Audrey Myers

Audrey Myers

Office Phone: (540) 432-4193

Email:

Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 329

Assistant Professor

Nursing Dept

“I believe in excellence in nursing, and am passionate about teaching nursing. I believe that nurses are an integral piece of the answer to our current health care crisis, and as such must be equipped to be passionate, articulate and expert in their field.”

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Currently enrolled, anticipated completion 12/2018

Master’s Degree, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Graduated May, 2007

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Graduated with Highest Honors June, 2000

Bachelor of Science, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA
Major: Biology
Minors: Business Administration, Psychology
Graduated Cum Laude May, 1988

LICENSURE

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Licensed to practice through the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health
Professions Board of Nursing

Certified through Pediatric National Certification Board through 2016
License Number: 0024167460
Current through 10/30/2016

Authorization to Prescribe through the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health License Number: 0017138920

Current through 10/30/2016

Registered Nurse
Licensed to practice through the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health
Professions Board of Nursing
License Number: 0001170266
Current through: 10/30/2016
PAST EXPERIENCES

RMH Sentara South Main Clinic
Nurse practitioner primary care pediatrics 08/12 – 08/15
Specialized in pediatric primary care, primarily to Medicaid patients. A large part of my practice includes providing care via interpreter services to children of Spanish speaking families and immigrant families from Iraq, Eritrea, Iran and Russia.

University of Virginia – Pediatric Urology
Nurse practitioner outpatient clinic 10/10 – 08/12
Specialized in a surgical clinic providing pre-operative and post-operative care, managed children with dysfunctional voiding, spina bifida, and neurogenic bladder.

Augusta Pediatrics – University of Virginia Regional Primary Care
Nurse practitioner primary care pediatrics 08/07 – 10/10
Provided primary care to children of all ages

Newborn ICU, University of Virginia – Staff Nurse 07/00 – 8/07
Newborn Emergency Transport team member
Staff Education Committee Chair, 2004-2005
Developed and generated monthly newsletter for staff “NICU Notes”
Functioned as charge nurse

Newborn ICU, University of Virginia – Research Coordinator 8/05 – 8/06
Study Coordinator for 3 clinical trials including two Synagis trials and one intravenous immunoglobulin trial.
Worked with neonatologists to carry out 3 investigator initiated trials including work with fluconazole prophylaxis in the ELBW infant, the use of a laryngeal mask airway for the delivery of surfactant, and explored the use of a wound vac for intestinal perforation in the premature infant.

Rosslyn Academy, Nairobi, Kenya 7/94-5/98
Part-time Office Assistant – responsible for accounts receivable for 350 students
Part-time Secondary Librarian – assisted in conversion from paper to electronic card catalog
Interim Elementary Physical Education Teacher – Taught grades K-5 for one academic year.

Eastern Mennonite University – Assistant to the Registrar 7/88-2/91

MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) – Member since 2006
Certified by Pediatric National Certification Board – since 2007

PRESENTATIONS

September 2014 – Presenter for the local VCNP chapter. “Pediatric Pearls” – a lecture with brief, practical tips and ideas for caring for children in the primary care setting.

October 2012 – Was asked to speak to two Sentara RMH family practice clinics. These clinics were for the first time in several years taking newborns on their first discharge visit from the hospital. This lecture was intended for the nursing staff and provided information on appropriate vital sign measurement in the infant, appropriate scheduling for the ill newborn, and warning signs and symptoms of an ill newborn. Was attended by nursing, MD and office managers.

October 2011 – Presenter at “A Day at Virginia: Whiz Kids – Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Nephrology” sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, UVA School of Medicine. Lecture title: “To Pee or Not to Pee… that is the problem”. This presentation was intended for an audience of statewide pediatric primary care providers including family physicians, pediatricians, and nurse practitioners.