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Willerdine Blue

Registered Nurse at Ridgeview Institute

Duluth, GA

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To acquire a REGISTERED NURSE position within a learning and 
enriching environment; a position that will utilize my theoretical 
knowledge and hands-on experience. 
 
SOFTWARE 
PEOPLETOOLS, MS Word, EXCEL, MS Access, POWERPOINT 
OUTLOOK Express, MS Outlook, OFFICE […] EMS 
 
HARDWARE/OS 
IBM-PC's and Compatibles / Priors & Windows 7, Vista, 32-64 bit

Work Experience

Registered Nurse

Ridgeview Institute
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June 2005 to Present

Provide nursing care to both the adolescent and older adult 
populations, per the standards of professional nursing. Guide, 
direct and supervise activities of direct care nursing through assessment, careplans, treatment and education.

Psychiatric Nurse

United Health Services
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March 2003 to June 2005

Peachford Behavioral Health 
 
Served as back-up charge nurse for unit/shift, thereby 
supervising routine task assignments of the RN/LPN/MHA. 
Assessed patients through a systematic process to develop a comprehensive outline of care, treatment goals/discharge plan. 
Complied with policies and procedures to maintain overall safety. 
Promoted continuity of care

Forensic Nurse

Georgia Reagional State Hospital
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May 2002 to March 2003

ATL) 
 
Provide professional nursing service in accordance with 
Medical protocols and treatment plans, providing for improved mental and physical health of the forensic patient. 
Utilizing the nursing process to assess the patient's condition, 
Develop care plans, provide treatment and educate, to stabalize 
The forensic patient and render him competent to stand trial.

Staff Nurse

Laurel Heights Behavioral Hospital
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January 2002 to April 2002

GA) 
 
Delivered quality general and psychiatric nursing care to children/adolescents (typically age 4 to 17) with psychiatric or emotional disorders. Actively and 
constructively served as a member of the mult-disciplinary 
treatment team, providing support to the organization and program philosophy of care, ensuring the safety and well-being of 
each patient.

Inpatient Caremanager
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February 2001 to July 2001

Magellan Behavioral Health (GA) 
 
Conducted utilization review of psychiatric services for HMO. 
Performed telephone assessments of HMO members to determine 
medical necessity for utilizing outpatient, inpatient mental health and substance-abuse services within network facilities.

IT Consultant

KMC Telecom, Inc
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September 1999 to March 2000

Contract Position) 
 
Managed procurement for MIS department of the entire company, 
including its thirty-plus cities. Generated requisitions for all orders 
utilizing Peoplesoft/Peopletools ERP. Monitored and cross-referenced 
purchase orders; processed accounts payable invoices; managed 
inventory. Orchestrated shipping/delivery of equipment to out-of-state 
sites. Performed account maintenance functions. Performed as liaison with vendors to coordinate and facilitate procurement for MIS 
department. Assisted in development and maintenance of an internal 
purchasing system web-application.

Admissions Nurse

Charter Peachford Behavioral Hospital
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April 1998 to September 1999

GA) 
 
Conducted admission of patients for inpatient and partial treatment to geriatric, child/adolescent, detox-stabilization, acute psych and adult units of the hospital. Performed initial physical/mental status 
assessments, treatment planning, data and specimen collection. 
Instructed patients and their families on treatment programs, units and hospital environment. Additionally, conducted orientation/training of 
admission process to newly hired nurses.

Registered Nurse

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February 1997 to March 1998

Cobb Douglas Community Service Boards 
 
Provided nursing supervision at an assigned service center and to group homes within a specific Cobb/Douglas county catchment area, to assess and monitor medication administration, health status of mentally challenged clients. Conducted instructional groups with clients, to include medications, medication administration, nutrition and exercise. Inserviced group home and center staff frequently.

Registered Nurse

South Carolina Department of Mental Health
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December 1993 to May 1996

Nursing care focused on psychiatric, physical and social intervention. 
Provided case management to 80-100 psychiatrically stable clients and was a liaison for clients to obtain resources within the community. 
Provided professional nursing services to mental health clients in the community via issuance of medications, intake screening, evaluation/ 
assessments, medication monitoring, crisis intervention, home visits, 
medication teaching and other prescribed therapy- within a community 
mental health center.

Licensed Practical Nurse II

South Carolina Department of Mental Health
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August 1989 to December 1993

Provided experienced routine practical nursing services to mental 
health clients; medication administration, assisted MD in performing 
physicals/exams, assigned and supervised nursing technician duties, 
completed nursing care plans. Audited nursing/patient records, 
participated in treatment teams and subordinate evaluations. Performed 
patient teaching and venipuncture.

Licensed Practical Nurse II

Healthforce, Inc. (Agency)
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February 1989 to August 1989

Practical nursing services provided to patients in mental health and medical environments. Administered direct care, medications and 
treatments. Performed patient teaching in the use of assistive devices and self-administration of treatments. Guided and supervised CNA's in patient care.

Licensed Practical Nurse II

Babcock Center, Inc
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February 1988 to February 1989

Provided practical nursing services to mentally retarded individuals. 
Administered medications and treatments, accompanied clients to MD 
visits, assisted with physicals and exams. Audited client records 
routinely.

Licensed Practical Nurse II

Brian Center
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November 1987 to February 1988

Administered basic nursing care to elderly individuals within a 
nursing home environment. Provided medication administration, 
nasogastric and gastrointestinal tube insertions and feedings, CNA assignments and supervision.

Licensed Practical Nurse I

South Carolina Department of Mental Retardation
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February 1983 to November 1987

Performed practical nursing care for mentally retarded individuals of varying ages, within state facilities. Provided medication 
administration, treatments, NG and GI feedings. 
 
*Licenses: *Registered Professional Nurse: Licensed in the state of Georgia 
 
*Registered Nurse: Licensed in the state of South Carolina

Education

Medical Transcription

Gwinnett Technical College -
Lawrenceville, GA

2004

Associate in Nursing

Midland Technical College -
Columbia, SC

December 1993

Diploma in Practical Nurse

Midland Technical College -
Columbia, SC

February 1983

Computer Programming

Gwinnett Technical College -
Lawrenceville, GA

Journalism

University of South Carolina -
Columbia, SC