Linda M. Laws, FNP-BC joined The Skin Surgery Center in July 2015 as a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Ms. Laws has been a registered nurse for 30 years and has a variety of experience with medical and surgical patients. She has been training with Dr. Wilson in Galax, Va., as well as the other dermatologists at The Skin Surgery Centers in Mount Airy, Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

Ms. Laws earned a master’s degree in Nursing with magna cum laude honors from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with summa cum laude honors from Radford University in Radford, Va.

Prior to joining The Skin Surgery Center, Ms. Laws worked as an FNP in the Alleghany Health Department in Sparta, N.C. She has experience with pediatric and adult primary care patients. Ms. Laws is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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EDUCATION

2012 Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
MS in Nursing
magna cum laude

2011 Radford University
Radford, VA
BS in Nursing
summa cum laude

1979 Miami Dade Community College, Medical Campus
Miami, FL
AS in Nursing

1977 Miami Dade Community College, South Campus
Miami, FL
AA in Education

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

CPR 2009-present

ACLS 1988-1995

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

March 2014 – July 2015
Alleghany Health Department
Sparta, NC
Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Provided Primary Care services for patients with acute or chronic illnesses
  • Provided Primary Care services for patients presenting for preventive health care including Family Planning, Child Health, BCCCP and STD

January 2013 – December 2013
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
608 clinical hours – FNP student

2010 – 2012
Free Clinic of the Twin Counties
Galax, VA
Clinic Nurse

  • Triaged and prepared patients for appointment with physician: obtained vital signs, updated medications and history, performed UA, AccuChecks, A1C, nebulizer treatments, injections, wound care
  • Assisted physician with patients

2000 – 2004
Galax Elementary School
Galax, VA
Substitute School Nurse, Substitute Teacher

  • Evaluated children’s illnesses
  • Monitored vital signs
  • Implemented care plan for children’s illnesses and accidents
  • Supervised and taught 20 children for each school day when needed

1987 – 1994
Twin County Regional Hospital
Galax, VA
Staff Nurse

  • Assessed, evaluated and provided care for patients in the ICU
  • Intervened to prevent worsening of patients’ conditions
  • Monitored, assessed and evaluated patients in PACU

1986 – 1987
St. Francis Community Hospital
Greenville, SC
Staff Nurse-Charge Nurse

  • Assessed, evaluated and provided care for patients in the ICU
  • Intervened to prevent worsening of patients’ conditions
  • Implemented doctor’s orders in the ICU

1983 – 1986
Gastroenterology Associates
Greenville, SC
Business Manager

  • Managed personnel including hiring and firing
  • Monitored functions of the office including accounts payable and receivable
  • Responsible for insurance transactions and payroll
  • Supervised nursing staff

1981 – 1983
St. Francis Community Hospital
Greenville, SC
Nursing Supervisor

  • Supervised employees, including scheduling and personnel issues, on the Urology-Gastroenterology unit
  • Responsible for the nursing care of all patients on a 36-bed unit

1980-1981
St. Francis Community Hospital
Greenville, SC
Staff Nurse-ChargeNurse

  • Responsible for 36 patients on the GYN/General Surgery floor
  • Supervised LPN’s and NA’s while in charge
  • Delivered all aspects of nursing care to my patients

HONORS & AWARDS

Elected to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (Nursing)
Recipient of the Mildred B. Hopkins RN Excellence in Nursing Award at Radford University

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY & SERVICE

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program 2009 – 2011
Back Pack Buddies 2009 – 2012
Galax Presbyterian Church, volunteer financial aid worker 2008 – 2012
Free Clinic to the Twin Counties 2010 – 2012

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