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Don Abbott




Don Abbott MSN, RN





Hands-on Nursing Informaticist with extensive experience in design, 

workflow, and order entry processes with Cerner Millennium PowerChart.

Master’s prepared clinical professional with proven success in information

technology and electronic health record (EHR) systems. Over 4 years of direct

patient care, as well as six years informatics experience and end-user

support. Other skills and specialties include: electronic health record training,

curriculum development, and educational material design (including print,

interactive computer based training, audio/video production, and classroom and

individual instruction). Maintain expertise with CPOE, IView, PowerPlans and

Nursing workflow and design.

Personal History

-27 years of software, hardware, and network installation experience


-10 years as a Registered Nurse (2006 - Present)

-27 years experience as a professional improvisational comedy performer

(1989 - Present)

-14 years experience as a Corporate workshop developer and presenter

(2002 - Present)

-United States Air Force veteran (1982 - 1987)

Project History

-Barcode Medication Administration implementation

-Computerized Provider Order Entry implementation

-Cerner EHR for OB

-Cerner EHR for Genesis Health System Aledo

-Electronic Home Medication Documentation

-Meaningful Use stage I and II

-Computer based training for electronic health record (EHR) training

-Depart Process

-Insulin Pump Self Management

-PromiseCare Heart Failure

-Music videos for patient safety education

-Cerner60 educational videos

-International nursing marketing video design and production

-Web based Nursing Documentation Request Database on GenNet


Nursing Informatics Liaison -

Genesis Health System

Davenport, IA — 2009 to 2017


-Currently support and educate over 1000 Nurses on Cerner EHR system

-Developed process with Provider Liaisons to maintain information and education

continuity between Nurses and Providers

-Project team member for bar code medication administration hardware and

software implementation

-Project team member for Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) and

Meaningful Use Stage I and II implementations

-Redesigned electronic health record classroom training and training material for


-Implemented interactive computer/web based training for Nurses

-Received ‘Nurse of the Month’ designation

Wrote and produced two music videos used to teach hospital staff, clinical nursing

students, and patients central line care (“Rub-A-Dub-Dub Scrub the Hub”) and

hand washing (“Hand Check”)

Registered Nunrse Direct Patient Care -

Genesis Health System

Davenport, IA — 2006 to 2009


-Direct patient care Nurse

-Created and presented ANCC accredited workshops in Nursing Customer



Certified Nurse’s Aid and Unit Assistant -

Genesis Health System

Davenport, IA — 2003 to 2006


-Redesigned Unit Assistant education and reference material for Genesis Health System

Manager of Information Technology -

Heart Of America Group

Moline, IL 1998 to 2002



-Responsible for maintaining hardware and software systems for 23 hotels and

restaurants in five states

-Designed and Implemented automated remote server backup systems for 3

restaurants chains spanning in five states

-Headed point of sale (POS) system design and replacement project for 3

restaurant chains

-Updated POS hardware, software, and network infrastructure in eight facilities

-Negotiated telecommunication contacts for all of Heart Of America Group


Improvisational Comedian -

ComedySportz Quad Cities

Rock Island, IL 1989 to Present


-Performed over 1200 short form improv shows throughout the Midwest

-Member of the ComedySportz four time World Comedy League Championship


-Teach improv techniques to performers, teachers and corporate executives


Walden University - Minneapolis, MN

Master of Science in Nursing Informatics - 2014 GPA 4.0

St. Ambrose University - Davenport, IA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 2006 GPA 3.6

St. Ambrose University - Davenport, IA

Bachelor of Science in Biology - 1998 GPA 3.4


-Expert in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Openoffice/LibreOffice Writer,

Calc and Impress

-Design and Create interactive computer based training using Adobe Captivate

and WINK

-Video production and editing

-Audio production and editing

-Professional voice over artist

-Opera trained singer

-Improvisational comedian

-Linux and free and open source software (FOSS) enthusiast

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