Hello! I'm Terri Evans
It's nice to meet you.
I am ready to put my professional knowledge to good use, while simultaneously developing my skills in a healthcare environment as a Nurse Educator. With lots of practical experience to back me up, as well as an extensive skill set, I’ve got the flexibility and necessary experience to educate on multiple levels within healthcare clinical areas and nursing programs. Do you want to know more about what I can do for your organization? Get in touch with me today.
Get To Know Me
I’m an experienced Registered Nurse based in Central Arkansas. My work as a bedside nurse includes over 25 years of focused patient care. I provide patient education and quality care to my patients and their families resulting in a positive outcome and a significant impact. I’m happy to apply the experience and the skills I’ve obtained in my career in order to manage healthcare projects and education through creative problem solving and innovative thinking. I possess a strong eye for detail and can thrive independently as well as in a team environment.
Qualifications at a Glance:
❖ Exceptional capacity to multi-task with ease and foster the provision of compassionate patient care.
❖ Administrative and referral experience including admissions, assessment, treatments, and education for a wide range of patients and their families
❖ Highly recognized as a team leader and an excellent healthcare provider and patient advocate.
❖ Demonstrated ability to forge, lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams that provide top-quality patient care.
❖ Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to include accuracy in patient history taking and other proper documentation.
My Roles & Responsibilities
The following is a list of my experiences as a professional in my field. Here you will find a showcase of each of these roles. They were all unique and contributed to both my personal and professional development. In addition to these positions, I’ve also launched a few endeavors of my own, which you can read about below. If you’d like references or additional information for any of these roles, please get in touch.
Founded & CEO | November 2016
Position CPR LLC
Independent CPR Instructor
I teach CPR & First Aid. Each student is taught the dire need to respond to a cardiac arrest patient as quickly as possible by performing CPR correctly. Training is freely offered and readily available through mobile onsite options. We are able to teach a wide variety of healthcare providers and community groups.
Founded & CEO | July 2017
PC Health Education
Online Health Education
Responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. Planning and operation of the annual budget. Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation.
May 2020 - March 2021
Centene Medical Management
Medical Management Trainer
Provide hands-on training to clinical staff in Medical Management on the various aspects of their job functions and responsibilities. Provide an avenue of consistent training among the clinical staff; define expectations of each specific role for accountability and facilitate clinical training for the staff.
Nov. 2007 - Oct 2018
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare
Clinical Staff R.N.
Demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patients served and interpreting information to identify each patient's individual needs. Developed the initial nursing plan of care and update the plan with assistance as needed.
Every person has the right to learn. Every teacher has the obligation to teach with kindness and patience. We all listen and learn differently. The ability to tune in to the learning environment is imperative for students success and program sustainability.
Compassion & Advocacy
As a nurse, I am drawn to care for the sick and injured. I have empathy for people who are in pain and patients who suffer from illness. I have a strong desire to make their hospital experience as positive as possible by advocating for the best care and treatment plan.
Commitment To Professional Development
With over 25 years as a bedside nurse, I consider my experiences that of an expert level and seasonal at best. I began my career as a Certified Nurse Assistant in 1993 and worked my way up to a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2001. I received my RN degree in 2006, then returned for my BSN in 2012. I graduated with a Masters of Science with a Nurse Education specialty. I am committed to continued education. I consider myself a Lifetime Learner and Educator.
Changing with the flexibility of healthcare and the systems in which they operate is critical to managing and maintaining a high standard of care. I am ready to assist teams with changes by encouraging a positive attitude and creating a learning environment for acceptance. Helping students to think critically will help contribute to the safety of the patients and the students.
Western Governors University
MSN Nurse Education
WGU's online master’s in nursing education program has prepared me to teach a new generation of nurses. The competencies for this specialty were derived from the NLN Nurse Educator standards and the Masters Essentials for Professional Nursing practice. The coursework prepared me to excel as a nurse educator who is ready to teach in diverse settings.
University of Arkansas Little Rock
The BSN Nursing Program provided competent clinical and ethical decision-making models that are guided by the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA Social Policy Statement, the Arkansas Nurse Practice Act, and other state and federal regulatory guidelines such as standards of care, best practices, and national board recommendations. My leadership mandate began at UALR with this second degree. (UALR Associates of Science in Nursing graduate 2006)
Pulaski Technical College
Pulaski Technical College is the fastest growing community college in the South. Their Practical Nursing program combined theory instruction with many hours of clinical experiences that taught me the basics of nursing. PTC PN program instruction included medical surgical, pediatrics, cardiology, medication administration and a strong foundation in medical terminology.