Résumé

Education 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    William Jewell College
    Expected Graduation Date: May 2022 
  • Master’s in Journalism, University of Kansas  
  • Master’s in Music, North Texas State University 

Clinical Experience 

  • University Health / Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri 
    Critical Care (72 hours) September – October 2021 
  • Truman Behavioral Health, Kansas City, Missouri 
    Mental Health (36 hours) September – October 2021 
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 
    Pediatrics (48 hours) April – May 2021 
  • Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri 
    Med-Surg (24 hours) June – 2020 
  • North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 
    Labor and Delivery, NICU (36 hours) January – February 2021, June – July 2020 

Relevant Experience 

  • Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, Independence, Missouri 
    Hospice Volunteer (74 hours) December 2020 – October 2021 
    Met weekly with a patient until her death 
  • Volunteer COVID-19 vaccinator, for Liberty Hospital June – 2020 
  • Hospice Caregiver for my mother May – June 2015 

Other Work 

  • The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri 
    Feature Writer July 1994 – December 2014 
    Wrote medical and military stories, known for connecting with people  

Honors and Activities 

  • Scholarly Nursing paper, selected for Hearts and Minds Nursing Symposium November 2021 
  • Student Nurses Association member May 2020 – May 2022 
  • Speaker on Critical Incident Stress to nursing staff, North Kansas City Hospital 2011 
  • Pulliam National Writing Award for a medical series 2008 
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