Nursing Resume

As important figures in many settings, nurses work directly with acutely and chronically ill patients, offering support and helping to administer treatment. Nurses also record patient status to ensure adherence to medical protocol. Emergency rooms, intensive care units, nursing homes and retirement centers are just a few places where nurses are employed.

Nurses base their employment in helping make a patient's worst day the best it can possibly be. They must be very prepared and demonstrate their knowledge to hiring managers. The resume serves as the first impression you make on an employer. Get inspiration from our resume section samples for a nursing career below.

Nursing Service career fields

  • Case Manager
  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurse
  • Nursing Aide and Attendant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician and Medical Assistant
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Supervisor and Unit Manager

Nursing resume Samples

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Nursing Resume sections

Resume Objective Samples

Obtain a position at St. Luke's Health System where I can maximize my skills in nursing and education to secure a high quality care to patients served.

To become a registered nurse in a hospital or a private office setting.

To obtain a Staff Nurse position in the Emergency Department with Northeast Georgia Medical Center on a PRN or part time level.

Continue in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to provide care for acutely ill infants or supportive care for convalescent or mildly ill newborns.

To obtain my Master of Professional Studies with a concentration in Strategic Leadership to enable me to lead in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment by focusing on leadership, communication, strategic planning and assessment, organizational structure and research/data analysis.

Registered Nurse with BSN, possessing inpatient and outpatient clinical experience along with multiple language skills including Russian and Ukrainian.

Present myself as a hard worker, devoting all my skills and efforts. Develop my experiences in my studying & nursing field.

To obtain a job as a bedside nurse in a designated Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Highly enthusiastic nurse with positive work ethics. Looking for a nurse position using exceptional skills in assessing and screening, and carrying out prescribed treatment of patients to support the long-term mission of the facility.

To begin a steady career as a Maternity Nurse. To use my past expertise to better the hospital and myself.


  • Registered Nurse (dec 02-2010 - till date)
    • Antelope valley hospital, lancaster, ca usa
    • Kept up to date case histories of patients.
    • Collaborated with physician to plan complete patient treatment.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (July 2015 - Current)
    • Phoenix Healthcare , Kansas City, MO
    • Provided in-home health care for pediatric patients. Monitored ventilator. Tracheostomy care. G/J tube. Central Line with TPN. Gave medications and treatments. Called physician for issues and questions.
  • Registered Nurse (07-05-2011 - 2016)
    • Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham, AL USA
    • Kept up to date case histories of patients.
    • Took blood and urine samples for analysis.
    • Analyzed patients' mental abilities and examined medical reports to establish treatment and achievable rehabilitation objectives.
    • Advised and informed patients about drug interactions, secondary effects and doses.
    • Monitored and reported achieved and non achieved treatment goals to physician.
    • Required, and evaluated diagnostic tests to detect health problems and to perform treatment.
    • Collaborated with physician to plan complete patient treatment.
    • Realized physical examinations as prescribed by physician.
    • Monitored and reported achieved and non achieved treatment goals to physician.
  • Telemetry Nurse (RN) (August 2015 - Current)
    • Olathe Medical Center, Olathe , Kansas
    • Monitor telemetry on all patients.
    • Provide post-op care for cardiovascular and electrophysiology procedures.
    • Perform EKGs.
    • Monitor cardiovascular condition and take appropriate measures in an emergency situation.
    • Patient education regarding cardiovascular diseases.
    • Advised and informed patients about drug interactions, secondary effects and doses.
    • Collaborated with physician to plan complete patient treatment.
  • Registered Nurse (2005 - 2011)
    • Jackson Memorial Hospital, miami, Florida United States
    • Correctional Health Systems Registered Nurse providing triage, assessment, treatment and medical care to inmates.

  • Registered Nurse (2003 - 2005)
    • Landmark Learning Center, Pembroke Pines, Fl United States
    • Analyzed patients' mental abilities and examined medical reports to establish treatment and achievable rehabilitation objectives.
    • Monitored and reported achieved and non achieved psychological treatment goals to physician.
    • Collaborated with physician to plan complete patient treatment.

  • Registered Nurse (2000 - 2003)
    • Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington United States
    • Obstetrics antepartum, labor and delivery, and postpartum medical care.

  • Registered Nurse (1998 - 2000)
    • Memorial West Hospital, Pembroke Pines, Florida United States
    • Triage antepartum, labor and delivery, and obstetric complications.

  • Registered Nurse (1994 - 1998)
    • Mount Sanai, miami, Florida United States
    • Infectious disease medical care, including tuberculosis, Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
    • Me/Surg, antepartum, and labor and delivery
  • Staff Nurse (11/2005 - 3/2006)
    • St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS USA
    • Provided direct patient care on Cardiac unit, developed and implemented nursing care plans, total patient assessment, provided patient and family education, telemetry monitoring, pre and post cardiac catheterization care, pre and post cardiac surgery care, coagulation therapy including Heparin drips, IV therapy, oxygen therapy, medication administration (oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, sublingual, transdermal, intravenous), foley catheter(insertion, removal and care) diabetes management, implement admission and discharge procedures.

  • Staff Nurse (6/2006 - 11/2013)
    • St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS USA
    • Provided direct patient care on Women's Health Unit, including antepartum, postpartum, post-op, medical/surgical overflow. developed and implemented nursing care plans, total patient assessment, provided patient and family education, pre and post surgical care (hysterectomy(robotic assisted, open, vaginal, laparoscopic), cesarean sections, vaginal births, gallbladder removal, appendix, mastectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, thyroidectomy) oxygen therapy, nasogastric tube care(insertion and removal), removal and care of Jackson-Pratt drains, tracheostomy care and suction, chest tube monitoring and care, TPN therapy, Diabetes management, antepartum and postpartum patients, staple and suture removal.

  • Clinic Nurse (6/2011 - Present)
    • Women's Health Associates, Flowood, MS USA
    • Working directly in clinic with multiple Physicians providing patient care for gynecologic, obstetric and urology-gynecologic patients. Assist MD with procedures including, Urodynamics, Cystoscopy, and Bladder installations, Review labs,Triage patient calls, use of Greenway computer system, insert orders, Schedule surgery,

Nursing resume Skills

  • I worked full time at Dubois County Health Dept. over a year, doing Home Health visits as well as public health visits. I also worked at the annual influenza clinics the health dept. ran. We also assisted in doing blood pressures in the community at scheduled intervals thru the health dept., over 1 year years
  • I organized Red Cross blood drives in my community in the past for approx. 3 years. I also assisted at them, when volunteer nurses were allowed to help., RN, 3 years
  • Health and Wellness Expertise, trained, 2 years
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations, trained, 3 years
  • Pediatric exams competency, trained, 3 years
  • Medication administration expert, trained, 2 years
  • Neonatal and maternity specialist, certificate, 1 years
  • Bedside RN for pediatric telemetry. Charge RN. Cardiac Cath lab recovery RN., Telemetry, 7 years years
  • Patient Education, Assessment, plan, teach and evaluate understanding of patients and family, 12 years years
  • Wound Care Certified, Wound Care, 3 years years
  • Critical Care, experienced, 29 years years
  • Assessments, medication administration, treatments, lab draws, IV and PICC line care, wound care, wound vac, tube feedings, suprapubic catheter changes, communication with staff, MD, geriatrics, 12 years long term care experience years
  • Proficient in bedside monitoring and administering care to critical patients, Critical Care, 5 years in Critical Care, 15 overall years
  • Registered Nurse, Pulmonary, ER, 7.5 yrs Pulmonary, 23 years ER years
  • Telemetry Monitoring, Abnormal heart rhythm assessment, 1 year years
  • IV Medication Administration, Monitoring heart rhythms before and after high alert IV medication administration, 1 year
  • Blood Administration, Monitoring physiological reaction to blood administration, 1 year

Resume Education Samples

  • Old Dominion University, 1996
    • Norfolk, Virginia, US
    • Nursing, Bachelors
    • Bachelors of Science Degree

  • Portsmouth School of Practical Nursing, 1989
    • Portsmouth, Virginia, Certificate
    • Licensed Practical Nurse, Certificate
    • Certificate
  • College of Sequioas , 2012
    • Visalia, CA, United States
    • Nursing, Associates
    • I received an Associates degree in Nursing from College of Sequoias.

  • CSU, Fresno , 1995
    • Fresno, CA, United States
    • Business Administration, Finance, Bachelors.
    • I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance from CSU, Fresno.
  • Waynesburg University , 2005
    • Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
    • Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Clinical experience acquired

  • West Virginia University Hospitals - Morgantown, WV
    • Monongalia General Hospital - Morgantown, WV
    • St. Clair Hospital - Pittsburgh, PA

  • Washington & Jefferson College , 1998
    • Washington, Pennsylvania
    • Biology / Pre-health studies, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology
    • Minor in Sociology.
  • Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences , 2012
    • West Reading, Pennsylvania,
    • Nursing, Diploma
    • Registered Nurse Diploma Program

  • Northampton Community College , n/a
    • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,
    • Culinary Arts/General Studies, Culinary Arts
    • Culinary Arts Diploma Program and General Studies

  • Liberty High School , 2004
    • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • College Prep, High School Diploma
    • High School Diploma
  • Normandale College , 2005
    • Bloomington, MN, USA
    • Nursing, AS
    • Graduated with Honors
  • Purdue University , 2006
    • West Lafayette, Indiana
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Distinction.
    • Top 20% of Graduating Class.
    • GPA 3.79

Samples of Nursing Resume Accomplishments

  • Recommended and chosen by manager to be part of a multi million project in implementing and testing a new online documentation method for nurses, physicians and allied staff.
  • Implemented, assisted with data accumulation, testing, training and startup of a million dollar project that delivers clinical documentation tools that enhances workflow.
  • Directed and provided leadership to a team of 30 Registered nurses in the implementation of a joint commission project, " DO NOT ABBREVIATE". initiated to promote safety and avoid the use of abbreviations from the do not use list. Trained nurses and physicians hospital wide. Incidence of medication errors were greatly reduced to 95%,exceeding the goal of 90%.
  • Oversaw and managed a team of 10 registered nurses in a live research project - NORWALK VIRUS study. A program funded by GRCC and NIH, under the direct supervision of Professor Mary Estes from Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Taught and participated in the yearly skills check off.
  • Presented and taught hospital wide inservices
  • Earned the Award for Academic Excellence for highest nursing GPA.
  • Recipient of the International Education Travel Scholarship: Nursing Study Abroad, Belize, Spring 2014.
  • Arrange and provide incoming training for nursing personnel 22 times a year.
  • Direct multiple in-services to nursing personnel on an as needed basis.
  • Lead a multidisciplinary team in the assessment, training and delivery of 940 suction regulators to designated nursing units in 3 phases in 2012 and 2013.
  • Converted a Learning Needs Assessment form from a paper to electronic version with a 50% increase in response from prior years in 2012. Responsible for the distribution of the form, compilation of the responses and delivery of compiled information to responsible parties on a yearly basis.
  • Developed and implemented an extended orientation for new Health Unit Coordinators based on the National Association of Health Unit Coordinator guidelines in 2011. This orientation continues currently.
  • Assisted in the trial, selection, training and deployment of house wide new glucose meters in 2012.
  • IV start and maintenance.
  • IV medication administration.
  • Foley insertion.
  • Flow sheet charting.
  • Experienced care of mother and newborn.
  • Experienced computer charting.

Resume Awards

  • Received Science award
  • First in Science fair
  • High honor roll
  • Perfect attendance first quarter
  • Nurse of Excellence, Lakeside Memorial Hospital, 2007
  • Employee of the month, Lakeside Memorial Hospital, April 2007
  • B.J. Mancuso Memorial Award, Genesee Region BOCES, 1987

Nursing resume Licenses

  • Registered nurse issued by Texas Board of Nursing and expires 12/31/2017
  • License # 754734
  • Alabama, North Dakota, and Florida Nursing licenses.
  • Missouri State Board of Nursing RN License.
  • Kansas State Board of Nursing RN License.
  • Registered Nurse
  • License # 385305 (Ohio)
  • Registered Nurse/NC 1992 - present #122468
  • AHA Certification in CPR for Healthcare Providers
  • NC Real Estate License 1995 - present # 166554
  • FL Real Estate License 2002 - present # 3071384
  • Licensed as a registered nurse in South Dakota, license obtained July 1998.

Samples of Nursing resume Certifications

  • CPR certified by American Heart Association.
  • BLS, ACLS, and NIH
  • CCRN
  • ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certified.
  • Certificated Nurse Practitioner.
  • Basic Life Support.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
  • Advanced Stroke Life Support.
  • Renal Certification 1995: current CPR certification.