Valentina Rivera
B.S. Nursing
Excelsior College, Albany, New York, 2008

A.S. Nursing
Excelsior College, Albany, New York, 2005

A.S. Health Ministry
Hartland College, Rapidan Virginia, 1995

Virginia Registered Nurse License from 2013
Massachusetts Registered Nurse License from 2005
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Work Experience
School Nurse - Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind from January 2016 till May, 2018. Provides acute and routine nursing care to meet the healthcare needs of students on campus. Works under the direction of contracted pediatric physicians. Encourage each child to obtain optimum health and wellness while maximizing his or her educational potential.

Charge Nurse - Life Care Centers of America for August 2015 till June, 2017. Provide direct nursing care to the residents. Supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Ensure that all resident care must be in accordance with current federal, state, and facility requirements, and that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

Substitute Language Teacher - Shenandoah Valley Academy from November 2013 till June, 2017. In the absence of the regular classroom teacher to help students to learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons and to provide meaningful instructions for assigned classroom.

Case manager - Medical Resources Home Health Inc from August 2006 till May, 2012. Provide admission, case management, and follow-up skilled nursing visits for patients under physician’s orders. Coordinate appropriate care, encompassing various healthcare personnel such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, home health aides and external providers. Supervise the work of home health aides and personal care workers and provide written care plan.

Short-Term Nursing Assistant/Health Counselor, Atlantic Union College Nursing Department, International Health Mission, 2000
Triaged in AUC traveling health clinic in the Dominican Republic as a nursing assistant and counseled patients.
Math/Science Tutor, Atlantic Union College Nursing Department, 1999-2000

Therapist - Hartland College Wellness and Health Center, 1993-1995. Performed massages and hydrotherapy treatments under doctors’ supervision. Assisted in Stop Smoking programs and cooking schools. Lectured on Stress Management, Nutrition, Home Health Remedies, Hydrotherapy, and Massage.

Office Secretary - Hartland College Work Education Office, 1992-1993
Organized work experience and training for 100 students.
Current Driver's License
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References Available?
Work Restrictions
Foreign Languages Spoken:
Russian, Spanish, Bulgarian
Physical Limitations:
Personal Statement

I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria; lived in Bulgaria for 17 years; married; mother; Interests include hiking, cooking, music, travel; have visited England, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Canada.

I completed an associate degree in Medical Ministry from Hartland Collage, VA in 1995 and worked at their Wellness and Health Center for 2 years as a therapist. I performed massages and hydrotherapy treatments under doctors’ supervision. I assisted in Stop Smoking programs and cooking schools. Lectured on Stress Management, Nutrition, Home Health Remedies, Hydrotherapy, and Massage.

In 2008 I completed my Bachelors degree in Nursing from Excelsior College in Albany, NY. I worked in many different fields of nursing: home care nursing, school nursing and geriatric nursing. I love being a nurse. I believe that nurses are the most trusted healthcare professionals. They are with patients throughout the continuum of life. While working as a nurse, I am also a teacher, advocate, caregiver, critical thinker, and even innovator. For me, nursing is one of the most honorable profession, and nurses are the heart and soul of the healthcare system.

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