registered nurse resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

I have been a dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care and coordination in fast-paced heavy patient load environment. Proven ability to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service. While I have learned so much in my chosen profession I began to desire a way to do more in providing excellent care to my patients. At that time I enrolled at Tusculum University and started my journey to becoming a nurse practitioner and specialize in family medicine so that I would be properly trained in managing care from infants that blossom into adults and follow those very patients into the golden years. While I am new to this path as a provider I am passionate and excited about my continued learning through experience and from my expert colleagues. I am striving to become the most capable provider that I can be.

I am a hard worker and do not give up easily when learning new difficult tasks. I am motivated and willing to work the hours necessary to get the job done from proper documentation to spending the extra time with my patients in their time of need. I am a team player and have a personality that makes me very versatile when working with of a wide range of personalities and views in my coworkers. I not only treat my patients with the upmost professionalism and care but my team members as well.

  • Health assessments
  • Women's health exams
  • Administering medication
  • Psychiatry and mental health
  • Family planning counselor
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Palliative care
  • Reliable
  • Patient Education
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Precepting
  • Healthcare management
  • Medication administration
Work History
04/2012 to Current Registered Nurse Elderwood | Warners, NY,
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability
  • Oversaw work of nursing student technicians and externs to educate on proper procedures and how to prioritize care tasks
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations
  • Proficient in managing a heavy patient load while still providing safe and effective care
  • Delegation of tasks to LPN and CNA staff
  • PICC line maintenance
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration and catheter insertion
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs
  • Cared for patients in 125-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options
12/2005 to 07/2011 LPN Westminster Canterbury Richmond | Richmond, VA,
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process
  • Provided care for total care individuals in a home environment
  • Maintained peg tubes, administered medication via tube and monitored for aspiration
  • Proficiency in de-escalation techniques and diversion methods for developmentally challenged adults
  • Built strong rapport with family members and other health care team members to increase quality of care for patients
08/2010 to 04/2011 LPN Brookdale Senior Living | Odessa, TX,
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically-relevant symptoms
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures
  • Answered incoming phone calls from patients to provide basic assistance and triage medical concerns
Expected in 12/2019 to to MSN | Family Nurse Practitioner Tusculum University, Greenville, TN, GPA:
Expected in 12/2011 to to Bachelor's in Nursing | Nursing East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN GPA:
Expected in 09/2008 to to LPN | Nursing Tennessee Technology Center, Elizabethton, TN, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Tusculum University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technology Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • LPN
  • LPN


  • MSN
  • Bachelor's in Nursing
  • LPN

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