Staff Registered Nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Competent and caring Registered Nurse offering 20 years coordinating and carrying out patient care in high-volume hospital environments. Demonstrated ability to perform with speed and accuracy to assess patients, deliver treatments and delegate tasks. Proven history of advocating for patient needs and fostering top-quality care.

  • Charting
  • Building trust and rapport
  • HIPAA and confidentiality
  • Taking vital signs
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Communications
  • Customer service
Education and Training
Anderson University Anderson, SC Expected in 05/2017 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
University of South Carolina - Aiken Aiken, SC Expected in 05/2000 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Burrell Behavioral Health - Staff Registered Nurse
Salisbury, MO, 12/2014 - 10/2020
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information both in person and via telephone.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Provided patient education on preparing for surgery and what to expect the day of surgery.
  • Followed anesthesia protocol orders and surgeons orders to ensure patients had their necessary labs and testing prior to surgery.
  • Communicated with anesthesiologist when during the pre surgical interview an issue could postpone the patients surgery.
  • Performed phlebotomy and obtained patients lab specimens.
  • Proficient in the EPIC EHR system.
  • Scheduled patient appointments.
  • Served as relief charge nurse.
Burrell Behavioral Health - Staff Registered Nurse
Springdale, AR, 08/2005 - 06/2015
  • Notified physicians whenever patient assessments revealed issues or problems.
  • Performed thorough and accurate assessments for every patient and reported issues to the charge nurse.
  • Interacted with patients in positively by using active listening skills and asking open-ended questions.
  • Helped patients feel comfortable before, during and after procedures by employing calming techniques, answering questions and offering physical support.
  • Organized supplies and restocked work areas for maximum efficiency.
  • Maintained patient confidentiality and privacy at all times according to policies and regulations to help patients feel secure and comfortable with all interactions.
  • Identified patient risk factors and adjusted procedures to minimize injury.
  • Collected patient history data from electronic records and patient interviews to assess previous and current concerns.
  • Established and maintained proper aseptic techniques during all patient encounters.
  • Provided conscious sedation under the direction of the Interventional Radiologist for image guided patient procedures.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to optimize patient safety.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
Burrell Behavioral Health - Staff Registered Nurse
Willard, MO, 07/2002 - 07/2005
  • Cared for patients recovering from open heart surgery and cardiac catheterization procedures and provided personalized daily assistance.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
Beaumont Hospitals - Critical Care Registered Nurse
Grosse Pointe Park, MI, 07/2000 - 07/2002
  • Provided direct care in critical care units, including Medical, Surgical, Neuro and Cardiac units.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Assessed patients, documented observations and reviewed patient charts to determine care needs.
  • 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.
  • Managed all facets of telemetry, including PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Liaised between patients, families and care staff in all aspects of care delivery.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.

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School Attended

  • Anderson University
  • University of South Carolina - Aiken

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Registered Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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