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Alex Woodruff, RN MSN CCRN

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My expertise is in Pediatric Critical Care - both PICU and Congenital Cardiac ICU. I provide care for the most critically ill children and I am a strong believer in family centered care. I have worked in this field for 19 years in the UK and the USA. Prior to ICU work I staffed in pediatric orthopedics, spinal surgery and general surgery. I am happy to answer questions pertaining to any area of pediatric nursing. I will also answer questions about nursing in the USA (as a foreign nurse) and will happily give readers the perspective of a male nurse in a predominantly female workplace.

Experience in the area

I have worked in pediatrics for the last 19 years. I have a strong intensive care background and a large amount of experience as a member of a Pediatric Retrieval (Transport) Team, an in-house rapid response team, a Clinical Lead/Charge Nurse and a pediatric CVVH practitioner. I value mentoring and preceptorship and am active in this area. I can offer the viewpoint of a nurse who has travelled internationally with my career. I am currently a clinical manager for a pediatric CVICU and a cardiac intermediate care unit.

Organizations

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Education/Credentials

MSN with Specific Focus on Systems Leadership (Grand Canyon University), BSc Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing (London South Bank University), Dip HE Paediatric Nursing (London South Bank University), ENB 415 - Paediatric Critical Care, Renal Replacement Therapy Course (London South Bank), Paediatric Emergency Transport (London South Bank). Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - American Heart Association CCRN (Pediatric) Certification - American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Awards and Honors

Sigma Theta Tau


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Recent Answers from Alex Woodruff, RN MSN CCRN

2016-11-29 uk - us education process:

Hi Claire,    I took a look at the California State Board of Nursing website and searched the terms "international nurse". The information I read does not stipulate 2 years from what I can see. It does

2016-11-25 uk - us education process:

Hello,    I am happy to answer your questions for you.    Firstly, yes - sometimes it is quicker to obtain your first license in another state. This is exactly what I did when I came to the US. Once you

2016-11-22 Return to nursing:

Hi Bree,    Thank you for sending this question my way. I will be happy to answer, though I do preface my response with the caution that I can only provide my own thoughts as a hiring manager; which may

2016-10-04 uk - us education process:

Hi Claire,    Unfortunately this question is outside of my experience. Although you are going through nurse training, the question is really about UK to US educational transfers. I have experience when

2013-01-16 NEW NURSE JOB:

Hi Kike,    Thanks for addressing this question to me.    Here in the US most jobs are advertized through the hospitals own website, unless you want to work as a travel nurse... in which case you need

 

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