ABOUT THE WOMEN'S HEART FOUNDATION
Kris Olson, MS, RN, NP, C
Kris Olson, MS, RN, NP, C
Capital Health System, Mercer Campus
Program Director, Medication
Safety, Central Jersey
Jan. 1992-Present Capital Health System, Mercer
Campus, Trenton, NJ Nurse Practitioner: Provide primary care to adult
clients in the Outpatient Clinic, the Gyn Clinic, and the Wound Care
Center including obtaining histories and performing physical exams,
diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, providing client
education and collaborating with other professionals to promote comprehensive
health care. Participate in interdisciplinary committees, chair advanced
practice nurses group.
April - Dec. 1991 Mercer Medical Center, Trenton, NJ Staff Development
Educator: Coordinated and taught CPR classes, oriented new unit secretaries
and agency nurses, developed and edited educational materials, assisted
with planning and projects.
1988 - 1991 Sheffield School for Nannies, Pennington, NJ Instructor:
Taught a varied course encompassing physical care of infants, first
aid, safety and health concerns from birth to adolescence. Expanded
the course from forty to eighty hours. Documented course content
for review by education specialists in the school's successful effort
to obtain college credit for Sheffield graduates through Edison College.
1986 - 1987 Parents‘ Anonymous State Resource Office, Princeton,
NJ Hotline Counselor: Part time. Provided “active listening” and
referrals to callers of a state-wide, 24 hour hotline/helpline for
prevention of child abuse and for assistance and referral for all
types of family problems.
1983 - 1984 Holy Redeemer Visiting Nurse Agency, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Nurse: Planned and carried out nursing care of clients with
short term or chronic health problems. Emphasized teaching and counseling
of clients and families. Supervised home health aids who were assigned
to my case load of clients.
1981 - 1982 Goldwater Memorial Hospital, New York, NY Nurse Practitioner:
In collaboration with a physician, responsible for the health care
of 96 chronically ill patients. Responsibilities included admission
and annual histories, physical examinations, diagnosis and management
of chronic and acute illnesses, teaching and counseling of patients
and families, and collaborating with other members of the health
care team to plan and evaluate patient care.
Pace University, Pleasantville, NY. M. S.
with distinction, Nursing, February, 1981. Grade point average 3.84/4.00.
Frances Reiter Award for clinical excellence.
Post-graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Residency at Goldwater Memorial
Hospital, New York, NY, spring, 1981. Augsburg College, Minneapolis,
MN. B. A. in Biology
R.N. and Nurse Practitioner, Certified, New
Jersey; R.N Pennsylvania
Certified Specialist as Family Nurse Practitioner,
by American Nurses Credentialing Center, Jan. 1, 1982, Dec. 1, 1992
and recertified Dec. 1, 1997 to Nov. 30, 2002.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
New Jersey State Nurses Association, Forum of Nurses in Advanced
Practice Chairperson of Legislative Committee, revised brochure:
Advanced Practice Nursing in New Jersey, and coauthored and maintain
American College of Nurse Practitioners American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners: NJ State Representative as of 7/1/99
Clinical Instructor/Preceptor for nurse practitioner students in
master's degree programs at Rutgers University, LaSalle University,
Widener University, University of Pennsylvania, UMDNJ and The College
of New Jersey
Guest Lecturer, Rutgers University post-master's NP certificate program:
Primary Care of Adults with Chronic Neurologic Disease and Headache,
8/2/97 and 8/12/98
Guest Lecturer, UMDNJ, Newark: Legislative Issues for Advanced Practice
Nurses, March 31, 1998
Guest Lecturer, The College of New Jersey: Primary Care of Adults
with Chronic Neurologic Diseases and Headache, April 8, 1999
Guest Lecturer, Seton Hall University: Reimbursement for the Advanced
Practice Nurse-Overview and Issues, April 28, 1999
Guest Lecturer, The College of New Jersey: Reimbursement for the
Advanced Practice Nurse, July 22, 1999 and October 4, 1999.
Guest Lecturer, Rutgers University, College of Nursing, Camden, Reimbursement
for the Advanced Practice Nurse, September 21, 1999
Central New Jersey Program Director of Women's Heart Foundation Medication
Safety Campaign, appointed fall, 1999.
Member of Congressman Rush Holt's Health Care Advisory Council, appointed
June, 1999. Interviewed by Congressman Holt on managed care reform
for his cable TV program, “The Rush Half Hour”, which
aired August and September, 1999.
New Jersey State Nurses Association, Forum
of Nurses in Advanced Practice Award for Nursing Excellence: Nurse
Practitioner of the Year, awarded March 10, 1999
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