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A Nurse Resume Example

To Use In Building Your Own Resume

If you're in search of a great nurse resume example, you've found it!

How to make a nurse resume that works

If your job search hasn't been getting results, your resume could be the problem.

As a nurse, you possess a unique set of technical and people-oriented skills.

Nurses are in high demand, but you still must remember that to get an interview for the nursing job of your choice, you'll need to convince the hiring manager where you want to work that not hiring you would be a huge mistake.

The best way to do that is with a killer nurse resume. Here is an example of a dynamic resume that you can model your own resume after...

Nurse Resume Example

Nurse Resume

Remember, your nurse resume must reflect who YOU are, so while you can use sample resumes like the one on this page as a guideline, the content must be accurate and descriptive of you.

You can find 3 more nurse resume samples (PDF, opens in new tab/window) at the University of Delaware website.

For other resume help, you may want to explore the rest of our site, including the sections on resume formats, resume writing tips, and nurse resume objectives.

One of the things that's most important to remember when writing your nurse resume is your nursing skills. Believe me, I know... I AM a nurse and as a health care administrator for a growing home health care agency, I recruited hundreds of nurses!

I highly recommend this resource for building powerful resumes!

Yes, nursing is one of the fastest growing careers in the US today. And yes, there will continue to be less nurses than there are nursing jobs. But that doesn't mean you don't have to worry about your resume!

Healthcare employers want to know that the nurses they employ have the right skill set to provide safe, effective patient care. A powerful nurse resume will not only help you to land the job you want, it can help you get a promotion and also command higher salaries.

Some Helpful Nurse Resume Information

If you want more information on how to write your nurse resume, I recommend that you visit the "targeted advice" section of

TIP: Once you click the link above (which will open in a new window), scroll to the bottom of the first screen, click on "Career Advice", then look at the left navigation bar and find "HealthCare" under "Targeted Advice." You'll find all sorts of great advice!

Nursing resume

Some of the tips you'll find in their special report on jump-starting your nursing career include:

  1. Paint a picture of what you have to offer by highlighting your specialty, level of experience and other credentials in a solid qualifications summary or resume objective at the top of your resume.

  2. Next, include a "key skills" or "expertise" section, with bulleted skills, specialty expertise, or other unique qualifications in standards compliance, staff education, case management, etc.

  3. Provide a detailed work history, where you include the type of unit or facility you worked in (not just its name), your caseload, and any relevant accomplishments.

  4. Show the employer what you're capable of. Either in a special section or within your work history, spell out—using action verbs—how you went above and beyond your job duties to make a positive contribution.

  5. Spell out your education and licensure in the Education section of the resume. Include any relevant inservice or certification training, in addition to your nursing degree. Detail the states you are licensed in and when you acheived the license.

You can also find lots of information about healthcare careers and how to get the best jobs at

So, I hope by now you can see that if you do your nurse resume correctly, before you know it... you'll have that nursing job.

To create a healthcare oriented resume and cover letter that will help you get your next nursing job, I highly recommend this online resume builder... they're best in class!

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