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Kathleen A.

Burns, RN
One W. Superior Street, Apt. 913
Chicago, IL 60654
312.337.6789

WELLNESS PROFESSIONAL
Educating and empowering patients to achieve optimum health levels
Tenured health care professional with demonstrated clinical nursing expertise an
d a passion for educating patients, families, and nursing staffs, on managing il
lnesses and injuriesspecialist in diabetic and cardiac diseases. Advocate for p
romoting patient centered health management and empowering patients to actively
engage in their own health care. Successful in establishing rapport with diverse
groups of people while building confidence and respect. Talented nurse educator
with a strong background in providing an objective and profound level of suppor
t, guidance, and encouragement to patients to help bring out their personal best
.
More than 20 years experience providing exceptional nursing care, managing admi
nistrative responsibilities, andpromoting staff morale while consistently exceed
ing established goals and objectives.
Utilized extensive clinical background to provide training sessions on various
health and wellness topics to patients, nurses, physicians, and other team membe
rs.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicago, IL


2001-2010
Academic hospital setting affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg Schoo
l of Medicine.
Emergency Department Observation Unit Staff RN
Established a record of nursing excellence by increasing quality of care for mul
tifaceted patient populations in fast-paced emergency room. Collaborated with he
althcare professional team to ensure patient assessment and treatment were exemp
lary. Developed educational materials for cardiac and diabetic patients to eleva
te their health management skills enabling them to live better lives. Acted as a
resource for nursing department staff to promote success in carrying out their
responsibilities.
Interventional Radiology Staff RN
Ensured patients comfort and trust while administering sedation for invasive pro
cedures. Provided detailed instructions for all departmental procedures to ensur
e satisfactory patient outcomes. Consistently successful in motivating and leadi
ng team members to top performance.

Weiss Memorial HospitalChicago, IL


1999-2001
Academic hospital affiliated with University of Chicago Medical Center
Interventional Radiology Charge Nurse
Hired to ensure a more efficient and productive department to increase patient s
atisfaction. Monitored and medicated patients during invasive procedures, comple
ted all pre-procedural diagnostic testing and physical assessments, and provided
post-procedural follow-up. Educated and counseled patients and their families
concerning the procedures to ease anxiety and increase comfort levels.
Lake Forest HospitalLake Forest, IL
1997-1999
Community hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Staff RN
Managed patient care during pre- and post-operative stages of surgical procedure
s. Paid vigilant attention to patient details during assessments; fully prepared
to respond quickly and judiciously in concert with other members of the surgica
l team during emergency situations. Calmed anxiety about post-surgical home care
by providing detailed instructions for pain and medication management.
25 East Same Day Surgery Chicago, IL
1992-1995
Free standing surgical center providing high quality service for outpatient surg
ical procedures.
PACU Staff RN
Provided excellent pre- and post-operative careincreased comfort levels before a
nd after surgery. Educated patients and families on best practices for post-surg
ical health.

EDUCATION
Ravenswood Hospital School of NursingChicago, IL
Diploma Degree
University of IowaIowa City, IA
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