LPN Job Overview

Licensed Practical Nurses provide skilled nursing services to patients at state mental health facilities, community health facilities such as veterans’ hospitals and correctional facilities such as prisons, under the direction of a professional Registered Nurse or physician. They are responsible to provide various associated services to maintain a secure and clean environment.

LPN Resume Writing Tips

Start your resume by enlisting your job relevant qualifications, experiences and skills. Now make another list based on the job description taken from the advertisement you are responding to. Once you have the two lists with you, the task becomes easier. All you have to do now is to skim out the common qualifications and skills and build a resume that highlights the same. This is called customized resume writing wherein the resume is specially tailored to suit a particular job.

The following Resume Sample for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)  will provide you with the basic idea to make an attention grabbing resume. Modify this sample per your skills and abilities. Don’t forget to include this LPN Cover Letter to make a perfect job application.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse Resume Sample 1

 


SARA SMITH, LPN

69 Example Street ♦ Houston, TX 69999 ♦ [Contact #] ♦ [Email]


OBJECTIVE: A Licensed Practical Nurse position with Denver Healthcare. Bringing demonstrated ability to take care of patients through the provision of  comprehensive nursing practices to ensure quality and safe delivery of patient care services.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
• 3+ years’ extensive experience in nursing profession
• Texas LPN License
• Current CPR and First Aid Certification
• Valid Driver’s license

CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), State of Texas, 2010
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), State of Texas, 2007


NURSING SKILLS & EXPERTISE (See: Key Skills for LPN Resume)

• Exceptional understanding of advanced practical nursing techniques and methods
• First-hand experience in monitoring and recording clinical information
• Able to watch over and assess patient’s condition
• Proven ability to maintain suitable attitudes and behavior essential to the welfare of patients
• Hands-on experience in maintaining facility’s manual and electronic records
• Proven record of communicating with patients, staff and families effectively
• Highly skilled in setting up prescribed medications in line with patients’ nursing care plans
• In-depth knowledge of medications and treatments used in patient care


WORK EXPERIENCE

St. Peter’s Community Hospital – Houston TX | Feb 2010 – Present
Licensed Practical Nurse

• Visit and round assigned units
• Examine and interview residents and listen to their concerns
• Distribute resident care assignments to direct care staff
• Monitor patients’ health
• Change bandages and insert catheters
• Report patients’ status to registered nurses and physicians
• Maintain records on patients’ health

Mid Atlantic Health – Houston, TX | Jan 2009 – Feb 2010
Certified Nursing Assistant

• Provided personal care services to patients such as oral cleanliness, bathing, hair care, nail care, shaving, diapering, and bandage
• Took, verified, and examined patients’ vital signs
• Assisted patients to feed
• Washed and changed beds
• Transported patients to and from appointments


EDUCATION
Houston City College, Houston, TX
Associate of Science in Nursing
GPA: 3.2

ADDITIONAL
• Proven ability to teach, direct and assess Nursing Assistants
• Able to systematize and organize activities of a nursing care team
• Adept at prioritizing tasks
• Track record of determining complex occupational problems

 

Licensed Practical Nurse Resume Sample 2

 

Helen Malcolm

622 Huckleberry Lane • Hilo, HI 78483 • (009) 333-2222 • helen @ email . com


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 

Compassionate and vigilant licensed practical nurse offering 8+ years of experience in home health and hospital settings. Expert in rehabilitative patient care, treatment plan implementation and post surgery patient care protocols. Particularly skilled in assessing patient needs and catering for the same while monitoring patient progress regularly.

CORE COMPETENCIES

☑ Nursing care☑ Ambulatory assistance☑ Vital signs
☑ Specimen collection☑ Medicine administration☑ Record keeping
☑ Infection control☑ Wound dressing☑ Feeding assistance
☑ Catheter care☑ Immunization☑ IV management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FRANCISCAN HEALTHCARE, Hilo, HI
Licensed Practical Nurse, 6/2009 to Present

• Develop and implement treatment plan as per instructions of the treating consultant
• Assess patients’ nursing needs and respond to the same efficiently
• Take patients’ medical history and maintain data files

Key Accomplishments:
• Initiated a revision in the holistic care patient plan for life based on modern research which was not only accepted but highly commended
• Enhanced the patient care quality level by 40% on the assigned floor by active training of CNAs and integration of effective time management and task prioritization skills

HOME HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, Hilo, HI
Practical Nurse, 5/ 2006 to 5/2009

• Understood and implemented the patient’s treatment plan including IV administration
• Provided bedside care and mobility assistance
• Communicated with the consulting doctor and patient’s family regularly regarding patient’s condition

Key Accomplishments:
• Provided crucial ambulatory care to an elderly patient while accompanying her to the hospital
• Voted the most friendly nurse twice during the tenure

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATION

AHA INSTITUTE OF NURSING, Hilo, HI, 2006
Licensed Practice Nurse Certification

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSING, Hilo, HI, 2005
Bachelors of Science in Practical Nursing

AFFILIATION
Member, National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses