registered nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Professional Nurse of 29 years with extensive background in acute care, long term care and end of life care. Dedicated to providing quality care within the multidisciplinary team environment to produce optimal patient outcomes.

  • Proficient in English and clear communication
  • Successful use of CPRS, BCMA, AND VISTA
  • Ability to supervise and delegate to license and unlicensed staff
  • Ability to critically think
  • Proficient in the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Collaborate with disciplines in regards to advocating to veterans' needs.
  • Skilled in managing PICC lines and peripheral lines.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Falls Champion for unit; Monitoring falls and providing feedback to improve fall percentages.
  • Completed competency for Abbott BinaxNow for ancillary testing in current facility.
Education and Training
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS Expected in 12/1992 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Maricopa County, Arizona - Registered Nurse
Mesa, AZ, 07/2012 - Current
  • Assess and prepare patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Monitor and manage various treatment and care interventions.
  • Collect lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Record patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administer medications, track dosages and document patient conditions.
  • Maintain thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Advocate for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Train and mentor new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Oversee patient admission, discharge and transfer processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Administer medications and treatments, monitoring patients for reactions and side effects.
  • Provide patient and family health education focusing on self-management, prevention and wellness.
  • Charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Adhered to infection control procedures to facilitate safe, clean patient environment.
  • Assess patient needs, prioritize treatment, maintain patient flows and assist physicians with non-invasive procedures.
  • Contribute substantially to successful survey per LTCI
  • Provide wound care and intermittent Iv therapy
  • Participate in Provider rounds and interdisciplinary team meetings
  • Serve as Falls Champion; Assist with bench marks per facilities policy; Provide fall action planning to decrease falls within the facility
  • Perform basic bedside Ekg
  • Conduct Environmental Rounding for Quality Review
  • Update daily 802 in Excel and care plans in Nursing Shared Drive
  • Function as a Team Leader/Charge Nurse for Short Stay 12 bed unit; Delegate tasks to licensed and unlicensed staff to achieve optimal patient outcomes; Reports to Nurse Manager
  • Completed Abbott BinaxNow competency for ancillary testing
Maricopa County, Arizona - Registered Nurse
Gilbert, AZ, 01/1993 - 07/2012
  • Served as relief charge and primary nurse for 29 bed medical-surgical unit; As relief charge nurse in hospital setting was responsible for unit management of license and unlicensed staff; Report to Nurse Manager issues and needs of unit; Provided World Class care to patient population from infants, teens, adults to end of life.
  • Served as clinical liaison for Ocean Springs Hospital pediatric unit; Collaborated with Singing River Hospital pediatric unit to ensure all protocols were being met within our facility; Provided information involving policy and procedures on each pediatric unit.
  • Management of surgical patients with minor and major procedures; Responsible for primary and ongoing assessment of patient population. Report to physicians any changes in condition.
  • Collaborate with Case Management and Social Work regarding patient discharge needs.
  • Responsible for arranging home health services and durable medical equipment to be delivered post discharge.
  • Preceptor to new employees and graduate nurses'.
  • Act efficiently in emergencies such as code blue and rapid response situations.
  • Contributed substantially to successful survey per JCAHO Accreditation.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary care teams to manage and advocate for patient population.
  • Monitor patients on telemetry and report any abnormal rhythms.
  • Consults placed in computer records and called to Specialties per hospital protocol
Maricopa County, Arizona - Registered Nurse
Glendale, AZ, 04/2003 - 08/2005
  • As a prn employee, responsible for comprehensive assessments, care planning, implementation and management of patient's medical conditions.
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living, such as, bathing, dressing and feeding.
  • Administered medications intravenously, intramuscular, subcutaneous and via feeding tube.
  • Document assessments and changes in medical records.
  • Collaborate with families, patients, and primary care physician regarding the plan of care for patients.
  • Reports concerns or findings to Nurse Manager.
  • Report changes in condition to Providers.
  • Continuous education during patients stay.
  • As a Fall Champion recommendations for a motion sensor for patients at risk for fall was made. The device was trialed with success of no falls during a period of time.
  • Voted Nurse of the Year

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School Attended

  • University of Southern Mississippi

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  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science

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