registered nurse medical surgical unit resume example with 20+ years of experience

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[Location] State Board Certified Registered Nurse with over [Number] years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in [Type] and [Type] care units. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction and supporting wide-spread healthcare system improvements. Focused on continuously advancing expertise in [Area of expertise] while driving innovation.

Competent and caring [Job Title] offering [Number] years coordinating and carrying out patient care in high-volume hospital environments. Demonstrated ability to perform with speed and accuracy to assess patients, deliver treatments and delegate tasks. Proven history of advocating for patient needs and fostering top-quality care.

Resourceful [Job Title] with [Number] years of experience caring for patients and working closely with other healthcare staff. Well-rounded individual skillful in providing emotional support to patients and families, performing various diagnostic tests and administering medication. In-depth knowledge of emergency care and nursing care techniques and methods.

  • Patient monitoring
  • Medical screening
  • Unit administration
  • BLS instructor
  • Intake and discharge
  • Team supervision
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Patient Care
  • Medical assessment
  • Treating [Condition]
  • Documenting vitals
  • Patient care planning
  • Catheters
  • Patient Management
  • SBAR communication
  • Diabetes management
  • Nursing Plan Development
  • Family and patient support
  • Performing bladder scans
  • Computerized charting specialist
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Managing personal care
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Checking oxygen levels
  • Cerner
  • Removing stitches and staples
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Palliative and Pain Management
Education and Training
San Antonio College San Antonio, TX Expected in 05/1991 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Cum laude graduate
  • Completed professional development in [Subject]
St Phillips College San Antonio, TX Expected in : Nursing - GPA :

Enrolled for prerequisite courses for the nursing program

Christiana Care Health System - Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
Camden, DE, 06/2011 - Current
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
Christiana Care Health System - Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
Newark, NJ, 05/1991 - Current
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Offered clinical leadership and oversight to [Number]-bed acute care medical-surgical unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Cared for more than [Number] patients each shift while delegating assignments and supervising junior team members to handle needs of [Number]-bed [Type] unit.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
Medstar Research Institute - Clinical Nursing Supervisor
Reston, VA, 04/2013 - 02/2014
  • Collaborated with team members to improve performance and implement training updates.
  • Trained [Number] employees in effective work procedures and performance strategies to optimize operations.
  • Kept areas clean, neat and inspection-ready at all times to comply with product guidelines.
  • Evaluated operational records and made scheduling adjustments to maximize efficiency.
  • Offered exceptional care to every patient in [Type] unit by handling duties such as wound care and feeding needs.
  • Engaged in quality control, reviewing charts for accuracy on [Timeframe] basis.
  • Oversaw primary care, case management and medication management.
  • Evaluated performance of staff nurses, contributing to professional development.
  • Handled probationary and annual performance evaluations of all nursing staff.
  • Collaborated with management teams in order to implement and evaluate programs and services.
  • Mentored and coached nursing staff, listening to concerns and providing counsel.
  • Delegated clinical and managerial responsibilities to staff.
  • Established rapport with medical and clinical staff and administration.
  • Oversaw nursing operations for [Number]-bed [Type] unit with staff of [Number].

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School Attended

  • San Antonio College
  • St Phillips College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Clinical Nursing Supervisor


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Some College (No Degree)

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