licensed practical nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Patient-oriented nursing professional with Five years of hands-on experience in delivering quality direct and indirect patient care to individuals in hospital settings. Skillfully completes tasks and fosters relationships with patients, caregivers and coworkers to drive patient care goals and advance nursing philosophies.

  • Florida Licensed Practical Nurse
1998 to 2022 Licensed Practical Nurse Ochsner Health System | Lutcher, LA,
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding patients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
  • Applied interventions to progress patients toward wellness and address maintenance of wellness.
  • Promoted culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting documentation and prevention.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical history.
  • Administered prescribed medications or started intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patient charts.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Worked with registered nurses to deliver comprehensive, high-quality care to all patients.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Inserted, cared for and removed patients' catheters and monitored fluid output.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Observed, charted and reported developments in patient health condition in 238-bed hospital.
  • Evaluated patient care procedural changes for effectiveness and made necessary adjustments.
  • Managed patients' hygiene with comprehensive care for toileting, bathing and grooming needs.
  • Kept EHR updated with patients' vital statistics, tracking metrics and observations about behaviors or responses.
1996 to 1998 Patient Care Assistant Consulate Health Care | South Pasadena, FL,
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Engaged with patient family and friends to provide courteous visit experience.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician to identify changes from prior measurements.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with bathing, dressing and exercising.
  • Used mobility devices to transport patients.
  • Ambulated patients with appropriate assistive devices and in line with proper body mechanics.
  • Performed minor housekeeping tasks to keep patient areas clean and sanitized.
1986 to 1989 Bank Teller First Midwest Bank | Merrillville, IN,
  • Cashed customer checks, verified identification and checked account balances in accordance with bank policy.
  • Reconciled cash and checks against computer records at end of shift.
  • Responded and assisted customers with account inquiries and updates.
  • Entered transactions into computer and issued customer receipts.
  • Adhered to strict guidelines regarding financial and customer data to avoid breaches and information misuse.
  • Increased knowledge of banking products and services by actively participating in available training classes and workshops offered to employees.
  • Identified and reported suspicious behavior to security personnel as appropriate.
  • Welcomed customers and offered pleasant service during entire transaction.
  • Served large number of customers during high volume shifts and remained composed and professional in stressful situations.
  • Directed specific questions to appropriate branch personnel.
  • Issued and redeemed money orders, cashier checks, traveler's checks and savings bonds.
  • Counted drawers and reconciled remaining cash to accost for deposits and dispersals.
Education and Training
Expected in to to GED | John Bartram High School, Philadelphia, PA, GPA:
Expected in to to Executive Secretary Certification | Philadelphia School of Office Training, Philadelphia, PA, GPA:
Expected in to to P.C.A. | Medical Assisting Charlotte County Vo-tech, Port Charlotte, GPA:
Expected in to to Licensed Practical Nurse | Nursing Charlotte County Vo-tech, Port Charlotte, FL, GPA:
Expected in to to Associate of Science | Edison Community College, Punta Gorda, GPA:

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School Attended

  • John Bartram High School
  • Philadelphia School of Office Training
  • Charlotte County Vo-tech
  • Charlotte County Vo-tech
  • Edison Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Bank Teller


  • GED
  • Executive Secretary Certification
  • P.C.A.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Associate of Science

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