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About Me


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PRESENTLY...

My name is Sharon and I am a strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Science in Nursing with Leadership Emphasis (MSN-L) from Grand Canyon University. I am the Regional Health Center Director for El Rio Health in Tucson, Arizona since May 2018.

During the course of the day, you will find me going from clinic to clinic as I have oversight of the different health centers for special populations including healthcare services provided to patients living with HIV, the homeless population, and behavioral health population.

By night, I'm typically either visiting with my grandchild or at home preparing a hot meal for my family then settling down for a good movie on Netflix to unwind from my busy day.


SKILLS


Nursing Management

A leader aligning with Servant Leadership.


Operations Management

Experienced nursing leader with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry.


Nursing Education

Preceptor to graduate nursing students, DNP, public health interns from Grand Canyon University, University of Arizona and New Mexico State University.


Staff Development

Leadership by example and recognized as a change agent who always strives to collaboratively work with the team in finding ways to improve patient safety and satisfaction.


Conflict Resolution & Service recovery

Conflict Resolution along with Service Recovery especially in Patient Relations.

WORK EXPERIENCE


Tucson Medical Center

September 2017 – May 2018

Tucson, Arizona

Interim Manager Patient Care Services / Unit 900 Adult Medical Surgical

Manager Patient Care Services/Unit 850 Adult Medical Surgical

Tucson Medical Center

August 2014 – September 2016

Tucson, Arizona

Manager Patient Care Services/Orthopaedics

Tucson Medical Center

January 27, 2016 – March 7, 2016

Tucson, Arizona

Interim Manager Patient Care Services/General Vascular Surgery

The University of Arizona Medical Center

June 2012 – August 2014

Tucson, Arizona

Manager of Patient Relations

The University of Arizona Medical Center

Nov 2008 – Jun 2012

Tucson, Arizona

RN/Clinical Leader - Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit

The University of Arizona Medical Center

Feb 2007 – Nov 2008

Tucson, Arizona

Registered Nurse/Staff RN - Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit

The University of Arizona Medical Center

Dec 2006 – Feb 2007

Tucson, Arizona

Graduate Nurse Extern - Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit

The University of Arizona Medical Center

Jan 2005 – Dec 2006

Tucson, Arizona

Patient Sitter

EDUCATION


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Grand Canyon University

Glendale, Arizona

December 2013

Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis on Leadership (MSN-L)


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Grand Canyon University

Glendale, Arizona

December 2010

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona

December 2006

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing


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Catalina Magnet High School

Tucson, Arizona

May 1997

High School Diploma

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS


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ARIZONA STATE BOARD OF NURSE

Registered Nurse

License No. RN 144206

Renewal Date: 04/01/2019

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American Heart association

BLS Certified (CPR & AED)

Renewal Date: 10/2018

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American Heart association

ACLS certified

Renewal Date: 05/2019

COMMITTEES/MEMBERSHIPS


Member of Philippine nurses association of arizona

(PNAAZ)

Member of honor society of nursing sigma theta tau International

330 Nu Upsilon Chapter

Volunteer for wings for women Tucson

Former Board Member

former member of the rotary club Rincon

June 2015 – September 2017

American nurses association

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ARIZONA NURSES ASSOCIATION

April 2017 – Present

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS


Daisy Award Recipient

July 2010

Tucson Nurses Week Foundation Presenter

Presentation Title:

Implementation of the Heart Failure Toolkit

Precep nursing student of Grand Canyon Universityt or to a graduate

May 2015 - July 2016

Preceptor to a graduate nursing student of Grand Canyon University

May 2017 - August 2017

National Magnet Conference Volunteer

October 2010

Recipient of the 2015 Tucson Fabulous 50 Nurses

May 2015

Preceptor to a DNP student of New Mexico State University

September 2016 - December 2016

Tucson Nurses Week Foundation Presenter

May 2011

Presentation Title- HF Toolkit:

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Preceptor to a graduate nursing student of Grand Canyon University

December 2015 - April 2016

Preceptor to a Public Health Intern from the University of Arizona

January 2017 - May 2017

Preceptor to a Public Health Intern from the University of Arizona

February 2018 - Present

My Interests


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hiking

I've hiked all over and even hiked the Grand Canyon. Mount Lemmon and Sabino Canyon are my favorite jaunts, as well as Tumamoc Hill!

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Singing

One of my favorite things to do is karaoke! I've been told I have a great singing voice :-)

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golf

I still need some practice but I sure can swing a club!