registered nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities. In my recent position, I have worked in several areas of the hospital. Those include; PACU, Emergency Department, House Supervisor, Acute Care and Out Patient Infusion. I am also on The Professional Nursing Counsel as vice chair.

  • Unit administration
  • Patient monitoring
  • Medical screening
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Nursing staff leadership
  • Postpartum care
  • Follow-up calls
  • Patient discharging
  • Patient Care
  • Infant CPR certified
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Electronic Health Records Management
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • SBAR communication
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Medication and IV administration
  • OR and ER experience
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Intake and discharge
  • Patient care planning
Education and Training
Foothills Consortium McDowell Technical Community Marion, Expected in 05/2016 Associate Degree in Nursing : Nursing - GPA :
McDowell Technical Community College Marion, NC Expected in Practical Nursing : LPN - GPA :
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • CPR certified through American Heart Association
  • Pediatric Life Support (PALS)
Concentra - Registered Nurse
Stockton, CA, 11/2016 - Current
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and assimilated patients to unit.
  • Cared for patients recovering from surgical procedures and provided personalized daily assistance.
Department Of Veterans Affairs - RN and LPN
Lewiston, ME, 08/1999 - 11/2016
  • Administered medication to patients according to strict schedules.
  • Completed administration work and paperwork for over 25-30 clients.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of professionals as well as patients and families to determine appropriate treatment options.
  • Gathered community resources and coordinated referrals to obtain services.
  • Provided education and support to patients' family members.
  • Communicated with relatives of patients about diagnoses and treatment programs.
  • Coordinated psychosocial assessments, treatment plans and progress notes.
  • Spearheaded entire onboarding and orientation process for new employees, providing education and information to facilitate learning and improve employee job satisfaction.
  • Planned and led training programs on staff development to enhance employee knowledge, engagement, satisfaction and performance.
  • Presented training information via role playing, simulations and team exercises.
  • Conducted evaluations of training courses to uncover areas in need of improvement.
  • Managed training calendar for entire fiscal year, including setting course plans, training spaces and department rotations.
  • Oversaw training courses and promotional paths for professionals and leaders.
  • Led trainings for up to 120-140 employees on a bi- weekly basis.
  • Maintained corporate responsibility by staying up-to-date with laws affecting human resource training programs.
VA Medical Center - LPN
City, STATE, 08/1996 - 08/1999
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Assisted physicians with examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.

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School Attended

  • Foothills Consortium McDowell Technical Community
  • McDowell Technical Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • RN and LPN
  • LPN


  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Practical Nursing

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