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Laurel RN, BSN, student MSN-FNP

Laurel DeFoggi



100 W. Eastway Dr., Boise, Id, 83702



Compassionate nurse with 16+ years of experience in every aspect of pediatric care. Adept at providing family-centered care throughout the lifespan. Creative thinker, innovative leadership skills, and a passion for evidence-based nursing. Believes that brevity builds bridges, humor can heal, and the written word is magic.


Excellent support for nursing staff with appreciation for balancing needs and skill sets

Ability to advocate for developing nursing professionals, students and team members

Successfully implemented process for tracking patient care for multidisciplinary Pediatric Spina Bifida clinic

Regularly undertook staffing/scheduling of nursing teams with use of TASS and outlook calendar.

Familiar with planning and ensuring implementation of patient education programs, assessing, monitoring, and educating nursing staff on patient care

Fluent with EPIC charting

Expert in ESI guideline, HIPPA compliance and EMTALA             

Concise communication with all branches of patient care team

Proficient in the application of modeling/ role modeling theory of care   

Expert in accurate and efficient assessment skills      

Effective team participant in all aspects of codes  


Physician assistance with procedures including LPs, sedation, suturing, fracture reduction

IV starts, Lab draws, Immunizations, 12-lead EKG, cardiac monitoring, Defibrillation, Nebulizer treatments, Splinting      


Bedside blood glucose, urine analysis, gastroccult, occult blood

Drips/pushes including blood transfusions and TPN  

Foley/straight catheterization   NG tube placement   I-Stat use

Proven track record of writing medical updates for departmental newsletters

Regularly undertook advocating for integrative medicine practice

Acts as ADHD cheerleader for patients and families


December 2015 - PRESENT, St. Luke's Children's Pavilion, Float RN Boise, ID

Worked fluidly with nursing staff and physicians in sixteen pediatric specialty clinics. 

Tasks include: phone triage, patient follow-up, patient rooming, physician scribing, vaccination administration, procedural assistance

Promote and maintain a culture within the clinical environment related to nursing practice and process

Assist physicians as required, provide education to patients and their families on illness, treatment process, medication, healthcare procedures and policies, etc.


California Pacific Medical Center / Pediatric ED Staff RN III

October 2008 -November 2015,  San Francisco, CA

Helped plan and implement new Pediatric ED

Charge nurse, Triage nurse, Bedside nurse role adaptable

Designated Safety Coach for department

Special projects: sedation practice chart auditor, author of bi-monthly ED newsletter

Scheduling and shift coverage 

Apply pediatric standards to busy ED


University of California, San Francisco / Registered nurse -staff

2006-2008,  San Francisco, CA

Pediatric Med/Surg from 2007-2008

Maintained patient load of up to 8 patients

Practiced collaborative care with multiple specialties and hospitalist

Care of patients without families

Efficient admission practice

Excellent discharge education


Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit 2006-2007

Adept at in-depth head-to-toe assessment of critically ill patients

Central/arterial line maintenance

Critical, life-saving drip maintenance



DeFoggi, L. (2022, September 29), “The Myth of Perfect Parenting: How to Be Human Alongside Your Child”. ADDitude Magazine

DeFoggi, L. (2019), “The Case For Immunization”. The Shorthorn, University of Texas Arlington


Outstanding Poet, 1996, San Francisco Guardian


Current Research

Principle Investigator for DNP project proposal: Fit & Feasibility of Interdisciplinary Clinic for ADHD pediatric patients and their families.


Currently enrolled in:

Purdue Global University MSN-FNP to DNP 

track -expected graduation: 10/2023

University of Texas, Arlington / BSN

December 2019,  Arlington, TX


City College of San Francisco/ Associate Degree, Registered Nursing

2006,  San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Art Institute - 1991 -1993 Pursuant to a BFA in Film and Photography


Idaho Board of Registered Nursing, RN

ENPC - Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course 


Member of ANA,  AAANC,  AHNA, AANP

References available upon request.

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