hospital nursing director resume example with 13+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Patient-focused Nurse Leader offering 10-year background driving quality improvements and coaching nursing staff to reach full potential. Strong organizational, communication and multitasking abilities. Expertise in managing medical records, evaluating staff performance and developing continued care plans.

  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Policy Development
  • Goal Planning
  • Quality Improvement Activities
  • Strategic Planning
  • Nurse Education and Training
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration
  • Budget Controls
  • Critical Thinking
  • Recruiting and Hiring
Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN Expected in Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :

Attended August 2015-May 2017, 5 classes short of completing my BSN

Hibbing Community College Hibbing, MN Expected in 05/2008 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Rainy River Community College International Falls, MN Expected in 05/2006 Practical Nursing Certificate : Nursing - GPA :


Work History
City Of Cincinnati, Oh - Hospital Nursing Director
Cincinnati, OH, 03/2019 - 08/2022
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Evaluated work performance of 42 nursing personnel to aid in professional growth and implement discipline.
  • Participated in Interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss patient status, ongoing care needs, length of stay, and post discharge recommendations.
  • Prepared and reviewed infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Recruited, hired and coached employees to offer high-quality, cost-effective care to all patients.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
Rainy Lake Medical Center - Manager of Med/surg and Obstetrical Services
City, STATE, 01/2015 - 03/2019
  • Provided high level of individualized care to adult patients across multiple medical specialties.
  • Educated patients and families on illnesses, medications and treatment plans.
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens and pain management techniques.
  • Collaborated with members of patients' healthcare team to deliver appropriate level of care.
  • Coordinated nursing care to be carried out according to facility guidelines and regulations.
  • Assessed team members' workloads and pitched in to help in areas where need was most evident.
  • Facilitated operations of 21-bed medical-surgical floor, managing resources and directing work of nursing staff and patient care technicians.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Participated in evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care.
Rainy Lake Medical Center - Nursing Supervisor
City, STATE, 03/2013 - 01/2015
  • Supervised staff of 28 registered nurses, 5 licensed practical nurses and 9 certified nursing assistants.
  • Investigated and reported all incidents per hospital policies.
  • Confidently directed overall operation of nursing services and patient care.
  • Interviewed, hired, instructed and mentored employees and promoted high level of care quality to patients.
  • Discussed patient care and treatment with care team members to optimize intervention plans and care delivery.
  • Coordinated nursing care for patients and participated in patient and family education.
  • Developed and implemented new nursing protocols to improve patient outcomes while minimizing medical errors.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Delegated tasks and provided leadership for 42 nurses and support personnel.
  • Maintained proper staff levels within budget parameters to deliver high levels of care to every patient.
  • Provided direct nursing care to patients when personnel was short-staffed.
  • Followed all HIPAA rules and regulations regarding patient confidentiality.
  • Organized department in accordance with administrative guidelines in order to provide specified nursing services to meet legal, organizational and medical staff guidelines.
  • Maintained strong commitment to patient care through dedicated case management and treatment delivery.
  • Introduced and improved programs for preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
Rainy Lake Medical Center - Registered Nurse, ED, Med/surge, and OB
City, STATE, 09/2008 - 05/2013
  • Kept medical supplies in sufficient stock by monitoring levels and submitting replenishment orders before depleted.
  • Completed clinical procedures and gathered patient data for interpretation by physician.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Ambulated, turned and positioned patients.
  • Obtained pre- and post-treatment vital signs and weight.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Obtained client medical history, medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners and verifying interventions met treatment goals.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Taught patients about medications, procedures and care plan instructions.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Collaborated with medical and administrative personnel to maintain patient-focused, engaging and compassionate environment.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.

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School Attended

  • Bemidji State University
  • Hibbing Community College
  • Rainy River Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Hospital Nursing Director
  • Manager of Med/surg and Obstetrical Services
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Registered Nurse, ED, Med/surge, and OB


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Practical Nursing Certificate

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