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Chelsea Melrose, RN, BSN, CEN

1511 Vancouver Dr Saginaw, MI 48638

I am a dedicated and compassionate registered nurse with seven years of hands-on experience
in the medical field. I am committed to providing quality care and education to patient groups of all
ages and populations. I strive to be a patient advocate by providing rapid patient assessments
and notifying physicians of clinical changes. I have the ability to develop a good rapport with
patients, families, staff and other healthcare professionals.
Education Specialist, Covenant Healthcare ECC
June 2013- present
I am currently the Emergency Care Centers education specialist and orientation coordinator. I am
in charge of coordinating all new employees orientations including scheduling he or she for
classes and assuring the new hire will be successful in the ECC. I also teach many education
classes including didactic and practical courses on ECC equipment and processes. I work closely
with the clinical nurse specialist to review clinical practice manuals and writing or updating
competencies for practice.
Registered Nurse, Covenant Healthcare ECC, Saginaw, MI
I have over five years of experience dedicated to emergency room nursing. I provide care to
various age and population groups, as well as promote education to enhance healthy living and
preventing traumatic injury. This position has allowed me to improve my critical thinking and
assessment skills in a high paced and high-energy environment. In this position, I precepted and
acted as a mentor to graduate nurses, nursing students and externs. I also helped instruct the
didactic classes that our new employees attended. I collaborated with all members of the
interdisciplinary team including nursing assistants, doctors, respiratory therapists and lab
technicians. I also worked as a charge nurse in the ECC from 2011-2013. I was in charge of
directing the flow the emergency room, as well as acting as a leader and mentor to the ER staff.
Clinical Instructor, Delta College CNA Program, University Center, MI
I was an adjunct clinical instructor in the certified nursing assistant program at a community
college. I assisted a staff instructor in the lab and clinical settings helping students learn and
enhance their basic nursing skills, as well as acting as a mentor to the students.
Charge RN, Covenant Healthcare 3 East, Saginaw, MI
In this position, I worked as a charge nurse on a post-cardiac intervention unit providing to care to
patients pre- and post-operatively. I supervised a staff of RNs, NCAs, and unit secretary;
evaluated staffing requirements, implemented patient care to moderate to high acuity patients,
and acted as a patient advocate.
Registered Nurse, St. Marys of Michigan ICU, Saginaw, MI
In this position, I worked as a staff RN on an intensive care unit providing care to critical, high
acuity patients. I learned how to perform in-depth, on-going assessments of critically ill patients. I
was able to care for and maintain life-sustaining devices such as central lines, arterial lines, and
artificial airways.
Graduate Nurse, Spectrum Healthcare, Neurology Grand Rapids, MI May -July 2006
Following my graduation at FSU, I started in this position shadowing a registered nurse in the
management and care of six to eight patients. I learned how to time-manage care as well as
educate patients and families on how to care for their health.
Nurse Extern, Covenant Healthcare TCU, Saginaw, MI

May-July 2005

For twelve weeks, I shadowed a registered nurse on a rehabilitation floor. During the externship, I
assisted and learned how to provide patient care and perform nursing assessments. This
externship allowed me to gain valuable work and clinical experience prior to graduation.
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 2003-2006
Associates Degree in the Science of Nursing
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 2011-2012
Bachelors Degree in the Science of Nursing
Ferris State University Graduate School, Big Rapids, MI 2013-present
I am actively pursuing a Masters Degree in Nursing Education; currently I am a candidate for
graduation fall of 2015.
Leadership and preceptor experience: training and developing new/student nurses
Instructor experience: teaching pre-nursing students at a college level in the classroom and
clinical settings, teaching didactic sessions to emergency room nurses and instructing in the
ENAs TNCC program
Highly proficient skills: patient assessments, triage, IV starts, pushes, drips, cardiac monitor
interpretation, EPIC computer charting, time-management and organization
State of Michigan nursing license: #4704255588
BLS and ACLS certified
TNCC Certified Instructor
Certified Emergency Nurse