Nurse Resume Sample

Jane Smith

123 Main Street • Hometown, PA • (555) 555-1234 • jsmith@company.com

SENIOR NURSING PROFESSIONAL & EDUCATOR – 25 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE

 

Accomplished Registered Nurse (RN) and Retired Navy Commander with 25 years of contributions in the clinical field. Returning from 23-month sabbatical for education and travel. Served in variety of ambulatory and inpatient settings to include one of the busiest medical centers within the U.S. Department of Defense. Engaging public speaker, communicator, and published writer. Presented health promotion lectures and served as volunteer speaker in Department of Defense schools. Served across multiple administrative roles involving close collaboration with departments and training staff to maintain highest standards of care.

 

EDUCATION

2015

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA 

MASTER OF EDUCATION (MED)

 

2000

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS) IN COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

 

Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) IN NURSING

Health Informatics Certification – University of California Davis; Basic Life Support Certification

Registered Nurse License, Kentucky, #1146483

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 - 2014

ROYALE HAYAT HOSPITAL, Jabriya Kuwait

Director of Nursing

Served as Director of Nursing responsible for facilitating productive environment of excellence and directing all nursing personnel. Guided staffing procedures and set objectives for the nursing department. Organized and coordinated admission, nursing, and patient care procedures. Developed and enforced policies aiming for legal compliance and high-quality standards. Focused on assessing and improving staff morale, customer satisfaction, quality of patient care, overtime hours, and equipment maintenance by applying root-cause analysis and implementing new policies.


KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:
     Saved $480K by decreasing hospital overtime 900 hours within 1 year period and decreased nurse incident reports 10%
     Reengineered Nursing Department to increase training for competencies with average class scores into 80th percentile
     Developed new positions and hired 2 Night Nurse Supervisors and Senior Nurses to increase quality of patient care
     Decreased overtime in Labor & Delivery 650+, NICU 50 hours, and Biohazard Waste Management 200+ per month
     Served as Project Manager to launch and implement Electronic Medical Module for significant process improvement
     Collaborated with stakeholders to revamp outdated policies focused on evidence-based practice and guidelines

 

 

2011 - 2012

SENTARA PRINCESS ANNE HOSPITAL, Virginia Beach, VA

Nurse Manager, Medicine-Oncology & E-Care Trainer

Provided leadership as Nurse Manager spearheading all aspects of operations for the opening of a hospital Medicine Unit serving oncology, hospice, and palliative care adult patients. Promoted patient health by developing daily management and long-term planning of the patient care area. Collaborated with physicians and multidisciplinary professional medical staff to drive excellence across the facility.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:

     Supervised 30 nurses and ancillary personnel and delivered dynamic staff training resulting in 99%+ compliance
     Developed strategies to improve patient interaction and patient care increasing customer service to the 90th percentile

 

2010 - 2011

BON SECOURS MARYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER, Portsmouth, VA

Diabetes Educator

Provided individual and group diabetes education. Collaborated with physicians and other hospital staff to promote cohesion of care. Developed diabetes education tools to include power point presentations and lesson plans.

 

2008 - 2010

U.S. NAVY – NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER, Portsmouth, VA

Nurse Manager, Labor & Delivery

 

2008

U.S. NAVY – NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER, Central & South America

Director of Education

Assigned as Director of Education for 4-month humanitarian deployment to Central and South America to create health awareness and education. Led team of 6 educators and interpreters to teach health education in local population.

 

2007 - 2008

U.S. NAVY – NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER, Portsmouth, VA

Department Head, Customer Service

 

2005 - 2007

U.S. NAVY – NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER, Portsmouth, VA

Nurse Manager, General Surgery / Pediatric Clinics

Supervised 80+ nurses in the busiest unit within the U.S. Department of Defense as Nurse Manager, Labor & Delivery.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:

     Worked cross-functionally to update and revise policies according to modern nursing best practices
    Facilitated Nursing Policy Committee with focus to research and design policies and update outdated procedures
     Updated nursing services to better reflect Joint Commission policies and directed policy implementation team
     Improved compliance with nursing standards as evidenced by decrease in patient safety incident reports
     Facilitated nursing policy manual development while establishing institution-wide electronic access

 

2000 - 2005

U.S. NAVY – NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER, Iwakuni Japan

Nurse Manager, Education, Training & Health Promotion

Served as Nurse Manager with the Branch Health Clinic working to develop health education program, coordinate health fairs, and collaborate with physicians and personnel to bring health information to 6K population. Presented health education topics, including tobacco cessation, nutrition, weight loss, and diabetes. Composed and distributed written materials addressing wellness for children and adults. Published health promotion materials in Naval base magazine, newspaper, and newsletters. Improved health of base population evidenced by increased number of personnel requesting weight control and nutrition counseling.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:

     Achieved 35% success rate in tobacco cessation classes by delivering dynamic and engaging education sessions
     Contributed to team leadership leading renewed Joint Commission accreditation across 10 military facilities
     Opened new hospital unit with inspection leading to receiving initial Joint Commission accreditation
     Recognized by senior leadership for the “most well-informed staff during any Joint Commission inspection”
    Delivered courses in patient care and assessment, medication management, IV therapy, and infection control
     Tracked and analyzed data to monitor and maintain command competency compliance greater than >95%

 

1997 - 2000

U.S. NAVY – NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER, Newport, RI

Department Head, Education & Training

 

MILITARY SERVICE & RECOGNITION

 

United States Navy Nurse Corps Officer – Active Duty, 20 Years

United States Air Force Medical Technician – Active Duty, 4 Years

Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medals, & Certificates of Achievement

Awarded for Roles as Nurse, Manager, and Leader

 

 

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