nursing instructor resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Driven Clinical Instructor with experience in classroom and clinical settings, excited to bring 36-year background in nursing and education to growing organization. Highly proficient in developing strong education programs, robust curricula and engaging lesson plans. Focused on helping students achieve personal and professional goals while improving patient care.

Skilled Registered Nurse offering more than 36 years of experience in Medical Surgical Oncology/Hematology/Stem cell transplant nursing and strong background in precepting novice nurses. Expertise as a Clinical nurse for Oncology/Hematology and Stem cell transplant patients.

  • Supervising students
  • Completing physical assessments
  • Managing simulation equipment
  • Ability to perform evaluations
  • Mentoring proficiency
  • Course content development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Clinical assignments
  • Didactic instruction
  • Academic advisement
  • Evidence-based Teaching
  • Student remediation
  • Clinical instruction
  • Medical/surgical nursing/Oncology/Stem cell transplant
  • Breast Nurse Navigator
Work History
09/2020 to Current Nursing Instructor Duke University | Wake Forest, NC,
  • Supported student educational and vocational planning to help each optimize learning strategies and reap long-term career benefits.
  • Develop curricula using proven and varied methods to deliver effective education.
  • Contributed educational and clinical expertise to help optimize training courses and boost student learning.
  • Assessed student knowledge levels and abilities with detailed assessments.
  • Oversaw laboratory and clinical environments to help students advance knowledge and abilities.
  • Strived to continuously update course strategies and content based on current trends and technological advancements in healthcare.
  • Coordinated with clinicians to develop and coordinate student assignments.
  • Coached underperforming students to help meet clinical objectives
  • Monitored progress of each student and provided formal evaluation upon completion of clinical placements.
  • Prepared course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts for distribution or use within classroom.
  • Prepared and delivered lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as pharmacology, mental health nursing and community health care practices.
  • Compiled, administered and graded examinations to evaluate and record student comprehension levels.

09/2015 to Current Visiting Clinical Professor Morris Hospital | Newark, IL,
  • Implemented new educational techniques to boost student comprehension while reducing learning time.
  • Supervision and teaching of students during the clinical placement portion of nursing courses for Chamberlain University
  • Assisting students to achieve clinical course objectives.
  • Service to the college, community, health system, and profession is an integral aspect of my position as a visiting clinical professor.
  • Implement the College’s philosophy, curriculum, program outcomes, and course objectives through clinical teaching.
  • Assume responsibility for all autonomous aspects of individual teaching loads.
  • Plan and implement evidence- based programs designed to correlate with didactic teachings.
  • Provide leadership in responding to system and site-based clinical practice.
  • Plan clinical experiences for nursing students and provide direct supervision and evaluation of nursing students, delivering nursing care to an individual or group of individuals.
  • Evaluate and provide documented feedback to nursing students on their level of performance based on course objectives.
  • Available for remediation of students as required or needed.
  • Clinical experience is coordinated with didactic course content.
  • Led daily operations by providing laboratory instruction, student advisement and industry best practices.
  • Provide clinical instruction to 8 undergraduate students in clinical settings on Adult Med surg and Health Assessment topics.
  • Delivered individualized instruction on observation, assessment, decision-making and patient health teaching.
  • Supervised students when administering medications to maintain patient safety.
  • Worked with department heads, staff and faculty to develop engaging curriculum and advance instruction for all nursing programs.
  • Instructed and coached students to help overcome academic issues and personal challenges.
  • Provided immediate and constructive feedback to students individually and as group.
  • Instructed students on how to perform head-to-toe assessments on patients and how to intervene in medical emergencies.
  • Analyzed clinical settings' effectiveness in helping students achieve course and program outcomes.
09/2000 to 03/2021 Breast Nurse Navigator Baylor Scott & White Health | Murphy, TX,
  • Facilitated timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing and procedures to advocate for patients, expedite plan of care and promote continuity.
  • Coordinated appropriate and efficient delivery of healthcare services to promote optimal outcomes by assessing and matching unmet needs with referrals and support services.
  • Lead community advocate meetings and training for hospital staff of 10 workers to make healthcare more accessible to local community.
  • Compiled data and tracked outcomes to formulate recommendations for process improvement.
  • Built partnerships with local agencies and groups to assist with patient care, support or educational needs.
  • Synchronized care with multidisciplinary team to promote timely follow-up of treatment and supportive care recommendations.
  • Scheduled appointments, educational meetings and follow-ups for patients and family members.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
06/1991 to 09/2020 Medical Surgical oncology nurse Advocate Lutheran General Hospital | City, STATE,


Highly skilled nurse with 32 years’ experience.

• Prioritize care, delegate tasks effectively, and act autonomously.

• Being able to adapt to all situations and anticipate patients and family needs as well as coworkers needs.

• Collaborate with all members of the team.

• Unit educator, teaching new staff and senior staff when new information or change in policies are initiated.

• Educate new staff via lectures and power point presentations on oncologic emergencies, care of leukemia patients, stem cell transplant patients and the general oncology patient. Case studies are used as education learning experience on real patient situations.

• Educational needs of the 21st century learner is recognized and incorporated into teaching strategies for the unit. Increase demands on the health care system also requires an increase in patient education, with the goal of assisting consumers to become knowledgeable about maintain their own health needs.

• Staff developer includes evaluating continuing education offering and present to staff.

• Educate staff on administration of chemotherapy medication. Teaching and education regarding pharmacology of the chemotherapy drug and side effects.

• Involved in professional groups such as the oncology nursing society to determine best practices based on evidence-based practices

Expected in 05/2000 Master of Science | Nursing Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL GPA:

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

  • Thesis: Cancer Pain Management
  • Professional development completed in 2014
  • Majored in Nursing Education
  • Dean's List 2012-2015
  • Member of Sigma Beta Tau
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
Expected in 2000 BSN | Nursing Elmhurst College, , GPA:

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Expected in 1986 Associate Degree | Nursing Triton College, , GPA:
Honor Society

Knowledge of ONA CNE requirements.

  • Familiar with quality improvement tools and techniques.
  • I-Human training and experience.
  • SIM learning and teaching experience.
  • Online Teaching Experience.
  • Experience with curriculum development.

2002-Present: Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)

2014- Present: Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN) 2015- Present: Telemetry Certified 2019

Certified Nurse Educator

Awards and Honors
  • Advocate Lutheran General Magnet Award 2010 ·
  • Nominated Leukemia Nurse of the year 2012 ·
  • Nominated Clinical Nursing Educator and mentorship 2015
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2007, 2015 ·
  • Faculty Recognition award Chamberlain University 2019

Oncology Nursing Society

Nurse Educator

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School Attended

  • Elmhurst College
  • Elmhurst College
  • Triton College

Job Titles Held:

  • Nursing Instructor
  • Visiting Clinical Professor
  • Breast Nurse Navigator
  • Medical Surgical oncology nurse


  • Master of Science
  • BSN
  • Associate Degree

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