Rn Staff Nurse resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Skilled nursing professional with more than 16 years of experience and passion for providing highest quality of behavioral and medical care. Compassionate and empathetic advocate for patients and families. Skillfully assesses health status, develops diagnoses and manages care for patients with acute and chronic concerns. Experienced in structured and unstructured environments, smoothly coordinating multiple activities and competing priorities.

  • Intake and discharge
  • Patient education
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Chronic disease management
  • Critical care
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Vaccine administration
  • EMR / EHR
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Wound Care
  • Patient Management
Work History
10/2021 to Current
RN Staff Nurse American Red Cross Flint, MI, Montgomery Village, MD
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Verified patients had information necessary for ongoing care, providing guidance on diagnoses, management of medications and prevention methods.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing average in-patient stay length.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical presentation, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices
09/2014 to 10/2021
LPN Nursing Supervisor Acadia Healthcare Inc. Winchester, VA, Landover, MD
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff
  • Worked at least 80 hours per month as floor nurse to maintain clinical proficiency
  • Evaluated skills of nursing personnel and verified staff certifications for validity
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments
  • Promoted professional development opportunities to encourage nurses to pursue continuous training
  • Helped long-term care residents with bathing, dressing, feeding and other daily living activities
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records
09/2011 to 10/2019
LPN Charge Nurse Care Initiatives Oelwein, IA, Rockville, MD
  • Delivered direct quality care to patients by evaluating medical conditions and managing and assessing treatments.
  • Analyzed patient assessments and laboratory data to bring any issues to attention of physicians.
  • Assembled and used equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes or oxygen suppliers to effectively manage patient care.
  • Managed daily staff assignments and patient scheduling to guarantee clinic coverage and flow.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills and explaining conditions and medications.
  • Led and mentored over 10 newly licensed nurses and nursing students to develop professional expertise.
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Achieved successful unit leadership by providing quality nursing care to 15 patients per day in 30-bed unit
  • Documented vitals and medical histories in patient charts when assessing patients and communicated patient information to physicians and other nurses for care continuity
  • Served as charge nurse, caring for 10 patients with serious illnesses.
  • Took samples to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests
  • Updated patient medical records with services provided, health conditions and response to treatments using PCC.
08/2006 to 07/2011
LPN STAFF NURSE Kensington Nursing And Rehab City, STATE, ROCKVILLE
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Performed routine evaluations of each patient's status, needs and preferences.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and input/output measurements from inpatients.
  • Performed functional assessments for admission and discharge
2004 to 2006
GNA Company Name City, State,
  • Facilitated personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Maintained patient stability by checking vital signs and weight and recording intake and outtake information.
  • Provided care to patients throughout lifespan with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and culture.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
  • Maintained best-in-class standards for individualized care in 40-bed unit by continuously checking in with patients and families and quickly providing care.
  • Reduced risks of patient infection and cross-contamination by cleaning and sterilizing equipment
  • Participated in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork
Expected in 12/2022
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Frostburg State University - Frostburg, MD
Expected in 05/2021
Associate of Science: Nursing
Prince George's Community College - Upper Marlboro, MD
Expected in 08/2006
DIPLOMA: Practical Nursing
University of The District of Columbia - Washington, DC



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School Attended

  • Frostburg State University
  • Prince George's Community College
  • University of The District of Columbia

Job Titles Held:

  • RN Staff Nurse
  • LPN Nursing Supervisor
  • LPN Charge Nurse
  • GNA


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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