Christina A. Sanders, MSN, RN, NP
15613 Via Montecristo
San Diego, California 92127
858-759-5300 Fax: 858-759-5301
Email: Christina.Sanders@VeraJuris.com
Web Site: www.VeraJuris.com


EDUCATION
    Undergraduate Education
    • University of Notre Dame
      South Bend, Indiana
      Bachelor of Arts in Government, 1996
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
      Baltimore, MD
      Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998
    Graduate Education
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
      Baltimore, MD
      Master of Science in Nursing (Adult Nurse Practitioner), 2000
    Continuing Education
    • Vickie Milazzo Institute
      Houston, TX
      Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC), 2003-2010
    • Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Course
      Escondido, CA
      Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • San Diego Cardiovascular Associates
    Encinitas, CA
    Nurse Practitioner, 2012 to Present
    Participate in the outpatient and inpatient care of adult cardiology patients. Supervise exercise and pharmacological stress tests.

  • Vera Juris, Medical-Legal Consulting Firm
    San Diego, CA
    Partner, 2011 to Present
    Leads the firm's legal nurse consulting activities and is responsible for managing all client casework. Testifying expert for cases involving nurse practitioners. Legal nurse consulting practice includes both plaintiff and defense cases for medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability litigation.

  • Scripps Clinic, Division of Cardiology
    La Jolla, CA
    Nurse Practitioner, 2004 to 2012
    Participate in the outpatient and inpatient care of adult cardiology patients. Precepted physician assistant student.

  • Nutricula Juris A Legal Nurse Consulting Firm
    San Diego, CA
    Legal Nurse Consultant, 2007 to 2010
    Provided legal nurse consulting and expert testimony for plaintiff and defense cases.

  • Monmouth University,
    West Long Branch, NJ
    Clinical Adjunct Faculty, 2003 to 2004
    Precepted adult nurse practitioner student in the outpatient cardiology setting.

  • Cardiology Associates of New Brunswick,
    East Brunswick, NJ
    Nurse Practitioner, 2001 to 2004
    Participated in the outpatient and inpatient care of adult cardiology patients. Supervised 6-8 nuclear stress tests daily.

  • Phoenix Health Care,
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Registered Nurse, 2001
    Per-diem agency nurse for various emergency departments in northern New Jersey.

  • Critical Care Nurses, Inc.,
    Laurel, Md
    Registered Nurse, 2000
    Per-diem agency nurse for various emergency departments in the Baltimore area.

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
    Registered Nurse, 1998 to 2000
    Worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a Level-1 Trauma Center to provide and coordinate direct care to emergency department patients.

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD
    Clinical Nursing Intern, 1997 to 1998
    Assisted with total patient care on a medical unit that specialized in the treatment of individuals with AIDS-defining illnesses.
HONORS
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Recognized commitment to nursing education, 2004
  • Ruth Dale Ogilby Award: Recognized outstanding academic performance, 2001
  • Mary and Grainger Marburg Award: Recognized outstanding clinical expertise, 1998
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 1998
LICENSES
  • California Registered Nurse License, # 638337
  • California Nurse Practitioner License and Furnishing Number, # 14902
  • Drug Enforcement Agency, # MB0693134
CERTIFICATIONS
  • Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR)
INVITED LECTURES
  • “Highlights of American College of Cardiology,” March 2006
    Presented synopsis of current research from the American College of Cardiology national conference to an audience of health care professionals.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • “Cardiology 2008,” Del Mar Community Connections lecture, February 2008.
  • “Hot Topics in Cardiology: Questions and Answers for the Young and Young at Heart,” Community lectures in August 2007 and October 2007.
  • D.C. Rape Crisis Center Volunteer, 1996 - 1999
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
    • Board Member since 2009
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP)

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