Abigail Stewart, RN

123 Castle St. • Boston, MA 01234 • (123) 456-7890 •


Talented, accomplished, and award-winning Registered Nurse with extensive background in wound care, program management, and staff supervision. Proven ability to develop and implement highly effective patient care programs, primarily in areas of pressure ulcer and skin care. Able to work well in interdisciplinary team environments, coordinating with physicians, physical therapists, psychiatrists, and other health care professionals. Adept at program direction, including statistical data management, reporting, admissions, and patient advocacy. Expertise in assessing and monitoring patients. Previous experience in psychiatric care and emergency response. Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Professional Experience

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 1999 – Present
Restorative Nursing Coordinator, Veterans Center (2001 – Present)

  • Oversee long-term care for residents at 240-bed, long-term nursing facility. Supervise five restorative certified nurses aids. Perform as Wound Rounds Coordinator, and additionally serve as Charge Nurse, directing resident care for 40-bed unit. Maintain all facility statistics.
  • Carry out wound (pressure ulcer) assessment, recommend treatment, and follow up with patients on regular basis. Analyze, track, and report on wound statistics.
  • Coordinate resident care, working closely with dieticians, physical therapists, and physicians. Serve as liaison between patients, facility, and families.
  • Implement care plans for each patient designed to improve range of motion and keep patients at optimum health levels, while reducing or eliminating pressure ulcers.
  • Develop care plans for residents suffering from bowel, bladder, mobility, contracture, and ambulatory issues as well as from pressure ulcers.
  • Established pilot wound care prevention program that has reduced overall percentage of residents with pressure ulcers from 19% to 4%, and dramatically reduced time necessary to heal pre-existing cases of newly-arrived residents. Program presently being readied for use in all facilities.
  • Currently introducing new skin care program. Developed policies, procedures, and protocols, determined equipment needs, selected and purchased/leased equipment, and carried out all training for pilot program intended for expansion to all five facilities.
  • Earned Employee of the Month Award.

Staff Nurse, Massachusetts State Hospital, Dept. of Public Welfare (1999 – 2001)

  • Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse for 300-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital, supervising LPNs and nurses aides for 25-bed unit.
  • Coordinate and perform assessments, and work with medical staff to create plan of care for wide variety of psychiatric conditions.
  • Carry out monthly peer reviews as part of QA program. Prepare reports for education department to facilitate identification of needs and training programs.
  • As Nursing Group Therapy Leader, led exercise and anxiety reduction sessions.
  • Key member of interdisciplinary team that included social workers, psychiatrists, physicians, and nurses. Assisted with development care plans, and met with patient families on monthly basis to provide updates and information, and address any concerns.
  • Additionally served as Admission Assessments Coordinator, Psychiatric Emergency Response Team Member, and Patient Advocate.

Cambridge Regional Hospital, Cambridge, MA 1997 – 1999
Staff Nurse

  • Performed emergency room psychiatric assessment and coordinated admissions for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric commitments.
  • Held responsibilities as Group Therapy Leader, Plan of Care Coordinator, and Patient Advocate.
  • Conducted discharge planning, administered medications, and supervised certified nurses aides and licensed practical nurses. Supported 15-bed unit.
  • Assessed patients for symptoms of suicidal ideation and served as member of Psychiatric Emergency Response Team.
  • Recognized with Employee of the Month Award.


Boston College, Boston, MA
BS in Nursing, graduated with Honors, 2004

Cambridge County Community College, Cambridge, MA
AS in Nursing, 1997

Licenses And Certifications

Registered Nurse
CPR Certification

Professional Development

Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification, Boston University, Boston, MA (in progress)
Organizational Training
Performance Review Training
Extensive continuing education in wound and wound prevention subjects

Professional Memberships

American Nurses Association
Massachusetts Nurses Association

Military Experience

United States Navy (1987 – 1993) Radar Navigation Specialist

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, MONETTE UltraCare Hospital Information System