Before you begin writing your nursing resume, make sure that you really want to do this on your own. There are many professional resume writers and resume services you may want to hire to help you. Sometimes their expertise makes all the difference between getting and not getting that first interview.
If you decide to write your own resume, the best place to start is to analyze resume examples that utilize common resume formats. This will give you a good idea of the resume templates being used successfully today to land nursing jobs.
Next, look at medical and nursing-related web sites and publications to help you choose the key words you need to emphasize in your resume so that scanning software used to identify strong job candidates won’t pass you by.
Nursing has become an important job in today’s world, and your resume should be able to support your ability to perform this job. Nursing job resumes need to shift from a strictly clinical and technical theme, to a more universal style that can be applied to a variety of work environments. Your resume should contain some or all of the following key words: health care, geriatric experience, preventative care, infection control, teaching/training others,bilingual skills, EKG skills, CPR certification, home health care, community outreach.