RN Operating Room Resume Sample

Updated on: August 2, 2016

A sense of responsibility is one of the major ingredients of a resume. How does that fit in? When you write a resume, your main concern should be to impress the person who is reading it. And you can only do this if your resume is impressive. Information of accomplishments, experience and skills are obvious things in resumes. What isn’t obvious is showing your responsible attitude.

The good news is that you do not need to create a separate section for this. All you have to do is write all the sections in a way that your responsible attitude isn’t questioned. Here is a sample for you to follow:


RN Operating Room Resume Sample


Natalie Rogers, RN

745 Dysprosium Street ● Cambridge, MN 66521 ● (000) 854-1021 ● natrog @email .com


Performance Summary: Compassionate and helpful Operating Room Registered Nurse with 14-plus-year hands on experience in providing care to patients before, during and after surgeries. Proficient in planning patient-based preoperative and postoperative nursing care and educating patients and families. A driven individual who has inherent patience and a positive attitude.


• Patient Education • OR Preparation
• Specimen Handling • Surgery Supplies Management
• Medication Administration • Scrubbing Assistance
• Patient Preparation • Post-treatment Care
• Individualized Plans of Care • Post-operational Stitching
• Patient Condition Monitoring • Surgical Equipment Operation


Operating Room Registered Nurse | 7/2011 – Present
Surgery Partners, Cambridge, MN

• Devise a standard post-operative care plan which reduce time in creating individualized ones especially, owing to the plan’s features that allowed easy change incorporation
• Implement a comprehensive patient education program resulting in increased awareness of surgical procedures and post-surgery care
• Coordinate efforts with healthcare team members to create and develop individualized care plans for specific patients undergoing surgery
• Ascertain that pre and postoperative care plans are implemented in time and according to the hospital’s protocols
• Conduct pre and postoperative education by providing information to patients and families on what to expect
• Provide emotional support to patients and their families during distressing times
• Take, monitor and record patients’ vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and pulse readings pre and post-surgery

Operating Room RN | 8/2005 – 7/2011
Surgery Partners, Cambridge, MN

• Successfully resuscitated a patient who went into cardiac arrest during a surgery, by performing immediate CPR on him
• Introduced a specimen handling protocols which reduced chances of sample being contaminated by 98%
• Prepare and administer medication orally, subcutaneously and through IVs
• Assist surgeons through the surgical procedure by diagnosing condition relating to anesthesia and pain
• Provide assistance to surgeons during the stitching process by providing them with required instruments
• Maintain patients’ saturation levels and ensure that surgical rooms are made safe

Registered Nurse | 2/2002 – 7/2005
Sava Healthcare, Cambridge, MN

• Took and recorded patients’ vitals including blood pressure, pulse and temperature readings
• Created and maintained updated patient files and ensured that they were kept safe and confidential
• Devised and implemented individualized care plans according to each patient’s specific condition and disease
• Administered prescribed medication orally and started IVs for medication to be given intravenously
• Provided education to patients and families regarding medical procedures and diseases

Minnesota State Certified Registered Nurse

Cambridge Nursing School, Cambridge, MN – 2000
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Member: American Society of Registered Nurses