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

Caring, hardworking, competent, caring and service-oriented Registered Nurse with more than six years of bedside patient experience in the neuro setting and in the neurological ICU. Well-versed in offering evidence-based, therapeutic care for patients dealing with a wide range of disorders in high-volume hospital environments, both on the medical floor and in the critical care setting. Collaborative and motivational leader with expertise in training new nursing staff while providing competent care to a diverse patient population while also advocating for patient needs while fostering top-quality care.

  • Critical thinking
  • Performing quick and thorough patient assessments
  • Management of both critical care and medical patients
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Triaging patient and family concerns.
  • Communication and skilled listener
  • Extremely passionate about nursing and continuing patient care, just with a higher degree.
07/2014 to Current Registered/Resource Nurse Avera McKennan | City, STATE,
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and telemetry monitoring.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical conditions.
  • Communication with primary care physicians and/or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices
  • Participated in hospital-wide initiatives and committees to improve patient care, satisfaction and safety.
  • Worked with management to identify and implement initiatives to increase nursing staff retention, morale and satisfaction.
01/2016 to 05/2018 Adjunct Nursing Clinical Instructor University Of Sioux Falls | City, STATE,
  • Remained current in instructional methods and evidence-based, best practice nursing concepts and impact such concepts place on nursing program students' education.
  • Designed personal clinical assignments consistent with student's knowledge base, competency and learning needs.
  • Evaluated students to identify knowledge gaps and conduct thorough assessments.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2014 Bachelor of Science | Nursing South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, GPA:
Expected in Master of Science | Nursing Clarkson College, Omaha, NE, GPA:
Additional Information

As part of being a nurse on the Brain and Spine Institute for the past seven years, I have learned a tremendous amount about the importance of bedside nursing and the role of the nurse and advanced practice provider in ensuring adequate patient education, understanding, and management of care. In working with the critical care population, I have developed a desire to be able to provide a higher level of care to patient's who need it. I am extremely passionate about nursing and have built up my knowledge, critical thinking, time management, communication skills, and familial interaction opportunities specifically through working in this environment. I have been in a leadership position as a charge nurse on my unit for six years and am ready to delve into this new path in my career.

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