graduate assistant resume example with 7+ years of experience

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Motivated nurse PHD candidate with superior work ethic, problem-solving, and organizational skills looking to expand on experience, while integrating clinical nursing expertise with a research focus on the policy impact affecting vulnerable seriously ill patients. Reliable and dedicated team member with a hardworking, resourceful, and communicative approach.

  • Clinical ethics
  • Mentor to new nurses and doctoral students
  • End of Life Nursing Care (ELNEC trained)
  • Strong clinical judgment and problem-solving
  • Acute care expertise, including wound care
  • Publication and presentation
  • Online curriculum delivery
  • Patient and family advocacy
University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA, Expected in 12/2025 Ph.D. : Nursing - GPA :
  • GPA 4.0
  • Completed competencies 6/2023
  • 2023 Sigma Anne Kilbrick Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award
  • 2023 PHD Nursing Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award
  • 2021, 2022, 2023 Lynch Nursing Award Merit Scholarship
  • 2022 Anne Kilbrick Merit Scholarship
University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA Expected in 05/2015 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Summa cum laude
College of William And Mary Williamsburg, VA Expected in 05/1989 Bachelor of Arts : International Relations And Affairs - GPA :
  • Registered Nurse License, Massachusets - 2015 to present
  • Medical Surgical Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - 2017 to present
University Of Arkansas - Graduate Assistant
Pine Bluff, AR, 09/2022 - Current
  • NU 332 Nursing Ethics - Coordinate with faculty member to develop, deliver, and evaluate course materials and assignments, and provide constructive feedback to 40 students.
  • Provide comprehensive research assistance and support to Interim Department Chair, Jacqueline Fawcett RN, Ph.D., ScD (hon), FAAN, ANEF, and assistant professor, Joanne Roman Jones JD, Ph.D., RN which has resulted in peer-reviewed article, essay, and textbook chapter.
Arrow Child And Family Ministries - Clinical Nurse
Arlington, TX, 09/2015 - Current
  • Champion on Collaborative Governance: Ethics in Clinical Practice Committee – present case studies, lead discussions, and implement unit-specific Monthly Ethics Rounds for ethics teaching and mitigation of moral distress.
  • No One Dies Alone Program at MGH - spearheaded and created collaborative group to provide compassionate care to actively dying patients with no family bedside. Modified for COVID.
  • Manage all elements of patient care as part of multidisciplinary team, using nursing expertise and evidence-based practice to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate interventions, contribute to care plan development, and discharge teaching for patients.
Concord Hospital, Inc - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Concord, NH, 11/2018 - 12/2020
  • Empathetically communicated with teenage to adult victims to facilitate collection of evidence and employ treatments resulting in successful documentation, transfer of evidence, and patient care.
  • Invited Member of Leadership Council, Serious Illness Coalition (2023-present)
  • Member, Center for Aging and Serious Illness Research Salon, MGH (2023-present)
  • Member, Center for Surgery and Public Health Research, BWH (2023-present)
  • Member, Munn Center PHD-DNP Nursing Forum, MGH (2023-present) – participate in advancing nurse research
  • Member, MA Serious Illness Coalition Nursing Taskforce (2022-present) – created web-based nursing resource for educating undergraduate and graduate nurses on caring for patients with serious illness that included collecting, vetting, and organizing resources; followed by launching website which is an exemplar for other states
  • Hospice Volunteer, Norwell VNA, Norwell, MA (2021-present) – interview and record patient legacy stories and provide companionship to hospice patients
  • Member, Serious Illness Research Interest Group (RIG), UMB (2021-present) – participate in discussions and research related to serious illness
  • Member, Academic Integrity Panel (2021- present) – hear, deliberate, and determine appropriate restorative responses to disputes.
  • Interim foster parent for newborns (2004-2007)– cared for vulnerable newborns, collaborated with social worker in regard to placement and resources, mentored mothers in childcare and resources
  • Member/Chairperson, Parent Teacher Organization Plymouth River Elementary School (1996-2017) – developed and implemented art history enrichment program for elementary school children (Get Smart about Art)


  • Roman Jones, J. and Claire, J. (2023) Cognitive Interviews to Explore the Confidence and Preparedness Survey: For a Future Workforce Development Study with a Safety Emphasis Among Diverse Nursing Students. In process

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Fawcett, J., Tulman, L., & Claire, J. (2023). Adaptation to High-Risk Childbearing: Extension of a Preliminary Situation-Specific Theory with Focus on Psychological State and Functional Status. Aquichan, 23(1), Article 1.
  • Claire, J. & Gazarian, P. (2022). A good death: A synthesis review of concept analyses studies. Collegian.


  • Claire, J & Gazarian, P. (2023) A good death: Synthesis review of concept analyses studies. Poster presentation for UMB Research Day 2023.

Web-based resource and webinar presentation

  • Gazarian, P., Flanagan, J., LeBlanc, R., Claire, J., Murphy, A., Pare, J (2022). Nursing resources. Nursing Resources | Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care.

Published essays

  • Fawcett, J. & Claire, J. (2023). Thoughts about Measuring Concepts: Using Single-Item Indicators and Multiple-Item Indicators, Nursing Science Quarterly. Accepted, awaiting publication
  • Fawcett, J. & Claire, J. (2021). Thoughts about presence and dying. Nursing Science Quarterly.

Textbook chapter-invited

  • Roman Jones, J. & Claire, J. (2023) Healthcare Decision Making Chapter in Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, 7th ed., edited by Marie Boltz, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, and Terry Fulmer. In process

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School Attended

  • University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • College of William And Mary

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  • Graduate Assistant
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner


  • Ph.D.
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