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Paula La Juan Bledsoe

Paula La Juan Bledsoe, American nurse practitioner, nursing supervisor. Registered Nurse, Arkansas; registered nurse practitioner; certified Basic Cardiac Life Support instructor, American Council of Learned Societies, pediatric advanced life support, CPR instructor, hearing and vision screening, scoliosis screening instructor.

Background

  • Bledsoe, Paula La Juan was born on October 24, 1960 in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Paul Val and Mildred Louise (Parker) Pennington.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, El Reno Junior College, Oklahoma, 1984. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Arkansas, 1990.

    Career

    • Nursing assistant Parkview Hospital, El Reno, Oklahoma, 1980-1982. Nurse technician Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, 1983-1984. Registered Nurse, team leader, charge nurse neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level III Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1984-1986.

      Charge nurse neurological Unit St. Joseph's Regional Health Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1986-1990. Registered nurse practitioner Hot Springs Neurosurgery, 1990-1993. Nursing house supervisor, charge nurse intensive care DeQueen (Arkansas) Medical Center, 1993-1994.

      Nurse practitioner Family Medical Clinic of Dierks, Arkansas, 1994-1995, Delight (Arkansas) Rural Health Clinic, from 1995, Medical Park Hospital, Hope, Arkansas, from 1995. Preceptor University Arkansas Medical School nursing students.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Arkansas. Registered nurse practitioner. Certified Basic Cardiac Life Support instructor, American Council of Learned Societies, pediatric advanced life support, CPR instructor, hearing and vision screening, scoliosis screening instructor.

    Membership

    Member American Nurses Association (policy and procedure committee 1989), National Nurse Practitioner Association, National Stroke Association, Arkansas-Missouri Nurse Practitioners Association, National Association of Female Executives, National Organization of Women, Sigma Theta Tau.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, basketball, horseback riding, kick boxing, crafts.

    Connections

    • Married Billy Don Bledsoe, August 1, 1977. Children: Nikki, Bobi Jo.
    • father: Paul Val Pennington
    • mother: Mildred Louise (Parker) Pennington
    • spouse: Billy Don Bledsoe
    • children: Nikki Bledsoe
    • Bobi Jo Bledsoe
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    Died May 20, 2008
    (aged 47)
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