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Expert in Pediatric Nursing (with Doctorate)

Expert ID: 735818 Alabama, USA

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Board Certified and Doctoraly prepared Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years caring for children. Published author on various pediatric topics in peer reviewed journals. Podium presentations at the national and state level on various topics of pediatrics. Coordinator of largest Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program in the nation. Pediatric Nursing experience in various settings including hospital, clinic, camps, and schools.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Daphne, AL Mobile, AL

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: Doctorate of Nursing Practice-DNP/ Nurse Education Certificate Subject: Pediatric Primary Care-Adolescent Athletes with Sickle Cell Trait Institution: University of South Alabama
Year: 2001 Degree: MSN Subject: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care/Clinical Nurse Specialist Institution: University of South Alabama
Year: 1997 Degree: BSN, BS Subject: Bilogy and Nursing Institution: University of South Alabama

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Maternal Child Nursing Responsibilities: Coordinator of the largest Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program in the nation. Coordination with Pediatricians and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners throughout the nation to provide learning experiences for our students. Making out of state clinical site visits to meet with students, preceptors, and tour clinical facilities. Training medical students, medical residents, and nurse practitioner and nursing students in our university simulation program with standardized patients and equipment. Publishing in peer reviewed journals and presenting at the state and national level on various topics of pediatric nursing. Worked directly with students to care for patients in the children's hospital and at various summer camps.
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Department: Department of Pediatrics Responsibilities: Practicing as nurse practitioner part time while working full time in the job described above.
Responsible for my own clinic seeing primarily pediatric hematology patients. I coordinated with other specialists including hospital physicians with regards to admissions, discharges, and procedures. Many of these patients are on medications requiring monthly follow up and lab draws. Because of this we would address the majority of their general pediatric primary care needs since most patients saw us more than their PCP.
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: Baldwin County Schools Title: School Nurse Department: Nursing Responsibilities: Functioned as a school nurse in various schools in the county (elementary, intermediate, middle, and high schools) part time as needed. Coordinated with physicians, parents, and school administrators to care for children during school hours. I took care of a large number of children with diabetes including monitoring blood sugar, diet, and administration of insulin and glucose. In addition many children had asthma requiring respiratory assessments and administration of bronchodilators, and inhaled corticosteroids. Mediation administration for various illnesses. Care of children with chronic illness including tube feeding, and suctioning tracheostomy. Management of acute illness and minor trauma.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Camp Mac Title: Camp Nurse Department: Nursing Responsibilities: Worked as a camp nurse for a 4 week session for two summers. Worked with a nursing assistant to be the only two medical providers at a large summer camp for children in the Mountains of AL. Managed medication administration and took care of children with chronic illness such as Diabetes, Asthma, and Cystic Fibrosis. First aid, managing acute illnesses, wound care, and trauma were also some of my responsibilities.
Years: 2000 to 2005 Employer: University of South Alabama Children and Women's Hospital and Clinic Title: Nurse Coordinator/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Department: Department of Pediatrics-division pediatric hematology oncology Responsibilities: Coordinated and managed care of children with hematologic and oncology conditions. Worked in both the hospital and clinic daily to manage and care for these patients. Lumbar punctures, intrathecal chemotherapy, and bone marrow aspiration and biopsy procedures.
Years: 1997 to 2001 Employer: University of South Alabama Children and Women's Hospital Title: RN/ Charge Nurse/ Transport team member Department: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Responsibilities: Worked in an 8-10 bed pediatric intensive care unit to care for infants-adolescents with various critical conditions including trauma, near drowning, RSV, various genetic syndromes, cardiac conditions, respiratory failure, poisonings, Diabetes-DKA, Burns, and multiple other conditions. Functioned as a charge nurse as well as a member of the transport team.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: University of South Alabama (Medical Center/ USAC&W hospital) Title: Nursing assistant Department: Nursing Responsibilities: Nursing assistant at both the adult and children's hospital
Years: 1993 to 1997 Employer: The learning Tree Title: Residential Supervisor Department: Group home Responsibilities: Worked as a residential supervisor at a group home and school for children with behavior and communication problems. Worked directly with children to manage their daily needs and assist with medical needs. Coordinated with teachers and health care providers to assist in the management of these children.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2001 Country / Region: Guatemala Summary: Medical mission trip
Years: 1995 to 1993 Country / Region: England Summary: Study Abroad-College Student

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Society of Pediatric Nurses
Alabama Newborn Screening Advisory Committee
Bay Area Association of Nurse Practitioners
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care PNCB 2002-current
Nurse Educator-University of South Alabama 2010-current
Alabama Board of Nursing RN/APRN
Louisiana Board of Nursing RN/APRN
Oregon Board of Nursing RN/APRN
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Professional Appointments
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track coordinator
Graduate Faculty Organization Committee chair
Awards / Recognition
National speaker
Medical / Professional
Pediatric Nurse/Nurse Practitioner 20+ years
Publications and Patents Summary
(2014). Perspectives Worth Sharing. Camps for Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Compass Point.
(2016). When to send your camper to the emergency room: Compass point.
(2016) Decreasing IV infiltrates in the pediatric patient. Pediatric Nursing.
(2015). Prevention and management of pediatric Sickle Cell Disease complications at camp. Compass point.
(2015). Reducing unnecessary head Computed Tomograpies in pediatric head trauma patients. Pediatric Nursing [revised and resubmitted]
(2014). Quality Improvement Project: Implementing Guidelines Supporting Noninvasive Respiratory Management for Premature Infants. The Journal of Neonatal Nursing.

PUBLICATIONS (Book Chapters)
(2015). Sexually transmitted infections. In F.A. Davis, Maternal/Child: need to Know Content Review plus NCLEX questions. [Manuscript in preparation].
(2015). Contraception. In F.A. Davis, Maternal/Child: need to Know Content Review plus NCLEX questions. [Manuscript in preparation].

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
2018-current-Simon Law Firm, MO
2017-2019-Mcgowan Hood, SC
2011-2013 Eaton Banard Law, AL

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Not fluent, but can get by in medical situations.

Fields of Expertise

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