nursing instructor resume example with 12+ years of experience

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

Highly motivated nursing professional with diverse, innovative and demonstrated experience in institutional, process, and quality improvement, program accreditation and certification, fiscal improvement, and grant writing. Wide range of professional expertise including project management, strategic planning, and the leadership of interprofessional teams across the care continuum. Expertise in patient, family, and staff education related to evidence-based guidelines. Experience in both public and private institutions with proficiency in policy engagement, community collaboration and marketing. DNP Professional Leadership graduate.

  • Closed-loop communication
  • Clinical judgment
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Team empowerment
  • Community engagement
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Virtual simulation
  • Curriculum development
  • Organizational policy
  • Project coordination
  • Professional presentations
  • Data abstraction
  • Supply management
  • Social media engagement
  • SPSS
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • EPIC
  • Meditech
  • Injury prevention
  • Student mentoring
  • Program accreditation
  • Health policy
  • Data mining
  • Search engine optimization
  • Blackboard LMS
  • Media communications
  • Quality management
  • Professional writing
Expected in 06/2020 Doctor of Nursing Practice | Professional Leadership American Sentinel University , Aurora, CO, GPA:

Professional Leadership track providing diverse experience with translational evidence in nursing education, executive leadership, health policy, quality management, interdisciplinary collaboration and informatics. Summa cum laude graduate.

Expected in 2013 Master of Science | Nursing Education Western Governor's University, Salt Lake City, UT, GPA:
Expected in 2011 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Western Governor's University, Salt Lake City, UT, GPA:
Expected in 2007 Diploma | Nursing Baptist Health Schools Little Rock, Little Rock, AR GPA:
Expected in 2005 Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice University of Arkansas At Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, GPA:
Expected in 2004 Study Abroad | Spanish Language And Literature Universidad Autónoma De Guadalajara, Jalisco, GPA:
Professional Experiences
08/2021 to Current Assistant Director, Assistant Professor Mercy Healthcare | Fort Smith, AR,
  • Facilitate academic and community collaborations to increase number of strategic planning opportunities benefiting the greater NWA healthcare community.
  • Collaborated with Washington Regional nursing leadership to implement the pandemic relief clinical model providing secure, vigorous clinical exposure for students while providing relief for understaffed units.
  • Tracked key business metrics and made recommendations for proactive adjustments to pay and hiring practices, resulting in reduction of departmental deficit over $100,000.
  • Use variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate learning process and accentuate presentations for undergraduate leadership students.
  • Secured funding for advanced clinical compliance software to improve communication between stakeholders and reduce administrative workloads for 1200 students.
  • Secured funding for strategic planning consultant to assist in the development of EMSON five-year strategic plan to be published Dec 2022.
  • Assisted Director with faculty workload management to effectively steward resources and promote excellence in teaching.
  • Facilitated annual evaluations with faculty and staff highlighting needs for empowerment and performance improvement.
  • Academic Affairs Committee ex-officio. Assisted with curriculum mapping in preparation for transition to competency-based-curriculum and new essentials adoption.
  • Student Affairs Committee ex-officio. Collaborated with college leadership to present streamlined process for student appeals and grievances in accordance with university policy.
  • Faculty Affairs Committee ex-officio. Collaborated with faculty leadership to improve distribution of faculty awards resulting in increased opportunities for diversity and equity in the nominations process.
  • Prelicensure Committee Chair. Facilitate shared decision-making among prelicensure faculty to enhance the daily management of undergraduate students in the traditional face-to-face program.
  • Undergraduate Committee Chair. Collaborate with online program coordinator to promote alignment in both the traditional and distance learning tracks for the daily management of undergraduate students.
  • Contributed to EMSON research symposium activities promoting graduate and undergraduate student scholarship to strengthen positive university image.
  • Established strong rapport with students through class discussions, professional mentorship, and academic advisement.
  • Streamlined communication with students about classroom, lab, and study session expectations to help professors maintain order in large undergraduate classes through Blackboard LMS and frequent classroom rounding.
  • Assisted professors and administrators with continuous development, review, planning and outcomes evaluation to measure program performance in alignment with ASBN and CCNE accreditation requirements.
  • Developed undergraduate Academic Advancement program for standardized student support with nursing faculty leading to attrition rate of 0.033%.
  • Collaborated with colleagues on curriculum revision, evaluation of course syllabi and lesson plans for undergraduate programs in both traditional and distance learning formats.
  • Developed community partner sponsorship program in collaboration with career services department to communicate internship and employment opportunities to students.
  • Provide regular coaching sessions to undergraduate faculty on the evaluation of student progress through analysis of test scores, assignment completion, and appropriate feedback.
  • Collaborate with faculty members on the implementation of holistic admissions.
  • Managed clinical leadership transitions resulting in improved community relations and increased opportunities for student engagement.
03/2020 to 06/2022 RN-BSN Faculty Part-time Mainegeneral Health | Fairfield, ME,
  • Contributed educational and clinical expertise to help optimize course: Leading People, Processes, and Organizations in Interprofessional Practice with goal to boost comprehension of course concepts for 50-70 learners on continuous, rolling enrollment.
  • Successfully maintained learner feedback scores of 4.8/5.
  • Facilitated and moderated classroom discussions and student-centered learning through development of innovative and engaging learner outreach and instructional virtual communications.
  • Utilized Blackboard LMS to assess student comprehension and monitor performance using automated reporting features.
  • Delivered strong customer service in student advisement and vocational planning to help each optimize learning strategies and reap long-term career benefits.
  • Demonstrated exemplary commitment to continuous improvement by updating course strategies and content based on current trends and technological advancements in healthcare.
  • Flex-Path Community of Practice contributing faculty member. Supported team strengthening and knowledge sharing to benefit cohesion and optimization of learner experience.
11/2020 to 08/2021 Executive Health Nurse Leake & Watts Services Inc | Bronx, NY,
  • Orchestrated policies, procedures, and interdisciplinary care teams to successfully open Executive Health program in January, 2021.
  • Structure interprofessional mocks and moderate team debriefings.
  • Manage preventative care for over 200 senior corporate executives.
  • Coordinate ancillary services and manage clinical cost control.
  • Analyze and allocate ICD-10 billing for appropriate reimbursement capture.
  • Prepare and present monthly corporate financial and patient outcome reports.
  • Design and implement standard of care protocols for nursing and patient care.
  • Maximize staff and patient protections by enforcing optimal disease prevention protocols.
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary team huddles to optimize care planning and delivery.
  • Educate patients and families on diagnosis, treatment, disease processes, and lifestyle changes.
07/2016 to 01/2019 Nursing Instructor Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield | Hopewell, VA,
  • Provided evidence-based instruction for 40-50 BSN and RN-BSN students through innovative teaching strategies in traditional and online formats. Contributed knowledge and expertise to create and edit curriculum, policies, and structure of program.
  • Course instruction and curriculum management: clinical and theoretical content for pediatrics, medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, nursing informatics, healthcare finance (online), nursing research (online).
  • Item-writing development and faculty instruction guided by instructional bootcamps with Donna D. Ignatavicius MS, RN, CNE, ANEF.
  • Curriculum Committee Chair established consistent templating for all course syllabi and course calendars. Curriculum mapping covering 100% of NCLEX-RN® test plan through removal of gaps and overlapped content in 2017.
  • Advised 20-30 declared, undergraduate nursing majors per semester with superior customer service.
  • Faculty sponsor Student Nurses Association with 25% engagement year one, 75% year two, and 100% year three.
  • Recruitment for BSN and RN-BSN program with 400% growth year one, 20% increase year two, and 6% increase year three at maximum capacity
  • Assisted Department Chair with self-study, supporting documentation, and site visit coordination for first successful CCNE accreditation.
  • Analyzed student data in partnership with UAMS to restructure admissions policy and implement ATI learning system leading to increased board pass rates from 0% - 37.5% year one, 80% year two, and 87.5% year three.
  • Decreased student annual fees by $250 through transition from Kaplan to ATI and restructuring student supply kits.
  • Assisted in development of affiliation agreement with Jefferson Regional to fund nursing career advancement/clinical educator initiative.
  • Senior clinical coordinator managed affiliation agreements, orientation, and scheduling with six organizations.
  • Collaboration with diverse department chairs to revive University's Research Program. Judge Annual Student and Faculty Research Forum.
  • Data analysis and reporting using ATI, Blackboard LMS, and student feedback to provide evidence for monthly program evaluation.
  • Continuously updated course strategies and content based on current trends and technological advancements in healthcare.
08/2013 to 08/2016 School Registered Nurse Arkansas Children's Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Coordinating care for over 500 elementary students through maintenance of individualized healthcare plans, coordination between families and healthcare agencies, and providing emergency care.
  • Supervising large special needs population through continuous assessment of students and education of assistive personnel.
  • Planning, education, and implementation of pediatric assessment, medication administration, and emergency preparedness.
  • Collaboration with school administration to create, implement, and practice emergency operations plan.
  • Co-founder of annual South Little Rock Community Health Fair.
  • Founder Daisy Bates Elementary Store (food pantry/clothes closet/necessity items for students and community members in need).
  • Grant writer/recipient establishing sustainable living initiatives for students including orchards, gardens, livestock, and farm to table meals.
  • Annual legislative testimony and advocacy supporting NASN recommendations to place minimum of one nurse in every school.
  • Examined resource utilization to streamline processes, reduce waste and otherwise save money with improved program operations.
07/2010 to 07/2013 RN III Trauma Coordinator Arkansas Children's Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Continuous assessment of trauma department initiatives through abstraction, tracking, trending and benchmarking of quality indicators, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement plans, strategic injury prevention planning, and statewide pediatric trauma education.
  • Coding, entry, reporting, and benchmarking for National Trauma Data Bank. Identified, implemented, and evaluated targeted injury prevention initiatives based on geographical NTDB data.
  • Founder: Inpatient Injury Prevention Program providing age and injury specific education and resources to admitted families.
  • Chair: Central Arkansas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (CATRAC) Injury Prevention Committee. Interdisciplinary team addressing community health prevention and promotion needs based on regional evidence.
  • Arkansas certified Trauma Nurse Core Course instructor.
  • First Nursing Research Fellowship recipient. Completing inpatient injury prevention study to establish hospital-wide program.
  • First Level 1 Trauma Center Certification in Arkansas. Assisting with data collection, presentation of evidence, and coordination of site survey.
  • First Level 1 American College of Surgeons Certified Trauma Center in Arkansas. Assisting with data organization, case presentation, and interdisciplinary collaboration for site survey.
  • Interdisciplinary team facilitator for weekly trauma rounds.
  • Project coordination of ATV safety campaigns in 14 counties with April designation of ATV Awareness Month by Governor's Proclamation.
  • Maintained tactical control of project budgets and timelines to keep teams on-task and achieve schedule targets.
12/2007 to 07/2010 RN II Company Name | City, State,
  • Delivering safe, quality, emergent care in state's sole pediatric level 1 hospital through excellent communication with diverse populations and advanced application of clinical judgment.
  • Triage, assessment, intervention, and evaluation of children with chronic and acute illness.
  • Providing education as Trauma Nurse Core Course Instructor, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course Instructor, and ED preceptor.
  • Co-author of trauma-specific informatics system.
  • ACHEDIS information system committee member.
Professional Organizations
  • Northwest Arkansas Nursing Education Consortium 2021-present
  • Arkansas Nurses Association RN Action legislative volunteer
  • 2021-2023 Arkansas Center for Nursing Board of Directors Education Representative. Implementing nurse residency and academic progression state survey.

-Nurses on Boards 2020-2021 virtual conference consultant. Managing transition into virtual and on-demand formats. Faculty education on best practices for online engagement. Collaborating with UT Memphis, TN Dept of Health, UAMS, and Vanderbilt to contract LMS use. Funded by RWJF.

-CNE Team Lead, Nurses on Boards virtual training tri-state Delta Region.

-Arkansas sponsored delegate National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers National Nurse-Led Care Consortium June, 2020.

-Campaign for Action state delegate sponsored by RWJF and AARP to attend 2019 Diversity in the Workforce Training Washington D.C. with focus on mentorship to advance nursing education.

  • American Nursing Informatics Association
  • Health Information and Management Systems Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
  • Delta Epsilon Tau National Honor Society
Additional Information

Community Engagement
2005- present American Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteer

2012 Grant County ATV Campaign

2012 Fox 16 News interview “Halloween Safety Tips”

2013 KABF Radio Interview “Shopping Cart Injuries”

2014 FDA interview: national training on Breakfast in the Classroom implementation

2014 Initiated South Little Rock Community Health Fair

2015 THV Channel 11 News interview “Measles Outbreak Sparks Vaccination Debate”

2016 KARK Channel 4 News interview “Panel Seeks to Fix School Nurse Shortage”

2016 Food Waste Workshop Presenter Arkansas Recycling Coalition Conference

2017- present Agape Church Homeless Ministry Volunteer

2017-present Agape Academy volunteer school nurse

2017- present Agape Academy School Board member

2018 - present Medical Team Lead Agape Church

2019-2020 PTO President Agape Academy

Grant Funding
2012 $14,000 Southwest Arkansas Regional Advisory Council: helmets for the Grant County ATV Campaign
2012 $13,515 Arkansas Department of Health Community Based Injury Prevention Initiative: car seats for special needs children
2014 $1,000 Arkansas Minority Health Commission: funding Community Health Fair
2014 $7,000 Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute/Arkansas Garden Corp: School Garden Award
2015 $1,200 Arkansas Game and Fish: bees, trees, and plant material for Daisy Bates Elementary sustainable living program
2016 $1,000 Arkansas Recycling Coalition: initiation of school-wide recycling program
2016 $650 Rainwater, Holt, and Sexton: garden/orchard irrigation for Daisy Bates Elementary
2016 $5,000 Lowes Toolbox for Education: enhance school sustainable living program

2012 Injury Prevention: Brief Intervention for Trauma Patients, principal investigator

2012 Are the Families of Children with Special Needs Prepared for a Disaster? A Survey of Arkansas Children's Hospital Medical Home Patients, consultant

2019 Virtual Simulation: Analyzing the Impact of Virtual Care Simulation on the Perceived Clinical Judgment of Undergraduate Nursing Students, principal investigator

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School Attended

  • American Sentinel University
  • Western Governor's University
  • Western Governor's University
  • Baptist Health Schools Little Rock
  • University of Arkansas At Little Rock
  • Universidad Autónoma De Guadalajara

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Director, Assistant Professor
  • RN-BSN Faculty Part-time
  • Executive Health Nurse
  • Nursing Instructor
  • School Registered Nurse
  • RN III Trauma Coordinator
  • RN II


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Study Abroad

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