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Sydney Nichole Narvaez

7267 Joyce Way, Dallas TX 75225 | (214) 554 4281 | sydneynnarvaez@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ
Current GPA: 3.569
Graduation date: May 2017
National Hispanic Scholar Award Scholarship

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Preceptorship, Transplant/Surgical Oncology Unit January February 2017 (180 clinical
hours + 8 hours leadership shadowing)
Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ

Worked three 12-hour night shifts per week for five weeks
Cared for 2-4 patients per shift with minimal direction from preceptor
Assumed total patient care within the student nurse scope of practicepreceptor
supervised when necessary
Communicated with doctors, pharmacy, patient care techs, physical therapists, and
dieticians when needed to provide appropriate patient care
Charted and documented on all patients cared for
Admitted new patients to the unit
Prioritized patients and tasks based on importance
Improved upon time management skills

Clinical Nursing Rotation, Population Health Nursing February April 2017 (75 clinical
hours)

Tucson, AZ

Learned how to evaluate a census tract via windshield survey and key informant
interviews
Turned in census tract data for a community in Tucson, AZ for the public health
department to use
Taught children in the community the proper techniques for brushing and flossing teeth
after a key informant expressed concern of dental caries in this community
Shadowed home health nurses in order to learn how to assess and intervene with at risk
mothers and babies in the community

Clinical Nursing Rotation, High Acuity Units September-November 2016 (270 clinical and
lab hours)
Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ

Worked in Medical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
Cared for 8 patients throughout this rotation under supervision of a registered nurse
Performed comprehensive and focused assessments
Communicated well with health care team and participated in rounds
Demonstrated care prioritization in high acuity patients
Gained experience in performing nursing skills, such as medication administration
Clinical Nursing Rotation, Psychiatric Nursing September November 2016 (75 clinical
hours) Banner University Medical Center South Campus in Tucson, AZ

Cared for clients with a wide array of psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar disorder,
borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia
Evaluated clients in withdrawal using the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for
Alcohol and the Clinical Institute Narcotic Assessment in order to decide appropriate
interventions
Constantly evaluated the environment to ensure it was safe for myself as well as the
clients
Learned about frequently prescribed medications for mental health disorders

Clinical Nursing Rotation, Acute Care January-April 2016


Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, AZ Adult Medical/Surgical Floor and Operating Room (135
clinical + lab hours)
Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, AZ Pediatric Medical/Surgical Floor and Pediatric ICU (135
clinical + lab hours)
St. Josephs Hospital in Tucson, AZ Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and Neonatal ICU (75
clinical + lab hours)

Recorded and interpreted vital signs


Introduced to nursing skills
Performed focused assessments individualized for each patient
Developed communication skills with hospitalized patients
Documented basic assessments and vital signs in corresponding electronic system for
each hospital

Clinical Nursing Rotation, Long-term Care August December 2015 (112 clinical + lab
hours)

Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Developed primary assessment skills as well as effective therapeutic communication


Assisted the elderly with activities of daily living when needing

Shadowing an Anesthesiologist May-August 2014


Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX

Observed orthopedic surgeries for pediatric patients


Developed communication skills with both children and parents
Learned the responsibility of a nurse during surgery
Learned how care for a patient progresses starting pre-operatively, through surgery, and
post-operatively

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Beta Mu Chapter

Inducted April 30, 2017

NURSING SKILLS

Medication administration via mouth, IM, subcutaneous, IV, IV push, NGT, gastrostomy tube; IV
and NGT insertion; Titrating medication drips; Central line care; EKG interpretation; Laboratory
value interpretation; Documentation; BLS and PALS certified