provide responsible patient care ö compassionate & caring ö recognized patient advocate
caring and compassionate professional with a broad range of professional experiences eager to contribute dynamic nursing skills to an organization that is dedicated to the highest level of patient care. ability to excel in a fast-paced, high pressure environment, and successfully interact with a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses and technicians to provide care and comfort to patients. core competencies include:
aptitude for technical information
assist in exams and procedures
collaborate with patients & families
cultivate and build relationships
goal oriented/excellent work ethic
medical terminology and practice
monitor patient responses
provide acute care/emergency response
rapid assessment and response
record patient medical histories
healthsound rehabilitation hospital, petersburg va, 2010 to present
provide direct patient care for 6 patients in a rehabilitation facility; perform care and provide comfort to patients, coordinate health care needs, ensure medication management, and deliver treatments as prescribed by the physician.
work as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team to determine care plans, document nursing approach, and communicate changes in patient responses.
community memorial hospital, south hill, va 2009 to 2010
staff nurse/charge nurse
provide hands on nursing care for up to 6 patients in a medical surgical, telemetry and pediatrics unit.
perform rapid assessments and direct patient care; assist in the coordination of admissions and discharges, and ensure accuracy and accountability for all required documentation.
contribute to patient care by delivering strong patient and family education regarding aftercare, medication management, disease and symptom control.
effectively and accurately administer medications including, assess patient conditions, and evaluate staffing requirements based on floor needs.
colonial heights healthcare center, colonial heights, va 2009
night shift supervisor
oversaw nursing assignments and provided leadership for 5 staff nurses and 10 can s.
delegated tasks, provided superior patient and family relations, and ensured compliance with all policies for patient care.
warrick forest assisted living, newport news, va 2006 to 2009
certified nursing assistant
worked closely with patients to provide assistance with daily living activities; recorded vital signs, and monitored patient responses.
education and licensure
jacksonville university, jacksonville , fl - bsn in progress
tidewater community college, norfolk, va - adn 2008
onondaga community college, syracuse, ny - aas 2003
new york state license (#625768) exp 1/31/2013
virginia state multi-state privilege license (# 0001217015) exp 07/31/2010
city, state, zip
today s date
dear (name here or hiring manager ),
i have enclosed my resume for your review. i am seeking a new and challenging position as a nurse with <your organization>. i have a passion for helping others and can offer you the experience and knowledge you are seeking in a candidate for the position of <position here>.
as a highly experienced, compassionate and dedicated rn, i have contributed to the superior care of patients in many settings including; rehabilitation, telemetry, medical surgical and long-term care. i have gained a reputation for my ability to rapidly assess situations and respond with the best possible solutions. i have been acknowledged by my superiors for the ability to cultivate valuable relationships with families and co-workers and make my patients feel at ease even in the direst situations. i am highly dedicated to patient care and for exceeding expectations. i believe my education, experience and desire to do my very best makes me an ideal candidate to join your team.
please contact me at your earliest convenience to meet in person. thank you for your time and i will look forward to hearing from you soon.
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