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Resume Sample for Registered Nurse

Targeting an RN position on a medical-surgical unit within a
progressive medical health center offering broad experience
working in both hospital and nursing home setting on various units.
Willing to work nights, weekends, or a flex-shift.

  • Dedicated nurse respected by nursing teams as the go-to
    RN who shares nursing knowledge and who is always willing
    to mentor new nurses.
  • Cares deeply for the well-being of patients; proactively
    advocates for patient rights and strives to ensure a
    patient's dignity.
  • Easily manages a heavy patient load; has a reputation
    as the "energizer bunny" who gets the job done, even
    on a long stretch of 12-hour shifts! 
  • Adapts easily to changing hospital settings and
    work schedules. Can be depended on to fill in for
    another nurse at a moment's notice.
  • Maintains outstanding clinical and critical thinking
    skills used to provide competent patient care under
    stressful medical circumstances.
  • Personable with a positive attitude; interfaces well
    with patients, families, and nursing staff. Create an
    environment that uplifts patients’ spirits.


Huntington Medical Center, Cedar, LA, 2011 - Present

OR Nurse

  • Scrub and circulate on all surgical-related services,
    providing pre- and post-operative care in areas of
    orthopedic, vascular, neurological, general, plastics,
    laser, laparoscopic, and thoracic, as well as implantation
    of morphine pumps and bone growth stimulators.
  • Demonstrate exceptional observation, assessment,
    and intervention skills while ensuring open lines of
    communication between patient, families, and medical
    teams in a fast-paced operating room unit.
  • Provide in-service education for operating room staff
    members on laser and spine surgery with a focus on
    spine surgery equipment and procedures encompassing
    discectomies, fusion with instrumentation, and bone
    grafts in relation to scoliosis, spinal fractures, and decompressions.

Abundant Care Nursing Home, Okenee, LA, 2007 - 2011
Staff Nurse

  • Provide pre- and post operative nursing care for
    8-10 adult and geriatric patients with musculoskeletal
    injuries and conditions including lumbar laminectomies
    and anterior/posterior cervical discectomies.
  • Educate patients and their families on disease processes,
    medical-surgical procedures and other aspects of
    therapeutic regimens, including medication and
    pain management techniques.
  • Administer oral and intramuscular and subcutaneous medications.
  • Recommended and implemented changes to the
    Medical unit regarding assignment delegation and
    prioritization, resulting in a higher standard of
    patient care, and reassessed/revised plan of care.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Tynes, LA, 2003 - 2007
Staff Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit

  • Provided direct patient care to pre- and post-operative
    orthopedic patients.
  • Safely administered medications, and educate patients
    and their families on the proper use of braces, prosthetics,
    and orthopedic equipment with a focus on safety and
    pain management techniques.
  • Collaborated effectively with an interdisciplinary team
    of medical and health care professionals comprised of
    a physician, nurse manager, dietician, social worker,
    case manager, and physical therapist.
  • Precepted staff nurses in areas of patient care, policies,
    and procedures with demonstrated leadership skills.

Community Hospital, Victor Town, LA, 2001 - 2003
Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Performed neurological testing to check patients for
    Homan’s Sign.
  • Reviewed computerized laboratory test results following
    post dialysis, colonoscopies, ERCP, and surgeries.
  • Provided a broad range of general nursing care services
    in areas of vital signs, EKG, phlebotomy, catheters,
    feeding tubes, IV and central lines.
  • Prioritized and delegated assignments, contributing
    to a higher standard of patient care and staff retention.
  • Monitored patients’ PPT/INR levels to identify the need
    for anticoagulant therapy, and for potential side effects
    of medications demonstrating strong observation,
    assessment, and intervention skills.


     Cornerstone University, Braunson, LA
     Bachelor of Nursing, 2003

     Cypress Community College, Braunson, LA
     Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate Program, 2003


    Registered Nurse License #000001-55
    Licensed Practical Nursing License #000000-22



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