medical surgical nurse resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 9XXX5 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Resourceful and dedicated Registered Nurse possessing excellent work ethic, compassion, and commendable interpersonal skills. Motivated professional offering a strong foundation of medical knowledge and patient care expertise with 10 years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse and 12 years as a Registered Nurse working in multiple locations.

Highly proficient in the care of Surgical, Medical, Palliative Care Patients, and Case Management, while utilizing and emphasizing collaborative care to ensure the optimum outcome for every patient. I am in exceptional health and have no barriers physically to impede in the care of patients.


LPN License State of New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado, Texas, and Virginia

RN License State of Virginia

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Member of PHI THETA KAPPA International Honor Society

RN License State of Texas

  • Design and implement Plans of Care
  • Experience multitasking to manage the care of patients, delegating, and assisting other staff as a Charge Nurse, assuring optimum patient care
  • Case management
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Family planning services education
  • All forms of Medication Administration and Intravenous Therapy
  • Proficient in MEDITECH and Cerner
  • Experienced critical thinking skills allowing for constant reassessment of patient status and care
  • Extensive experience handling patient and family relations while demonstrating empathy and prioritizing the care and the safety of the patient
  • Understand the importance of collaborative care and how to be a vital participant in team nursing
Work History
Medical Surgical Registered Nurse, 06/2017 - 12/2019
Adventist Health Nw Glendale, CA,
  • Facilitated operations of 22-bed medical-surgical floor, managing resources and directing work of nursing staff and patient care technicians.
  • Provided high level of individualized care to adult patients across multiple medical specialties.
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications and documented patient charts by recording food and fluid output and intake.
  • Used MEDITECH to document patient plan of care by taking into account nursing interventions, diagnosis, and expected patient outcomes.
  • Assessed team members' workloads and assisted in areas where need was most evident.
  • Educated patients and families on illnesses, medications, and treatment plans.
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens, and pain management techniques.
  • Managed caseload of six patients simultaneously by providing bedside care, treatments, IV therapy, and wound care.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
Registered Nurse Case Manager, 01/2016 - 10/2016
Yale-New Haven Health Uncasville, CT,
  • Examined patients and documented history of current and previous conditions, illnesses, injuries and current medications.
  • Liaised with physicians regarding patient needs, performance and changes.
  • Took active role in patient and family planning process, detailing instructions, and responding appropriately and effectively to questions and concerns.
  • Worked with suppliers and vendors on provision of medical equipment, items, and services.
  • Educated and supported home healthcare providers with training, guidance, mentoring and resources required to achieve objectives.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Negotiated with suppliers and vendors to procure medical equipment, supplies, and services.
  • Coordinated with interdisciplinary professionals to develop plans of care, administer tests, and monitor patient status.
  • Created individualized care plans based on nursing diagnosis and incorporated appropriate nursing methods to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Established and maintained successful relationships with patients, families and physicians by utilizing exemplary communication and active listening skills.
  • Offered listening ear to both patients and loved ones to meet emotional and mental, as well as physical needs.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis, and treatment.
  • Provided diligent and empathic palliative care
Licensed Practical Nurse & Registered Nurse, 10/2006 - 01/2016
Advisacare Arcadia, MI,
  • Assessed patients immediately following surgery to identify and resolve potential complications.
  • Developed and executed daily goals and care plans for up to si surgical patients per day.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Updated patient charts using MEDITECH with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention, and pain management.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV, and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2008
Blue Ridge Community College - Weyers Cave, VA
Status -
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Licensed Practical Nurse: , Expected in
Garden State Academy School Of Practical Nursing - Tranquillity, NJ,
Status -

Advanced Arrhythmia Certification

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Basic Life Support


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School Attended

  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Garden State Academy School Of Practical Nursing

Job Titles Held:

  • Medical Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Case Manager
  • Licensed Practical Nurse & Registered Nurse


  • Associate of Science
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

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