professor of nursing resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Caring and compassionate former nursing faculty position for 29+ years at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury CT, seeking clinical instructor position. Experienced in teaching all clinical courses, including freshmen and senior level courses.

Mastery of technical skills and knowledge required to motivate and guide students as a clinical Instructor searching for a position as an Educational Assistant with a college of nursing. Proficient in medical/surgical nursing, maternity/newborn nursing, and in the psychiatric area.

Accomplished Clinical Instructor with 29+ years of experience, eager to bring talent and strong nurse education background to growing nursing program. Accomplished in developing strong LPNs and RNs focused on providing care to diverse patient populations.

Results-focused Clinical Instructor with more than 29 years' experience in nursing and education. Accomplished in developing highly knowledgeable LPNs and RNs. Excited to bring talent, expertise and track record of success in curriculum development and student outcomes improvement to growing nursing program.

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Student Evaluation Abilities
  • Leadership and Mentoring Abilities
  • Performing Physical Assessments
  • Active Listening
  • PPE Use
  • Basic Math
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Team Management
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Organizational Skills
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • Team Building
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Problem Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Flexible Schedule
  • First Aid/CPR
Education and Training
Southern CT State University New Haven, CT, Expected in 05/1994 Master of Science : Nursing Education - GPA :
Western Ct State University Danbury, CT, Expected in 06/1983 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • National League of Nursing, Certified Nurse Educator
  • Registered Nurse License obtained in 1983
New Mexico Junior College - Professor Of Nursing
Hobbs, NM, 09/1992 - 06/2022
  • Supervised student laboratory and clinical work, offering knowledgeable advice to advance learning and abilities.
  • Cultivated collaborative and innovative learning environment to meet each student's unique educational needs.
  • Instructed courses in nursing to meet educational requirements stated in credit course outline and board of registered nursing regulations.
  • Participated in planning, implementing and evaluating assigned courses for continued development of nursing curriculum.
  • Collaborated with other subject related to respiratory therapy and radiology programs and college-level teachers to build complementary educational frameworks for students.
  • Assessed clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using various methods.
  • Built life-long learning skills and strong study habits in students to help each prepare for higher-level education.
  • Contributed subject matter expertise toward improving overall education program and skills displayed by student nurses.
  • Shared knowledge of national and local trends in nursing practices to successfully integrate into learning activities.
  • Evaluated students to identify knowledge gaps and conduct thorough assessments.
Memorialcare Health System - Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
Laguna Hills, CA, 09/1983 - 06/1985
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Represented health care facility in professional community organizations, maintaining high level of professionalism.
  • Adhered to infection control procedures to facilitate safe, clean patient environment.
  • Confirmed proper functioning of life support related to feeding tubes.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Created, implemented and evaluated patient care plans with medical team.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in medical records.
  • Provided patient and family health education focusing on self-management, prevention and wellness.
  • Assessed patient needs, prioritized treatment, maintained patient flows and assisted physicians with non-invasive procedures.
Avera Health - Registered Nurse
Redwood Falls, MN, 1985 - 1986
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Learned and developed unique skills, specialties and practices based on site and patient needs.
  • Documented nursing encounters using SOAP form of charting.
  • Disposed of medical waste and sharps using proper protocols.
  • Directed and instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Prepared medical equipment and devices to aid physician during examination and treatment of patients.
  • Updated patient charts to reflect changes to care plans, interventions and observations.
  • Escorted patients to examination rooms to prepare for physician exams.
  • Assisted in planning individual treatment programs in consultation with Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing and other staff using established knowledge and resources in planning care and patient teaching.
  • Adhered to infection-control policies and protocols to protect employees and patients.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure vital signs.
  • Administered medications intravenously, by injection or orally.
  • Interpreted diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Developed and executed care plans for assigned patients.
  • Documented and communicated actions and irregularities to maintain continuity among nursing teams.
  • Monitored patient fluid intake and output to detect emerging problems.
  • Observed nurse administration of oral, intramuscular, and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Provided emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients and families to establish compassionate environment.
  • Inserted and cared for urinary catheters, cared for feeding tubes and access sites.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Educated patients and family members about preventive health care and recovery.
  • Responded to codes or patient crises as part of rapid-response team.
  • Cultivated life-long relationships and continue to provide mentorship to former students.
  • Earned above 90% and above rating from students.
  • Coached underperforming students to achieve and improve nursing performance.
  • Improved curriculum, syllabus and instruction objectives for freshmen and senior level nursing students with co-faculty.
  • Educated over 100 nursing students in freshmen and senior level in a community college registered nursing program.
  • Recognized for Emerita status by nursing faculty at retirement.
  • Promoted to full professor status at a community college in 6 years as a nursing faculty.
Activities and Honors
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, since 1993
  • Certified Nurse Educator with National League for Nursing
  • Emerita status

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School Attended

  • Southern CT State University
  • Western Ct State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Professor Of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Registered Nurse


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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