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Health and Wellness Writer

Name: Joan Denny

Type of Writer: Health or Medical Writer

Location: mobile

Rate Type: per article (or blog post)

Average / Typical Rate: $50 - 100

My Website / Portfolio: https://www.ripplesandripples.com

Profile Summary


health and wellness, medical writing/blog, travel writing
26 years in the medical field RN/ family nurse practitioner, BA in Journalism
passion for travel writing ( flight attendant for 1yr prior to medical career and life-long traveler)

Experience / Education / Qualifications


Joan Denny, FNP, RN Experienced Family Nurse
Practitioner/RN

Care-driven, patient-centric Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with extensive hospital and ambulatory experience within high pressure medical settings. Analytical professional skilled in providing a wide variety
of FNP and RN care with attention to detail, accuracy, and emotional intelligence. Collaborative communicator
continually focused on building relationships and promoting clear communication among staff. Proficient in Athena
and E-MDS EMR, medical writing, and medical records systems. Areas of Expertise include:
Professional Experience
JOAN DENNY LLC
ASAP Health Solutions, Inc. ! Cave Creek, AZ ! 6/2018 to 6/2019
NURSE PRACTITIONER
Provide medical care to rehab patients in step-down unit. Work with adult thru geriatric population offering comprehensive and cost-effective care. Develop relationships between patients, family, and communities as a medical
resource. Proficient at E-MDS EMR.
Key Accomplishments:
• Manage increasingly complex and diverse medical conditions
• Medical Liaison to specialists and adjunct therapy producing efficient care and reduced cost to patient
MY DR NOW ! Chandler, AZ ! 8/2017 to 6/2018
NURSE PRACTITIONER
Provide transitional care of patients released from the hospital to prevent re-hospitalization. Work with pediatric
thru geriatric population offering comprehensive and cost-effective care. Develop relationships between patients,
family, and communities as a medical resource. Proficient at E-MDS EMR.
Key Accomplishments:
• Manage increasingly complex and diverse medical conditions
• Medical Liaison to specialists and adjunct therapy producing efficient care and reduced cost to patient
SOUTHLAND GERIATRIC AND PALLIATIVE CARE (f/k/a Generations) ! Tempe, AZ ! 5/2014 to 6/2017
NURSE PRACTITIONER
▪ Geriatric/Family Practice ▪ Physical Assessment/Intake ▪ Clinical Trials/Research
▪ Family Care/Patient Needs ▪ Relationship Building ▪ Complex Surgical Cases
▪ Emergency Care/Treatment ▪ Staff Training & Leadership ▪ Staff Coaching/Mentoring

Administer and monitor care for patients with chronic and acute conditions in a facility/home setting; provide indepth patient education regarding a variety of conditions and treatment options, including general health and wellness instruction and daily care. Adept at using Athena to write and organize medical charts. Order and interpret
diagnostic testing including labs, x-rays, and other materials. Prescribe and manage medications. Provide in-depth
patient education regarding disease process and re-hospitalization to reduce costs.
Key Accomplishments:
• Independently manage a 200+ patient panel while addressing acute and chronic conditions and quickly/accurately assessing best personalized treatment options.
• Successfully implement treatment plans including nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and intra-family
dynamics.
• Increased practice size from 200 to 650 patients over three years through excellent patient care and service.
MERCY GILBERT HOSPITAL ! Gilbert, AZ ! 10/2013 to 1/2014
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Developed and implemented strategic care of post-operative patients at a center specializing in surgical procedures; worked with patients from intake through discharge. Expertise in obtaining health histories, reviewing and
updating center policies as needed, and proactively stepping in as a charge nurse. Served as mentor and trainer to
new nurses and nursing students.
Key Accomplishments:
• Expert-level OR RN/PACU RN responsible for developing cost-cutting measures to decrease surgery costs
with alternative products and vendors.
• Adept at patient education and post-operation instructions, care, and complications/infection management.
ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL ! Tucson, AZ ! 8/2011 to 9/2013
OPERATING ROOM NURSE
Provided key emergency care during high-stress ER response cases; oversaw complex surgical cases.
CAMP LOWELL SURGERY CENTER ! Tucson, AZ ! 2005 to 2011
OPERATING ROOM NURSE AND RECOVERY ROOM NURSE
Developed and implemented strategic care of post-operative patients at a center specializing in surgical procedures; worked with patients from intake through discharge. Expertise in obtaining health histories, reviewing and
updating center policies as needed, and proactively stepping in as a charge nurse. Served as mentor and trainer to
new nurses and nursing students.
Additional Experience:
Senior Research Nurse, ARIZONA CANCER CENTER, Tucson, AZ (2 years)
Operating Room Nurse, ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL, Tucson Arizona (4 years)
Travel Nurse, VARIOUS CONTRACTORS AND LOCATIONS ACROSS U.S. (3 years)
Operating Room Nurse, TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER, Tucson, Arizona (3 years)
Education & Training
Master of Nursing & Nurse Practitioner, FNP (2013)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX | Tucson, AZ | GPA: 3.8/4.0
Clinical Training: 655 hours at Camp Lowell Medical Specialists, University Medical Center Women’s Health,

Silverbell Pediatrics, Tucson Center for Neurosciences, CVS Minute Clinic, and Caremore Touch.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA | Tucson, AZ
Associate Degree of Nursing
PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE | Tucson, AZ
Certifications:
Registered Nurse (RN), State of Arizona
Professional Affiliations:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, NP-C
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Member, Southern Arizona Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner Society

How to Contact Me


please visit my website for blog articles, E-book and for contact information https://ripplesandripples.com