Sample Nursing Resume

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Christine V. asked for our assistance to help her land a management position in the nursing field. She wrote: “After being stuck in my job for years with no pay raise, I need a new resume to look for work outside my employer.”

To see how we transformed her resume, please click the before and after resumes below.

Before Version of Resume Sample Media Resume
Before After (Our Version)

Looking to improve your existing nursing resume?

Chances are, you are visiting this page because you are looking for a new job (or a promotion) and want some inspiration on improving your resume for nursing positions. Here are some simple ways to improve your resume if you are looking for a nursing position. If you’d like more personalized advice (absolutely free), we encourage you to request a free resume review and consultation.

  1. A resume written specifically for a job posting will always be more successful than a generic resume.
  2. Your resume should answer the question “Why do I want to hire this person?”
  3. Your resume is a sales document. It should be crafted to show your best skills, abilities and attributes.
  4. Use a skills section to showcase specific nursing skills, clinical proficiency, and certifications.
  5. Use medical and clinical keywords liberally. Mirror the terminology from the job posting.
  6. A dense resume is unattractive. Use whitespace to your advantage to create an open, easy to read resume.
  7. Write your resume in first person, but never use the words “I”, “me”, “my”, etc.
  8. Eliminate the months from your timeline. It looks better and aids in covering any employment gaps.
  9. Your resume needs to be a mix of tasks and accomplishments, with emphasis on accomplishments.
  10. Use action verbs instead of passive terms such as “responsible for”.
  11. Proofread your resume multiple times. Have a friend or loved one proofread it to. A single typo can get your resume tossed.

If you’d like a complete list of resume tips, please visit our blog posting, “50 Resume Writing Tips“.