Head Nurse Resume Sample



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Dear Exact Name of Person: (or Dear Sir or Madam if answering a blind ad.)

With the enclosed resume, I would like to indicate my interest in your medical center and my desire to explore employment opportunities.

As you will see from my enclosed resume, I offer experience as a Head Nurse and am known for my compassionate style when dealing with patients and their families. I decided on a career in nursing after working in administrative support roles at two medical offices and discovering my strong desire to become more involved in patient care.

I hope you will welcome my call soon to arrange a brief meeting at your convenience to discuss your current and future needs and how I might serve them. Thank you in advance for your time.      

Sincerely yours,

Belinda Warren


Alternate last paragraph:

I hope you will call or write me soon to suggest a time convenient for us to meet and discuss your current and future needs and how I might serve them. Thank you in advance for your time.


1110˚ Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 • [email protected] • (910) 483-6611

OBJECTIVE To contribute to an organization that can use a skilled nursing professional who offers effective communication skills along with a reputation as a hard-working and compassionate person.

EDUCATION Associate’s degree in Nursing, Towson Technical Community College (TTCC), MD, 2000. Certificate in Surgical Technology, TTCC, 1984; completed extensive on-the-job training at Towson Medical Center. Certified CPR Instructor.

EXPERIENCE HEAD NURSE. Cliffdale Primary Care, Towson, MD (2000-present). In addition to supervising the clinic staff of nine LPNs, lab technicians, and phlebotomists, order supplies and equipment while overseeing and controlling the completion of numerous tests and procedures which include:

pulmonary function testing        flex sigmoidoscopy

stress testing                          visual acuity testing

peak flow meter usage             immunizations/vaccinations

monitoring EKGs                     sterilization of equipment

Act as liaison between pharmaceutical company representatives and physicians; accept samples and stock pharmaceutical supplies for clinic use.

Assist during in-office surgical procedures.

Make insurance referrals and authorizations along with referrals to other doctors.

FULL-TIME NURSING STUDENT. Towson Technical Community College, MD (1995- 00). Placed on the President’s List in recognition of my academic achievements.

CLINICAL STAFF MEMBER and ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Medical Drive Obstetrics and Gynecology, Towson, MD (1987-93). Handled support activities ranging from taking patients’ vital signs, to answering phones and routing messages, to setting up appointments and making referrals to other medical practices.

Called in prescriptions; also conducted telephone triage by advising patients and helping determine how urgent their situation was.

Developed mutually beneficial relations with pharmaceutical representatives, including acting as liaison between them, the physicians, and the nursing staff.

SURGICAL ASSISTANT. Dr. Dennis Michaels, Towson, MD (1984-87). Provided chairside assistance in periodontal surgeries as well as handling office support activities including making appointments, preparing surgical instruments, taking X-rays, and working with ultrasound equipment.

Highlights of earlier experience: Gained skills in sales, office operations, credit application processing, and letters/contract preparation.

SPECIAL SKILLS Am proficient with various office machines including typewriters, copy machines, personal and office computers, and X-ray and ultrasound equipment.

PERSONAL Offer exceptionally strong communication skills. Excellent references.

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