Donna Nicholson - LPN - Mission, BC, Canada

Lpn Donna Nicholson

Mission, BC, Canada

Summary

With 33 years experience in long-term and geriatric nursing as well as nine years in acute and rehabilitative care I can bring guidance and teaching to others. I have spent the last three years improving my dementia care training studying the teachings of Teepa Snow and using these skills to teach my staff these techniques in a special dementia care unit.
I would love to be a part of a unit of people dedicated to the care and improvement of the lives of people with any stage of dementias.

Services

LPN

Summary:

Geriatrics, long term care, rehabilitation and specializing in dementia care

Work History

LPN full scope

Fraser Health TRIM

From April 2014

Casual LPN working all shifts and units of a 200 bed facility. Responsible for medication administration, gastric tube care, palliative care, and all areas of geriatric and long term care

LPN

Mission, BC

From November 2011

Medication nurse for 38 residents including 19 residents in special care unit.
Directed staff in following care plans to administer safe and proper care to all
residents. Liaison between residents and families. Advocate for use of behavior management rather than antipsychotic medications in advanced dementia. Care planning. Palliative care experience. Patient
advocate.

Full Scope LPN

Pleasantview Care Home

November 2010 - April 2014

Full time medication nurse with supervision over the care off 39 residents including special care dementia unit.

LPN night shift charge nurse

Sherwood Crescent Manor

September 2002 - September 2009

Night shift charge nurse responsible for care and safety of 54 residents with the assistance of one RCA.
Med pass, laboratory scheduling, quarterly resident assessments.

LPN

St. Francis Extended Care Facility

September 1999 - October 2008

Medication administration both oral and IV. Insertion and care of IV's.
All treatments to wounds, pressure areas including complicated dressings.
Management of staff in providing quality care and safety to all clients.

LPN

Punxsutawney Area Hospital

May 1990 - August 1999

Staff nurse involved for eight years in rehabilitative nursing care of orthopedic
surgical clients as well as burn victims, cardiac care clients, MVA trauma.
Once year acute med/surg experience pre-op and post-op care and medical
care of general illnesses.

LPN

Jefferson County Retirement Home

May 1983 - May 1990

Manger of 54 bed unit for care of geriatric and mentally disabled clients.
Medication administration, scheduling, monthly and routine charting,
interviewing, hiring and staffing responsiblilities.

Qualifications & Certifications

nursing

Technical School

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