registered nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Seasoned nursing professional with 24+ years of diverse experience in direct patient care and staff supervision offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader. Organized, dependable and successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgement.

  • Direct Patient Care and Assessment and Monitoring
  • Care Coordination
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Medication Administration
  • Attention to Detail
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Clear Patient and Family Communication
  • Student Precepting
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Delegation and Motivation
Work History
12/1997 to 07/2021
Registered Nurse The Waters Senior Living Oak Creek, WI,
    • Meeting nursing, rehabilitation and end-of-life needs of each patient by providing compassionate direct patient care for up to 30 patients.
    • Adhering to current patient care plans and performing daily assessment for each patient to evaluate their needs.
    • Advocating for patients by communicating care preferences, interventions and met treatment goals to practitioners, and other disciplines involved in patient's care.
    • Assuming primary responsibility for complete nursing care, treatments, dressings and adhering to physician orders
    • Transcribing physician's orders promptly and accurately
    • Documenting comprehensive and complete nursing notes
    • Leading Certified Nursing Assistant team by providing guidance and supervision as needed.
    • Managed care from admission to discharge.
    • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
    • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
    • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
    • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
    • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
    • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
    • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
    • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans, improve health and meet recovery goals.
    • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
    • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
    • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
    • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families
    • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
    • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical presentation, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
    • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with various disease processes, including end-of-life scenarios.
    • Provided exceptional care to sub-acute patients needing advanced care, such as extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
08/2007 to 11/2015
Influenza Vaccine Nurse (seasonal) Danbury Health Systems Sharon, CT,
    • Obtained all clinic supplies.
    • Organized, set-up and break-down of clinic sites
    • Safely administered over 100 flu vaccinations, providing education to customers on vaccines, dosage, indications, precautions, contraindications and potential side effects.
    • Monitored individuals for potential immediate reactions.
09/1997 to 06/2003
Office Registered Nurse Ardent Health Services Pittsburg, TX,
    • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
    • Accurately documented treatment, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
    • Performed urogynecological treatments to patients and monitored responses while working with physicians to adjust treatment plans.
    • Assisted physician in office procedures.
    • Conducted monitoring and evaluations of urogynecological conditions, and updated physician with current information.
    • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
    • Collected blood, tissue, urine and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
    • Sterilized instruments and equipment and stocked unexpired supplies and medications to prepare patient care areas.
    • Completed paperwork and prior authorizations and scheduled appointments for patients.
    • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
    • Triaged phone-calls, scheduling appointments and surgeries
09/1997 to 11/1997
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Saint Francis Hospital City, STATE,
    • Managed care from admission to discharge.
    • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
    • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
    • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care.
    • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
    • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
    • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses.
    • Performed intravenous therapy procedures and monitored chest tubes.
    • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
Expected in 05/1997 to to
Associate of Science: Nursing
Capital Community College - Hartford, CT
Expected in 05/1988 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in both CT and MA .
  • IV Education Program.
  • Nursing Documentation.
  • BLS.
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Member
  • Connecticut Nurses Association (CNA) Member

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School Attended

  • Capital Community College
  • University of Connecticut

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Influenza Vaccine Nurse (seasonal)
  • Office Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit


  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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