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Director of Nursing


Bourbon, MO

To obtain a position as a Registered Nurse that will enable me to benefit my employers professionally and provide the highest level of comfort and care to my patients. Authorized to work in the US for any employer   

Work Experience

Director of Nursing:

St. Clair Nursing Center – Saint Clair, MO

November 2017 to Present

  • Direct, oversee and evaluate all nursing personnel (registered nurses, LPN etc.)
  • Guide staffing procedures
  • Set objectives and long-term goals for the nursing department
  • Organize and coordinate admission, nursing and patient care procedures
  • Develop and enforce policies aiming for legal compliance and high quality standards
  • Control budgets and monitor expenditures
  • Resolve issues and deficiencies when needed

MDS Coordinator:

St. Clair Nursing Center – Saint Clair, MO

November 2015 to November 2017

  • Promoted to lead MDS coordinator in June 2015
  • Effectively managed Medicare A and Managed care caseloads of up to 35 residents to ensure optimum reimbursement. Strong patient care skills
  • Coordinated care between nursing and rehab staff to ensure resident needs and to ensure residents needs and to ensure that  individualized goals and plans of care were developed
  • Scheduled,  completed and transmitted all MDS assessments to state data base in a timely manner to ensure appropriate billing
  • Correspondence with insurance companies to ensure that managed care residents’ stays were within the guidelines of both our companies as well as their insurer’s company guidelines
  • Conducted Medicare meetings to ensure proper documentation to meet Medicare guidelines
  • Communicated with physicians, CNAs, nurses, families, IDT and residents regarding residents’ clinical conditions
  • RN, ADON, St. Clair Nursing Center
  • Works directly with DON and other management to develop proper care of patients. Works with staff on education and scheduling
  • Encourage staff using a leadership approach to keep positive and always focusing on patient care in an effective manner
  • Strong patient care skills  

LPN-charge nurse:

Life Care Center – Sullivan MO

August 2010 to June 2015

  • Direct patient with long term patients and acute care setting.
  • I mainly worked on acute rehab side where I started IVs, administered medications, wrote doctor orders, assisted doctors with patients rounds, checked PT and INR values, performed treatment to wounds (especially wound vacs and pressure ulcers), assisted patients with ADLs, performed peritoneal dialysis, g-tubes, monitored lab values.
  • Worked directly with patients and families to assist patients to get their peek potential.

CNA-Certified Nursing Assistant:

Life Care Center of America- Sullivan MO

February 2008 to August 2010

  • Assisted with personal care for patients
  • Dressing, toileting, bathing assisted with transfers.



Central Methodist University

June 2016 to December 2017


East Central College

August 2013 to December 2015

Certification & Licences

BLS for Healthcare Providers

September 2019


  • Attention to detail (8 years)
  • Medicare and Managed Care (4 years)
  • Medical Billing (2 years)
  • Case Management (2 years)
  • Billing (2 years)
  • MDS
  • Hospice Care
  • Nursing
  • Medication Administration
  • EMR Systems
  • Patient Care
  • Critical care Experience
  • Infection Control Training
  • Vital Signs
  • Data Collection
  • Customer Service

Donna Cooper


Ms .Cooper has been an administrator for over
20 years.

Phone # 314-522-8100

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