registered nurse resume example with 16+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Compassionate Registered Nurse with experience offering comprehensive patient care in outpatient environments. Works well with diverse patient populations and fosters trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care. Driven, hardworking and veteran Independent Duty Corpsman bringing demonstrated patient care, medication monitoring and treatment management expertise as a registered nurse. Adaptable and resilient with strong attention to detail, clinical expertise and emergency response experience. Analytical and strategic RN with excellent problem-solving and time management skills. Organized, efficient and always willing to go extra mile to meet expectations.

  • Preventative Health
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Staff Supervision
  • Precepting
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Triaging
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Care
  • Infection Control Measures
Southwestern Community College Chula Vista, CA, Expected in 05/2016 Associate Degree In Nursing : Nursing - GPA :
University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD Expected in 08/2016 Associate Of General Studies : None - GPA :
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA Expected in 12/2021 Bachelor Of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Life Support
  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Food Safety Manager
  • Implementation - Assisted in implementation of new tracking system that resulted in improved patient care.
  • Patient Advocacy - Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Documentation - Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation.
  • Quality Assurance - Ensured and enforced medical office compliance with HIPAA, OSHA and CLIA regulations for maximum quality and control.
  • Clinical Skills - Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
Work History
Integris Health - Registered Nurse
Edmond, OK, 03/2021 - 02/2022
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.

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  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
Navy - Hospital Corpsman First Class
City, STATE, 09/2012 - 12/2021
  • Created successful work schedules for each team member to maintain deadlines and fully staff shifts.
  • Applied strong leadership talents and problem-solving skills to maintain team efficiency and organize workflows.
  • Streamlined operations of multiple lines of business within organization.
  • Revitalized operational structures and procedures to successfully control turnover and waste, enhance output and boost overall quality.
  • Handled customer complaints, resolved issues and adjusted policies to meet changing needs.
  • Utilized standard operating procedures, effective crew resource management, communication and procedures specified in company operation manual.
  • Oversaw and optimized work of craftsmen performing high-quality, precision work.
  • Maintained compliance with company policies, objectives and communication goals.
  • Monitored workshop work flow for over 50 employees.
  • Evaluated employee performance and coached and trained to improve weak areas.
  • Worked with management team to implement proper division of responsibilities.
  • Measured effectiveness of customer success by defining operational metrics, tracking systems and reporting to executive team.
  • Adjusted job assignments and schedules to keep pace with dynamic business needs, factoring in processes, employee knowledge and customer demands.
  • Set overall vision and provided team leadership.
  • Successfully managed high volumes of client-facing interactions and established strong rapport with physicians, medical and laboratory staff and patients.
  • Developed training, task and process guidelines and communicated clear and concise directions to employees.
  • Introduced team contests and goals to enhance productivity and improve employee morale.
  • Identified individual employee's unique work styles and adapted management methods.
  • Maintained awareness of subordinates' personal problems and shortcomings, supporting personal and professional growth.
  • Coordinated with unit leadership and direct superiors for taskings and managed subordinates to execute.
  • Trained in conflict resolution among subordinates, equals and superiors.
  • Reviewed rate and Navy policies and led training for company personnel.
  • Rated job performance for 40 subordinates providing timely and effective feedback.
  • Worked weekends and long hours in deployed locations to complete operational taskings.
  • Upheld Navy dress and appearance regulations for professional appearance.
  • Trained in small arms, anti-armor and indirect fire weapons.
  • Worked in dirty and uncomfortable conditions, sometimes in dangerous, deployed locations.
  • Advised on operations, intelligence and risk assessments in daily briefings.
  • Attended required training sessions and seminars.
  • Upheld code of conduct and maintained professionalism in stressful situations.
  • Served in on-call capacity for last-minute or late-night taskings from leadership.
  • Designated mandatory reporter for sexual assault and responder for suicide prevention situations.
  • Completed First Class Petty Officer Indoctrination program upon receipt of E-6 as part of leadership development.
  • Responded to and assisted in medical emergencies.
  • Maintained required level of proficiency in use of firearms.

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Navy - Independent Duty Corpsman
City, STATE, 09/2012 - 05/2021
  • Implemented emergency airway management and heart monitoring at scenes and during transport.
  • Stabilized serious and critical patients for transport to medical facilities with advanced care teams.
  • Followed decontamination and mandatory reporting procedures when dealing with infectious individuals.
  • Kept up with continuing education requirements to maintain certification.
  • Conveyed information about conditions and field treatments given to medical facility staff.
  • Communicated clearly and openly with dispatch to receive new orders and convey important updates about scenes.
  • Evaluated injured or ill persons to determine nature and extent of concerns.
  • Learned new techniques to better serve patients' needs.
  • Communicated with dispatchers or treatment center personnel to provide information about situation, to arrange reception of victims or to receive instructions for further treatment.
  • Prioritized medical procedures based on severity of concern and available resources.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Delivered Product or Service to customer locations within specific timeframes.
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving Product or Service issues.
  • Prepared a variety of different written communications, reports and documents to ensure smooth operations.
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Oversaw daily operations to ensure high levels of productivity.
  • Participated in team-building activities to enhance working relationships.
Navy - Hospital Corpsman
City, STATE, 10/2005 - 09/2012
  • Administered medical care for range of conditions and basic health concerns.
  • Provided emergency medical care and conducted physical exams and interviews to gain medical history and relevant health data.
  • Filled prescriptions and maintained pharmacy stock.
  • Rendered emergency medical treatment and administered immunization programs.
  • Coordinated and executed transport of sick and injured patients.
  • Maintained treatment records and reports and cared for numerous injured and sick individuals per week.
  • Assisted 1,200 Marines in returning to full duty, cutting downtime and expenses.
  • Provided leadership, delegation and exceptional medical service in high-pressure situations.
  • Transported sick and injured and conducted preliminary physical examinations.
  • Learned new techniques to better serve patients' needs.
  • Cleaned and replenished vehicle daily to maintain readiness for emergency medical response.
  • Followed decontamination and mandatory reporting procedures when dealing with infectious individuals.
  • Kept up with continuing education requirements to maintain certification.
  • Stabilized serious and critical patients for transport to medical facilities with advanced care teams.
  • Conveyed information about conditions and field treatments given to medical facility staff.
  • Prioritized medical procedures based on severity of concern and available resources.
Additional Information

Previous experience in the following nursing environments:

  • SNF
  • Telemetry
  • Med-Surg
  • Hospice
  • Pre-Op
  • Acute Care
  • Nursing Home
  • Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatric
  • Charge Nurse of 80 bed SNF
Spanish :
Native or Bilingual
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School Attended

  • Southwestern Community College
  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County
  • Point Loma Nazarene University

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Hospital Corpsman First Class
  • Independent Duty Corpsman
  • Hospital Corpsman


  • Associate Degree In Nursing
  • Associate Of General Studies
  • Bachelor Of Science

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