rn staff nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Rn with talent for critical thinking and charge nurse. Strong knowledge of critical care and PCU and CTU. Communicative and team-oriented with proficiency in [Software]. Proven history of fostering [Action] to meet team, individual and management objectives. Hardworking and reliable RN with strong ability in critical thinking and telemetry. Offering [Soft skill], [Soft skill] and [Soft skill]. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality. Enthusiastic individual with superior skills in working in both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Excited to begin new challenge with successful team.

  • Supervision
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Planning and coordination
  • Communications
  • Problem resolution
  • Team building
Education and Training
Ball State University Muncie, IN Expected in 12/2003 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Ivy Tech Muncie, iN, Expected in 05/1982 Techinical Degree : Medical Assisting - GPA :
Jay County High School Portland, IN Expected in 05/1981 High School Diploma : - GPA :
St Joseph School Of Nursing - RN Staff Nurse
Providence, RI, 07/2019 - Current
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Facilitated transition to at-home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Delivered extensive training to newly hired employees and student nurses, offering insight and assistance related to emergent situations.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
Ascension (System Office) - RN, Critical Care
Ponca City, OK, 05/2002 - Current
  • Provided direct care in critical care units, including , CIC, and ICU units.
  • Located additional community resources for patients to assist with recovery.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Educated patients on treatment plans, medications and aftercare procedures.
  • Delivered high-quality care by following clinical standards and implementing process improvements.
  • Liaised between patients, families and care staff in all aspects of care delivery.
  • Directed care for patients in ICU, including implementation of treatment plan, monitoring vitals and administering medications.
  • Performed nursing assessments, collected medical data and analyzed results.
  • Conducted diagnostic tests to determine patient needs and develop appropriate care plans.
  • Cared for critically ill patients with high-risk, life-threatening health problems to improve clinical outcomes.
  • Educated patients and families on clinical needs and care plans.
  • Assisted physicians during examinations and procedures by operating and monitoring medical equipment.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized plans of care.
  • Maintained infection control logs, streamlined charting process, and improved patient outcomes through training and leadership.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and telemetry monitoring.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Managed all facets of telemetry, including PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Delivered quality patient care from admission to discharge through direct supervision of all nursing and ancillary staff.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Treated patients with broad range of diagnoses ranging from sepsis, renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and assimilated patients to unit.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient condition and delegated care to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
American Medical Response - QMA/CNA/Restorative Aide
Clackamas, OR, 05/1996 - 05/2002
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Attended to patients in [Number]-bed unit, continuously checking on needs and maintaining high standards of patient care.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete important diagnostic tests.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide high-quality patient care.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Volunteered to work additional shifts and overtime during busy periods to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and other physical symptoms in need of further attention.
  • Used mobility devices and hoyer lifts, stand up lift equipment to transport patients.
Jay County Ems - EMT-Intermediate
City, STATE, 06/1983 - 05/1996
  • Conducted equipment inspections and vehicle checks in adherence with required maintenance schedules.
  • Managed care in field and in-transit, including performing standard testing and administering necessary medication.
  • Provided direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Monitored patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care.
  • Evaluated patients' medical status and monitored vital signs during transit.
  • Transported patients from accident scenes to hospitals in emergency vehicles.
  • Remained level-headed and proactive during emergency situations.
  • Collaborated with team members and other first responders, ensuring consistent communication to maintain order and efficient care delivery.
  • Monitored and replenished ambulance supplies, maintaining well-stocked inventory and properly functioning equipment.
  • Inserted IVs and administered oral and injectable medications.
  • Completed emergency treatment procedures to stabilize individuals for transport.
  • Documented all patient information, including condition or injury, treatment and medication administration.
  • Operated ambulance to and from scenes and emergency facilities, responding to dispatch calls for emergent medical assistance.
  • Assessed scenes and prioritized care according to severity of injury or illness.
  • Demonstrated dedication to providing quality care through continued training and education.
  • Delivered first aid or life support care to sick or injured individuals in pre-hospital settings.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Immobilized patients for transport using backboard or other spinal mobilization.

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School Attended

  • Ball State University
  • Ivy Tech
  • Jay County High School

Job Titles Held:

  • RN Staff Nurse
  • RN, Critical Care
  • QMA/CNA/Restorative Aide
  • EMT-Intermediate


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Techinical Degree
  • High School Diploma

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