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Kris Olson, MS, RN, NP, C

Kristine Olson, RN

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.

Professional Affiliations

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

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 web site.

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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