staff registered nurse resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Skilled nursing professional with more than twelve 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. Strong knowledge of palliative care and patients approaching end of life. Three years of experience in psychiatric nursing care as well.

  • Infection Control Measures
  • Acute Illness
  • Medical Procedure Preparation
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Patient Ventilation
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Patient Education
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Intakes and Discharges
  • Medication Side Effect Knowledge
  • Intravenous Injections
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Patient Examination
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Medical Recordkeeping
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Prioritizing Patients
  • Charting and Documentation
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Diagnostic Test Ordering
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Treatment Plan Modification
  • Patient Intervention
  • Patient Admission
  • Student Precepting
  • Mental and Physical Assessments
  • Delegation and Motivation
  • Routine Examinations
  • Treatment Recommendations
  • Supporting Daily Living Needs
  • Blood Product Transfusion
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Exemplary Communication Skills
  • Pain Control
  • Medication Administration
  • Intramuscular Injections
  • Respiratory Treatments
  • IV Administration
  • Ventilator discontinuation
  • End of life care and comfort measures
Work History
Staff Registered Nurse, 08/2016 - Current
Cvs Health , , Columbus, GA
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • 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.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills.
  • Identified learning needs of patients and families and responded with advocacy and health education.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Assessed and evaluated mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to initiate, manage and modify individualized care plans.
  • Administered medications to one to six patients and monitored response to medications.
  • Cared for patients in twenty-five -bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Recorded details regarding therapies to keep patient charts updated.
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plan for each hospice patient while following physician instructions.
  • Recognized and understood specific stages of dying process, providing comfort-based care during vulnerable times.
  • Established and maintained successful relationships with patients, families and physicians by utilizing exemplary communication and active listening skills.
  • Taught family members and caregivers various ways to manage patients' pain, how to check for vital signs and proper methods for dressing changes.
  • Offered listening ear to both patients and loved ones to meet emotional and mental, as well as physical needs.
  • Provided high level of quality, compassionate care to patients and caregivers during each nursing shift.
  • Established hospice care services for elderly and disabled patients.
Registered Nurse, Endoscopy, 06/2015 - 07/2016
Veterans Health Administration , , Columbus, GA
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Performed patient assessment, VS monitoring, IV insertion and other routine procedures and documented in electronic medical record to support interdisciplinary care.
  • Prepared rooms according to specific endoscopic procedures.
  • Recovered patient from anesthesia to perform discharge teaching.
  • Educated patients on procedures and facility processes.
  • Pulled supplies for specific patient needs and treatments.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Conducted pre-op calls to review specific instructions prior to surgery and post-op calls to improve patient satisfaction, answer questions and address new or worsening symptoms.
RN Client Care Manager, 06/2012 - 06/2015
Thekey Llc , , Columbus , GA
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired staff members offering exceptional talent and brought great skills to team.
  • Conducted community workshops to promote different programs and educate public on available services.
  • Developed monthly schedules and assignments for volunteer staff.
  • Completed initial assessments of patients and family to determine and address individual home care needs.
  • Responded promptly and professionally to patient questions and concerns.
  • Created individualized care plans based on nursing diagnosis and incorporated appropriate nursing methods to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Participated in patient and family planning process, as well as provided instructions and addressed question and concerns.
  • Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in needs and conditions, introducing revisions to care plans.
  • Assessed and examined patients and documented history of current and previous conditions, diseases and injuries along with medications currently being taken.
  • Took active role in patient and family planning process, detailing instructions and responding appropriately and effectively to questions and concerns.
  • Created patient assessments and plans for individual home care needs.
  • Provided home healthcare providers with training, guidance, support and supervision to achieve objectives.
  • Supported personal care needs, shopping for groceries, and cleaning house.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Cooked appetizing and satisfying meals and snacks.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Scheduled and taught in class and online courses to increase learning opportunities.
  • Performed continuous evaluations of content and plans in order to enhance delivery and improve effectiveness.
  • Tracked attendance and progress against goals for each participant.
  • Mentored new hires, resulting in stronger staff development and increased productivity.
  • Trained new employees and completed monthly supervisory visits with clients and aides.
RN, 08/2013 - 06/2014
Csl Behring , , Columbus, GA
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Provided direct quality care to patients by monitoring, recording and evaluating psychiatric conditions.
  • Responded to numerous volatile situations and violent outbreaks to restore safety and security of patients and staff.
  • Administered medication and treatments to patients to observe and record responses.
  • Performed patient assessments to monitor expected response to medications and altering treatment plans.
  • Oversaw care of suicidal patients and acted swiftly to reduce risk of harm to themselves or others.
  • Explained useful coping methods to relieve depression and anxiety.
  • Conducted therapy for mentally ill patients in group and individual settings to assist patients in achieving normalcy.
  • Coordinated with medical and paramedical professionals to provide appropriate input and effectively formulate and implement treatment plans for patients.
  • Monitored vital signs, nutritional intake and signs and symptoms of complications to report deviations to supervisor.
  • Monitored primary care needs for patients to coordinate access to appropriate providers.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
Associate Degree In Nursing: Nursing, Expected in 08/2013
Chattahoochee Valley Community College - Phenix City, AL
Status -

Completed LPN to RN bridge program to advance from licensed practical nursing to registered nursing.

Bachelor Of Health Science: Nursing, Expected in 2015
Columbus State University - Columbus, GA
Status -

Completed RN to BSN bridge program to receive higher degree in registered nursing.


Member of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association


Certified in hospice and palliative care nursing since March 2022


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School Attended

  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College
  • Columbus State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Endoscopy
  • RN Client Care Manager
  • RN


  • Associate Degree In Nursing
  • Bachelor Of Health Science

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