staff nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Hardworking nursing professional bringing seventeen years of experience delivering exceptional care to the patients. Knowledgeable about medical and administrative requirements and skilled at maximizing patient comfort and safety while meeting strict cost control standards. Well-organized and forward-thinking in managing patient needs and hardworking. Adaptable and resilient with strong attention to detail, clinical expertise and emergency response experience. Bringing ten years record of success in nursing and desiring Assist. Nurse Manager position. Skilled at multitasking and prioritizing patient needs and daily assignments. Offering expertise with all the Nursing resposibilities. Organized and dependable candidate with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • Patient Counseling
  • Patient Management
  • Nursing Staff Support
  • Medication Administration
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Operational Standards
  • Patient Care
  • Patient Education
  • Staffing Assignments
  • Nursing Standards
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Mental and Physical Assessments
  • Medical Supply Management
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
Work History
06/2012 to Current STAFF NURSE Ftmc | New London, OH,
  • Provides quality patient care in the ambulatory setting using the nursing process and current standards in practice and documentation.
  • Responsible in providing care that contributes to the promotion and maintenance of health, prevention of disease, rehabilitation to optimal levels of functioning and supportive measures.
  • Checks vitals signs, assess and carries out orders for treatment by the medical staff like administration of medications, vaccinations, ECG, nebulization and others.
  • Ensures patient safety and initiates effective actions in emergencies.
  • Give health education activities to patients, families and other personnel.
  • Work collaboratively with patients, families, significant others, professional and administrative personnel.
  • Documents vital signs and nursing medical assessment on computerized patient record system.
  • As a Control point user I do market research, canvassing, initiate 2237 request and acquisition of medical supplies needed in everyday operations.
  • Monitor and maintains medical supplies and equipment in the clinical area.
  • Designated POC for EIL Annual Physical Inventory wherein I check and monitor and record all the equipments and tools at the Audiology and Ophthalmology using the Intermec barcode scanner.
  • Responsible in Turning in of the supplies and equipments which are no longer needed, damaged or need replacement.
  • Act as support to the Suicide Prevention Coordinators and do patient care, coordination and prevention of possible suicide of a veteran in crisis.
  • Responds to routine and emergency call from patient in acute crisis.
  • Assigned as Acting Nurse Manager whenever Nurse Manager is on

leave or out of the clinic area.

04/2006 to 06/2012 PATIENT RELATIONS ASSISTANT Department Of Veterans Affairs | Battle Creek, MI,
  • Applied administrative knowledge and courtesy to explain procedures, schedules of appointments and services to patients.
  • Greeted and assisted patients in check-in/out procedures.
  • Creates schedule and documents details in CPRS. Provides patient a copy of the appointment letter. Appointment letter include information instruction about his appointment.
  • Loads and edit and updates electronically eligibility and other personal data utilizing assigned options on vista.
  • Verified patient eligibility and entered patient information into system.
  • Counsels veterans in person or in telephone regarding VA Medical program and services including limitations.
  • Administrative support to Primary Care team.
  • Delivered support to medical staff in completion of patient paperwork.
  • Initiate and issues Letter of authorizations pertaining to ordered procedures, consultations or admission to a fee based facility within timeliness standards.
  • Monitors and controls admission and discharges of assigned patients.
  • Expedite and follows-up medical reports from hospitals to ensure timely and continuous care.
  • Coordinates results of laboratory tests done to the patient.
  • Monitor and document results of the ordered test or procedures done at a fee-based facility into their electronic record.
11/2001 to 03/2006 SCHOOL NURSE Unitypoint Health | Grundy Center, IA,
  • Developed care plans and made referrals as necessary for students with health concerns or injuries.
  • Assist the School Physician and Dentist in performing health screening for students and faculty by conducting annual medical and dental check-up and evaluations.
  • Request and monitors supplies of the clinic including medications and equipments.
  • Administer over the counter medicines to students who are in minor sickness and provide emergency measures for students who met an accident while in the school like wound dressing.
  • Responsible for recording and filing of all medical and dental records of all the enrolled students and faculties.
  • Served as liaison between families, school personnel, and other healthcare providers on behalf of students.
  • Assist the school employees in filing their sickleave, maternity leave, ECC and sickness notification to Social Security System for their medical benefit.
  • Oversaw health services for school of 987 students and faculty.
  • Perform hospital or home visits for sick students or employees if needed.
  • Coordinate with the School Principal regarding the medical program of the Medical team of the school and implement it on a timely manner.
  • Provides health teachings/education to employees and students of the school.

07/1993 to 06/2000 STAFF NURSE Ftmc | Norwalk, OH,
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion, and airway management.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic, and cognitive status of patients.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care, and discharge instructions.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring, and specimen collection.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV, and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process, and management and lifestyle options.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical presentation, appearance, and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Coordinated patient discharge planning to provide post-discharge patient care, promoting healing and recovery.
  • Collaborated with physicians, pharmacists and therapists to deliver quality, evidence-based care.
  • Developed and implemented individualized patient care plans.
  • Assisted with delivery and care of newborn babies and the mother.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Documented treatments delivered, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints, and current symptoms.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
Expected in 03/1991 Bachelor of Science | Nursing The Philippine Women's University, Taft Ave. Manila, Philippines, GPA:
Expected in 03/1986 High School Diploma | Colegio De Sta. Catalina De Sena, San Antonio, Binan City, Laguna, GPA:
Expected in 03/1982 No Degree | Primary Education San Vicente Elementary School, San Vicente, San Pedro City, Laguna, GPA:


  • PRC License No. 0208458 issued on Feb 15, 1993 by the Professional Regulations Commission.
  • Non-Professional Driver's License - NO2 98382018 Issued by Land Transportation Office valid until April 2023


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified - Valid Until July 2024
  • Regular Intravenous Training Program - Manila Adventist Medical Center (June 26-28, 2012)
  • Intravenous Blood Glucose Control - Philippine Heart Center (July 30, 2010)
  • Understanding Heart Sounds - Philippine Heart Center (August 10, 2010)


Eagle Award (For Suicide Prevention ) - December 2022

Superior Honor Award - September 2021

Certificate of Appreciation - December 2020

Eagle Award - May 2019

Eagle Award - June 2016

Special Recognition Award - My 2013

Special Contribution Award - May 2013

Special Contribution Award - August 2022

Special Contribution Award - September 2020

Certificate of Appreciation - December 2019

Performance Award - December 2019

Performance Award - January 31, 2019

Performance Award - March 2018

Superior Performance Award - April 2017

Special Contribution Award - September 2017

Certificate of Appreciation - September 2016

Special Contribution Award - September 2013

Certificate of Appreciation - May 2012

Special Contribution Award - September 2012

Special Contribution Award - October 2011

Special Contribution Award - September 2010

Special Contribution Award - September 2008

Special Contribution Award - February 2008

Certificate of Excellence - December 16, 2022

Certificate of Commitment - February 26, 2020

Certificate of Excellence - February 26, 2020

Certificate of Commitment - October 10, 2019

Certificate of Excellence - August 28, 2019

Certificate of Advocacy - July 24, 2019

Certificate of Appreciation - Friends of Suicide Prevention 2019

Certificate of Appreciation - PTSD Awareness - July 21, 2020

First Prize Winner for the Advance Clinic Access Collaborative - Feb 2009

8 hrs Time off Award - For Assisting the Veterans in Filing Claim for Equity Compensation - March 2009

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School Attended

  • The Philippine Women's University
  • Colegio De Sta. Catalina De Sena
  • San Vicente Elementary School

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  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma
  • No Degree

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