registered nurse resume example with 8+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Dedicated and skilled Registered Nurse with health care experience and recent completion of Bachelor's degree at Purdue University, seeking position that will provide opportunity to serve progressive and patient care oriented medical establishment in order to deliver superior health care to patients.


Registered Nurse, Indiana, License Number: 28214143A

Registered Nurse, Arizona, License Number: < need >

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification < year to present >

CPR certified through American Heart Association

Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN Expected in 2013 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :

Cumulative GPA: 3.27 / 4.0

Summary of Skills
  • Electronic medication administration
  • EPIC and EMAR computerized documentation
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Care plan development
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Catheter insertion
  • Colostomy care
  • NG and PEG tube care
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Respirations ceased process
  • Telemetry monitoring
  • PYXIS medication administration
  • Pain management
  • Patient advocacy and education
  • Central line blood drawing
  • Central line care
  • Substance withdrawal management
  • Continuous bladder irrigation systems
  • Blood transfusions
  • Wound care
  • Direct patient care
Professional Experience
State Of South Dakota - Registered Nurse
Vermillion, SD, 02/2014 - Current
  • Provided nursing care for up to 5 patients in 15 bed Medical Surgical unit with various medical conditions, including pre-operative and post operative status.
  • Reviewed relevant laboratory results, consultation notes, imaging, diagnostic studies, and planned procedures for each patient.
  • Provided direct bedside patient care, including assisting in performance of ADL's, administering oral, IV/IM, subcutaneous, inhalation, topical, and suppository medications, and explained medication indications and side effects.
  • Consulted with physicians and other healthcare professionals as necessary.
  • Supervised and delegated appropriate tasks to certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and patient care technicians (PCTs).
  • Maintained safe and clean working environment by complying with rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Ordered, interpreted, and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient conditions.
  • Established rapport and compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
  • Inserted and maintained IV access, urinary catheters, and provided wound care as needed.
  • Assessed and evaluated patient care, patient education on health promotion, and diagnosis management.
  • Participated in collaborative care rounds with interdisciplinary team of physicians, pharmacists, and rounding nurses to promote effective treatment plans and optimal delivery of patient care.
  • Demonstrated strong capacity to multi-task by managing care of patients with competing priorities.
  • Fostered safe, competent, and professional patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and advocate for patients needs and maintain privacy of patient medical records.
  • Developed and implemented appropriate nursing care plans.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Reviewed relevant hospital protocols, such as: Stroke, AMI, Pneumonia, DVT, SCIP, CHF, withdrawal, fall risk, and skin care and incorporated them into patient care plan.
  • Utilized sound, ethical, and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
  • Performed all tasks with patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Provided quality nursing care in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Employed appropriate infection control measures to ensure patient safety.
  • Worked as part of team to ensure proper care and safety of patients.
Memorial Hermann - Patient Care Technician
Houston, TX, 03/2013 - 02/2014
  • Assisted up to 15 patients on Medical Surgical floor with prescribed activities, including ADL's, transfers, turning, feeding, and ambulation.
  • Monitored and documented I&O's and obtained specimens using proper collection techniques.
  • Obtained vitals for floor of up to 15 patients per shift.
  • Assessed vital signs, glucose levels, pulse oximeter readings, and presence of pain.
  • Removed necessary lines, such as intravenous lines and urinary catheters.
  • Reported variances in expected care outcomes to partner nurse for evaluation.
  • Worked as part of team to ensure proper care and safety of patients.
  • Employed appropriate infection control measures.
  • Demonstrated reliability while carrying out various nursing delegations.
Computer Skills
  • Proficient in both Macintosh and Windows operating systems
  • PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Prezi presentation software
  • Experienced in EPIC computerized charting system

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School Attended

  • Purdue University

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Patient Care Technician


  • Bachelor of Science

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