school nurse resume example with 16+ years of experience

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

Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities.

  • Medical screening
  • Infection control
  • Health care consultation
  • Medication administration in various forms
  • Infectious disease control
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Counseling
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Intake and discharge
  • Diagnostic tools experience
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Ventilator care
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Diabetes management
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Dialysis
  • Colostomy care familiarity
12/2015 to Current
School Nurse Empowerment Academy & Beloved Community Charter Schools Jersey City, NJ,
  • Attended to up to 50 students per day ranging from 10 to 15 years of age.
  • Coordinated with families, school personnel and healthcare professionals on behalf of students to advocate for healthcare needs and provide medical information to appropriate parties.
  • Evaluated students with health concerns or injuries to develop plan of care or provide reference to appropriate healthcare providers.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds administered medications, and managed catheters.
  • Interacted effectively by email, phone and in person with students, parents and staff members.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Collaborated with local health departments and other community partners.
2012 to 2013
Medical Surgical Registered Nurse/Float to ICU Phoenix Home Care Saint Charles, MO,
  • Cared expertly for individuals with wide array of medical issues such as pulmonary, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, trauma, multiple disease processes, and infectious disease patients.
  • Delivered physician-ordered treatments and medications according to prescribed methods and protocols. Monitored responses to quickly spot complications and side effects.
  • Assessed patients using comprehensive evaluation techniques and sound clinical judgment.
  • Improved care outcomes with proactive education, communication and guidance for patients and family members.
  • Demonstrated high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills and adaptability in fast-paced and unpredictable medical environment.
  • Implemented pre, intra- and post-care, evaluating response to clinical interventions with progression toward discharge.
  • Assisted with nursing duties in short-staffed areas.
2008 to 2011
Pediatric Nurse Atlantic Health System Howell, NJ,
  • Administered medications and therapies as prescribed by physicians.
  • Educated patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, disease management, wound management and equipment management.
  • Counseled patients and families to provide psychological, emotional and spiritual support.
  • Helped pediatric patients understand and feel at ease with vaccines, tests and minor procedures.
  • Treated pediatric patients with minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems and growth and development concerns.
  • Utilized well-honed communication skills to deliver information to pediatric patients and family members regarding treatment, care and medical options.
  • Documented health findings and information in patients' charts.
  • Assisted patients' parents or guardians by answering questions during appointments and by returning phone calls.
  • Conducted patient assessments by taking vital signs and interviewing about symptoms.
  • Contacted patients with lab results and relayed physician directions or scheduled appointments to resolve.
  • Facilitated medication management, including educating family members and monitoring for side effects.
  • Offered medical advice based on expertise and physician's directions.
  • Reviewed immunization records and administered necessary immunizations.
  • Scheduled check-up and sick visit appointments for patients.
2003 to 2004
Nurse - Coordinator / Home Health and Hospice Care Hospice, Main Street Home Health And Hospice City, STATE,
  • Communicated with patients and families on conditions and progress.
  • Reviewed patient treatment plans to meet and maintain JCAHO, Medicare and Medicaid requirements
  • Evaluated patient needs and preferences to build and update tailored treatment plans.
  • Provided case management, milieu management and emergency intervention.
  • Completed initial assessments of patients and family to determine and address individual home care needs.
  • Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in needs and conditions, and introduced revisions to care plans.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living and functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Developed care plans, covering goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporating therapeutic, preventive and rehabilitative nursing actions.
  • Listened to patients and loved ones, offering emotional support and kindness to help with end-of-life transition.
  • Guided patients' loved ones and caregivers in pain management, wound care and medication dosing.
  • Created and applied tailored care plans that would meet each patient's individualized needs.
  • PlJessicad hospice care for elderly and disabled patients.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • PlJessicad and coordinated nursing service to meet specific healthcare needs of patients.
2001 to 2002
Staff Nurse, Acute Dialysis RPNT Acute Services City, STATE,
  • Followed infection control measures when cleaning and attaching hemodialysis machine to access sites like fistulas, catheters, and grafts.
  • Performed routine sterilization, cleaning, and maintenance of hemodialysis machines and equipment.
  • Eased patients' anxiety by explaining dialysis procedures and dialysis machine operations.
  • Inspected equipment and conducted safety checks on equipment and instruments to maintain high-quality control standards.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
2000 to 2001
Multi Disciplinary ICU Staff Nurse Wayne Memorial Hospital City, STATE,
  • Cared for up to three critically ill patients per 12 hour shift.
  • Performed patient assessments, cardiac monitoring, medication administration, intracranial pressure monitoring, hemodynamic monitoring, wound care, and ventilator care.
  • Coordinated care with proper facilitators, assisted physicians with medical procedures, and attended to the teaching needs of the patient and family members during each shift to enhance coordinated care and increase positive outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills, able to work well in high stress situations where flexibility and quick response are critical.
  • Established and implemented nursing care plans for each patient through assessment, development, activation and evaluation.
  • Worked with patients and families to provide in-hospital and after-hospital follow-up through teaching and referrals.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with members of health care team, patient and patient's family.
1994 to 1996
Assistant Supervisor Internal Medicine Clinic Seymour Johnson AFB City, STATE,
  • Scheduled and oversaw daily operations within an Air Force Internal Medicine Clinic.
  • Provided care for Active Duty, Dependent family members, and Retirees.
  • Responsible for assisting three physicians with medical procedures, administering medications, scheduling, and all insurance processing.
  • Documented and updated patient data on electronic medical charts, maintaining accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Provided excellent patient support and care to patients and families.
  • Supported healthcare teams in consistently delivering timely and quality care according to Air Force standards.
  • Monitored medical supply inventory to ensure consistent availability of critical items.
  • Reported safety hazards to supervisors, removing risk and promoting workplace safety.
  • Protected patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies.
  • Maintained positive work ethic and commitment to providing excellent service to improve operations efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize group productivity.
  • Organized schedules, workflows and shift coverage to meet expected business demands.
  • Filed paperwork and submitted reports to upper management.
  • Oversaw employee supervision, client satisfaction, and daily work.
  • Registered patients and scheduled appointments.
  • Assisted with referrals and prepared medical records for patients.
  • Led patients to exam rooms, answered general questions and prepared patients for physician by explaining process.
  • Prepared treatment rooms for patients by cleaning surfaces and restocking supplies.
  • Educated patients about medications, procedures and physician's instructions.
  • Assisted with hospital admissions and paperwork.
  • Prepared new charts, updated existing charts and managed records transfers between offices.
1993 to 1994
Patient Care Technician/ Medical Surgical Unit Seymour Johnson AFB City, STATE,
  • Provided care, comfort and emotional support to adults facing serious illnesses and medical procedures.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information, weight and height measurements and vital signs to aid physicians with patient care planning.
  • Optimized patient satisfaction, assisting senior leadership with medical procedures while explaining exams and processes.
  • Used hospital-approved devices and techniques to transport and lift patients.
  • Collected and labeled specimens to prepare for delivery to laboratory.
  • Assisted nursing staff with diverse care needs of adult medical and surgical patients.
  • Obtained vital signs and collected biological samples to assist with diagnostic testing and ongoing assessments.
  • Communicated changes in patient conditions and other unit concerns to multidisciplinary team.
  • Ambulated patients with appropriate assistive devices and in line with proper body mechanics.
  • Responded to patient emergencies and physically stressful situations to restore calm or administer treatments.
  • Transported patients between facility rooms and helped move individuals between mobile equipment and beds.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Promoted patient comfort by quickly responding to calls and handling diverse needs.
  • Completed frequent cleaning and sanitizing to maintain healthy environment for patients.
  • Engaged with patient family and friends to provide courteous visit experience.
  • Helped patients' feel independent and dignified by assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Assisted and supported physicians performing procedures.
  • Notified senior staff of patient emergencies to optimize outcomes.
  • Assisted with patient admissions, discharges and transfers.
  • Transported patients to other areas of hospital in wheelchairs and gurneys for tests, treatments and therapies.
  • Restocked unit frequently with necessary medical supplies.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
1993 to 1994
Emergency Medical Technician Seymour Johnson AFB City, STATE,
  • Documented calls in reports detailing incident type and course of treatment.
  • Operated emergency vehicles with caution to keep patients, public and first responders safe.
  • Remained level-headed and proactive during emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated dedication to providing quality care through continued training and education.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Rendered direct patient care by stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Conducted equipment inspections and vehicle checks in adherence with required maintenance schedules.
  • Managed care in field and in-transit, including performing standard testing, administering necessary medication, giving medical treatment, and administering life saving care when needed.
  • Executed non-medical, non-emergency transfers for immobile persons.
  • Reported and documented medical treatment administered on-site and during transport to healthcare facility.
  • Responded promptly to emergency calls and drove ambulance safely to site.
1993 to 1997
Air Force Medical Technician USAF City, STATE,
  • Provided care for Active Duty, Dependent family members, and Retirees in inpatient, clinic, and emergency settings.
  • Provided excellent patient support and care to patients and families.
  • Supported healthcare teams in consistently delivering timely and quality care according to Air Force standards.
  • Monitored medical supply inventory to ensure consistent availability of critical items.
  • Reported safety hazards to supervisors, removing risk and promoting workplace safety.
  • Protected patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies.
  • Liaised between employees and senior leadership to address inquiries and foster problem resolution.
  • Attended training sessions, maintained required certifications and kept current in lifesaving techniques and technologies.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our services.
Education and Training
Expected in
Baccalaureate: Science Nursing
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Expected in 01/2005
University of Texas - Arlington,
Recognized for Exemplary Student Achievement
Expected in 01/2000
Associates: Science Nursing
Wayne Community College - ,
GPA: 3.4
Expected in 08/2021
AHA CPR Certification:
American Heart Association - Fort Worth, TX,
Expected in 01/2013
AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS):
- ,
Additional Information
  • CREDENTIALS NCLEX-RN 2000 , Registered Nursing License, State of North Carolina 2000 Registered Nursing License, State of Texas 2002

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School Attended

  • University of Texas
  • Wayne Community College
  • American Heart Association

Job Titles Held:

  • School Nurse
  • Medical Surgical Registered Nurse/Float to ICU
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Nurse - Coordinator / Home Health and Hospice Care
  • Staff Nurse, Acute Dialysis
  • Multi Disciplinary ICU Staff Nurse
  • Assistant Supervisor Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Patient Care Technician/ Medical Surgical Unit
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Air Force Medical Technician


  • Baccalaureate
  • BSN
  • Associates
  • AHA CPR Certification
  • AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)

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