charge nurse resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Patient-oriented, compassionate nurse with over nine years' experience in direct patient care in the diverse settings of postpartum/newborn nursery, neonatal intensive care and pediatric surgical units. Energetic and collaborative leader seeking to utilize education and experience to take the next step as a nurse practitioner. Skilled communicator, who demonstrates ability to foster trusting relationships with patients, caregivers and clinical teams to support institutional goals and positive patient outcomes.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor
  • BLS Certified
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Preceptor
  • Designated Staff Mentor
  • Evidenced-Based Clinical Reasoning Skills
  • Strong Patient Assessment Skills
  • Direct Patient Care Provider
  • Critical Care Provider
  • Respiratory and Ventilator Care Trained
  • Proficient in Electronic Charting Systems
  • Team Oriented
  • Patient Advocate
  • Strong Communication and Interpersonal Relationship Skills
01/2014 to Current
Charge Nurse St Therese Home Of New Hope Robbinsdale, MN,
  • Recovery Room/Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) charge nurse and staff nurse, for a 10 bed PACU at Children's Mercy Kansas and a staff nurse on a 15 bed PACU at Children's Mercy Hospital.
  • Charge nurse responsibilities include evaluating the surgery schedule to appropriately assign staff, coordinating patient admissions, transfers and discharges, communicating with floor charge nurses to anticipate patient admission and needs, and arranging follow up care and additional home services for patients following discharge.
  • Preceptor to new staff nurses, provides education on critical care patient assessment skills, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain control modalities, medical procedures and extubation techniques.
  • Designated peer mentor to new graduate nurses after they finish orientation. Peer mentors answer questions, offer support and guidance to new nurses for one year following orientation.
08/2011 to 12/2013
Staff Nurse Coda Mountain View, CA,
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staff nurse, on a 19 bed Level III NICU.
  • Attended high-risk neonatal deliveries under the supervision of a neonatal nurse practitioner.
  • Assisted with intubation and central line placement in emergent and non-emergent deliveries.
  • Managed critically-ill neonates on ventilators, BiPAP and CPAP.
07/2010 to 08/2011
Mother-Baby Unit Staff Nurse Research Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Postpartum Mother/Baby Unit and Newborn Nursery charge nurse, Charge nurse on a 26 bed Postpartum and Newborn Nursery Unit.
  • Charge nurse responsibilities included communicating with Labor and Delivery charge nurse to anticipate admissions, make patient assignments for staff, assist staff nurses with postpartum and couplet care.
  • Provided postpartum education to mothers including breastfeeding assistance and infant care.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2020 to to
Master of Science: Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Graceland University - Lamoni, IA
  • Summa cum laude graduate
  • 4.0 GPA
  • 600 hours of family primary care experience focusing on health maintenance throughout the lifespan, patient education, community resource identification, pediatric development, chronic disease management and clinical procedures
Expected in 05/2010 to to
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Research College of Nursing - Kansas City, MO
  • Research Foundation Class of 1978 Academic Scholarship Recipient
    January 2010
  • HCA Midwest Division Scholarship Recipient
    August 2007 through May 2010
  • AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor (PALS) March 2018 - PRESENT
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) November 2017 - PRESENT
  • Basic Life Support Provider (BLS) January 2014- PRESENT

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School Attended

  • Graceland University
  • Research College of Nursing

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Mother-Baby Unit Staff Nurse


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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