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A strong Licensed Practical Nurse resume should emphasize the candidate's ability to develop and implement effective care plans and protocols, resulting in improved patient outcomes and satisfaction. Highlighting collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and physicians showcases the ability to work in a team environment and contribute to overall patient care. Additionally, showcasing management experience, such as overseeing nursing assistants or managing patient care in high-acuity units, demonstrates leadership skills and the ability to handle complex situations.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Experienced Licensed Practical Nurse with 4 years of success in implementing patient-centered care and quality improvement initiatives. Proven track record in reducing readmission rates by 15%, decreasing hospital-acquired infections by 10%, and improving patient satisfaction scores by 25%. Skilled in collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, managing high-acuity units, and providing ongoing training and support to nursing assistants.
Licensed Practical Nurse
03/2022 – Present
Harmony Healthcare Solutions
- Implemented a new patient education program, resulting in a 25% increase in patient satisfaction scores and a 15% decrease in readmission rates.
- Collaborated with physicians and other healthcare professionals to develop and implement individualized care plans, resulting in a 20% decrease in patient complications and a 10% decrease in hospital-acquired infections.
- Managed a team of nursing assistants and provided ongoing training and support, resulting in a 15% increase in team productivity and a 10% decrease in staff turnover.
Registered Nurse (RN)
03/2020 – 03/2022
Wellness Care Associates
- Developed and implemented a new medication administration process, resulting in a 30% decrease in medication errors and a 20% increase in patient safety.
- Collaborated with interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement quality improvement initiatives, resulting in a 25% increase in patient satisfaction scores and a 15% decrease in hospital-acquired infections.
- Managed patient care for a high-acuity unit, ensuring timely and effective care for critically ill patients and achieving a 90% patient survival rate.
Wound Care Nurse
03/2019 – 03/2020
Healing Hands Healthcare
- Developed and implemented a new wound care protocol, resulting in a 40% decrease in wound healing time and a 25% decrease in wound-related complications.
- Collaborated with physicians and other healthcare professionals to develop and implement individualized care plans for patients with chronic conditions, resulting in a 20% decrease in hospital readmissions and a 15% decrease in emergency department visits.
- Managed patient care for a long-term care facility, ensuring high-quality care for elderly patients and achieving a 95% patient satisfaction rate.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
- Patient education and communication
- Care plan development and implementation
- Team management and leadership
- Medication administration and management
- Quality improvement initiatives
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
- Wound care and management
- Chronic condition management
- Long-term care expertise
- Patient safety and infection control
- Time management and prioritization
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Compassionate patient care
- Electronic health record (EHR) proficiency
- CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
COURSES / CERTIFICATIONS
National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN)
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
IV Therapy Certification for Licensed Practical Nurses
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service (NAPNES)
Certification 3 for Licensed Practical Nurse: Wound Care Certification for Licensed Practical Nurses
National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO)
Diploma in Practical Nursing
2016 - 2020
Lake Superior College