labor and delivery registered nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

I graduated St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in 1976. I worked in a Pediatric long care facility right after nursing school for about 2 years. In 1XXX I started at Burbank Hospital as a float and then a Pediatric nurse. I then took a temporary Postpartum job on our Maternity Unit and then transitioned to a L/D nurse and have been one since 1986. In 1995 I transferred to Health Alliance Leominster due to the closing of our maternity unit at Burbank. I am currently working 32 hours per week on the 11-7pm shift. I have a great amount of L and D experience and good knowledge of computers and electronic documentation and am very conscientious and dedicated to my profession. Efficient and compassionate RN with 45 years of diverse nursing experience in major hospital. Versatile health care professional with broad knowledge of various nursing disciplines and special passion for obstetrics. Engaged communicator with patients, offering rare combination of empathy and firm professionalism. Dedicated and well-qualified [Type] RN offering proven skills in patient care, medication administration and treatment implementation. Detail-oriented, responsive and proficient in routine care and emergency response. Brings [30]+ year record in field. Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities. Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.


Registered Nurse licensed through Massachusetts BLS through the American Heart Association


Skill Highlights
  • Labor and Delivery care
  • Some Postpartum experience
  • some limited Nursery experience
  • Took part in implementing our current OBTV documentation system and was on a committee for order system
  • Also involved with Soarian, our main computer system for the hospital
  • Diabetes management
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Diagnostic tools experience
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Intake and discharge
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • People skills
  • Customer service
Education and Training
St Vincent Hospital School of Nursing Worcester, MA Expected in 1976 Diploma : Registered Nurse - GPA :

The school was associated with Worcester State College

St Vincent Hospital School of Nursing Worcester, MA, Expected in 06/1976 Diploma : Nursing - GPA :
Fitchburg High School Fitchburg, MA Expected in 06/1973 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Professional Experience
Ascension (System Office) - Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse
Niceville, FL, 06/1995 - 09/2021
  • Reviewed and tracked progress of mothers in labor, interpreted fetal heart monitor and informed delivering physician of status.
  • Cared for pregnant women expecting imminent birth and for babies immediately after birth in hospitals and health clinics.
  • Assessed and documented physical condition of mothers and babies and assisted doctors in identifying and treating preeclampsia.
  • Explained and demonstrated after-birth care to parents of newborns, answered questions and addressed concerns.
  • Assisted physicians in delivery of numerous babies and supported and encouraged mothers during childbirth.
  • Discharged mothers and babies after patiently guiding parents through at-home care and follow-up medical care.
  • Briefed next-shift nurses thoroughly on condition, status and needs of mother and newborn.
  • Coordinated overall patient care with specialists, physicians and other departments and supervised ancillary staff.
  • Complied with OSHA standards for healthcare professionals to minimize or eliminate risk of infection.
  • Provided information, guidance and hands-on clinical care to support pregnant women.
  • Consulted with physicians and other members of care team to identify and assist with complications.
  • Oversaw labor by coaching women, assisting with complications and administering medications during birth.
  • Monitored fetal heartbeat and length and strength of contractions to guide labor.
  • Guided new mothers on recovery and infant care to promote and support maternal and family adaptation.
  • Leveraged equipment and administered medications, supporting labor, delivery and care of newborns.
  • Prepared and sanitized delivery rooms and instruments and prepared patients physically and emotionally for delivery.
State Of Oklahoma - Registered Nurse
Enid, OK, 04/1986 - 06/1995
  • Enhanced newborn outcomes and promoted bonding by teaching new mothers how to breastfeed and care for infants.
  • Managed day-to-day routines for newborn babies by administering medication and fluids and checking vital signs regularly.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Prepared medical equipment and tools to aid physician during examination and treatment of patients.
  • Administered local, inhalation or intravenous anesthetics to patients undergoing procedures.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
Palmetto Health - Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
Anderson, SC, 06/1XXX - 09/1984
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Administered medications and treatments, monitoring patients for reactions and side effects.
  • Evaluated patients, recognized and addressed complications and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Updated charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Adhered to infection control procedures to facilitate safe, clean patient environment.
  • Provided patient and family health education focusing on self-management, prevention and wellness.
  • Monitored patients after surgery, answered questions and provided home care strategies.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Implemented pre, intra- and post-care, evaluating response to clinical interventions with progression toward discharge.
  • Assessed patient needs, prioritized treatment, maintained patient flows and assisted physicians with non-invasive procedures.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Confirmed proper functioning of life support equipment such as ventilators and feeding tubes.
Montrath (now Seven Hills) - Graduate nurse to RN staff nurse
City, STATE, 09/1976 -

I cared for children of all ages with birth defects, incurable injuries from injuries or accidents, and multiple other diagnoses This was essentially a nursing home for children. I am unsure of my finish date for this position but it was in 1XXX

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School Attended

  • St Vincent Hospital School of Nursing
  • St Vincent Hospital School of Nursing
  • Fitchburg High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Graduate nurse to RN staff nurse


  • Diploma
  • Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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