Practitioner Michaela Kolarik NP

Practitioner Michaela Kolarik NP

Michaela graduated from Baker University with her Bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2010. She made the decision to further her education and received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree after many years working as an RN in the Emergency Department. During her time in the ED her passion for wellness and prevention of chronic disease grew as Michaela repeatedly encountered chronic illnesses that could have been prevented with better health education and a wellness model. She is passionate about helping patients achieve optimal health and prevent disease.

Michaela has been married to her husband, Matt, for 6 years and they just welcomed their first baby, a son named Otis, in August. As a wife and new mom, Michaela appreciates a healthy lifestyle and strives to ensure her family focuses on health prevention with such things as routine physical activity and eating a healthy diet.

EDUCATION

Maryville University- Family Nurse Practitioner   St. Louis, Missouri        6/2015-12/2017

  • Master of Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)- graduated December 2017
  • Completed 745 clinical hours.  Clinical settings included family practice, retail health, OB/GYN, and pediatrics.

Baker University School of Nursing  Topeka, Kansas   8/2008 – 5/2010

Stormont‐Vail HealthCare Campus

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) –graduated May 2010
  • Senior Capstone: 84 hours: Worked with RN preceptor to manage the care of 4‐5 patients with acute and chronic health problems.
  • Course Highlights: A five credit hour clinical practicum including a managed care experience, the opportunity to manage care of 4‐5 hospitalized patients, and rotations

in the ER and CCU. Worked with a team of seven classmates to develop a change project for the Birthplace unit at Stormont‐Vail HealthCare, Topeka, KS.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Registered Nurse- Emergency Department

Research Medical Center                                       Kansas City, Missouri                  1/2016-10/2017

Provide care for patients in the Emergency Department with a wide variety of diagnosis. Work with doctors and hospital staff to provide safe, efficient, and quality care.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to assessment of patient, medication administration, assisting with incoming traumas/medical resuscitations, following doctor orders, and being a patient advocate.

 Registered Nurse‐ GI/Endoscopy Lab

University of Kansas Hospital   Kansas City, Kansas  12/2014‐1/2016

Provide care for patients undergoing GI/endoscopy procedures. Responsibilities include but are not limited to pre‐procedure assessment, medication administration, online charting including updating of patient health history, IV insertion, post‐op assessment and recovery, and procedure related skills. Work closely with physician at bedside during procedures as well as provide sedation for patient.

Registered Nurse‐ Perioperative Services

University of Kansas Hospital-Indian Creek       Kansas City, Kansas                  08/2013‐12/2014

Provide perioperative care for patients undergoing a wide variety of procedures including orthopedic, gynecological, and GI/Endoscopy. Responsibilities include but are not limited to pre‐procedure assessment, medication administration, online charting including updating of patient health history, IV insertion, and procedure related skills. Work closely with physician at bedside during procedures as well as provide sedation for patient.

Registered Nurse‐Emergency Department

Truman Medical Center‐Hospital Hill  Kansas City, Missouri     6/2012‐9/2015

Provide care for patients in the Emergency Department with a wide variety of diagnosis. Work with doctors and hospital staff to provide safe, efficient, and quality care.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to assessment of patient, medication administration, assisting with incoming traumas/medical resuscitations, following doctor orders, and being a patient advocate.

Registered Nurse‐ Critical Care Unit

Overland Park Regional Medical Center   Overland Park, KS    8/2011‐6/2012

Provide care for 1‐2 patients with a critical diagnosis and/or trauma related injuries.  Work with doctors and hospital staff to provide safe, efficient, and quality care.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to assessment of patient, medication administration, responding to rapid responses on other units throughout the hospital, assisting with incoming traumas, following doctor orders, and being a patient advocate.

Registered Nurse‐Cardiac Telemetry                                   

Overland Park Regional Medical Center  Overland Park, Kansas                    8/2010‐8/2011

Provide care for 5‐6 patients with cardiac related diagnosis.  Work with doctors and hospital staff to provide safe, efficient, and quality care.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to assessment of patient, medication administration, following doctor orders, and being a patient advocate.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

MO State Board of Nursing- Certified Nurse Practitioner-2018002042

AANP Certification- F01180708

Kansas State Board of Nursing: 13‐112776‐101

Missouri State Board of Nursing: 2012018559

BLS: Expiration‐06/2020

Advanced Injection Training- January 2018

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