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Dolores Van Bourgondien,ARNP

Dolores Van Bourgondien, ARNP-BC, MSN, MA, BA

Dolores Van Bourgondien joined Tenet in May 2012 to assist in the setting up of West Boynton Urgent Care Center, a full service urgent care center providing services to a diverse population base in Boynton Beach.  Previously she has worked as an emergency department and trauma nurse at Broward General Medical Center, a busy Level 1 Trauma hospital with daily volumes in excess of 350 visits.  While at Broward General she was instrumental in developing the Clinical Ladder recognition program for nursing excellence in the ED.  In addition she was a lead clinical preceptor and developed the nursing orientation handbook “Introduction to the Environment of Care.”

Most recently Dolores graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters’ of Science in Nursing and has recently passed the American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult Nurse Practitioner board certification exams.  Dolores’ focus is on Health, Wellness, Prevention and Maintenance.  Her Master’s Thesis concentrated on the development of a nursing model using Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the workplace to ensure compliance with routine preventive screening which would eventually decrease future medical problems for employees.  This model utilized other specialties such as dieticians, personal trainers and fitness professionals, chiropractors, and mind-body specialists who provide yoga and meditation for stress relief and general improvements in health and wellbeing.  Her thesis demonstrates that a synergistic approach to health and wellbeing will be the future model for healthcare and prevention.

Dolores is a certified trauma nurse (TNCC) and holds additional certifications in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS).  She is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.

In her free time Dolores works out and runs and now that she has finished school she will return to training for Triathlons and will attempt the MiamiMan ½ Ironman in November.

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