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Angela M Hawkins, MSN CCRN CNRN SCRN

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Grain Valley, MO


Masters of Science in Nursing; Health Systems Management & Leadership; University of Missouri-Columbia; May 2017; Magna Cum Laude
Bachelors of Science in Nursing; Magna Cum Laude, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri-Columbia, obtained December 2000

Registered Nurse (RN) (2001-current)Missouri
Registered Nurse (RN) (2016-current)Kansas
SCRN June 2014-present AANN Certification for Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
CNRN Oct 2012-present AANN Certification for Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse
CCRN July 2012-present AACN Certification for Acute & Critical Care Registered Nurse
ASLS Nov 2013-present Advanced Stroke Life Support Provider & Educator
ENPC Nov 2010-present Emergency Nurses Association & ANCC Credentialing Center
TNCC Nov 2011-present Emergency Nurses Association & ANCC Credentialing Center
CSRN May 2010-May 2015 Certified Sedation Registered Nurse; ANCC Credentialing Center


Nov 2017 - March of Dimes Nurse Manager of the Year- Kansas City, MO
May 2014 - Neuroscience Nurse of the Year—Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO
March 2013 - Nurse of the Year –Saint Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs Missouri
2013-Current - Golden Key Honor Society & Phi Eta Sigma Nursing Honor Society
2013-Current - Dean’s Honor Roll in Graduate Studies
2013-2014 - Recipient of the Nurse Education Scholarship Fund
1997-2001 - Dean’s Honor Roll (all 7 semesters) (I graduated in 7 semesters.)
1997-2001 - Excellence Award (presented by University of Missouri)
1998-2001 - Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society & Golden Key Honor Member
1998-2001 - Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities
1999 - Sinclair School of Nursing Alumni Organization Overall Excellence Award
Test Writer for the Certified Stroke Nurse Exam (SCRN) April 2015 to present (ABNN)
Dr Robert & Marilyn Rymer Neuroscience Nurse of the Year: Saint Luke’s Hospital May 2014
Nurse of the Week: Nursing News May 2014 & May 2013
RN of the Year; St. Mary’s Medical Center in May 2013
Associate of the Month for St. Mary’s Medical Center in March 2011

Vision for Neuroscience Nursing:

With over 17 years of Neuroscience, critical care, emergency room and Interventional Radiology experience and with an MSN in Health Systems Management and Leadership, I have dedicated my life to Neuroscience and patients with neuro illnesses. My professional goals include translating neuroscience evidenced based research into clinical practice to promote advances in neuroscience and endovascular research. I am an extremely hard worker and provide overall leadership and direction to other neuroscience leaders and neuroscience newcomers. I believe that advancing neuroscience education and leadership expands our profession beyond any we have ever known. My focus on systems of neuroscience care helps to reach populations of patients and caregivers where we have never reached before. I believe that where you live, should not determine whether you live and my lifelong passion is to decrease the disability and mortality caused by neuroscience diseases.

Vision for the Association:

My vision for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is to help lead other nurses into a love and passion for neuroscience. Whether your love is critical care, emergency nursing or ambulatory care, neuroscience nurses care for a vast array of neuroscience illnesses. I believe I can continue to uphold the vision of AANN through my leadership and passion for helping other nurses find their specialty in neuroscience too. I believe the organization has a high standard for delivering neuroscience care and for helping to promote the professionalism, which is neuroscience nurses. I vow to work as a team with the other leaders in AANN and to collaborate to promote nurses and neuroscience.

Accomplishments in Professional Positions:

stroke foundation and as a community planner for community events around Kansas and Missouri including the Stroke Walk in downtown Kansas City. I volunteer as a Camp Nurse in Camp Como in Como, CO. . I usually volunteer 1-2 weeks a year and have since 2008. Camp Como is a wilderness camp at an elevation of over 10, 000 feet that specializes in wall climbing, double zip line, mountain biking, ropes course, hiking, white water rafting, and climbing a few of the Colorado mountains. My role is to tend to campers with altitude sickness and other common mountain ailments that relate to neuroscience.

I am currently on the SCRN Test Committee writer of test questions, National Association of Neuroscience Nurses 2015 to 2018. I am an organizer of the Stroke Walk for Kansas City, MO.

Accomplishments in Leadership Positions:

I have:

  • Developed and implemented basic, intermediate and advanced stroke classes for nursing staff. Aided in the development for APRN staff in the development of a Neuro Critical Care Class. For these classes I developed two versions of test questions administered using a cross-over design for evaluate efficacy of the class. The results showed statistical significance of advancement of neuroscience knowledge by the test method analysis.
  • Taught nursing in-services including the policy I developed for Progressive Mobility in our Hospital. Developed the ICU Progressive Mobility Algorithm and the patient education pamphlet for progressive mobility in our ICU.
  • Initiated the policy and procedures for the Ventilator Standing orders for ICU and then taught the competency when they were rolled out.
  • Initiated Delirium assessment protocol, policy and assessment tool in our ICU based on evidence-based practice.
  • Developed, with the Vice President of Service Lines and Medical Directors, service line goals and objectives to provide direction of resources to ensure the future growth and stability of assigned services.
  • Planned department performance improvement projects and oversees their implementation.
  • Currently systemizes the entire program for stroke care to incorporate sound transition of care processes, decrease readmissions in stroke, increase patient satisfaction in stroke and neuroscience patients.

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