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Nurse (LPN)
Written by Deborah W. Dib, NCRW, CPRW, IJCTC

Maria D. Rodrigez, LPN
22 River Road, Patchogue, NY 11772            516-555-5555

Licensed Practical Nurse

Recent graduate with professional experience in healthcare settings and private duty nursing. Committed to the medical profession and to quality patient care.

Nursing style blends professionalism, capability and compassion to truly integrate patients' medical and emotional care within hospital, facility or private duty environment. Communicate well with doctors, colleagues and patient families, insuring continuity of patient care.

Dedicated beyond normal expectations. Absolutely reliable and punctual with perfect school and clinical attendance record. Will be at work no matter what the weather or personal circumstances. Own a four wheel drive vehicle.

Personal experience with two severely disabled children-who could not interact and who did not live to adulthood-was preparation for dedication to all patients, especially those who are unable to communicate in normal ways.

Education, Licensure, and Certification

Board of Cooperative Services 
Diploma in Practical Nursing, XXXX
Louis A. Wilson Tech, Western Suffolk BOCES, Northport, NY

Licensed Practical Nurse, New York State 
License # 000-0000

IV Certification: Central and Peripheral lines, through I.V.E.C.O.N., 1999
Infection Control, through BOCES, 1998
CPR, through The American Heart Association, 1998

Areas of Knowledge and Experience

  • chest, NG, nephrostomy, gastro tubes
  • cast care, pin care, traction care
  • IV lines, all types
  • tracheostomy care
  • renal I&O catheterization
  • pediatric and geriatric basic care
  • urinalysis, culture and sensitivity
  • rehabilitation support functions
  • finger sticks
  • psychiatric basic care
  • wound and burn care
  • private duty nursing
  • labor and delivery observation
  • private duty care plan development
  • post-partum, new-born nursery
  • family, aide, LPN care integration

Undergraduate Clinical Training

Med-Surg            Good Samaritan, St. John's, Brunswick 
                           and Huntington Hospitals

Pediatrics           Good Samaritan Hospital

Orthopedics        Brunswick Rehabilitation Center

OB / GYN            Good Samaritan Hospital

Gerontology       St. John's and Our Lady of Consolation
                           Nursing Homes

Psychiatric         Brunswick Psychiatric Hospital

Employment in Healthcare

Private Duty Nurse                                   1999 to XXXX
Perform total patient care for end-stage Parkinson's patient (a former RN) including medications, personal hygiene, range of motion, tube feedings, PT and OT for ten hours a day. Determined needs in initial home visit evaluation and initiated beneficial changes including establishment of nursing care plans, a charting system to insure continuity of care, and development of comprehensive patient history for emergency hospitalizations. Take a compassionate and pro-active approach to patient's care-encouraged purchase of high-top sneakers for patient's foot drop, continually provide personal services such as hair care and manicures to stimulate patient, and inform family as to care changes necessary as patient's condition deteriorates.

Medical Office Secretary, Donal's Chiropractic, Coram, NY                                                              1996 to 1999
Fulfilled basic patient assistance for 40 to 45 patients per day in this very busy office. Calmed patients' fears, created comfortable atmosphere, and acted as emotional support. Handled full range of medical secretarial duties-scheduling, billing, insurance, collections and heavy phones. Cleared up old accounts and worked out payment arrangements. Renovated office, replacing very old decor, and increasing patient satisfaction.

Prior Employment

Trainer and Data-entry Operator, PDQ, Hauppague, NY 1994 to 1996
Position required high degree of self-motivation, organization, time-management and accuracy. Worked from home, picked up and delivered daily work load and finished on-schedule although job could be given anytime one day and be expected for completion the next day. Compiled information from surveys, reading and translating often illegible documentation and code into computer for next day delivery. Mentored new hires-trained on data entry techniques and policies.

Direct Mail Handler, Midlantic Graphics, Mastic, NY 
1994 to 1994

Performed bindery, tagging and bagging functions for clients' direct mailings.

Community Service Award

1996 BOCES Toy Drive Chairperson
As student project, independently organized campaign and collected over 2,000 new and gently used toys to relieve toy shortage for the children and adolescents at Brunswick Psychiatric Center and the Stony Brook Hospital Psychiatric Unit.

Project was a huge undertaking that was personally rewarding. Was unexpectedly honored by school principal at graduation and given the BOCES' Annual Community Service Award.

Deborah Wile Dib is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, and Internationally Certified Job and Career Transition Coach. She is President of Advantage Resumes of New York. She has had over 60 resumes/letters published and has a weekly career column at Visit her web site at She can be contacted at or by voice / fax at 516-475-8513.


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