Highly motivated and charismatic leader with eight years of nursing experience ranging from Chief Nurse Officer, Clinic Management, Nurse Instruction, ER, Combat Trauma, Flight Nursing, Progressive Care, and MED/SURG. Proven ability to adapt and overcome the most stressful of situations while delivering safe and effective patient care. Ability to establish and maintain the leadership role through dedication to mission, ethics, and positive patient outcomes.
Director/Chief Nurse Officer in Charge
US Army- 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division -
Serves as the Chief Nurse Officer for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (3BCT), 25 Infantry Division, the Level II ER/Patient Hold Section (Deployed), Pharmacy OIC(Deployed), and Chief Nurse/Nurse Manager of the 3BCT Soldier Centered Medical Home (SCMH). Responsible for the soldier medical readiness of the Brigade. Admit, discharge, and provide inpatient care to medical/surgical patients while in Patient Hold. Perform triage/assessment and emergency trauma management of urgent casualties. Provides Company and Battalion level Commanders with medical knowledge to assist with the interpretation of various medical conditions, documents, medications, treatment modalities, and explaining the capabilities/limitations of the unit. Manages the Nursing and Combat Medic staff of the 3BCT SCMH. Develops and ensures adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures of the SCMH and Joint Commission. Responsible for the tracking of all 3BCT medical profiles and reporting to the Soldier Medical Readiness Counsel. Responsible for Combat Medic training and maintaining of EMT-B National Standards.
Wahiawa General Hospital -
As an ER Registered Nurse, provides, directs, and evaluates the
delivery and outcomes of acutely ill patients. Monitors and assesses resource
utilization of personnel, equipment, and supplies adjusting appropriately to
meet mission and patient care standards. Collaborates with other health care
professionals to ensure delivery of a multidisciplinary approach to high quality
patient care. Assists in the development and implementation of unit standards,
protocols, and process improvement activities. As charge nurse, supervises the safe delivery of
emergency, trauma, resuscitative, and outpatient medical care.
US Army-115th Combat Support Hospital/Bayne- Jones Army Hospital -
Served as a Charge Nurse on a 22 bed multi-service Progressive Care Unit in 320 bed hospital supporting 29000 beneficiaries and 69000 rotational Soldiers annually to the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Responsible for the coordination of patient care activities for newborns, toddlers, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Assessed, planned, implemented, and evaluated nursing care delivered. Made appropriate care assignments and monitored the performance and treatment of three to six staff members per shift. Instructor and preceptor of new nurse hires and skills improvement. Also served as a Charge Nurse for the Emergency Medical Treatment Team of the 115th Combat Support Hospital and the Officer in Charge of the Walking Blood Bank. Responsible for participating in training activities and providing full spectrum combat medical support for rapid deployment or world wide contingency operations.
ER Staff Nurse
Byrd Regional Medical Center -
Served as a Staff Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department. Responsible for the effective assessment and medical management of acutely ill patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric populations. Applied specific triage protocols to accurately and effectively address the individual healthcare needs of acutely ill. Provided evidenced based treatment modalities to the patients presenting to the Emergency Treatment Facility. Was assigned Flight Nurse responsibilities and applied military training in Flight Medicine to patients needing Aeromedical Transport to higher levels of care.
ER Registered Nurse
US Army- 115th Combat Support Hospital -
Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Staff Nurse of a 6 bed emergency treatment section (EMT) in
a Level 3 facility, providing health care to over 12,000 American and Coalition
soldiers, DOD civilians, contractors, Afghan National Army soldiers, third
country nationals, Afghan civilians, and security detainees. As a clinical
expert, provides, directs, and evaluates the delivery and outcomes of nursing
care. Monitors and assesses resource utilization of personnel, equipment, and
supplies adjusting appropriately to meet mission and patient care standards.
Collaborates with other health care professionals to ensure delivery of a
multidisciplinary approach to high quality patient care. Assists in the
development and implementation of unit standards, protocols, and process
improvement activities. As charge nurse, supervises two officers and four
combat medics in the efficient and safe delivery of emergency, trauma,
resuscitative, and outpatient medical care.
Officer in Charge of the Walking Blood Bank which provided life saving whole blood product multiple US Coalition Forces service members and Afghan Local Nationals.
US Army- Brooke Army Medical Center -
Served as Clinical Staff Nurse responsible for a 28 bed unit consisting of a 9 bed Progressive Care Unit (PCU) and 16 bed telemetry unit in a 224 bed Level 1 regional trauma medical center. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care for medical/surgical, cardiothoracic and intermediate level care patients from adult to geriatric. Coordinated with physicians, nursing personnel, ancillary services, and administrative personnel to ensure provision of comprehensive patient care, teaching, discharge planning and follow-up services. As a team member, ensure the delivery of quality nursing care by all personnel. Assist in planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluation of departmental performance and patient safety programs. Lead nursing teams including enlisted and civilian subordinates. Managed $200 thousand in government equipment essential for quality patient care.
Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board
Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse:
96% Score on National Certification Exam
United States Army Officer:
Officer Leadership Course
Bachelor of Science:
Dean's List Honors for Academic Achievement:
Winter, Summer, Fall Semesters 2005
Winter, Summer Semester 2006
Fall, Winter Semester 2007
Fall, Winter Semester 2008