*Master of Science, Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner Program,
University of New Hampshire, May 2005.
*Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Magna Cum Laude,
Saint Anselm College May 1992.
*Bachelor of Science, Nutrition, Cum Laude,
University of Vermont, May 1988.
Nightingale Award Recipient, Saint Anselm College, 1992.
Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society.
Omicron Nu, Nutrition Honor Society.
Cardiac Nurse Practitioner,
Cardiac Associates of New Hampshire, Experience: October 2005-November 2007.
Assist with admissions, discharges and hospital visits for cardiac patients with various cardiac diagnoses.
Assess heart failure patients and follow patients in the Congestive Heart Failure program.
Check pacemakers, biventricular pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
Developed and maintained the remote follow-up, monitoring program for implantable devices.
Perform stress tests and pharmacological stress tests.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, May 1995- August 2000, per diem January 2001-October 2001; October 2002-September 2005.
Responsible for the assessment, care and documentation of medical and surgical cardiac rehabilitation patients, both inpatient and outpatient.
Worked in our outpatient Phase II exercise program, notifying cardiologists and primary care physicians of patient progress and concerns regularly.
Presented various lectures concerning cardiac risk factors for heart disease to patients and families in our outpatient program.
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, per diem January 2005- September 2005.
Visited homebound patients for assessment, education, wound treatment and blood draws while completing graduate classes and clinical rotations.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse,
Catholic Medical Center, October 2001-September 2002.
Worked in the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program, Phase II program and maintenance classes.
Taught pre-op cardiac surgical patients and their families about what to expect before, during and after cardiac surgery.
Cardiac Outreach Coordinator,
Concord Hospital Center for Cardiac Care, August 2000- January 2001.
Provided strategic outreach support and promoted awareness of the cardiac services program, including visits to referring physicians and hospitals.
Developed cardiac transfer checklist and transfer packets to ensure the seamless transfer of patients to Concord Hospital cardiac services.
Participated and maintained awareness of research outcomes within the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group.
Staff Nurse, Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit, Clinical Nurse III, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, August 1993- May 1995.
Responsible for the care of 6-10 medical and surgical telemetry patients.
Triage Nurse, The Hitchcock Clinic, Concord, Family Practice, December 1992- August 1993.
Triaged phone calls for a busy family practice department, prioritized patient care flow and assisted physicians with various aspects of direct patient care.
Adjunct Faculty, Nursing, St. Anselm College 9/2007- 5/2008
Adjunct Faculty, New Hampshire Technical Institute, Spring 2004.
"Women & Heart Disease", February 2006.
"Cholesterol Management in Women: From Guidelines to Practice, May 2005.
AANP, Adult Nurse Practitioner, certified.
-BLS & ACLS, current.