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REGISTERED NURSE With many years' experience directing educational programs, and driving patient advocacy.

Well-rounded, patient-focused Registered Nurse with many years' experience in cl inical settings driving patient advocacy as L.V.N., Nursing Instructor, and Staf f Developer. Proven expertise in case management and education, demonstrating ab ility to effectively teach nursing students, patients, and their families. Excep tional capacity to multitask and manage competing priorities with ease while fos tering delivery of superior patient care. Solid administrative and referral exp erience including admissions, assessment, treatment, referral, and education for a broad range of patients. Widely recognized as an excellent care provider and patient advocate. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2007 - 2010 - Pursuit and Completion of B.S. Degree in Nursing, (See Education, page 3) Wellness Director July 2007 - June 2009 University Retirement Community Davis, CA Drove case management by coordinating care and services for clients of a large c ontinuing care retirement community. Facilitated appropriate transfers of client s to higher levels of care and conducted necessary referrals to follow up with p hysical therapists and doctors. Ensured facility compliance of state community c are licensing regulations for resident/client services. * Developed an in-house, care-giving program for clients requiring assistance wi th daily functions. * Hired, trained, and educated staff on how to perform duties aligned with in-ho use care-giving program and directed them to care for residents of the community . * Maintained effective collaboration with interdisciplinary team regarding clien t plan of care. * Oversaw care of multiple clients and multiple caregivers to include staffing a nd scheduling. * Followed up with clients after discharge from acute care hospitals, and skille d nursing facilities. * Conducted care conferences with clients and their families. Director of Staff Development Nov 2006 - July 2007 Courtyard Health Care Center Davis, CA Educated nursing assistants (CNAs) as director of the nursing assistant certific ation program. Taught principles of basic nursing care. * Scheduled, developed, and maintained in-service classes for all staff. * Utilized knowledge and expertise gained from staff developer certification, te aching a variety of competencies including infection control practices, quality care, and resident's rights. Instructor Feb 2004 - June 2006 Prime Career College Sacramento, CA

Managed development and teaching of students in nursing assistant certification program for private college. Maintained appropriate documentation of attendance and student competency according to regulatory standards. Resident Services Coordinator Feb 2003 - Feb 2004 Sunrise Assisted Living Fair Oaks, CA Hired, supervised, and trained, client caregivers. Monitored delegation of tasks , to ensure proper delivery of care and services to client. Monitored healthcare needs of clients in assisted living and dementia care units. Maintained effecti ve and timely communication with client's doctor and family, regarding client's health status.

Wellness Nurse April 2001 - Feb 2003 Aegis of Carmichael Carmichael, CA Performed basic nursing duties including checking vital signs and providing educ ation and reinforcement to clients in promotion of health and wellness under gui dance of an RN. Ensured clients followed doctor's prescribed medical regimen. L.V.N. * Charge Nurse, Aug 2000 - May 2001 Eskaton Village, Carmichael, CA Supervised CNAs while providing resident care. Passed medications, provided tre atment, and participated in resident care planning, observation, reporting, and documentation of resident's change of condition L.V.N June 1 999 - July 2001 Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville , CA Provided acute care nursing on a medical- surgical unit. Assessed and monitored patient's condition. Prepared and administered medications and treatments as dir ected by physician's orders. Restorative Nurse Assistant May 1993 - Aug 1994 Brittany Health Care Carmichael, CA Provided restorative and rehabilitative nursing care to ensure residents achieve d an optimum level of independence in an effort to prevent complications due to inactivity. C.N.A., 1991 - 1997 Mercy General Hospital, Oct 1994 - April 1997 * Walnut Whitney Convalescent, S ept 1991 - 1993 Provided basic nursing care to residents ensuring that physical, psychological, and spiritual needs were met. Assisted residents with activities of daily living . Observed and reported resident's change of condition to the charge nurse, prov ided documentation, and took vital signs.

EDUCATION Professional Degree: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, 2010 Public Health Certificate University of Phoenix, Salida, CA Licensure & Certifications: * California Registered Nurse License, Aug 2010 * California Public Health Certificate, Oct 2010 * CPR Instructor, Aug 2008 * Director of Staff Development Certification Feb 2004 * California RCFE Administrator Certification, Feb 2003 * California Vocational Nurse License, Oct 1999 Other Training Programs: * Regional Occupational Program, Sacramento, CA Health Ancillary Training Services (HATS) * Walnut Whitney Convalescent, Carmichael, CA Nurse Assistant Training Program AFFILIATIONS Member of the Program Counsel for the University of Phoenix - Reviews and critiq ues nursing curriculum for LVN to BSN program. - REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST -