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COLLEEN DAWKINS, MSN, FNP-C, MS, RD, RN, CNSC

Seattle, WA 601-291-9322 colleenrdawkins@gmail.com


Focused, patient-oriented Nurse Practitioner with clinical experience in various types of practices,
including post acute care, urgent care, womens health, and family practice. Adept at patient evaluation,
treatment, and education in both rural and metro areas. Easily communicates and collaborates with other
healthcare providers to ensure efficient, effective, and compassionate patient care.

EDUCATION / LICENSURE
Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner EMORY UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA

2013

Bachelor of Science in Nursing EMORY UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA


Magna Cum Laude

2012

Master of Science in Human & Environmental Science UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, Tuscaloosa, AL


Masters Research Project: "Are dietitians appropriately involved in the wound care process?"

2009

Bachelor of Science of Nutrition & Dietetics UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, Hattiesburg, MS 2002
Highest Honors
Certification / Licensure
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner State of Washington
DEA Licensure Office of Diversion Control, national
NPI US Department of Health and Human Services, national
Family Nurse Practitioner Certified American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Registered Nurse & Licensed Dietitian State of Washington, State of Georgia
Registered Dietitian Commission on Dietetic Registration
Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Commission on Dietetic Registration
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support American Heart Association
Basic Life Support Training American Heart Association
Certificate of Training for Basic Disaster Life Support National Disaster Life Support Foundation

FNP STUDENT EXPERIENCE


EXPRESS CARE OF HABERSHAM, Cornelia, GA
Jan 2013 Dec 2013
Evaluated and treated rural population for non-emergency medical issues, including wounds and suturing, viral
and bacterial infections, and hypertension. Provided patient education and made referrals as appropriate.
EMORY FAMILY MEDICINE, Dunwoody, GA
Oct 2013 Dec 2013
Worked with patients of all ages in the Atlanta metro area for chronic diseases, sick visits, physicals / well
woman, mental health, patient education, and weight management. Provided referrals as necessary.
MEDLOCK PEDIATRICS, Duluth, GA
Jul 2013 Aug 2013
Evaluated and treated newborns to 21-year-old children for well visits and sick visits, including failure to thrive,
feeding or sleeping issues, viral and bacterial infections, patient / family education and anticipatory guidance, and
school / sport / camp physicals.
DERMATOLOGY CENTER OF ATLANTA, Johns Creek, GA
May 2013 Jun 2013
Followed Nurse Practitioner during evaluation and treatment of skin disorders, including tinea, contact dermatitis,
acne vulgaris, biopsies, skin cancer screenings, and consultations.
CABIN CREEK HEALTH SYSTEM, Dawes, WV

Jun 2013

Evaluated and treated patients of all ages in a rural, underserved area of West Virginia; aided patients with
chronic diseases and conducted sick visits, yearly physicals, and well-woman visits. Offered patient education
and pain management. Provided referrals as necessary.
FEMINIST W OMENS HEALTH CENTER, Atlanta, GA
Jan 2013 Mar 2013
Supported underserved population of women and transgender men through evaluation and treatment, including
pelvic and breast exams, patient education, oral contraceptive initiation, and sexually transmitted infection
screening / treatment.

COLLEEN DAWKINS, MSN, FNP-C, MS, RD, RN, CNSC

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Post-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sound Physicians, Tacoma, WA
March 2014 present
Assessing, diagnosing, treating, and managing patients that require continued care after a hospital stay. Team
collaboration with other nurse practitioners, physicians, nurses, therapist, and other staff.
Research Assistant EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING, Atlanta, GA
Aug 2012 December 2013
Managed data collection, measurement, entry, and analysis. Oversaw nutrition intervention development for
ongoing research study. Led abstract and manuscript development. Collaborated with lead researcher and team.
Clinical Dietitian GWINNETT MEDICAL CENTER, Duluth, GA
Sep 2006 December 2013
Provided medical nutrition therapy at an 81-bed acute care hospital and 30-bed physical rehabilitation center.
Collaborated with pharmacist, participated in multidisciplinary rounds, completed assessments, and offered patient
education. Served as team member for development of new Bariatric Surgery program. Acted as member of
Safety & Infection Control Committee, Performance Improvement Committee, & Committee for Community
Outreach.
Clinical Dietitian MISSISSIPPI BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEMS, Jackson, MS
May 2005 July 2006
Provided medical nutrition therapy / education and participated in care planning and discharge planning rounds.
Director, Nutrition Services RIVER OAKS WOMENS HOSPITAL, Flowood, MS
June 2002 September 2003
Served as sole department manager, overseeing patient care, dining / catering, scheduling, staff recruitment /
training, inventory management, budgeting, and monthly and yearly accounting.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Rural Health Association (2013-Present) American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2013-Present)
International Student Nursing Association (2011-2012) Emory Student Nursing Association (2011-2012)
American Dietetic Association (1999-2011) Georgia Dietetic Association (2006-2011)
President, Student Dietetic Association (2001-2002)

AWARDS AND HONORS


Microbiology Student of the Semester (2011)
Ancillary Excellence Award for Clinical Teamwork (peer nominated / committee selected) (2008)
Senior Dietetic Student of the Year (2002) Presidents List (1999-2002) Deans List (1999-2002)
Golden Key Club (2000-2002) Gamma Beta Phi (2000-2002) Kappa Omicron Nu (2001-2002)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Guest Speaker, American Heart Association and Emory University School of Nursing
Nutrition Contributor, sportsideo.com
Volunteer, Center for Black Womens Wellness / Safety Net Clinic
Tutor for America Reads Program

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

2005 2013
2012 2013
2010 2013
2000 2002

Cha, E.S., Kim, K.H., Lerner, H.M., Dawkins, C.R., & Dunbar, S.B. Health Literacy, Self Efficacy, and Caloric
Intake in Overweight and Obese Young Adults. Poster presentation, The American Association of Diabetes
Educator 38th Annual Meeting, August 7, 2013, Philadelphia, PA, the 3rd place poster award.
Cha, E.S., Kim, K.H., Lerner, H., Dawkins, C.R., Bello, M.K., Umpierrez, G., & Dunbar, S. (accepted, pending
publication). Health Literacy, Self Efficacy, Food Label Use, and Diet Quality in Young American Adults.
American Journal of Health Behavior.
Cha, E.S., Kim, K.H., Dawkins, C.R., Bello, M.K., Dunbar, S.B., & Umpierrez, G. (under review) Relationships of
Dietary Behaviors and Physical Activity to Insulin Resistance and A1C in Overweight and Obese Young Adults.
Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Cha, E.S., Dawkins, C.R., Lerner, H., Bello, M.K., & Kim, K. H. (in preparation of resubmission) Dietary and
Beverage Patterns in Overweight and Obese American Young Adults, Ages 18-29: A Pilot Study. American
Journal of College Health.
References available upon request.
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