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Raelyn Nicholson

Raelyn.Nicholson@uchealth.org
720-848-6203


OBJECTIVE: To advance to a Level III Nurse in UCHs UEXCEL program.
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EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Nurse
State of Colorado, 2011-Present

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
December 2010
Regis University, Denver, CO
4.0 GPA Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Spanish
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
April 2007
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
4.0 GPA Summa Cum Laude
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Expires October 2015

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Expires October 2015

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Expires August 2015

Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN)
Expires July 2015

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EXPERIENCE
Registered Nurse, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, March 2013-Present
University of Colorado Hospital - Denver, CO
Delivered postoperative care to patients with diverse needs including patients with chronic
and acute conditions undergoing various surgeries.
Collaborated with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and CNAs to provide quality and
efficient care to patients.

Registered Nurse, Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit, March 2011-March 2013
University of Colorado Hospital - Denver, CO
Worked with interdisciplinary teams to meet unique patient needs, improve health outcomes,
and prevent readmissions.
Acknowledged by charge nurses for strong skills in taking initiative, critically analyzing
complex care circumstances, and forming trusting relationships with patients.
Precepted new hires and students in department.
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Proficient in conversational and written Spanish.
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HONORS
Magnet Nurse of the Year Nominee (2014)
Deans List (2010, 2003-2007)
Pepperdine Valedictorian (2007)
Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2007)
Collegiate All-American Scholar Nominee (2006)






Raelyn Nicholson
Raelyn.Nicholson@uchealth.org
720-848-6203


LEADERSHIP
Chair, Perianesthesia Quality and Patient Safety Council, 2013-Present
Led a council to advance quality care and patient safety by reviewing concerning matters and
implementing changes in the perianesthesia area.
Created a standard of taking ambu bags while transporting patients.
Performed audits and reeducation on properly labeling medications.
Initiated a campaign for infection prevention highlighting monthly topics.
Team Member, Perianesthesia Competency Committee, 2013-Present
Developed competency tools for verifying staff knowledge of EKG interpretation and Joint
Commission compliance based on the principles of the Donna Write Competency Model.
Unit Representative, Stroke Champions, 2013-Present
Improved the efficiency of stroke alerts in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Participated in initiatives to maintain UCHs stroke certification.
Level III Credentialing Portfolio, August 2013-Present
Postoperative Urinary Retention FOCUS-PDCA
Educated staff on new swallow screening tool implemented hospital wide.
Led a journal club on Translating an evidence-based algorithm to decrease early post-
operative urinary retention after urogynecologic surgery.
Designed a new procedure for managing patient lockers when issues arise.
Unit Representative, Staff Nurse Council, 2011-2013
Designed a FOCUS-PDCA meal break program to help intermediate care nurses have a
lunch free of patient duties, based upon 2012 NDNQI survey results.
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VOLUNTEER WORK
Missions of Hope International, Nairobi, Kenya - August 2013
Served in a medical clinic assessing and diagnosing 50-75 Kenyan patients daily.
Project Homeless Connect - 2010
Worked with homeless clients to prioritize goals and utilize services.
Medical Mission, Iquitos, Peru - August 2009
Delivered health services, including pharmaceutical supplies, hygiene care, and free
wheelchairs to underserved populations of Peru.
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ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 2014
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 2011-Present
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2010-Present
Pi Beta Phi Sorority, 2003-2007