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LISA E KNUDTSON – BSN

Sparta, WI 54656 • 608-769-5572 • rn.lisak@gmail.com

Qualifications Summary
Dedicated care provider with more than 1O years of nursing experience applying best nursing
practices, critical thinking, and intuition in the ER, Inpatient Behavioral Health and outpatient clinic
setting; providing responsive, empathetic care resulting in better patient outcomes. Build and
maintain positive rapport with healthcare professionals and patients / families using verbal and
attentive listening ability which improves mutual understanding and cooperation. Seeking an
opportunity to put the following skills, experience, and education to work as a Mental Health Nurse
Practitioner.
Clinical
Demonstrated diagnostic ability using keen observation and making rapid and accurate patient
assessments minimizing delays in treatment during critical situations.
 Liaise between patients and their healthcare providers advocating on behalf of patients
ensuring best available care is received.
 Assist in training and mentoring newer nurses and ancillary staff (paramedics, EMTs)
working in ER.
Administration
 Manage available ER resources by supervising and directing inexperienced nurses and
support personnel to better serve patients.
 Well-organized working in fast paced, hectic conditions so assigned duties are consistently
completed correctly and in a timely manner.
 Collaborate with healthcare professionals and community groups identifying important health
issues and developing remedial educational programs.
Computer
 Proficient charting and navigating in Epic and Cerner as well as CPRS, BCMA within the VA
System

Licenses and Certifications


Department of Safety and Professional Services – Board of Nursing Madison, WI
 Licensed Registered Nurse, #164465-30 Expires 2/2020
Minnesota Board of Nursing
 Licensed Registered Nurse, #2464462 Expires 11/2020

Certified – Basic Life Support (BLS) Expires 4/2021


Certified – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Expires 4/2021
Certified – Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Expires 3/2021
Certified – Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course (ENPC) Expires10/2021
Certified – Certified Peer Specialist (UW-Milwaukee) Expires 4/2021
LISA E KNUDTSON – BSN
Sparta, WI 54656 • 608-769-5572 • rn.lisak@gmail.com

Education
University Of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
 Master of Science – Nursing (MSN) Started 1/2017
Concentration in Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Upcoming graduation 5/2019

Winona State University Winona, MN


 Bachelor of Science – Nursing (BSN) Graduated 2017

Minnesota State College Southeast Technical Winona, MN


 Associates of Science (ADN) – Registered Nurse Graduated 2009

Work Experience

Tomah Veterans Administration Tomah, WI


Registered Nurse- Mental Health 403 AN 8/2019- Present

Profession nursing supports the mission of the VA health care system by providing
state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to patients and families as they respond
to health and illness.

VA Nursing Service integrates a wide array of services, encompassing patient care,


clinical practice, education, research, and administration. In addition to medical,
surgical and psychiatric units,

VA nurses provide a continuum of care across primary, ambulatory, acute, geriatrics,


rehabilitation, and extended care settings.

VA nurses proudly serve America’s heroes by practicing the art and science of nursing
in order to provide holistic, evidence-based, high quality care.

Coulee Council on Addictions La Crosse, WI


Peer Support Specialist/ Certified Peer Specialist 2017-2019

 A Certified Peer Specialist is a person who has not only lived the experience of mental illness
and/or substance use disorder but also has had formal training in the peer specialist model
of mental health and/or substance use disorder supports. They use their unique set of
recovery experiences in combination with solid skills training to support peers who are living
with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Peer Specialists actively incorporate peer
support into their work while working within an agency's team support structure as a defined
part of the recovery team.
 A Certified Peer Specialist is not a mental health or substance use disorder technician but is
an active participant on the consumer’s treatment and recovery team.
LISA E KNUDTSON – BSN
Sparta, WI 54656 • 608-769-5572 • rn.lisak@gmail.com

Work Experience (Continued)

Gundersen Health System Sparta, WI


Registered Nurse – Clinic Float Pool (PRN) 11/2018 -Present
 Monitor and report change(s) in patients' conditions while maintaining accurate records.
 Collaborate with patient’s healthcare team to assess, plan, implement, and/or revise care
plan.
 Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
 Educate individuals, families, and community groups on wellness, disease prevention, or
childbirth and help develop programs addressing these issues.
 Assess individuals and families for health / safety risks, including environmental factors,
identifying and minimizing potential problems.
 Participate in nursing related research activities.
 Travel to various outlying clinics with in system, multiple departments

Mayo Clinic Health System Sparta, WI


Registered Nurse - Emergency Room (PRN) 11/2009- Present
 Monitor and report change(s) in patients' conditions while maintaining accurate records.
 Order / interpret diagnostic tests (EKG, POC glucose, UA, ACLS initiation, CT scan (stroke
protocol), and X-ray (orthopedic injuries) to help assess patient's condition.
 Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics.
 Collaborate with patient’s healthcare team to assess, plan, implement, and/or revise care plan.
 Educate individuals, families, and groups on wellness, disease prevention, or childbirth issues
and helped develop programs to improve health in the community.
 Assess individuals and family’s situations for health risks, including environmental, to identify
potential problems.

Gundersen Health System Sparta, WI


Registered Nurse- Family Medicine 2016- 11/2018

 Staff RN as well as Charge RN for 2 years


 Monitor and report change(s) in patients' conditions while maintaining accurate records.
 Collaborate with patient’s healthcare team to assess, plan, implement, and/or revise care
plan.
 Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
 Educate individuals, families, and community groups on wellness, disease prevention, or
childbirth and help develop programs addressing these issues.
LISA E KNUDTSON – BSN
Sparta, WI 54656 • 608-769-5572 • rn.lisak@gmail.com

Work Experience (Continued)

 Assess individuals and families for health / safety risks, including environmental factors,
identifying and minimizing potential problems.
 Participate in nursing related research activities.

Gundersen Health System La Crosse, WI


Registered Nurse- Inpatient Behavioral Health

 Inpatient Behavioral Health unit is a short stay stabilization unit which treats Adolescents
( up to 18yrs), Adults, and Geriatrics.
 The patients admitted to the Inpatient Behavioral Health unit presents with mental illnesses
such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression, substance
induced mood disorder, personality disorders, and substance abuse.
 The services, treatments, procedures, and activities provided to the patients on the
Inpatient Behavioral Health unit include, but are not limited to: psychiatric evaluation,
nursing assessment, psychosocial assessment, activity therapy, group counseling, medication
management (monitoring, review, and education), and discharge planning.
 Provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process. Provides leadership
for the nursing team, and contributes to the education of a variety of members of the staff
and students