Nancy Means

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Long Beach, CA

Nancy Means

Nancy Means R.N.P.


  1. REGISTERED NURSE: extensive clinical and administrative experience with pediatric focus.
  2. CERTIFIED PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER: credentialed to perform newborn and well child examinations; assess, diagnose and treat common acute and chronic disorders.
  3. FURNISHING NUMBER: maintains qualifications required to order and write for pharmaceuticals according to California Board of Nursing,


  1. 1994-1996: Molina Medical Clinics - per diem health care provider; provided quality pediatric well child physicals inching California Health Department Physicals, acute and chronic care; improved quality of care by providing staff education and anticipatory guidance to families.
  2. 1993-1994: Spectrum Emergency Health Care - per diem, providing Well Child Care and Acute Care services at the Pediatric Clinic Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro, to children birth through 12 years of age.
  3. Served 20 years in the United States Navy Nurse Corps; retired after 20 years of service. Assignments included:
    1. 1989-1992: Senior Nurse and relief Officer in Charge of Branch Medical Clinic MCAS El Toro; Department Head, Pediatric Clinic and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at MCAS El Toro, Santa Ana, Ca.
    2. 1985-1989: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Charge Nurse/Division Officer, Pediatric Clinic; Impatient Nursing Supervisor; Naval Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach, Ca.
    3. 1981-1985: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Charge Nurse; Nursing Division Officer; Naval Medical Clinic. MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawai.
    4. 1980-1981: University of California, Sam Diego; Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program with Pediatric: Specialty.
    5. 1976-1980: Pediatric Charge Nurse, Nursing Supervision and Nursing Clinical Coordinator, Naval Hospital San Diego, San Diego, Ca.
    6. 1913-1976: Pediatric Charge Nurse, Newborn Nursery Charge Nurse, Pediatric Clinic Charge Nurse, Naval Regional Medical Center, Long Beach, Ca.
    7. 1972-1973: Navy Nurse Corps Candidate Program, Sioux: Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


  1. Humanitarian Service Medal - received for performance during Operation Baby Lift.
  2. Navy Achievement Medal - awarded by the President of the United States for outstanding performance at Navy Medical Clinic Hawaii.
  3. Navy Commendation Medal - awarded by the President of the United States for sustained superior performance at MCAS El Toro.


  1. Sioux Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Received Diploma as Registered Nurse in 1973.
  2. University of California San Diego, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Received Certificate as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 1981.


  1. Certified with National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates since 1981.
  2. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  3. Uniformed Nurse Practitioner Association (UNPA); served as Vice President of Administration for 5 years.


  1. MOLINA MEDICAL CLINICS: Utilized spontaneous teaching skills to educate Medical Assistants in Pediatric Standards for check-in procedures, administration of immunizations/medications and common Pediatric disorders.
  2. MCAS EL TORO BRANCH MEDICAL CLINIC: 1989-1992: As a CPNP developed Cluster Well Baby Clinics offering quality anticipatory guidance to families and providing information on common childhood diseases and reactions to immunizations; increased productivity and availability of well child care; evaluated and treated children from birth to 12 years of age for pediatric illnesses both acute and chronic.
    1. As Pediatric Charge Nurse developed protocols, policies and procedures for ancillary staff to utilize in check-in process, scheduling appointments and providing for patient referral; developed immunization certification program for hospital corpsman and nurses; served as Patient Contact Representative providing an outlet for concerned or dissatisfied clients; frequently nated "star" performer for the Pediatric Clinic on Patient Satisfaction Surveys.
    2. As Branch Medical Clinic El Toro Senior Nurse submitted written proposal for the development for a Department of Nursing which was later implemented; provided supervision of nursing care given by nurses and several hospital corpsman insuring standards of care were met. Successfully led the clinics in JCAHO accreditation; Directed all Nursing Activities.
    3. As Pediatric Clinic Department Flead maintained standards of care insuring delivery of quality medical care; developed Pediatric Quality Care Standards performing audits and other ICANO requirements; passed JCAHO inspection with no discrepancies reported.
    4. Developed and provided ongoing Prenatal Education Classes to military families; included 7 weeks of instruction in LaMaz relaxation, normal and complicated Labor and Delivery, newborn variations and infant feeding/breastfeeding.
    5. Served as Co-chairman for the Uniformed Nurse Practitioner Association planning committee for the 1989 Symposium; a six day conference attended by nearly 200 practitioners.
  3. NAVAL HOSPITAL LONG BEACH: 1985-1989: As Pediatric Nurse Practitioner performed teaching newborn discharge physicals at mothers bedside; provided information on newborn care, feeding (bottle and breast), jaundice, cord care and offered support to families; provided both well child care and evaluation and treatment to children ages birth to 12 years of age with Pediatric acute and chronic diseases; offered a Pediatric Telephone Hour to families to provide then with support and guidance in common Pediatric illnesses, growth and development issues and parenting,
    1. Served as Nurse of the Day, providing inpatient supervision to nurses on orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, medical, surgery, labor and delivery, post partum, newborn nursery, recovery room, and ICU.
    2. Temporarily assigned duty to South Pacific Island of Tarawa, Kiribati providing evaluation of existing medical care and recommendations for improvement.
    3. Served on Child Abuse Review Committee
  4. NAVAL MEDICAL CLINIC HAWAII: 1981-1985: As Pediatric Nurse Practitioner provided well and sick child care to children ages birth to 14 years; developed numerous Patient Education Handouts addressing pediatric illnesses, signs and symptoms, treatments and when to seek medical attention; served on Patient Education Committee.
    1. As Charge Nurse and Nursing Division Officer directed all Nursing Care activities; developed and implemented policies and procedures to meet Standards of Care; Developed and implemented corpsman orientation program