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Registered Nurse Resume

This recently credentialed nurse had a 10-year career in funeral work and wanted a school nurse job. The writer minimized funeral experience and created a summary relevant to school nursing.

Sample Registered Nurse Resume

Joyce Palmer
456, X Street, Y Avenue, • Manchester, NH-03104 • (123) 456-7890

Career Interest: School Nursing

Offering a gentle disposition combined with strong diagnostic skills.
Physical Assessments-Safety & Public Health-Healthcare Documentation


Registered Nurse, January 2005-Present. Syosset Community Hospital, Syosset, NY
  • In a 40-bed medical-surgical unit, care for patients with a variety of medical conditions, including preand postoperative status.
  • Conduct physical assessments, including evaluation of heart and lung functioning.
  • Provide complete wound care and manage medicine administration through all modalities: oral, central line, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and peg-tube routes.
  • Attend to psychiatric patients temporarily placed on the unit. Assess cognitive/psychological states and implement detoxification protocols.
  • Instruct family members on proper adjunctive support, including preventive care and medicine administration.
  • Maintain accurate patient records in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Collaborate with physicians to assist in treatment plans.

Registered Nurse (per diem), April 2005-Present. Maria Regina Infirmary, Brentwood, NY

  • Through physical and mental assessments, provide healthcare support to the residents of this convent.
  • Evaluate environment for safety and comfort issues. Suggest and implement strategies for accident prevention.
  • Handle medical crises with accountability for determining the proper course of action. Evaluate injuries and other medical issues and contact physicians or coordinate transfers to hospitals as warranted.
  • Document all interventions and noteworthy events.

Nurse-in-Training Fieldwork, 2002-2004. St. John's Hospital, Huntington Hospital, Northport Veterans' Psychiatric Hospital, Syosset Community Hospital, and Nassau Community College Health Clinic.

  • Participated in comprehensive clinical rotations, including the pediatrics unit at Syosset Community Hospital. Under supervision, evaluated children with the following conditions: asthma, dehydration, preand postop tonsillectomy, appendicitis, and hernia. Administered medicines PO and IM.


Funeral Director, 1991-2001. Sunset Funeral Chapels, Deer Park, NY
  • Coordinated all funeral plans for grieving families.
  • Provided compassionate support, interacting with family members in an empathic, caring way.
  • Conceptualized and completed several initiatives, including a reorganization of the office files and a child-friendly area within the chapel.


Associate in Applied Science, Nursing (2004). Nassau County Community College, Garden City, NY
Associate in Applied Science (1990). SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY
Certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, current

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