registered nurse pacu resume example with 12+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Desire to utilize my nursing experience in Cardiology and Perianesthesia as a new graduate Adult- Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Specialized, meticulous Cardiac care nurse for over fourteen years. Excellent at juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure. Provide critical nursing care of patients post craniotomy, pneumonectomy, Hysterectomy, Prostatectomy, pre and post Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Percutaneous Intervention, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Myocardial Infarction, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, and post Vascular and Thoracic Surgery. Manage complex medications and treatment regimens for those cardiac diseases. Self motivated, compassionate,and reliable with the desire to provide optimal medical care as a nurse practitioner.

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a interdisciplinary team
  • Fourteen years experience as Cardiac nurse
  • Skilled problem solver
  • Preceptor and mentor for new nurses
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Conflict managment skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable clinician
Walden University Minneapolis, MN Expected in 2017 Master of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Georgia Highlands College Rome, GA Expected in 2005 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Current American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification
  • Certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Work History
Emory Healthcare - Registered Nurse, PACU
Birmingham, GA, 08/2019 - Current
  • Monitor patient condition after exiting operating room, manage arterial lines, lumbar drains, and ventilated patients. Monitor vitals, pain management, and ekg for arrhythmias, and update team members on changes in stability or acuity
  • Administer and titrate anti-arrhythmic medications, vasopressors, and cardiac medications
  • Assess and monitor patient needs as they emerge from anesthesia, determine necessary oxygen requirements, manage oral and nasal airway, indentify needs to intubate or extubate patient depending on oxygen requirements post anesthesia
  • Prompt identification of surgical complications
  • Collaborate with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions
State Of Indiana - Charge Nurse
Danville, IN, 11/2011 - 08/2019
  • Oversaw, managed, and delegated nursing clinical, and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism
  • Supervised and acted as an educational resource, provided instruction and education to guide nursing staff in maintaining excellent patient outcomes
  • Closely monitored and facilitated emergent interventions for acute conditions such as deteriorating patients, Rapid Response, and Codes
  • Asserted strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills to obtain conflict resolution
WellStar Kennestone Hospital - Registered Nurse, Nurse Preceptor
City, STATE, 02/2009 - 08/2019
  • Stabilization of critical patients with Complete Heart Block, Hypotension, Hypertension, Supra-ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, with Rapid Ventricular Rate, and patients post Rapid Response by managing external pacemakers, Arterial lines, and titrating Cardiac medications
  • Patient population includes: Congestive Heart Failure, Chest Chest pain, Myocardial Infarction, Arrhythmias, pre and post CABG, Mitral and Aortic Valve Replacements, Left Ventricular Assistive Device, and Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Identify early signs of deterioration in patients, assess, recognize, recommend labs as needed and promptly notify physician of critical labs
  • Work as a liaison between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans
  • Serve as a preceptor for new nursing staff. Recognized by the manager of the New Nurse Pipeline for aiding in the retention of new nurses
KSU Urgent Care, Wellstar Kennestone, Atlanta Medical Center - Nurse Practitioner Practicum
City, STATE, 08/2015 - 01/2018
  • Achieved successful patient outcomes by prompt assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with Chest pain, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, and patients pre and post Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Valve Replacements, and Convergent procedures
  • Worked directly with attending physician, in collaboration with consulting physicians, and multidisciplinary team to achieve prompt interventions for Ekg changes, Arrhythmias, Myocardial Infarction, and facilitation of rehabilitation placement when necessary
  • Performed initial patient assessment, documentation of their history and physical, along with daily SOAP notes, placed orders, interpreted diagnostic test, established diagnosis, and completed patient education on treatment plan and ordered procedures
  • Received Certificate for Excellent Patient Care/ Customer service  and a Pin from Cardiac Services for compassionate care that exceeded hospital requirements                                                                                    
  • Recognition from the manager of the New Graduate Pipeline for being  an excellent Preceptor and mentor for new Graduate nurses                       

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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Georgia Highlands College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, PACU
  • Charge Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Nurse Preceptor
  • Nurse Practitioner Practicum


  • Master of Science
  • Associate of Science

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