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Brooke Barney

120 E 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85705 • 530.966.4516 • brookebarney@rocketmail.com

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a position in a new graduate nurse residency program

EDUCATION
University of Arizona, College of Nursing Expected graduation: May 2018
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Health Communications, Minor

WORK EXPERIENCE
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System: Tucson, AZ August 2017 – Present
Student Nurse Technician
 Provide patient centered care in the clinical setting to ensure a positive recovery
 Assist with routine activities of daily living including bathing, ambulating, toileting, dressing and feeding
 Gain professional development by working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse mentor to absorb critical
nursing skills
 Assist hospital floors as well as gain applicable nursing exposure and experience
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System: Tucson, AZ May 2017 – August 2017
VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR)
 Worked 10 weeks to complete 400 hours in the clinical and classroom setting to develop best practice skills
 Developed clinical skills, reasoning and critical thinking in the acute hospital setting while collaborating with
patients, families and medical team to develop person-centered care
 Completed patient assessments, documented in patient charts, drew up medication, and practiced time management
by working in the Telemetry Unit, monitoring patients with critical cardiac conditions
 Utilized alternative days to gain experience in the Emergency Department, Wound Clinic and Interventional
Radiology

University of Arizona Campus Recreation: Tucson, AZ May 2015 – August 2017


Lifeguard
 Ensured the safety of children and adults by monitoring pool activity
 Enforced pool guidelines and rules while maintaining a professional demeanor
 Received training in life saving skills and ensured proficiency in the emergency action plan
 Communicated effectively with other lifeguards on areas of responsibility to ensure swimmers were safely
monitored
Chico Area Recreation and Park District: Chico, CA May 2012 – August 2016
Head Lifeguard
 Operated and managed aquatic facility while scheduling 30 lifeguards for weekly shifts and swim lessons
 Provided supervision to lifeguard team including trainings, supervision and evaluations
 Ensured highest quality of safety was provided in all emergency and non-emergency situations
 Acted as a liaison between the public, staff and supervisors and led weekly in-service trainings and safety drills

CLINICAL ROTATIONS
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System: Tucson, AZ Spring 2018
Intensive Care Unit Preceptorship (180 hours)
 Independently monitoring/managing two critical care patients while communicating with physicians and managing
patient care under the preceptorship of an RN
Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital: Tucson, AZ Fall 2017
Intensive Care Clinical Rotation (270 hours)
Medical and Neurological ICUs
 Assessed patients with life threating medical conditions while managed medications, communicated with
interdisciplinary team and monitored specialized equipment used on patients
Palo Verde Behavioral Health Hospital: Tucson, AZ Fall 2017
Psychiatric Clinical Rotation (75 hours)
 Developed appropriate bedside manner through working with unique patients possessing a range of mood disorders
and substance abuse
Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital: Tucson, AZ Spring 2017
Obstetrics Clinical Rotation (75 hours)
 Assisted with the entire labor and delivery process as well as cared for babies and mother immediately after birth
Tucson Medical Center: Tucson, AZ Spring 2017
Pediatric Clinical Rotation (135 hours)
 Provided age appropriate care to patients and ensured patients were comfortable and cooperative during nursing
procedures
Tucson Medical Center: Tucson, AZ Spring 2017
Medical-Surgical Clinical Rotation (135 hours)
 Assessed patient conditions along with administered medication, changed dressings, monitored vital signs and
provided education to patients regarding medical conditions
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System: Tucson, AZ Fall 2016
Long-Term Care Clinical Rotation (112 hours)
 Worked in a skilled nursing facility while assisted with toileting, feeding, changing and personal hygiene as well as
developed patient care plans

LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE


Ronald McDonald House Charities: Tucson, AZ September 2014 – Present
Volunteer
 Prepare home cooked meals for families of children who are critically ill or injured being treated at a nearby
hospital
 Ensure families have a warm environment and kid-friendly atmosphere while loved ones are going through intense
treatment processes
Tucson Medical Center: Tucson, AZ March 2017
Teddy Bear Clinic Volunteer
 Worked with children ages 5-10 to dispel the myths about a hospital setting
 Introduced children’s teddy bears to common procedures such as putting a cast on, taking vital signs and
familiarizing children with hospital equipment
Kappa Kappa Gamma Women’s Fraternity: Tucson, AZ January 2017 – December 2017
Membership Chairman
 Communicated weekly regarding formal recruitment process with Panhellenic Council and Alumni Association
 Led daily meetings of a 300+ person chapter during recruitment period and developed an organized system for
voting on 1,600 perspective members
Hoops For Hope: Tucson, AZ April 2016
Volunteer
 Volunteered at a basketball tournament: selling tickets and serving lunch to over 800 basketball players
 Raised $30,000+ for Stand Up To Cancer

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS


Student Nurses at the University of Arizona 2017 – Present
Professional Achievements in Nursing 2014 – 2016
Spanish Proficiency Club 2014

CERTIFICATIONS
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Present
Speaking with the Public Certification (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Present

AWARDS
Wildcat Excellence Scholarship (The University of Arizona) 2014 – 2018
Highest Academic Distinction (The University of Arizona) 2014 – 2018
Abbas Storehouse Scholarship 2017
Margaret A Brady Scholarship 2017
Dignity Health Scholarship 2016
Marion Hvoslef Scholarship 2014