Glenda Collins, RN
My name is Glenda Collins, I’ve been a registered nurse for nearly ten years. I decided as a young adult to pursue a nursing career and each day I spend providing care for patients, reinforces my decision. I have a positive attitude, calm nature, dependable worker, and enjoy being a team player. My ability to be flexible and adapt to change is both needed and required, lends itself to the nursing field and I cannot imagine being happy doing anything else.
I have been fortunate to have experience working in various acute care settings. I enjoy the diverse patient population on the medical surgical units. My caring passion is ensuring that the patient experience is a positive one. My strong work ethic, is demonstrated by providing my patients with the best care possible and communicating to those I work closely with that the expectation of care is that of high standards and their efforts should display the care they would provide to their own family members. Communication is key to having good patient care outcomes. I believe I am a highly effective communicator. Serving as both a staff nurse and as a charge nurse has allowed me to grow in the nursing profession by improving the care I provide patients and growing as a leader, supporting and mentoring other members of the healthcare team.
My future goals in Nursing, include obtaining both the baccalaureate and master’s degrees, which would allow me to pursue the area of education or those in the clinical field. I enjoy teaching, precepting and mentoring new graduate nurses. I also enjoy providing direct patient care and am considering a nurse practitioner degree. Whichever path I choose, I will continue to seek out ways to improve my nursing practice.
I learned early in my life that the nursing profession was the best career choice for me because it allows me to share my caring and compassionate spirit with others. I believe the central core of nursing is caring, forming positive human connections, and building trusting relationships with patients, families and all other members of the healthcare team, in order to have good patient health care outcomes. Having such a diverse population of people within the communities I serve, I realize that it is my duty to become culturally competent in understanding different beliefs, backgrounds, and values. I pledge to be respectful, trustworthy, accountable, and an advocate for all patients regardless of their differences. I believe the focus of nursing is providing individualized patient care, using a holistic approach, acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills needed to provide competent care in promoting their well-being. My vision as a nurse is to provide the best care possible in all aspects of life to my patients, may it be their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I will continue to uphold the code of ethics of nursing, standards of nursing care, and always seek out evidence-based best practice. I will pursue new opportunities in knowledge, growth, skills, and processes that make me a more effective nurse and improve my nursing practice. To live out my philosophy of nursing, I believe it is extremely important not to let difficult situations deter me from my compassion and understanding despite challenging patients and families. I must always keep in mind that patients rely on my care as their nurse, their families have needs too and must be considered in their care, and my fellow team members must always be given support, may need a helping hand, and positive words of encouragement at times. In order to be the best caregiver that I can be, I must care for myself in all the aspects of my life and strive to maintain a healthy balance both personally and professionally.
777 Happy Road, Lexington, SC 29073 • Phone: (777) 777-7777 • Email: RN@BSN.com
Glenda T. Collins
Registered Nurse in search of a nursing position within a prestigious healthcare setting whose views are those of friendly-professional encounters and high quality standards of patient care.
Professional Experience_ ____________________________________
Lexington Medical Center Lexington, SC
7th Medical (Med-Surg. unit) 05/2015 - Present
- Provides competent, dignified, quality, inpatient-care utilizing the five steps of the nursing process for adult/geriatric patients with various acute and long-term illnesses on fast-paced 36-bed unit.
Spartanburg Medical Center Spartanburg, SC
6 North (Med-Surg., Vascular, Telemetry unit) 11/2013 - 03/2015
- Served as front-line member of the leadership team in multi-role position on a fast-paced 12-bed unit. Responsibilities included supervising the workflow of nursing staff and all other non-licensed staff on unit, assisting with patient care, nursing judgements, and utilizing appropriate resources when necessary. Effectively communicated with all members of the healthcare team regarding patient, unit, staff, and physician needs, problematic situations, daily staffing, patient care assignments and census. Functioned in role as primary nurse in both admission and discharge processes for patients.
5 North (Med-Surg., Vascular, Telemetry unit) 03/2011 - 11/2013 & 11/2006 - 05/2010
- Provided competent, dignified, quality, inpatient-care utilizing the five steps of the nursing process for adult/geriatric patients with various acute and long-term illnesses on fast-paced 23-bed unit.
Critical Care Nurse
Cardiovascular Recovery Unit (CVRU) 05/2010 - 03/2011
- Provided intensive nursing care utilizing the five steps of the nursing process in recovering adult/geriatric patients immediately following invasive cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries (specializing primarily in open-heart surgeries: CABG and valve repairs/replacements).
Emergency Center 02/2006 - 11/2006
- Provided efficient nursing care utilizing the five steps of the nursing process for a diverse population of patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Rotated in all areas of the Emergency Center – Pediatric care, Urgent care, Major care, Chest pain center, Women’s care, and Behavioral health.
University of South Carolina Spartanburg Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Honor graduate December, 2005
Mary Black School of Nursing/Associate in Nursing Program Awards recipient for the “Outstanding Freshman Award” & “Tilla Marbin Rickenbaker Award for Excellence in Clinical”
University of South Carolina Upstate Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), anticipated graduation August, 2015
Licensed Registered Nurse – State of SC (Multistate license #102423)
AHA - BLS & ACLS Provider
MSNCB – National Certified Medical-Surgical RN