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Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator Resume

Desired Industry: Healthcare SpiderID: 80238
Desired Job Location: Sandy, Utah Date Posted: 11/27/2017
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 85000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes

Multifaceted and highly organized professional, with hands-on experience in facilitating presentation and providing clinical education

to various healthcare and medical professionals; complemented with knowledge of nursing core processes, leadership aptitudes, and

relationship-building skills. Equipped with adeptness in teaching and learning modalities, teaching strategies, and evidence-based

practices suitable for a wide variety of audiences. Armed with excellent communication and interpersonal abilities; as well as strong

work ethic necessary to establish positive professional relationships with multidisciplinary teams. Proficient with Microsoft Office

Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), Share Point, and Google docs.


Professional Experience

Health Trust, Salt Lake City, UT
StarN Clinical Simulation Nursing Instructor, PRN 2017–Present
Provide consulting services to administration, division/group administration, facility personnel, and business owners to create

education strategies and delivery methods
Conceptualize and implement training for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) curriculum implementation
Utilize classroom, simulation, and distance/e-learning formats to provide instructional services
Play a key role as subject matter expert for all clinical areas
Work with various personnel to drive the following initiatives:
Other instructors to introduce new training methodologies and approaches;
All hospital staff, physicians, and allied health professionals to apply new and ongoing modifications to all designated courses;
Project teams, instructional designers and developers, media specialist, subject matter experts, and business owners to develop course

content, training and presentation materials, and lesson plans to meet learning and business objectives

Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT
National Simulation Laboratory Coordinator 2013–2017
Managed daily simulation laboratory operations, including supplies and equipment on a national level, along with costs and revenues
Offered hands-on support on quality improvement measurements to meet faculty and student satisfaction; as well as to new student

cohorts through laboratory placement
Provided expert oversight to 13 nursing simulation laboratories in California, Florida, Indiana, Texas, and Utah
Managed the hiring and training of 70 learning laboratory simulation instructors and 20 simulation technicians on a national level
Created and executed new skills and simulation assessment rubrics, educational in-services for clinical simulation, debriefing, and

assessment, and annual budget projections for nursing laboratory operations
Organized faculty meetings, instructional seminars, and in-service trainings on a national level on an bi-annual basis
Carried out affiliation and laboratory agreement acquisition, contract management, and initial student placements and education on the

school’s laboratory education model
Collaborated with the college staff to integrate laboratory operations, maximize expenditure, and moderate student costs
Facilitated the evaluation of student learning through integration of evidence-based tools and measurements

Notable Accomplishments:
Implemented and integrated virtual simulation on a national level
Developed standardized curriculum and assessments across five states
Demonstrated expertise in technology and innovation on a national level

Nursing Program Director 2013–2016
Rendered direction to the State of Utah Health Professions Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, which included the following

Development and implementation of program work plan, including outcomes evaluation and stakeholder communication strategies;
Establishment of methodology, report design, and communications for annual and ongoing program evaluation metric, comprised of program,

clinical partner, students, and retention data to ensure maintenance of university standards;
Delivery of nursing education and professional development to faculty and staff through varied levels of health systems;
Alignment of program regulations and standards with the Utah Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), including state approval and national

Support to student progression by addressing student and staff concerns within the nursing program;
Creation of annual budget and program projections with the National Team;
Execution of change process with direct reports and interdisciplinary team within internal and external constituencies to support

processes on behalf of the program and university; and
Management of Utah-based faculty, including clinical adjunct faculty, as well as clinical sites and preceptor relations based on

education standards
Served as faculty, faculty mentor, and operations manager to expertly handle the Utah Pre-Licensure Program operations, which include

the following tasks:
Cultivation of clinical relationships to provide high quality clinical experience to students and continuous growth of the program;
Coordination with the National Operations Team to improve the program for implementation across all states; and
Supervision to faculty and nursing clinical practicum for pre-licensure health professions’ students in Utah

Notable Accomplishment
Brought significant increase to pre-licensure BSN program enrollment from 2 to 10 cohorts in two years; as well as clinical affiliation

agreements in Utah from 3 clinical partnerships to 32 in three years
Maintained student 100% passing rate first time for nursing licensure for three years

CAE, Sarasota, FL
Academic Adjunct Nursing Faculty 2010–2015
Presided over the nationwide training of all disciplines at nursing program sites, as well as consulting associated with Program for

Nursing Curriculum Integration (PNCI) regarding the nursing school programs
Played an integral role in the following initiatives:
Research of requirements for all product lines;
Design and development of new and emerging educational products;
SimDays and the regional Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) conferences;
Annual review of all educational products to ensure sound pedagogical basis; and
Product evaluation test plans for education and scientific basis

AmeriTech College, Draper, UT
Assistant Nursing Program Director 2010–2013
Contributed key insights on course scheduling and instructor assignments for each semester
Maintained proactive involvement to curriculum development and evaluation, as well as commencement activities
Performed a wide range of tasks, including semi-annual program advisory board meetings, academic counseling, and annual professional

development planning
Provided assistance with student complaint/grievance procedure, data collection for annual program review, compliance with all

accreditation standards, and other coursework as necessary
Conducted orientation of new faculty to nurse educator role, recruitment of clinical preceptors, and maintenance of clinical


Academic and Clinical Nursing Instructor 2006–2013
Took part in the revision and leveling of course objectives for National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) candidacy
Supported the assessment of training needs and creation of training objectives and curriculum
Planned and coordinated the revision of course content and materials
Attended nursing administrative staff meetings toward creation of broad program goals, objectives, and priorities
Served in various roles, including didactic instructor, capstone coordinator, clinical/simulation clinical experience instructor,

simulated clinical experience coordinator, chair of admissions selection committee, and chair of curriculum committee

Victor Valley College, Victorville, CA
Academic and Clinical Instructor 2000–2005
Fulfilled key tasks, including teaching home health nurses’ aide; creating syllabus; and executing course outline, lesson plans, and

PowerPoint presentations with handouts
Functioned effectively as clinical instructor for medical/surgical floors and intensive care
Employed analytical skills in identifying instructional content, materials, and methods for classroom setting instruction
Guided in-depth evaluation of training needs and preparation of training objectives and curriculum

Additional Experience

Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Orem, UT
Registered Nurse, Emergency Room 2008–2009
Interfaced with clients and families to provide educational and instructional materials in collaboration with nursing staff

St Mary’s Medical Center, Apple Valley, CA
Registered Nurse, Critical Care 1999–2008
Communicated with clients and families on pre- and post-operative cardiac procedures, as well as all cardiac events as the cardiac

open heart nurse educator

Loma Linda University, Home Health Care, Loma Linda, CA
Case Manager | Registered Nurse 1999–2001
Stayed abreast of patient progress to be conveyed to the client, family, and other healthcare professionals


Education and Credentials

Master of Science in Nursing Education: 2009, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 2003, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Associate of Science in Nursing: 1997, Victor Valley College, Victorville, CA

Registered Nurse: State of Utah (Valid Until: Jan 2019) | Public Health Nurse Certificate: State of Utah
Advanced Cardiac Life Support: State of Utah (Valid Until: June 2019) | Basic Life Support: State of Utah (Valid Until: June 2019)


Professional Affiliations

Utah Organization Nurse Executives
National League for Nursing | Utah Nurses Association | Society for Simulation in Healthcare
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning | American Nurses Association


Areas of Expertise

Project Management | Program Administration | Curriculum Development | Regulatory Compliance
Consulting Services | Hiring and Recruitment | Learning Strategies and Assessment Process

Additional Information:

Recent Training

Integrating Curriculum into the Clinical Experience | Noelle Training
Getting the Most out of ATI | | Interpreting Dreams to Improve Health Care Practice | Preventing Death by Lecture
Course Evaluations | Alternatives to Lecture | ATI Training | Clinical Simulation | El Sevier Case Study Training
HPSN11 Conference | Test Item Writing | Engrade Online Gradebook | Alternative Therapies
Developing a Lesson Plan | Professionalism in the Classroom | Essential Skills for Nurse Educator
Teaching Techniques for Participation | Confronting Without Guilt or Conflict | Teaching Psychomotor Skills


Jordan, J. (2005). Presentation on cardiac awareness for Diabetes Support Group. Victorville College, Victorville, CA
Jordan, J. (2008). Addressed high school students on career days with regard to the nursing profession. Ameritech College, Salt Lake

City, UT
Jordan, J. (2009). METI simulation presentation. Ameritech College, Salt Lake City, UT
Jordan, J. (2010). METI simulation presentation. Ameritech College, Salt Lake City, UT
Jordan, J. (2011). METI simulation presentation. Salt Lake City, UT
Jordan, J. (2012). METI simulation presentation. Salt Lake City, UT
Jordan, J. (2012). MUSE training. Salt Lake City, UT
Jordan, J. (2015). The art of debriefing presentation. Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT

Awards and Honors

Sigma Theta Tau, Western Governors University
Nomination, Values in Action | Five Years’ Service Award | Victory Valley College Recognition
Honor Society of Nursing | Sigma Theta Tau, International | Sigma Theta Tau, University of Phoenix


Coordinator, Red Cross Volunteer Evacuee Station | Volunteer, International Red Cross
Volunteer, Blood Drive, American Red Cross, AmeriTech College

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