Registered Nurse Resume

An effective registered nurse resume will get you noticed and put you in a strong position to secure the nursing job you want.

Create an initial impact by summarizing your skills and experience in the profile statement. Show the prospective employer exactly what you can contribute. Your clinical capabilities and expertise should be clearly highlighted and encourage the reader to pay close attention to your nursing resume.

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A challenging RN position in a busy healthcare environment.

Profile Statement

Competent and committed Registered Nurse with over 6 years experience in a large urban healthcare setting. Proven expertise in pre-operative  and post-operative patient care, emergency room and acute patient care.

Offers the following excellent skills and experience:

  • acute observation and assessment skills
  • extensive practice in developing and implementing effective nursing care plans to diverse patient populations
  • verified use of sound judgment with clinical expertise to ensure optimal patient care
  • establishment of successful working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public
  • complete knowledge of perioperative nursing care
  • good understanding of operative procedures and required patient preparation
  • knowledge of symptoms and complications associated with surgery and anesthesia including initial treatment
  • proven ability to handle emergency situations in an effective and professional manner

Thorough working knowledge of :

  • life support and emergency procedures
  • intravenous therapy and fluid and electrolyte balance
  • catheterization
  • ventilator care
  • wound care
  • pain management
  • actions of pharmaceuticals and anesthetic agents
  • patient and family education

A self-motivated and dedicated patient-focused nursing professional with high energy levels.

Work Experience

Registered Nurse

Greenside General Hospital, Dayton, OH

January 2011 - Date

  • provide comprehensive nursing care for pre-operative and post-operative patients
  • perform accurate and complete assessments of patients throughout peri-operative period
  • plan, implement and evaluate effective nursing care throughout peri-operative process
  • conduct ongoing surveillance to immediately identify medical and surgical complications
  • perform aseptic surgical prep and monitor aseptic practices
  • supervise and document sponge, needle and instrument counts
  • assist with OR clean-up and stocking
  • document activities and care interventions
  • communicate with physician regarding changes in patient status, patient needs and recommendations
  • utilize clinical expertise in intravenous therapy, catheterization, ventilation care, wound care and pain management techniques
  • monitor and maintain established safety, environmental and infection control standards
  • consult on adequate home care for patients

Emergency Room Registered Nurse

Union Medical Center, Dayton, OH

October 2006 - December 2010

  • provided initial assessments for patients visiting the emergency department
  • assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated nursing care for all levels and ages of emergency patients
  • prioritized patient care based on of acuity level and resource availability
  • collaborated with physicians to provide quality patient care
  • assisted physicians during treatments and procedures
  • monitored and recorded patient status on computerized documentation system
  • coordinated patient discharge
  • provided patients and family members with relevant healthcare education and instructions


College of Nursing, Kent State University, OH

Associate Degree in Nursing, 2006

Licensure and Certifications

Current Licensure by Ohio Board of Nursing as Registered Nurse

BLS certification

ACLS certification


Available on request

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