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NANCY GARCIA

1409 Dora Jeanne Dr. Mission Texas 78572 Phone: 956-358-9564 E-Mail: nancygarciaher@aol.com

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APN PHILOSOPHY My personal philosophy as an advanced practice nurse will be to do no harm, incorporate client centered holistic care, utilize evidenced based practice guidelines to provide high quality care, and advocate for health promotion. The Nursing Code of Ethics emphasizes an obligation to maintain safety and the well being of patients in healthcare settings. Utilizing evidence based practice guidelines and ethical standards of care will promote a safe environment striving to enhance physical conditions and improve quality of life . OBJECTIVES After graduating as an advanced practice nurse, I plan to continue working at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in a leadership position and advocate for our profession. I can utilize knowledge translation to improve client care and nursing practices by assisting in program development, implementation and evaluation. GOALS My goal as an advanced practice nurse is: To do no harm Employ evidence based practice guidelines Implement or enhance client centered patient care Endorse health promotion Adhere and promote quality measures Individualize treatment to specific to patient health needs Consider ethical issues, age specific, and culture sensitivity Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to promote continuity of care Encourage education Respect the practice setting ROLE DESCRIPTION As an advanced practice nurse, I plan to incorporate my clinical expertise and prioritize in implementing individualized treatment for patients. I will assume responsibility and accountability for continuity of care for treatment and services provided. An effort will be concentrated on timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment priority with appropriate

referral follow up. Education will be the element to patient care and will emphasis health promotion. I plan to continue to remain an advocate for patients and extend the service currently provided using the higher level of education. Collaboration with multidisciplinary healthcare professions is essential to provide high quality safe and effective patient care. My respect and protection to advanced practice nursing will be accomplished by participating in legislative and professional organizations to continue gaining knowledge and guide proper decision-making. In summary, the overall goal in my role will be to promote evidence based, up-to-date diagnosis and treatment, collaborate with healthcare professionals, implement health promotion, encourage education as the key foundation to patient care and respect the practice setting. LISCENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS American Heart Association- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification American Heart Association- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas Certified Specialist Healthcare Accreditation EDUCATION AND TRAINING Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas Bachelor of Science in Nursing University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona 2009 Associate of Science in Nursing University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas 1998 PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS AND SKILLS Bilingual in English and Spanish Regulatory specialist Leadership experience Performance Improvement expert Familiar with quality measures by CMS Cerner Expert Culture sensitive

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT RENAISSSANCE- Edinburg, TX. Present 2013

Administrator Regulatory and Clinical Operations Promote adherence to appropriate health care standards in infection control, federal,
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state and local regulatory obligation by Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and its employees. Implemented and enforced policies and procedures to endorsed quality promotion of health care. The goal is to provide safety for patients, health care workers, our health care setting and the environment. DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT RENAISSSANCE- Edinburg, TX. 2013 2010

Regulatory Compliance Director Survey coordinator for The Joint Commission, CMS and TDH Lead DHR through a successful Joint Commission survey in December 2011. Established command center Improved Core Measures within six months. Quality indicators process improvement from 55% to 95-100%. Monitor and evaluate staff compliance with regulatory standards, requirements, processes, policies and guidelines. Responsible for identifying gaps for clinical regulatory and compliance to determine compliance improvement opportunities within DHR Departments as applicable. Work collaboratively with Senior Leadership, Clinical and Medical Staff leadership, Ethics and Compliance Officer, Safety Officer, and Director of Risk Management

DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT RENAISSANCE Edinburg, TX 2006 - 2010 Surgical Services Line Director Facilitated the implementation and Oversee Womans surgical services, Cardiovascular services (CVOR), and general surgery (main OR). Total 25 operating room suites. 230 employees Facilitated and Implemented Robotics program within three months. Included coordinating physician training and proctoring for credentialing. Coordinating staff education, training, developed competencies and facilitated availability of equipment and supplies needed for robotic cases Implemented Bariatric program Implemented Renaissance Surgical Eye Center Lead initiatives resulting in enhanced physician, patient and employee satisfaction and improved quality Created an environment that facilitates innovative patient care delivery with a focus on infection prevention and patient safety. Ensured adequate, appropriately competent and qualified staff is available to meet patient care needs. Responsible for oversight and validation of the surgery support services budget, maintaining financial accountability and working with Senior Leadership to address areas of concern within financially and clinically driven performance reports. Maintained appropriate quality control programs.

DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT RENAISSANCE- Edinburg, Tx. 2004 2006 Peri-Operative Director Implemented surgical site marking, time out process and Labeling of medications on the sterile field Leads initiatives resulting in enhanced physician, patient and employee satisfaction and improved quality. Created an environment that facilitates innovative patient care delivery with a focus on infection prevention and patient safety. Responsible for oversight and validation of the surgery support services budget, maintaining financial accountability and working with Senior Leadership to address areas of concern within financially and clinically driven performance reports. Continuously assessed and improved the departments performance. Maintains appropriate quality control programs. Provided for orientation, in-service education training, and continuing education of all persons in the department(s).

DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT RENAISSANCE- Edinburg, Tx. 2001 2004 Preoperative Supervisor Organized and supervised personnel to provide effective and efficient patient care management Demonstrates strong and effective managerial techniques/skills in established lines of authority Maintained professional competence by participating in continuing education and other learning experiences Addressed patient needs during admission to the operating room Supported and promoted excellence in customer/guest relations, infection control program, safety program, and risk management program

DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT RENAISSANCE- Edinburg, Tx. 2001 Post-operative Staff Nurse Patient care assignments Extubated patients Pain management Discharge patients from phase two Dressing changes if applicable MCALLEN MEDICAL CENTER McAllen, Tx. 2000 Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse

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Patient care assignments Charge nurse responsibilities RIO GRANDE REGIONAL- Mcallen, Tx. Charge Nurse PRN Weekends 1999-2000