California State University, East Bay, Concord, CA. Master of Science, Community Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, 2002

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Master of Science, Community Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, 2002

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with Honors, 1995

LICENSURE &

CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Nurse Licensure

State of Michigan, current through March 2004 State of North Dakota, current through June 2003 State of South Dakota, current through January 2003

Certification

Eligible for American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner Exam, anticipated September 2002

Basic Cardiac Life Support, current through August 2003

FNP STUDENT

CLINICAL

EXPERIENCE

Pediatric Primary Care

Detroit Community Health Connections, Inc., Detroit, MI 9/01-4/02

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Jacqueline Washington, MD

Provided well-child care including immunizations, anticipatory guidance, and health promotion education to a primarily

underserved African American and Hispanic pediatric population in a federally funded inner-city clinic.

Managed acute illnesses and chronic disease exacerbations for infants, children, and adolescents while incorporating psychosocial elements.

Adult Primary Care

Primary Care Office-Internal Medicine, Detroit, MI 1/02-4/02

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Maria Ramirez, MD

Managed acute illnesses and chronic, complex, multi-system disease processes of low-income African American adults in an urban internal medicine clinic.

Counseled clients regarding health risk factors, smoking cessation, stress management, physical activity, and disease management.

Dermatology

Family Medical Center, Temperance, MI 4/02

Clinical Preceptor: John Jackson, CNM

Performed routine skin cancer screenings and treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the skin for clients ages 10-80 in a large suburban dermatology practice.

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Obstetrics and Women’s Health

Family Medical Center, Temperance, MI 1/02-3/02

Clinical Preceptor: John Jackson, CNM

Provided prenatal and postpartum care to low-income and migrant Hispanic and Caucasian women ages 15-25 in a federally funded rural health clinic.

Utilized translators, translation medical texts, and foreign language educational materials to provide care to non-English speaking clients.

Family Practice

Community Family Health Center, Ann Arbor, MI 6/01-8/01

Clinical Preceptor: Sally Valerez, FNP

Managed acute and stable chronic illnesses of low-income families in a Nurse Practitioner managed federally funded community health center.

Focused on health maintenance, health promotion, risk reduction, and client education.

Geriatric Medicine

Waltonwood Senior Living Community Canton, MI 1/01-6/01

Clinical Preceptor: Sadie Beaufort, FNP

Managed acute illnesses and chronic, complex, multi-system disease processes of a geriatric population in a metropolitan suburban assisted living facility.

Developed proficiency in the special needs of adults ages 60-100.

Geriatric Medicine

Oakwood Skilled Nursing Center Dearborn, MI 1/01-6/01

Clinical Preceptor: Sadie Beaufort, FNP

Managed acute illnesses and chronic, complex, multi-system disease processes of an inpatient geriatric population in a skilled nursing facility.

Geriatric Medicine

Sequoia Housing Project Ann Arbor, MI 5/01-8/01

Clinical Preceptor: Sally Valerez, FNP

Provided outreach services to elder adults in a low-income senior housing development.

Performed foot and nail care, blood pressure and blood sugar

monitoring, and provided referrals for clients with special needs Provided counseling on nutrition, exercise, and medication and

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The Corner Health Center Ypsilanti, MI 9/00-12/01 Clinical Preceptor: Ann Sampson, FNP

Provided comprehensive well woman care including pelvic

examinations, family planning, contraception counseling, and management of STD’s to a diverse population of underserved African American teenagers in a federally funded health center.

Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgery Outpatient Clinic 3/01

University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI Clinical Preceptor: Marie Donnerstag, FNP

Provided presurgical history and physicals and post surgical follow-up for orthopedic clients in a large Midwestern teaching facility.

PROFESSIONAL

EXPERIENCE

Graduate Student Teaching Instructor

University of Michigan School of Nursing Ann Arbor, MI 9/01-12/01 Course: Introduction to Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

Responsible for weekly seminar and served as mentor for 20 undergraduate freshmen nursing students.

Introduced students to APA format and guided students to develop scientific writing skills through term papers.

Managed academic internships at a variety of community service organizations.

Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse II

University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI 1/01-1/02

Neurosurgical Intensive Care

Provided tertiary care to a diverse population of critically ill

neurosurgery and neurology clients at a large academic affiliated medical center.

Expertise in ventriculostomies, neurologic exams, neuroradiologic procedures, and post-stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage care.

Resource Nurse, Clinical Nurse II

University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI 1/99-1/01

Adult Intensive Care Units

Cared for a variety of critically ill clients at a level one trauma center.

Rotated through all adult intensive care units as needed including cardiac, trauma, burn, surgical, medicine, pulmonary,

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Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse II

Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI 7/97-1/99

Medical Intensive Care/Pulmonary Medicine

Provided individualized care in the MICU at a large inner-city hospital.

Expertise in hemodynamic monitoring, pulmonary artery catheters, titrating drips, mechanical ventilation, and substance abuse management of the critically ill client.

Charge Nurse, Preceptor

Oakwood Medical Center Dearborn, MI 3/96-7/97

Cardiac Critical Care

Functioned as a charge nurse and staff nurse on a 16 bed cardiac step-down unit at a large teaching hospital in a primarily Arabic community.

Provided individualized care for coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacement surgical clients. Assumed responsibility for orienting and training student nurses and nurse orientees. Assisted with staff scheduling and the introduction of clinical

pathways.

Expertise in cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac drips, pacemakers, and cardioversion.

Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse I

University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI 5/95-3/96

Vascular, Gastrointestinal, and Plastic Surgery Care

Provided nursing care on a 32 bed vascular, plastic surgery, and gastrointestinal surgical unit at large teaching hospital. Other

specialties included transplant and orthopedic populations. Expertise in complex wound care, diabetes management, and pre

and postoperative client teaching to an ethnically diverse population of clients.

AWARDS &

HONORS

 Graduate Student Leadership Award, 2002  University of Michigan School of Nursing  Shirley Titus Alumni Society Scholarship, 2001  University of Michigan School of Nursing

 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award, 2001  University of Michigan School of Nursing

 Graduate Student Leadership Award, 2000  University of Michigan School of Nursing  Nurses Training Scholarship, 2000  Military Order of Purple Heart

 Bureau of Health Services Nursing Scholarship, 2000

 Department of Consumer & Industry Services, State of Michigan

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ACTIVITIES

Member, 2000-02

 First Annual Nurse Practitioner Family Fun Run/Walk, Steering Committee, 2002

 Annual “Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing” Graduate Student Conference, Co-Chair, 2001-02

 University of Michigan Masters Students Organization, Co-Chair, 1999-2002

 American Nurses Association, Member, 1995-2002  Michigan Nurse Association, Member, 1995-2002  North Dakota Nurses Association, Member, 2002

 Masters Student Representative, University of Michigan School of Nursing Curriculum

 Committee, 2000-01

 University of Michigan Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research Conference, Coordinator, 2000

 American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Member, 1997-99  AACN National Continuing Education Article Review Panel,

1998-99

 Board of Directors Advisory Team, 1998-99

VOLUNTEER

COMMUNITY

ACTIVITIES

 Habitat for Humanity, Plymouth, MI Chapter, First Aid Committee Chair

 Administered Flu Shots for Nurse Managed Centers Annual Fundraiser for the Underserved,

 University of Michigan, 2001

 Breast Cancer Walk for Awareness, Nurse Managed Center Team, Fundraiser, 2001

 March of Dimes Walk America, Fundraiser, 2000

RESEARCH

Smith, C., & Allen, K. (2001). Analysis of nurse practitioner coding behaviors in a nurse managed center. Masters thesis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Compared documentation of client encounters to Evaluation and Management Code guidelines outlined by HCFA to assess the coding practices of nurse practitioners in a primary care clinic.

MANUSCRIPTS

Allen, K., Smith, C., Pohl, J., Martyn, K., & McIntosh, E. (2002). Nurse practitioner coding practices in primary care: A

retroactive chart review. Manuscript accepted for publication July 2002.

PRESENTATIONS

Allen, K., & Smith, C. (2001, November). Analysis of nurse

practitioner coding behaviors. Poster session presented at the Michigan Academic Consortium Nurse Managed Primary Care Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

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