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Donna Wilson-Woodward, R.N.
12901 North MacArthur Blvd. #39 Oklahoma City, OK 73142-3095
Phone: (206) 280-2875 Email:
Summary of Skills and Capabilities
Throughout my career, I have performed successfully as a Registered Nurse in numerous roles: neonatal intensive care clinical settings, programmatic positions requiring creative, marketing, and project management skills, as well as public facing positions where I promoted institutional programs – made television appearances and frequent public speaking events.. At this stage of my life as a wife, mother, daughter, and grandmother, my life skills have only added to my ability to relate, educate, and influence patients and persons in positions of importance. I possess an infectious sense of humor, sensitivity to the needs of others, and the patience and persistence to discern what the situations require.
Another unique skill I possess came through completing training and certification as a “Life Celebrant” – a highly respected and innovative program headquartered in Oklahoma City, which serves funeral directors, across the United States, helping grieving families with a particular focus on those families without religious roots. Regarding faith-based initiatives, I trained and performed as a “Stephen Minister” to reach out and counsel the hurting (performed through my church in Woodinville, WA).
I possess unusual capability for planning and conducting educational programs for adults, most notably leading a distinctive program entitled “Responsive Parenting” which educates parents on effective parenting techniques. To recap: I interface effectively with a wide spectrum of medical professionals whether subordinates, peers, or superiors. Outside the medical world, I have worked with governmental officials, education organizations, and prospective donors representing major hospitals.
Demonstrating my earnestness to reengage in the helping professions, I completed a most challenging “Nurse Refresher Course” within the past two years provided by the University of Oklahoma, and reacquired my license this past year. This was especially challenging having been out of nursing for over two decades. With my license now current, I am seeking to find the right fit for someone with my extensive and unique skill set.
At this stage in my career, I am seeking to serve an organization where I can bring to bear my exceptional interpersonal, clinical, project management, and creative talents and experience. I have interest in working during standard working hours but possess the flexibility as well to work late afternoon and evenings, late nights, and weekends. I enjoy being a self-starter and fully capable of functioning on my own with clearly limited direction. However, I am a socially adept individual with a vibrant personality. Therefore, I would be particularly helpful to organizations whose needs dictate an individual that thrives in settings that require intense interaction with highly driven, intelligent persons as well as groups focused on medical or socially conscious goals.
I recognize that despite my years of experience, I may need to assistance in reviewing some clinical skills to earn my stripes and prove myself in a new environment. I am highly motivated to do this and bring demonstrable success to an exciting team and achievement-oriented organization. I seek to pursue my mission to provide compassion, comfort and care to those in need. I have utilized and sharpened these skills throughout my life whether I was employed as a nurse or on my own.
Recap of Work History
Staff RN, N.I.C.U. September 2015 – Present Mercy Hospital, OKC, OK
Provide care for neonatal patients at risk and suffering from complications of infections, birth defects, and or prematurity.
Provided education, support and comfort to the family of each patient.
Prepared family for discharge via classes, one-on-one education, demonstration/ return demonstration of methodology for at-home medication administration, etc. Documented all safe guards maintained to promote infant's health, well-being and security, respecting privacy and HIPPA rights of each patient and their family. Took part in lengthy orientation and self-study to become fully capable of providing care according to the standards of today's neonatal care.
Duties Performed while adhering to the Safe Practices Nurse Act in all actions performed:
Consistent head to toe assessment of each assigned patient over 12 hour shifts.
Administered PO, NG, OG, and IV medications.
Prepared and administered bottle or gastric tube feedings as ordered.
Maintaining and monitoring TPN and lipid infusions as required.
Observing and maintaining oxygen and phototherapy as ordered for each patient.
Utilizing EPIC to keep an electronic record of all procedures, med, feedings, observations, assessments, etc. throughout each shift for each assigned baby.
Establishing rapport with patients' families to enhance and provide explanation of care and give comfort and support for parents, etc. in crisis.
Director, Women's Health April 1985 – May 1987 Mercy Health Center, OKC, OK Resource Center
Promoted Women's Health Care Services at Mercy Health Center.
Developed and presented seminars, conferences, written materials for public education.
Developed quarterly panel conference sessions regarding women's health. Developed monthly cooking demonstrations & discussions for women's specific needs. All conferences, classes and seminars I developed provided an economic profit for Mercy. Developed content for Mercy Health Center monthly newsletter. Developed & taught "Responsive Parenting" classes for couples’ w/ children ages 4-18. (Classes were provided in the evening twice a week for four weeks. Each session included a lecture and small group discussions. This project required six volunteers that I recruited and trained.)
Activities required achieving the accomplishments outlined above:
Coordinated with physicians, psychologists, nutritionists, etc. to create content.
Collaborated with public relations director to design mailers and press releases.
Coordinated with caterers to provide luncheons for events as needed.
Recruited speakers and assisted with their presentations as needed.
Supervised registration and up-dates for event participation.
Developed packets for participants to utilize during presentations and/or take home.
Appeared on numerous local TV programs to publicize events.
Community Liaison and Staff Nurse April 1984-April 1985 Epilepsy Center, Mercy Health Center, OKC, OK
Provided patient care & education for out-patient clients during clinic hours/on-call phone consultation.
Script an educational presentation for elementary school students
Educate young children about epilepsy
Decrease bullying behavior by schoolmates aimed at epilepsy victims
Presented to over 6,000 children in 12 months, with demonstrated success through quantitative questionnaires and patient input.
Created script and soundtrack for a puppet show
Recruited volunteers to make four life-size elementary aged puppets
Recruited volunteers to build a mobile puppet stage
Recruited three volunteers to accompany me on bi-weekly school presentations
Staff Development Nurse for October 1982-May 1984 Mercy Health Center, OKC, OK Pediatric, N.I.C.U. & Well-Born Nursery Nurses, Etc.
Developed and provided weekly in-services. Developed & provided written information materials. Produced & provided hospital-wide yearly Infection Control in-services. Scripted and assisted preparation for yearly triage drills for E.R. staff. Scripted, casted & directed video for Breast-Self Examination in conjunction w/ OKC Jr. League. Designed written educational materials for certification of specialized nursing procedures. Researched, designed, and assisted in establishment of 4-bed Pediatric ICU. Presented proposals to monthly Pediatric and GYN/OB Physician Departmental monthly staff mtgs.
Maternal-Child Health Coordinator Sept. 1981-October 1982 Mercy Health Center, OKC, OK
Developed and conducted daily inpatient classes for newborn care education. Developed highly successful booklet for written reinforcement of newborn care, "Baby Talk". Collaborated with in-house video studio to develop infant care video for Mercy TV programming. Worked one-on-one with mothers regarding high-risk infants, breast-feeding, etc. Developed "Baby Beep"; a free, pager notification for expectant fathers, re: labor onset. The result of these programs and other services I initiated were successful according to public feedback and hospital evaluations.
NICU Staff Nurse, Team LeaderSeptember 1979-September 1981 Mercy Health Center, OKC, OK
Transport Team Nurse and Nurse Clinician
Staff Nurse Duties Performed:
Achieved N.I.C.U monitoring, stabilization, etc.
Accomplished I.V. placement/maintenance, Feeding tube placement/maintenance
Administered medications per feeding tube, IV, Cord Catheter, IM, ET Tube
Initiated and participated in coronary/pulmonary resuscitation
Counseled and educated parents and siblings of patients
Assisted in Total Blood Exchange Procedures
Assisted in umbilical cord catheterization, respiratory intubation, pneumothorax puncture, etc.
Prepared and conducted parent education to enable patient discharge to home
Provided End of Life Care, including memorializing & comforting for family members
Team Leader Duties Performed:
Designated patient assignments for 8-hour shift
Supervised patient care of all staff
Provided communications with all other shifts
Transport Nurse (Required Neonatal Nurse Clinician Certification) Duties Performed:
Performed 24-hour on-call weekly for transport of patients statewide for Oklahoma
Participate in team transports by ambulance or helicopter
Assessed and performed stabilization of infants for transport/communication with parents
Complete NICU Nurse Clinician certification classes taught by NICU medical director.
Intubated and maintained infant on respirator as needed
Performed umbilical cord catheterization as needed
Staff Nurse/Team Leader June 1977-August 1978 N.I.C.U., Children's Hospital, O.U. Medical Center, OKC, OK
Staff Nurse Duties and Team Leader Duties Performed:
Performed routine N.I.C.U monitoring, stabilization, etc.
Performed I.V. placement/maintenance, feeding tube placement/maintenance.
Administered medications per feeding tube, IV, Cord Catheter, IM, ET Tube.
Initiated and participated in coronary/pulmonary resuscitation.
Counseled and educated parents and siblings of patients.
Assisted in Total Blood Exchange procedures.
Assisted in in umbilical cord catheterization Respiratory Intubation, Pneumothorax Puncture.
Performed preparation and parent education for discharge to home.
Provided End of Life Care, Comforting of family members.
Designated patient assignments for 8-hour shift.
Supervised patient care of all staff.
Provided communications with all other shifts.
Associations and Community Service
Board Member of March of Dimes of Oklahoma 1985-1987, OKC, OK
Member, American Association of 1988-Present, Nashua, NH, Seattle, WA, and OKC, OK
Officer of PTSA and Reading Tutor for 1992-1999, Woodinville, WA
Wilder Elementary School
Member of Stephen's Ministry for 1993-2007, Woodinville, WA
Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church
Graduate of Putnam City High School, OKC, OK 1972
Attended Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1972-1974
Attended University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1974-75
Attended University of Oklahoma/College of Nursing, OKC, OK 1975-1977
Graduate of University of Oklahoma, May 1977, Bachelor of Nursing Science
Completed Nurse Refresher Course/OUCN, OK Board of Nursing, August of 2015
Licensing and Certifications
Licensing: Oklahoma Board of Nursing, RN, R 0030805 (Exp. 2/28/2018)
Certification: American Heart Association, CPR/BLS (Exp. 07/31/2016)
Certification: Life Celebrant/Insight Institute/Reference: G. Stansbury, VP Insight Books (405)550-7854
* Notation *
Before & during of my years of unemployment, I played a significant role as a primary care giver including the diagnosis, completing healthcare planning, medication management, physician consultation, and nursing interventions, End of Life care etc. for a number of family members. These included:
My father: ALS 1984-1987
My mother: Breast Cancer 2000-2002
My mother-in-law: Alzheimer's Disease 2004-2007
My sister: Frontal Lobe Degenerative Disease 2008-present
My mother & father-in-law: Dementia 2012-present
Donna Wilson-Woodward Spring 2016
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Licensing: Oklahoma Board