Jessica S. Lucero, RN @ Sundance Medical Center, Las Vegas


University of San Diego: Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner
Cumulative G.P.A.3.9, May 2005
University of Nevada, Reno Bachelor of Science in Nursing
G.P.A. 3.6, May 2002


Family Nurse Practitioner


Sunrise Hospital: Trauma ICU Charge RN, Las Vegas, Nevada (December 2004 to 2005)
Assisted in the start-up of a new trauma center.
Interviewed and hired registered nurses for the Trauma ICU.
Supervises a 14 bed level II Trauma ICU, including 15 registered nurses.
Provides direct nursing care to trauma patients.

Sunrise Hospital: ICU Charge RN, Las Vegas, Nevada, (March 2004 to December 2004)
Supervised a 12 bed intensive care unit, including 12 registered nurses.
Interacts and educates patients and family members regarding patients’ condition, treatments,
medications, and any special needs after discharge.
Plans, directs, and delegates assignments and tasks.
Coordinates staff scheduling.
Mentors staff in improving individual practice.
Responsible for responding to all cardiopulmonary arrests code team
Assists nurse manager in the development of setting goals and meeting objectives.
Member of the code team committee, which evaluates how cardiopulmonary events are handled.
Initiates and delivers coaching and corrective action in an effective and time sensitive manner.
Acts as a liaison with medical professionals and departments.
Provides direct nursing care of critically ill medical, surgical, and cardiac patients.

Clinic on Wheels: Registered Nurse; Las Vegas, Nevada (May 2004 to present)
Hired to function as a registered nurse after completion of a pediatric rotation for a master’s degree in nursing.
Responsible for administering immunizations and maintaining the recommended schedule for children up to age 18
Evaluates and assesses developmental appropriateness for pediatric patients using the Denver Developmental Screening Tool.
Administers basic screening exams to children including vision and hearing exams.
Supervises and trains student nurses by coaching them through the use of the various screening tools and administering immunizations.

Sunrise Hospital: ICU Registered Nurse, Las Vegas, Nevada, (June 2002 to March 2004)
Served as a preceptor for new graduate nurses and new critical care nurses.
Provided direct nursing care of critically ill medical, surgical, and cardiac patients in a 12 bed ICU.
Performed detailed physical assessments of patients.
Implemented and evaluated appropriate nursing interventions.
Interpreted lab results and notified physicians as necessary.
Implemented physician orders using skilled nursing judgment.
Assisted physicians with procedures.
Served as relief charge RN.
Responsible for responding to cardiopulmonary arrests; code team.

VA Medical Center: VALOR Student Nurse Technician, Reno, Nevada (June 2001 to May 2002)
Selected to work with nursing preceptor in the Veterans Administration Learning Opportunity Residency (VALOR). Provided nursing care for up to ten hospitalized medical-surgical patients, including problem identification, problem solutions, and the evaluation of care.

Family Nurse Practitioner: Sundance Medical, Las Vegas, NV (Internal Medicine) – September 2005-present
Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines. Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs. Records physical findings and formulates treatment plan and prognosis. Provides written home-going instructions. Discusses case with Physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan. On call duties, went to assisted living care facilities, nursing homes, skilled nursing care rehab centers.

Professional Organizations

Nevada State Board of Child Care (2004 to present): Appointed board member
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (2004 to present): Active member
Orvis Student Nurse Association (2000 to 2002): Treasurer
National Student Nurse Association (2001 to 2002): Convention participant

Skills & Abilities

Certified in Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) since December 2004.
Certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support since October 2002.
Certified in Continuous Venous to Venous Hemodialysis since January 2004.
Certified in Intra Aortic Balloon Pump Monitoring.
Certified in Basic Life Support since July 2000.
Proficient in Meditech, Vista, Computerized-Patient-Record System, Bar Code Medication Administration, Word Perfect, Microsoft Windows, Word, Works, Excel, and Power Point

Scholarships and Awards

Stallard Endowed Scholarship: 2004-2005, 50% tuition
Stallard Endowed Scholarship: 2003-2004, 100% tuition
School of Nursing Deans Fund: 2002-2003, 100% tuition
Nora Kawamura Scholarship: 2001-2002, 50% tuition
Nevada Women’s Fund: 2001-2002, 50% tuition
Dean’s List: Fall 2000, Fall 2001, Spring, 2002

Community Service

Clinic on Wheels (2004 to present): Participates in immunization clinics
Healthy Kids Fair (2002): Organized and participated in
Susan G. Komen Foundation (2001): Course monitor for the Race for the Cure
Ronald McDonald House (2000): Prepared meals for families