staff registered nurse resume example with 8+ years of experience

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

Mental Health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles, with over 5 years' experience in the specialty of psychiatric nursing. Competent in care plan development and implementation, patient care coordination and interdisciplinary teams collaboration. Passionate about connecting with individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders and motivating them to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • Expertise with using therapeutic communication and listening skills
  • Thorough mental health/physical health assessments 
  • Highly knowledgeable of psychopharmacological medications and administration of IV therapy 
  • Proficient with charting and documentation of patient care
  • Exceptional patient education
  • Excellent at developing good rapport with patients/families
  • Sensitive towards diverse patient populations with mental illness
  • Dual diagnosis expertise
10/2015 to Current Staff Registered Nurse Trihealth, Inc. | Western Hills, OH,
  • Managed a caseload of up to 25 patients in the community setting with severe mental illness who are at risk for hospitalization
  • Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve their mental health and overall health
  • Performed comprehensive physical and mental health assessments
  • Utilized ethical, autonomous decision making consistent with medical protocols
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing process, VS, interventions and their effectiveness and medications administered
  • Met patient needs by devising and coordinating highly tailored care plans for each individual
  • Advocated for patients and referred them to community resources and services to increase community involvement 
  • Collaborated with case managers, mental and medical healthcare providers and specialists to ensure continuity of care 
  • Provided patients and their families with education regarding their specific mental/medical health conditions and ensured that they understood all topics by having them use the "teach back" method

07/2015 to 06/2016 Staff Registered Nurse on Neuro/Stroke unit Ardent Health Services | Claremore, OK,
  • Delivered direct nursing care to an assignment of up to 6 patients diagnosed with neurological disorders with a heavy population of stroke patients
  • Performed the NIH stroke scale and dysphagia screening on patients admitted to the unit with a diagnosis of acute stroke
  • Monitored telemetry patients with cardiac history/read and interpreted cardiac rhythms
  • Assessed patients, and documented assessments, interventions, medical histories; evaluated patient responses
  • Updated and maintained patient charts and communicated changes to physicians to ensure continuum of care
  • Performed hourly rounding on patients to reduce risk of falls and ensure patients needs were met
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to maintain continuum of care
  • Educated patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, diagnostic tests, medications and disease prevention
  • Provided direct patient care to increase comfort and psychological, social and spiritual well-being
  • Participated in hospital performance improvement activities to improve safety and patient outcomes
  • Administered medications, IVs, and injections in accordance with physicians' orders
06/2014 to 07/2015 Patient Care Assistant Encompass Health | Princeton, WV,
  • Assisted patients with ADLs such as bathing, toileting, dressing, ambulating, transferring, feeding, and repositioning
  • Obtained VS and blood glucose readings
  • Documented ADLs, VS, I/O, and interventions 
  • Sent specimens to the lab 
  • Performed EKGs and bladder scans 
  • Emptied drainage collection devices- Foleys, JP drains, etc 
  • Performed hourly rounding on patients to reduce risk of falls and ensure patients' needs were met
  • Assisted the healthcare workers with any job duties within my scope of practice
  • Promoted continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating patient status to fellow caregivers
10/2012 to 04/2014 Nurse's Aide Fox Subacute | City, STATE,
  • Assisted long-term ventilator-dependent patients with ADLS such as bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, ROM exercises, and ambulation
  • Obtained VS and blood glucose readings
  • Documented I/O, meal percentages, ADLS, and VS
  • Assisted wound care nurse with wound rounds
  • Answered call bells promptly
  • Assisted with transferring patients in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment
  • Positioned patients for comfort and to prevent skin pressure ulcers
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in  patients' health status to nursing staff
Education and Training
Expected in 2015 ADN: Registered Nurse Program | Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA GPA:

Member of Nursing Student Organization, Dean's List

Expected in 2004 High School Diploma | Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, PA GPA:

CPR/BLS certified through American Red Cross (2018)

NIH Stroke Scale certified (2015)

Registered Nurse, state of Pennsylvania (2015-current)

Non-violent Crisis Intervention certified (2019)

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School Attended

  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Cumberland Valley High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Registered Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse on Neuro/Stroke unit
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Nurse's Aide


  • ADN: Registered Nurse Program
  • High School Diploma

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