Jolene A. Nash

Photo of Jolene NashJolene A. Nash, MS RN WHCNP-BC

Diploma, Registered Nurse (1981), Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, South Bend, Indiana

BSN (12/2011), Purdue University at Fort Wayne
MSN (expected 12/2014), focus: Nursing Practitioner, Women’s Health, Purdue University at Fort Wayne

Jolene Nash is a Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of patient care experience. She is completing a Masters degree in nursing at IPFW in Fort Wayne. She brings a wealth of expertise in trans-cultural implications and HIPPA compliance procedures, a requirement for a social agency dealing with diverse populations and confidential client information. Jolene researched and wrote on the Burmese population of Fort Wayne, IN; and was asked to present this project called “Adaptation and Use of the Neuman Systems Model in Global Culture-Specific Problems” at the Biennial Symposia in Las Vegas in the summer of 2009. She also prepared training on the necessity and practice of maintaining Excellent Client Records in cooperation with IPFW and Aging and In-Home Services in the spring of 2011.

The Karen are the major ethnic group in Burma (Myanmar) and are persecuted by the minority Burmese military government. The city of Fort Wayne, Indiana has the largest population, per capita, of these refugees outside of Asia. The youth activity is intended to help the children to assimilate into American culture, build confidence in spoken and written American English, help them with their homework for public school, and learn about America, being an American, and education on the use of computers and office software applications.

Qualifications Profile

  • Exceptional capacity to multi-task: manage numerous, often competing priorities with ease and foster the provision of superior patient care.
  • Experience including admissions, assessment, treatment, referral, and education for a wide range of patients.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency, working well with various cultural and ethnic groups.
  • Widely recognized as an excellent care provider and patient advocate.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Responsible for facilitating NICU electronic charting template.

Certifications and Proficiencies

Certifications: Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP), Basic life support.

Proficiencies: Ventilator care; CPAP; Infant Phlebotomy; Infant IV starting and administration, UAC/UVC, NG/OG/ insertion and maintenance; G tubes; Ostomy care; Patient and family education.

Professional Experience

Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN                                                                           8/2001-7/2010

Staff Nurse, Special Care Nursery and Post-Partum 8/2008-7/2010

Responsible for infant stabilization at deliveries and in preparation for transport to Level II NICU. Caring for families after childbirth. Skilled in infant feeding techniques including breast and formula feeding and education. Infant and Maternal assessment, planning and care planning, and electronic documentation.

  • Exhibit motivation and dedication by providing the highest quality of care to each patient.
  • Repeatedly commended by patients and supervisors for outstanding quality of care; received consistent mention in care-survey responses.
  • Received commendation for working with nursing students.
  • Made self available on-call for emergencies for less experienced night shift nurses.
  • Assisted labor and delivery patients, medication administration, initiation of monitoring, obtained admission history, and assisted with care of mother during the second stage of labor.
  • Preparation of labor and post partum patients for procedures and surgeries.
  • Resource for co-workers with less experience. Available on-call for emergencies.

 

Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care                                                                                    8/2001-8/2008

Provided care for infants and families from birth through discharge from the NICU. Acquired and recorded patient information. Prepared patients for and assisted with surgical and radiological procedures, initiated and maintained intravenous therapy, bedside monitoring, ventilator, CPAP, and oxygen maintenance. Skilled with various infant feeding techniques including NG/OG, G-tube, oral and breast feeding.  Promote health and support to patients and families in coping with illness, injury  and death of an infant.

  • Provide strong contributions as charge nurse  to identify and evaluate problems, manage patient census, and allocate staff assignments.
  • Neonatal transport nurse for helicopter and ground transports.
  • Skilled in the use of  Byrd, Bennett, Sechrist, and Jet ventilators.
  • Demonstrated excellence in caring for the tiniest and sickest of patients.
  • Received kudos for working with difficult patients and families.

Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN                                                                              1980-1997

Congregational  Nurse (Parish Nurse)                                                                                  1994-1997

Provided holistic health education and counseling to individuals and groups  within a congregation to help them obtain or maintain wellness. Parish nursing focuses on the interconnections of the physical, spiritual and emotional. Focused assessment, planning, evaluation and referral to community agencies.

  • Met with clients in the church and home to provide one on one health education
  • Facilitated health education seminars in a church setting.
  • Monthly blood pressure clinics.
  • Continual commendation given by congregational members.

 

Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care                                                                                  1981-1994

Provided care for infants and families from birth through discharge from the NICU. Acquired and recorded patient information. Prepared patients for and assisted with surgical and radiological procedures, initiated and maintained intravenous therapy, bedside monitoring, ventilator, CPAP, and oxygen maintenance. Skilled with various infant feeding techniques including NG/OG, G-tube, oral and breast feeding.  Promote health and support to patients and families in coping with illness, injury  and death of an infant.

  • Demonstrated competence with developmental care of infant
  • Assisted with data accumulation for research on the environment of the neonate.
  • Repeatedly commended by patients and supervisors for outstanding quality of care; received consistent mention in care-survey responses.

Educational Background

BSN (Graduation 2011)

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN

Student Presenter at Betty Neuman Biennial Symposium May, 2009 Las Vegas, NV

Deans List

Diploma, Registered Nurse (1981)

Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, South Bend, Indiana

Licensure

Registered Nurse (RN), State of Indiana

Community Service

Board Director: Adult Life Training (ALT)

ALT is a non-profit corporation  who’s mission is to provide training services to residents of the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County, such as common technical job skills and basic life skills, without charging a fee to the clients for these services.