Shaina N. Saufley, AGACNP-BC

Shaina N. Saufley, AGACNP-BC

1401 Johnston Willis Drive, Suite 1200
Richmond, Virginia 23235

Professional Experience:

2014 – Present – Arthritis Specialists, Ltd.

2014 – Virginia Commonwealth University, Masters of Science in Nursing
            Summa Cum Laude

2013 – Virginia Commonwealth University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
            Magna Cum Laude

2011 – Virginia State University, Masters of Science in Biology
           Magna Cum Laude

2007 – University of Mary Washington, Bachelor of Science in Biology


ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Licensed Nurse Practitioner
Authorization to Prescribe
Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Certification
Virginia Registered Nurse License
American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2014 – VDH-OHMHHE Virginia’s Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship
Golden Key International Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
2013-2014 – The Woman’s Club Educational Endowment Fund Scholarship
2011-2014 – MCV Foundation Whitehead Scholarship
2008-2010 – Graduate Assistantship, Virginia State University
Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society
2003-2007 – Emerging Leaders Diversity Scholarship

Professional Experience:

Nurse Practitioner, Arthritis Specialists, Richmond, VA 2014-present
● Utilize the scientific process and national standards for managing patients with rheumatic and arthritic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia
● Assess health status of clients by obtaining relevant health and medical history, performing detailed physical examinations and performing and ordering preventive and diagnostic tests and procedures
● Diagnose conditions through utilizing critical thinking, synthesizing and collecting data, and formulating a differential diagnosis
● Develop treatment plans, in partnership with the patient, family, and interdisciplinary team that maximizes health potential
● Implement plans of case based on established priorities through prescribing appropriate medications, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and exercise, referring to appropriate providers including physical therapy, and providing necessary interventions including trigger point and joint injections
● Evaluate client status through follow up that is systematic in determining the effectiveness of a treatment plan and by reassessment

Adjunct Faculty, John Tyler Community College, Chester, VA, August 2014-December 2014
● Taught General Biology and Medical Terminology courses in the Division of Mathematics, Natural, and Health Sciences
● Prepared weekly lecture and laboratory presentations and assignments to engage students
● Met one-on-one with students during weekly office hours to mentor, advise, and tutor as needed
● Encouraged a healthy learning environment, being approachable and professional to ensure students get the most out of their academic endeavors
● Met with mentor to further develop new teaching strategies to better engage students

Adjunct Faculty, ITT Technical Institute, Richmond, VA, June 2014-August 2014
● Taught Anatomy and Physiology for the Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences
● Prepared weekly lecture and laboratory presentations and assignments to engage students
● Engaged students from different socioeconomic backgrounds to encourage success in academics and address barriers to learning
● Fostered a healthy learning environment where students could openly discuss topics of interest

Unit Secretary, VCU Health System, Richmond, VA, May 2010-May 2011
● Handled all incoming communications to the unit including phone calls, faxes, and nursing orders
● Alerted nurses to patient requests and needs
● Admitted and discharged patients to and from the unit
● Filed and maintained medical chart


Thesis Defense: Analysis of Host Parasite Resistance Gene Expression Data for 2011 – Identification of Candidate Genes in Sheep, Virginia State University

Professional Memberships:

Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
Richmond Advanced Practice Society

Community Involvement:

2013-2014 – Cross Over Healthcare Ministry, Richmond, VA
2007-2009 – Fan Free Clinic, Richmond, VA
2006-2007 – Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, Fredericksburg, VA