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Maura E.

Tuffey, RN II
20 Meadow Lane
Albany, N.Y. 12208
Phone: (518) 588-1009
Email: tuffeyme@yahoo.com
HIGHLY COMPASSIONATE, DEDICATED, AND PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTHCARE
PROFESSIONAL
Objective:
Seeking a challenging nursing position to further develop my current medical surgical
skills and advance knowledge in intensive care settings. In doing so, I hope to be
establishing the basis for higher education.
Personal Statement:
Over one year of experience in medical-surgical/telemetry nursing, including experience
as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and clinical preceptor. Exceptional multitasker and takecharge leader who readily adapts to change and stressful environments. Safety
conscious and collaborative with physicians as well as other healthcare providers,
combining efforts to ensure quality patient care. Diligently advocate, providing a voice
for patients and ensuring their well-being. Demonstrates consistent commitment to
personal and professional development by joining the patient safety committee, work-life
committee, and recognized by fellow nurses for upholding high standards of nursing
care.
Experience Highlights:
MEDICAL-SURGICAL/TELEMETRY/NICHE REGISTERED NURSE
St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY
July 2013 to Present
 Provide care up to 6-10 patients per shift within a 19-bed Medical-Surgical
Unit.
 Perform thorough patient assessments including neurological, cardiovascular,
respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, IV site/line,
central lines, surgical/trauma wounds, urinary catheters, ostomies, Gtubes,
chest tubes, and drains.
 Diagnose acute and chronic conditions that could result in rapid physiological
deterioration or life-threatening instability.
 Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests and screening
procedures in a timely and accurate manner.
 Administer oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous medications, blood
transfusions, and intravenous infusions, monitoring patients for adverse
reactions.





Document data related to patients care including assessment findings,
physical/psychosocial responses to nursing interventions, medications, and
progress towards problem solving using critical thinking skills.
Educate patients and their family members regarding disease process,
medications, special treatments, and self-care by alleviating concerns and
gaining trust.
Encourage patients to be active participants in their recovery.
Plan patient discharges from hospital and if required liaising with social
workers and case managers.
Specialize in the care of older adults suffering from cognitive debilities.

Education:
Alfred State College, Alfred, N.Y.
Associates Degree in Nursing 2013 (A.D.N)
State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
Bachelors Degree in Nursing May 2016
Certifications & Licensures:
July 2013 Registered Nurse Licensure
2016 CPR Certification American Heart Association BLS Certified
May 2014 Telemetry Certified
Child Abuse Certification
2016 Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Certified
2015 to Present Clinical Preceptor
Professional Memberships:
2013-2016 American Nurses Association
2013-2016 RN.com
July 2015 Level 2RN
2016 Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International National Honor Society of
Nursing
2016 Schwartz Rounds Committee Member
2016 Patient Experience/Purposeful Hourly Rounding Committee Member, Unit
Coordinator
2016 Falls Committee Member, Unit Team Leader
Awards/Accomplishments:
2013 Alfred State’s Pay It Forward Caring Award
Fall 2014-Named to SUNY Poly’s President’s List
Spring 2015- Named to SUNY Poly’s President’s List
Fall 2015- Named to SUNY Poly’s President’s List

Fall 2015- St. Peter’s Hospital Nursing Scholarship
Jan. 2016- Nationwide Daisy Award Nominee
2016- “I Made A Difference” Award

References Available Upon Request