Licensed Practical Nurse resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
Fully credentialed LPN with experience providing compassionate care in a hospital environment.
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Certificate in Medical Office Administration
Certificate in Nursing
Leadership Essentials Certificate
Computer Proficient, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Skill Highlights
  • OR and ER experience
  • Exceptional patient advocate
  • Competent technology skills
  • Safety expertise
  • Inventory management background
  • Medication administration experience
  •  Reliable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Friendly
  • Energetic
  • Approachable
  • Flexible
  • Team player
  • Organized
  • Strong work ethic
  • Infection control standards expert
  • Talented in minor surgery assistance
  • Specimen collection/processing proficiency
  • Medical clinical procedures comprehension
  • Health and wellness expertise
  • Medication administration expert
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • Psych and mental health care proficiency
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Committed to compliance reporting
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Familiarity with disease management programs
  • Trained in in- and out-patient care
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
    • Flow sheet charting
    • Acute and rehabilitative care
    • Newborn education
    • IV drug therapy management
    • Mobility assistance
    • Body mechanics knowledge
    Professional Experience
    01/2016 to
    Licensed Practical Nurse Regional Health Spearfish, SD,
    • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
    • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community.
    • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
    • Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
    • Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
    • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
    • Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
    • Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in-patient care.
    • Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.
    • Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
    • Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
    • Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.
    • Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
    07/2015 to 11/2016
    Student Nurse Common Spirit San Francisco, CA,
    Completed 300+ hours of clinical work in Medical Surgical Nursing.
    Completed 16 hours of clinical work in Obstetrics.
    Completed 16 hours of clinical work in Pediatrics.
    Completed 16 hours of clinical work in Mental Health.
    Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results.
    Administered IV therapy and treadmill stress tests in cardiac specialty office.
    Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
    Evaluated patients presenting with asthma, appendicitis and hernia.
    Provided necessary health education training for patients.
    Treated patients with strokes, head traumas and intracranial hematomas.
    Worked with units of 20 clients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care.
    Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
    Completed clinical rotations in Geriatrics.
    Took vital signs of newborns while assisting in NICU.
    Administered medications for HIV-positive patients.
    Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
    Utilized strong assessment skills to assist in necessary patient care.
    Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height.
    Tested glucose and administered injections.
    2015 to 2016
    Mental Health Technician University Of Pennsylvania Health System Doylestown, PA,
    Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
    Organized, updated and maintained over 200 patient charts.
    Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
    Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.
    Obtained vitals for a floor of 25 patients per shift.
    Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.
    Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
    Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 8-10 high acuity patients per shift.
    Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.
    Conducted drug screenings, assisted with treatments and rehabilitative and supportive services as the nurse's assistant on a primary health care team.
    Education and Training
    Expected in 2008
    Associate of Arts: General Studies
    Bunker Hill Community College - Boston, MA
    Recipient of John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
    Expected in 2015
    Associate of Applied Science: General Studies
    South Louisiana Community College - Lafayette, LA
    3.76 GPA
    Concentration in Applied Sciences
    Coursework in Biology, Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology
    Expected in 2016
    : Licensed Practical Nursing
    South Louisiana Community College - Lafayette, LA
    Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
    Top 10% of Class With Honors
    Vice Chancellor's List
    Coursework in Diabetes Management
    Related Coursework in Women's Health and Prenatal Care
    Related Coursework in Acute Care Nursing
    Coursework in Adult and Family Health Emphasis on Surgical Care
    Healthcare: Intravenous therapy, computerized charting, STD counseling, breastfeeding educator
    People skills: great bedside manner, enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills
    Patient Care
    • Delivered compassionate care that exceeded hospital requirements.
    • Successfully provided quality care to 25 patients in Inpatient Hospital,


      • Maintained compliance with regulatory standards by remaining competent and knowledgeable.
      • Assisted in implementation of new tracking system that resulted in improved patient care.
      • Executed full patient assessments, including NG and G tubes.


      • Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation.

      Clinical Skills

      • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.

      Living Assistance

      • Helped patients by serving meals, feeding as necessary, ambulating, turning, and positioning in bed.
      Surgical Preparation
      • Assisted in patient surgery preparation by administering proper medication, monitoring patients' conditions and charting abnormalities.
      OSHA Compliance
      • Properly disposed of daily biohazard waste in compliance with federal and local regulations.
      Patient Education
      • Educated patients in regards to office policies, medical procedure steps, recovery measures and medication instructions.
      NSNA (National Student Nurses Association) active member, current
      NCEMNA (National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Association)
      NBNA (National Black Nurse Association)
      ABNA (Acadiana Black Nurse Association)
      NALPN (National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses)
      Community Service
      Volunteered several hours at Community Health Centers to gain experience in Community Health concerns in Lafayette.
      Participated in the NAMI walk to raise Mental Health Awareness.

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      School Attended

      • Bunker Hill Community College
      • South Louisiana Community College
      • South Louisiana Community College

      Job Titles Held:

      • Licensed Practical Nurse
      • Student Nurse
      • Mental Health Technician


      • Associate of Arts
      • Associate of Applied Science

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