registered nurse resume example with 18+ years of experience

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

Caring, hardworking and service-oriented Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of nursing experience. Well-versed in offering evidence-based, therapeutic care for patients dealing with various disorders. Collaborative and motivational leader with expertise in training new nursing staff while providing top-notch service to middle-aged and geriatric patient populations. Compassionate RN accustomed to treating diverse patient needs while managing dynamic conditions. Offering excellent clinical knowledge and judgment combined with strong documentation, vitals monitoring and problem-solving abilities. Well-versed in managing emergent cases with grace and efficiency. Dedicated RN with clinical practicum experience and passion for delivering quality healthcare. Skilled at establishing care plans and educating patients and families. Offering caring bedside manner, patient-centric focus and expertise in discharge management. Efficiat Registered Nurse with >20 years of experience. Successful at providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Collaborate well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices.

  • Medical screening
  • Patient monitoring
  • BLS instructor
  • Diabetes management
  • Culturally-sensitive care
  • Home visits
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Documenting vitals
  • SBAR communication
  • Patient relations
  • IV and venipuncture
  • Patient Satisfaction and Process Improvement
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Preparing for procedures
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Patient discharging
  • Long-Term Care
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Family and patient support
  • Sterilization techniques mastery
  • Catheters
  • Setting appointments
  • Direct and Indirect Patient Care
  • Flow sheet charting
  • Disease management programs
  • Emotional awareness
  • Patient Care
  • Follow-up calls
  • General housekeeping
  • Intake and discharge
  • Palliative and Pain Management
  • Infectious disease control
  • Removing stitches and staples
  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Performing bladder scans
  • Changing tracheostomies
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Seizure management
11/2009 to Current Registered Nurse Dean Health | Waterloo, WI,
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and telemetry monitoring.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process covering high acuity patients per shift.
  • Leveraged nursing skills to provide relief assistance to various departments.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Met training objectives by instructing new and prospective nursing staff in clinical skills and organizational procedures.
  • Supervised
  • Dialysis treatments for patients in community hospital setting.
  • Coordinated with clinical staff to keep patients updated and informed on care issues, including discharge delays, equipment inaccessibility and procedure postponements.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform teammates on stability or acuity changes.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Delivered high-quality nursing care to patients on 30-bed medical-surgical unit with emphasis on orthopedics, urology and gastro-intestinal post-operative patients.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Participated in hospital-wide initiatives and committees to improve patient care, satisfaction and safety.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Administered palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Delivered care to 6 patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Cultivated working partnerships with patients and medical staff members, using feedback and clinical data to improve quality care and patient outcomes.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Immunized patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
11/2003 to 11/2008 Registered Nurse Dean Health | Waunakee, WI,

Provided care to trauma patients and collaborated with the trauma team relaying important changes, information, and needs of patients during rounds.

Managed ventilated patients supporting respiration, daily ADL care, feedings, wound care and utilizing techniques to prevent skin breakdown.

Managed patients with nasogastric tubes, measuring output and intact

Managed oncology patients

Trauma ER managing several patients, drawing blood, inserting IV sites, managing friends and family to comfort and ease tensions.

11/2001 to 11/2003 Registered Nurse Dean Health | Appleton, WI,

Worked on the diabetic interdisciplinary team to assist and educate patients in managing their diabetes in all situations including but not limited to eating out at various restaurants, calorie and sugar control

Education and Training
Expected in 06/1999 Associate of Science | Nursing Broward Community College, Pompano Beach, FL, GPA:
Expected in 01/2015 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Phoenix University , Phoenix, AZ, GPA:
Expected in 06/2020 Master of Science | Phoenix University, Phoenix, AZ, GPA:

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  • Broward Community College
  • Phoenix University
  • Phoenix University

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