director of nursing resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Compassionate Director of Nursing dedicated to maintaining highest standards of nursing practices and policies. Excellent leader, mentor and recruiter, supporting staff and local community. Demonstrates strong working knowledge of regulatory compliance along with proven results in managerial role.

  • Accreditation coordination
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Profitability strategies
  • Recruiting and hiring
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Staff supervision
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Facility oversight
  • Patient safety
Education and Training
Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL Expected in 12/2009 Associate Degree in Nursing : Nursing - GPA :
Lake City Community College Lake City, FL, Expected in 12/2000 Practical Nursing Certificate : Nursing - GPA :
Fairview Health Services - Director of Nursing
Highland Park, MN, 06/2013 - Current
  • Oversaw all nursing processes through three change of ownerships while ensuring staff engagement to promote retention.
  • Assessed competency of clinical staff to promote quality, continuity and safety.
  • Oversaw explanation of personnel policies and job descriptions as part of nursing employee orientation process.
  • Implemented changes needed to correct deficiencies found during government inspections.
  • Created and maintained facility documents and records, maintaining accuracy while managing sensitive data.
  • Monitored development, implementation and updates of individualized care plans.
  • Administered executive supervision, exercising independent judgment to select proper course of action in policies and procedures.
  • Budgeted, managed and scheduled a staff consisting of more than 85 licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, & patient care assistants while fostering an environment supportive of both staff and patients.
  • Communicated with patients and families with compassion while keeping medical information private.
  • Implemented new hire training to further develop skills and initiate discussions on task prioritization.
Great River Health Systems - Nursing Unit Manager
West Burlington, IA, 04/2001 - 06/2013
  • Held multiple roles while employed here including floor nurse, desk nurse, staffing coordinator, and unit manager with experience including but not limited to that listed below.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Reviewed and completed admission and discharge assessments.
  • Audited and completed charts, evaluations and medical forms.
  • Hired, trained and supervised 45 nursing unit team members, facilitated professional growth of subordinates and modeled effective and compassionate nursing techniques.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Facilitated peer-to-peer conflict resolution.
  • Solicited medical history information from patients to provide best and most effective medical advice.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Oversaw staffing and related operations, spanning interviewing, hiring and mentoring personnel.
  • Assisted in new hire process by calling and scheduling appointments with candidates, filling out required paperwork and preparing manuals.
  • Addressed employee harassment allegations, work complaints and other concerns diligently.
  • Scheduled and confirmed appointments.
  • Answered telephones and directed calls to appropriate staff members.

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School Attended

  • Florida Gateway College
  • Lake City Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Nursing
  • Nursing Unit Manager


  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Practical Nursing Certificate

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