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Cynthia Gurden

Employment Resume

Yakima, WA


I am looking for FT employment, in hospitals, homecare and travel nursing. I have spent the last 24yrs in hospital nursing as a staff floor nurse from Acu/stepdown unit, Ortho/Neuro, Med/Surg and Rehab. Thank you, CynthiaGurden/French

Work Experience

Registered Nurse

Yakima Regional Medical and Heart Center
Yakima, WA

June 1988 to November 2011

Staff Registered Nurse, taking care of patients up to 5 at a time. I worked 24 yrs total in this, 224 bed acute care hospital. FT 12hr night shift. All care along with meds, assessments, personal hygiene and physical activity, paperwork, liasion between patient and doctors. Delegating work to CNA's. I floated throughout the hospital in all specialties, except for ICU, 
and ER. The last 5yrs I was on the Rehab unit. Total pt care, along with good body mechanics, ADL"S and stroke precautions. I have inserted or cared for every kind of tubing possible. NG's, trach tubes, IV's, RC's, Central lines, I have even given chemo drugs through portacaths and PICC lines and maintained them. I have pulled femeral artery tubing after dialysis. I did neutropenic and chemo precaution pts. I did pre and post op teaching for open hearts, and took care of them when returning from ICU, and all kinds of surgeries. I helped insert CT's and maintained them. I give NTG for chestpain per protocol.

RN Charge Nurse

Selah Convalescent Nursing Home
Selah, WA

September 1993 to October 1994

Relief charge nurse, 12 night and day shifts a month for 36 bed nursing home. I did all the meds, assessments on ill patients and SOAP charting. Liasion between pt and doctors. 
Treatments and pain meds.

Staff LPN

Sunnyside Community Hospital
Sunnyside, WA

October 1984 to June 1988

Staff LPN in small rural hospital 5 to 7 pts a night. Total pt care 11-7 FT. Pt ranged in age from 3 with an ear infection to 90yr old with broken hips. I helped out in L&D, post partum, 
pre and post op surgery teaching. All aspects of patient care. I set up croup tents, gave resp treatments, did all assessments, gave pain meds and monitored IV's.

LPN Staff Nurse

Yakima, WA

May 1984 to October 1984

Staff LPN in a small city hospital, 175 bed hospital, Pediatrics 3 to 11 shift. Total Pt Care. Part time.


A.A. IN Nursing in Nursing

Yakima Valley Community Colleg -
Yakima, WA

1984 to 1988


I did full-time 12hr night shift work in a acute care hospital setting for 24yrs. Skilled in providing primary care nursing, patient focused with background in Geriatric care, Med/Surg, Renal and Diabetic care, primarily. Then in resource pool throughout the hospital for 18yrs. Ortho/Neuro, Acute Cardiac/stepdown unit (pre & post open hearts & chestpain), evaluations and assessments, CPR/BCLS certified. Med administration for Hospice, and Stroke patient care.

Additional Information

I would like to further my education with ACLS and EKG reading. I live alone in my own home in Yakima WA. I am centrally located and would like to travel around to different areas. I believe working float pool for 18yrs has prepared me for travel nursing or short assignments within the state.