* Preceptor for new hire RNs
3/5/07 - Present RN Level 2, Full Time
Telemetry Unit 4C, Progressive Care Unit
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Fairfax, VA
* Direct patient care of adults with needs for cardiac monitoring, including pa
tients with chest pain, acute alcohol withdrawal, possible myocardial infarction
, evolving CVA, post-seizure, complications of diabetes, altered mental status,
medication drips requiring monitoring, and imminent transfer to intensive care.
8/9/04 - 4/23/05 RN Level 2, Full Time
4/25/05-12/29/05 Emergency Department
Inova Fairfax (IFH) / Inova Fair Oaks Hospitals (IFOH)
Fairfax, VA
* Direct patient care at Level I trauma center (IFH) for all ages
* ACLS and PALS certified (IFH)
* Initiated and continued nursing interventions: establishing venous access, ca
rdiac, respiratory, hemodynamic monitoring, cared for patients and families, wit
h full patient load ( 1-2 critical patients or 4-5 patients of varying acuity, I
FH)
* Re-triaged patients from Fast Track (minor care) to main core of ED when cond
ition changed, admitted patients to hospital or sent to operating room directly
(IFOH); managed overflow patients from main core of ED when necessary
* Collaborated with physician assistant for assessment, suturing, wound care, p
atient comfort measures, and medication administration, limb splinting, and disc
harge home or admission to hospital while caring for up to 6 other patients at a
time, documentation, coordination of care and staff in Fast Track
* Assumed charge nurse role, day shift, in the Fast Track area of Emergency Dep
artment at Fair Oaks Hospital
AGNES SALERNO VIRAY, Cont'd, p. 3
1/95 -8/04 Assistant Professor, Nursing Science
Associate degree program
Montgomery College
Takoma Park, MD
* Classroom lecture, test creation, course coordination, administration, and ev
aluation for NU 110 Foundations of Nursing (2000-2003; 64 students per semester)
and NU 121 Basic Health Assessment (2000-2002; 64 students per semester)
* Taught both NU 110 and NU 121 for most of tenure at MC
* Clinical instructor 1995 -2004 at various hospitals and nursing homes
* Taught NU 123 Med-surg I during Spring 2003 at Sibley Hospital
* Counseling and disciplinary actions for students
* Orientation of new faculty to the course (each semester, ongoing as needed)
* Directed, problem-solved, and resolved course issues for students in academic
jeopardy and students with complex social issues
* Taught Critical Thinking course
* Taught last semester of nursing program: NU 220 (Leadership, team management)
AGNES SALERNO VIRAY, Cont'd, P. 4
5/02 - 7/02
5/99 - 7/99 Clinical Instructor, Med-surg nursing
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
* Clinical instructor for summer sessions
* Led group of 8-10 students in clinical at Prince William Hospital, Manassas a
nd Sibley Hospital, Washington
* Organized clinical experiences tailored to the bachelor's degree level studen
t
* Evaluated students during bedside nursing experiences
5/96 - 7/96 Adjunct Faculty
Community Health Nursing
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA
* Led group of 8 nursing students in community clinics such as Fairfax County H
ealth Department, neighborhood clinics in Bailey's Crossroads, and others
* Planned, coordinated, and evaluated 8-week clinical experience for second yea
r associate degree nursing students
3/90 -6/94 Clinical Nursing Instructor
Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH
* Led groups of 8-11 students in clinical experiences at nursing homes and hosp
itals
* Supervised and evaluated students at bedside nursing care of increasingly com
plex patient problems
4/89 - 3/90 Agency nurse
Nursefinders
Columbus, OH
* Bedside staff nursing in hospital settings for patients of varying degrees of
acuity
* Med-surg and telemetry settings
AGNES SALERNO VIRAY, Cont'd, P.5
EMPLOYMENT
6/87- 12/88 Per diem nurse, Transplant/Surgical services
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Chicago, IL
1/84 - 6/87 Staff nurse, Orthopedics-Plastics-Hand
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
7/83 - 1/84 Staff nurse, Med-surg unit
Westlake Community Hospital
Melrose Park, IL
8/82 -6/83 Adjunct Faculty, Nursing Department
Triton College
River Grove, IL
6/82 -9/83 Coordinator, Nursing and Human Resources
Business and Professional Institute
College of Du Page
Glen Ellyn, IL
10/80 - 5/82 Staff nurse, Recovery Room
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
8/77 - 9/80 Staff nurse: Burn Center,
High-risk antepartum
Emergency Room
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY
10/74 - 8/77 Staff nurse, Neurological Institute,
Chest service
Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, NY
7/73 - 10/74 Evening charge nurse, Gynecology
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Elizabeth, NJ
4/69 - 7/73 Nursing assistant and LPN
Beth Israel Hospital
Passaic, NJ
References for Agnes S. Viray, RN, MS
Karen Rowe Peck, RN, MSN or acting head nurse Kim Cates
Patient Care Director
Emergency Department
Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042-3300 703.776.2219
Dean Angela Pickwick
Montgomery College
Health Sciences Building
7977 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.562.5557
Mary Padgett, Professor
Montgomery College
Nursing Science
7977 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.562.5538
Dr. Margaret Miklancie
George Mason University
Department of Nursing
Fairfax, VA
703.352.2877
Patricia Roper, RN, MS
Columbus State Community College
550 E. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43216
614.227.2504
Sandra Schuler, Professor Emeritus of Nursing
Montgomery College
7977 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.562.5536