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Elizabeth Averett Tunstall

1122 Sunburst Way NE Leland, North Carolina 28451 Cell: (919) 725-1753
Email: eaa3086@uncw.edu E-Portfolio: http://elizabethtunstall.weebly.com
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OBJECTIVE: To obtain a clinical nurse position suitable for a new graduate that will also utilize my extensive
professional experience in customer service and conflict resolution.

EDUCATION:
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Anticipated Graduation: December 2014


GPA: 3.73

University of North Carolina at Wilmington


Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

Graduation: May 2009


GPA: 3.65; Cum Laude

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:
Capstone in Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Surgical Trauma ICU

Assisted in providing specialized, acute care to a variety of critically-ill patients with barbiturateinduced comas, acute renal failure, ARDS, trauma, and CVAs.
Performed continuous ICP, CVP, CPP, and CRRT monitoring as well as arterial line maintenance care.
Demonstrated proficiency in performing wound care for trauma patients, suctioning and mouth care
for ventilator-assisted patients, and EKG monitoring for cardiac patients.
Completed frequent neurovascular checks and strict input and output monitoring for all patients.
Honed documentation skills by recording assessments and patient care performed in the EMR.

Medical/Surgical Nursing
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Progressive Care Unit

Fall 2013

Engaged in care for antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum stages as well as newborns.
Performed fetal assessment, newborn care, cervical exams, and monitored fetal activity.

Medical/Surgical Nursing
Cape Fear Hospital, Orthopedic Unit

Spring 2014

Provided care for children with issues including RSV, MVC victim, and foreign body ingestion.
Administered medications, tracheotomy care, and respiratory interventions.

Maternity Nursing
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Labor and Delivery Unit & Mother Baby Unit

Fall 2014

Managed care for patients with tracheotomies, paralysis, stroke, and respiratory failure.
Constructed personalized patient care plans based on evidence-based practice.
Developed patient care plans and assisted in discharge planning and education.

Pediatric Nursing
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Pediatric Unit

Fall 2014

Spring 2013

Assisted in postoperative care including wound care, catheterization removal, and medication
administration.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Lab Assistant
August 2014 to November 2014
Assisted new nursing students in learning how to perform health assessments.
Provided support to students and faculty in acquiring equipment and supplies for lab practice.
Managed open lab hours at the direction of the Lab Manager for student practice.
Maintained the security of the lab and its contents as well as promoted safe and respectful lab
practices during open lab hours.
Duke University Hospital
Professional Nursing Assistant

Durham, NC
June 2014 to August 2014

Participated in a ten week nursing externship program on the Neuroscience Unit.


Performed CNA II duties, such as tracheostomy care, catheter care, tube feedings, etc.
Assisted preceptor during assessments, admissions, discharges, and transfers.
Shadowed multiple nursing professionals (e.g., stroke coordinator, nurse practitioner, charge nurse) to gain
a better understanding of future career opportunities.

Senior Choices Unlimited


Wilmington, NC
Certified Nursing Assistant
June 2013 to November 2013
Assisted with patient care, including transfer assistance, catheter care, bathing, and dressing.
Brunswick County Schools
Bolivia, NC
NC Wise Data Manager, Parent Facilitator
August 2009 to December 2011
Maintained and distributed confidential student records, including immunization and other medical
records, in accordance with local board policy and state/federal law (i.e., HIPAA).
Entered and disseminated student demographic, scheduling, grading, and attendance data.
Provided technical support and new user training for online data management programs.
Coordinated with local agencies to assist families in locating resources and financial support.

INVOLVEMENT:

UNCW SON Class of December 2014, Fundraiser Chair


Association of Diversity in Student Nursing, Member
Association of Nursing Students, Member
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Member

January 2013- Present


January 2014- Present
January 2014- Present
April 2014- Present

AWARDS:

Deans List
Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 & Fall 2007, 2012, 2013
UNCW Communication Studies Undergraduate Research Award
May 2009

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAININGS:

CNA I, Coastal CNA Training


CNA II, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Training for Researchers
Duke School of Nursing Catalyst Project: Creating a Culture of Medication Safety
American Heart Association BLS Certification
American Heart Association ACLS Certification

January 2012
May 2013
May 2014
August 2014
November 2014
November 2014