Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner Shawn McKissick's CV

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May 2004

Masters of Science in Nursing; University of Arizona
Family Nurse Practitioner
Rural Health Nurse Practitioner Certification

May 2002

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Arizona Magna Cum Laude

May 1993

Associate Degree in Nursing; Pima Community College


  • DCNP certification
  • AANP certification
  • Arizona RN license
  • Rural Health Basic Certificate
  • ACLS certified


June 2004 to present

Nurse Practitioner, Pima Heart Associates, Tucson, Arizona
Nurse Practitioner in busy cardiology practice. Duties include consulting and managing care, in collaboration with interventional cardiologist, in patients with cardiovascular disease. Includes clinic and hospital setting.

June 2004 to present

Pima Research Foundation, Tucson, Arizona
Sub-investigator in clinical trials

August 2004 to April 2005

Nurse Practitioner, Marana Health Center, Marana, Arizona
Per diem position in busy family practice clinic serving medically underserved population.

June 2003 to September 2003

Nurse Practitioner study externship program, SAVAHC, Tucson, Arizona
Worked in the LSU (Emergency room) under the guidance of physicians, as an NP student. Performed H & P's, instituted orders, interpreted diagnostic results, and participated in the management and treatment of complex patients.

2000 – 2004

Research Nurse, Pima Research Foundation, Tucson, Arizona
Coordinated and implemented cardiovascular clinical drug studies in cardiology practice and acute care setting. Collected and recorded data per FDA guidelines. Communicated with study sponsors and medical monitors. Performed physical assessments, patient education, phlebotomy, and dispensed clinical study drug.

1993 – 2004

Staff Nurse, St. Mary's Hospital; Tucson, Arizona
Staff nurse on cardiac telemetry unit and radiology special procedures. Served as clinical preceptor and charge nurse. Experience in med-surg, critical care, pediatrics, and Department of Corrections.

1997 – 1998

Per Diem Nurse, Northwest Medical Center; Tucson, Arizona
Per diem nurse in Emergency Department.


  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau Beta-Mu Chapter
  • American College of Cardiology-(Cardiac Care Associate)


  • 12/03 Recipient of the Graduate Study Award-Sigma Theta Tau Beta Mu Chapter
  • 5/04 Recipient of the University of Arizona Mary Opal Wolanin outstanding thesis award


Oat Research Group. Investigator Lancaster, L., McKissick, S. The Open Artery Trial. American Heart Journal 2005; 150; 627-642.

Wung, S., McKissick, S., Ritter, L., Jones, P., Seiger, A., Zerwic, J. Sex differences in the symptom presentations of Acute Coronary Syndromes. AHA Scientific Sessions Poster Presentation 2004; Presentation 3027.