To improve your nurse resume, know the facts:
- A nurse resume should be brief and succinct. Not too fancy. It can be one or two pages, depending on the level of experience.
- A resume for a nurse varies depending on the medical environment worked such as medical center or private practice setting, patient populations such as pediatrics; medical surgical, or maternity; location, area of specialization such as OR, ER, or ICU.
- A short summary section is helpful for the reader and a good way to promote your qualifications quickly. Other categories include education and licensures, as well as other certifications and continuing education.
- Focus should be on number of patients, procedures, who you work with, patient education, and administrative experience such as discharge plans.
DEFINE THE TYPE OF NURSE POSITION YOU ARE SEEKING:
Operating Room Nurse
Emergency Room Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse
Maternity Room Nurse
Here are sample resume sentences for a nurse resume:
Provide comprehensive nursing care for __________ and __________ patients undergoing __________ therapies.
Perform initial patient assessments and develop, maintain, and revise plan/discharge plan of care.
Administer wound care and medications, global antibiotics, and Total Parental Nutrition.
Set up and monitored a broad range of medical equipment that partially includes __________, __________ , __________ and __________.
Assume charge nurse responsibilities reporting directly to nurse manager to communicate floor status.
Precept floor / resident nurses in all areas of __________, __________ ,__________, and __________
Facilitate the recovery process through coordination of discharge planning in collaboration with __________, __________ and__________ ,
Educated patients and families on post-discharge care with an emphasis on __________, __________ ,__________, and __________.
Charted patient status and liaison between all concerned to communicate changes.