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7 Best Resume Tips for Nurses

7 Best Resume Tips for Nurses

Kim Isaacs, Monster Resume Expert

Demonstrate You’re a Top Performer

Your experience will be stronger if you include your contributions to each of your employers. Think about how you went above and beyond your job duties to make a positive contribution to your employer, patients, families and the community. Did you serve on any boards or committees? Did you help reorganize or launch new facilities or services? Did you provide training for patients and their families? Did you promote health and well-being by providing free community healthcare seminars? Were you known for your strong patient-advocacy skills? Did you help your employer pass an audit or achieve accreditation? Did you train and orient new employees? By providing details about your accomplishments, you’re showing potential employers that you would be a valuable asset to their team.

Focus on Your Related Experience If You’re Returning to Nursing

If you are returning to the field after an absence, target your resume to nursing while deemphasizing unrelated work. One way to handle this dilemma is to divide your experience into two sections. Call the first Nursing Experience and the second Additional Work Experience. This strategy allows you to bring your older, related work to the forefront of your resume. In the Monster Resume Builder, use the regular Work Experience section for your nursing experience and the Additional Information section to briefly mention your other positions.

Pick the Right Format If You’re Changing Careers

If you’re a career changer and your previous experience is completely unrelated to nursing, you might require a functional resume format. This style allows you to emphasize your related skills and training, while downplaying your work history.

Highlight Academic Achievements and Nursing Licenses

In your Education section, mention any academic honors, scholarships and fellowships. New grads should consider including their GPA (if impressive) and related courses. Experienced nurses may decide to briefly mention their clinical rotations in the Education section. Licensure fits nicely in the Education section — include the state where you are licensed and the date achieved. For privacy reasons, avoid including the actual number; employers will ask for a copy of your license later in the hiring process.

Read the original article Resume Tips for Nurses on Monster.com.


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    over 4 years ago

    Awesome tips. Thanks for sharing, I am actually in the midst of rebuilding my Resume. These tips came right on time. Thanks.

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    neerukp

    over 4 years ago

    7492 comments

    Over all Good Hints were represented in Resume Preparation, Thanks for posting

  • Blue_birds_max50

    neerukp

    over 4 years ago

    7492 comments

    Notifying or Mentioning the awards, fellowships, grants, scholarships, membership in recognised associations, presenting specific professioal related achievements is a eye opener for the employer in placing an individual for suitable job and utilise their expertisedness in related fields is always right to do

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    neerukp

    over 4 years ago

    7492 comments

    Functional format representation in resume is madatory

  • Blue_birds_max50

    neerukp

    over 4 years ago

    7492 comments

    Stating Nursing and other Work Experience is crucial in ones' own resume

  • Blue_birds_max50

    neerukp

    over 4 years ago

    7492 comments

    Listing and detail explanation of our achievements or accomplishments in Resume is a valuable asset for both employee/ job seeker & Employer

  • Blue_birds_max50

    neerukp

    over 4 years ago

    7492 comments

    Narrating in detail the Nursing Experience is essential indicates the area of specialization, workload, previous exposure to the clinical area will give an idea for employers and it is useful for job openings

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    neerukp

    over 4 years ago

    7492 comments

    Areas of Expertisedness, specialised skills presentation in resume is necessary

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    neerukp

    over 4 years ago

    7492 comments

    Inclusion of top Credentials , Specification of goals, work experience, field interested will focusses the employer for giving specific position.,

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    neerukp

    over 4 years ago

    7492 comments

    It will be very useful for the professionals to learn the tips in resume development

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    cuttie

    over 5 years ago

    1042 comments

    I will be ready.

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