Tamra Ehlts, NP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Division of orthopaedics
Tamra Ehlts is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of orthopaedics at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She sees pediatric orthopaedic patients and specializes in the treatment of pediatric fractures and common pediatric concerns such as in toeing, bowlegs and knock-knees. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she was a lead instructor at MedTech College in Greenwood, Indiana. Other previous work experience included a staff nurse at Riley Hospital for Children at Indianapolis as well as a pediatric travel nurse in several cities. She obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing at Indiana University School of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her nursing diploma at Methodist Medical Center School of Nursing, Peoria, Il. Mrs. Ehlts is a member of several organizations including the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. For more information or to make an appointment with Mrs. Ehlts, please call SIU HealthCare at 217-545-7500 (pediatric orthopaedics).
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
• Highly skilled career professional with 15 years experience as a Registered Nurse in hospital and primary care environments.
• Experienced in patient care and support including assessment, education regarding medications and treatment, lab work, documentation with care plan for diagnosis, and administration of treatment procedures.
• Computer skilled. Proficient in documentation/record maintenance/paperwork to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality.
• Experienced instructor for RN, LPN, and Medical Assistant programs.
License, State of Illinois 1997 License, State of Indiana 2004 Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 2009
Instructor MedTech College, Greenwood, Indiana PN Lead Instructor; Develop lesson plans and tests for multiple nursing courses; chair of nursing curriculum committee; member of Nursing Board that interviews prospective students for admittance into nursing programs; 2008-present Staff Nurse Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Indiana Worked in the pediatric dialysis unit and in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Travel Nurse 2004-2005 American Traveler/Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Indiana Worked on contract for the hospital in the pediatric dialysis unit Travel Nurse 2004 American Traveler/University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa Worked on contract as a staff nurse on the pediatric surgical floor Travel Nurse 2003-2004 Medical Express/ Exempla St. Joseph, Denver, Colorado Worked on contract as a staff nurse on the pediatric medical/surgical floor Medical Program Instructor 2003 Midwest Technical Institute, Lincoln, Illinois Office Nurse 2002-2003 Hopedale Medical Complex, Hopedale, Illinois
Diploma, Nursing Methodist Medical Center School of Nursing, Peoria, Illinois 1997 Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1999 University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Master of Science in Nursing Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana 2009
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 2007-Current References on Request