intermediate surgical step down rn resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
To attain a position in critical care nursing, utilizing academic knowledge, communication, and clinical skills resulting in quality patient care.
Work History
Intermediate Surgical Step-Down RN, 2016 - Current
Hackensack University Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Provided patient care in surgical unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 3-5 patients per shift.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
New Graduate Nurse Program, 10/2015 - 2016
Hackensack University Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Worked with nursing preceptor throughout 12 week program, to fully grasp the basics and fundamentals of nursing.
  • Provided patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to monitoring up to 6 patients per shift.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions and delegated nursing assistant duties.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Clinical Assistant Instructor, 2014 - 07/2015
Rutgers University City, STATE,
  • Taught basic nursing skills to incoming junior nursing students.
  • Performed data entry, and led seminars to teach students about medication calculations and how to perform vital signs.
  • Served as an assistant clinical instructor in the hospital, and coached students on how to perform proper head to toe assessments.

  • Experience Caring for Patients with Lumbar Drains, A-lines, External Ventricular Drains, and Patients on Vents. 
  • Strong Assessment Skills
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Knowledge of Cerner and Epic Computer Programs
  • Telemetry and Video EEG Monitoring
  • Knowledge of Cardiac Drips
  • Medication Administration
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification - Active
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification - Active
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in May 2015
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Newark, NJ
Status -
  • Graduated from Rutgers Honors College, Cum Laude.  Overall G.P.A: 3.61/4.0
  • Received Outstanding Senior Award Awarded to one senior in the School of Nursing who exemplifies excellence in Academics and Service.
  • Scholarship Recipient Concerned Black Nurses of Newark Scholarship, Geltman, Samuel & Marcella S. Scholarship, RU James Dickson Carr Scholarship, Mid-State Black Nurses Association Scholarship.
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Recording Secretary 2012 - 2015 
  • Member of Nurse Science Organization - President 2012 - 2015
  • Undergraduate Research Day, Presentation of Prenatal Care Research found in Managua, Nicaragua 2014-2015

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School Attended

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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  • Intermediate Surgical Step-Down RN
  • New Graduate Nurse Program
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor


  • Bachelor of Science

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