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Nursing Resume Samples, and Nursing Resumes Examples

Sample Resumes Category: Nursing

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How to write a Nursing Resume

Nursing is somewhat of a unique field, as securing that job will depend on your soft skills and personality in addition to your experience. Nursing resumes need to ensure that experience and value-added information relevant to your application shine through in the resume. Additionally, your nursing resume will need to be specifically tailored to the job advertisement. There are a number of different types of nursing and you will need to show that your nursing resume fits the bill. The structure demonstrated in the sample nursing resume below can be used universally across all types of nursing resumes. A search on the web will bring up other nursing resume samples that ideas may be taken from. It is recommended to follow the outline below for your nursing resume:


Contact Details

All nursing resumes should detail contact information at the top of the page. List your full name and your home and cell phone numbers. Also include an email address that you check regularly and your home address. Students can include their university address also. 



Inexperienced nursing applicants might next include an objective. A good sample nursing resume objective will state what your nursing resume hopes to achieve. An example is included here: 


Award winning and highly qualified nurse with a year of experience serving at a small clinic seeks position of increased responsibility at a larger institution. 


As the part of your resume where the eye naturally falls, this objective needs to say something impressive about you, to make the recruiter sit up. Here we’ve used “award winning” and “highly qualified”.  


Main Achievements

A nursing resume sample for more experienced candidates should have a main achievements section, not an objective. The recruiter’s eye will naturally fall here first so word these achievements carefully, so that they really sell you. Include between three and five of the achievements that sell you best and that you are