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I am developing a How-To e-Book on resumes for Nurses and LPN's experienced working in hospitals and nursing homes, leveraging my 20 years of experience writing resumes for nurses - from recent graduates to health care administrators.

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In exchange for your participation, I will improve your resume, and use whatever I do as a Before & After example in my e-book. I will share it with you first for your review and approval. 

IMPORTANT: I fictionalize names, contact information, employers, education, credentials, and dates, and anything else that reveals your identity.

 

Skill set to consider for a nurse resume

* Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on patients' charts.
* Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
* Provide basic patient care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.
* Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
* Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
* Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
* Work as part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
* Collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
* Prepare patients for examinations, tests or treatments and explain procedures.
* Assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.

 

Tools Used

Hypodermic needles Hollow needles; Intramuscular needles; Intravenous IV needles; Subcutaneous needles

Nebulizers or accessories Compressor tabletop nebulizers; Electronic compressor nebulizers; Portable nebulizers; Ultrasonic nebulizers

Patient care beds or accessories for specialty care Air fluidized beds; Circo-electric beds; Frames; Roto beds

Patient stabilization or fall prevention devices or accessories Ankle restraints; Gait belts; Lap belts; Restraints

Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies Automated spirometers; Handheld spirometers; Pocket spirometers; Pulmonary function evaluation equipment

Technology Used

Calendar and scheduling software Scheduling software

Medical software Electronic medical record EMR software; MedicWare software; Personal digital assistants PDA medical software; Telephone triage software

Office suite software Microsoft Office

 

Registered Nursing (RN) Skills    
Courtesy of O*NET

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.

Sample of reported job titles: Registered Nurse (RN), Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse), Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Clinical Nurse, Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Relief Charge Nurse, Cardiac Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse), Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR)

 

* Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions.

* Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.

* Record patients' medical information and vital signs.

* Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.

* Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.

* Direct and supervise less skilled nursing or health care personnel or supervise a particular unit.

* Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.

* Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.

* Instruct individuals, families and other groups on topics such as health educaz prevention and childbirth, and develop health improvement programs.

* Prepare patients for, and assist with, examinations and treatments.

 

Operating Room Nurse (OR) / Surgical Technologist Skills

Perform any combination of the following tasks either before, during, or after an operation:

* Prepare patient by washing, shaving, etc.;

* place equipment and supplies in operating room according to surgeon's instruction;

* arrange instruments under direction of nurse;

* maintain specified supply of fluids for use during operation; adjust lights and equipment as directed;

* hand instruments and supplies to surgeon, hold retractors, and cut sutures as directed; count sponges, needles, and instruments used during operation,

* clean operating room.

 

1. Places equipment and supplies in operating room and arranges instruments, according to instruction.
2. Maintain supply of fluids, such as plasma, saline, blood, and glucose for use during operation.
3. Hands instruments and supplies to surgeon, holds retractors and cuts sutures, and performs other tasks as directed by surgeon during operation.
4. Cleans operating room.
5. Counts sponges, needles, and instruments before and after operation.
6. Washes and sterilizes equipment, using germicides and sterilizers.
7. Assists team members to place and position patient on table.
8. Puts dressings on patient following surgery.
9. Scrubs arms and hands and dons gown and gloves.
10. Aids team to don gowns and gloves.

Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Work Activities

Assisting and Caring for Others Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

Documenting/Recording Information Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Getting Information Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Skills

Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking