Nursing is a very popular career, so you’ll likely be applying for a lot of jobs. That means that you need to tailor your resume for each specific job. You also want to include only relevant information and focus on actions rather than just listing your past experience or education. Make sure that you don’t include personal information such as hobbies or the name of the college you attended unless it’s relevant to the job description.
Examples Of Resumes For Nursing Students
1 Tailor Your Resume to Each Job
In addition to the standard requirements, each resume you send out should be tailored to the job at hand. The best way to do this is by writing a resume summary that highlights your skills and experience relevant for the position. For example, if you’re applying for a management position in healthcare and have never managed before, you may want to include how many years of experience you have had managing teams of people as well as your leadership skills on previous projects (if applicable). This will help highlight why hiring you would be beneficial—you already know how to do what they need done!
In addition, make sure your resume is easy on the eyes and can easily be read by someone scanning through hundreds of resumes per day. Try using bullet points rather than paragraphs when appropriate (i.e., listing accomplishments instead), break down long dates into months-years-months format so they’re easier on the eyes (i.e., January 10th – April 12th vs just Jan 10th – Apr 12th), bold important information such as degrees or certifications held or awards received from previous jobs/schools/activities so it stands out from everything else included within each section header/paragraph header/bullet point.
2 Be Honest
It’s a simple concept, but being honest is one of the most important things you can do when writing your resume. There are many ways to be dishonest on your resume and not even realize it. For example, if you’ve only worked part-time jobs during school, don’t say that you’ve had full-time employment in all of those positions–it may seem like an insignificant detail to someone who doesn’t know the difference between full-time and part-time work, but it could hurt your chances at getting hired for a job that requires more than part-time hours. Also make sure that any information provided on your resume is up-to-date. If you’ve been working as a “medical assistant” three years ago but now use another title (“nurse’s aide”) because it’s more appropriate for what you do now, make sure both titles appear somewhere on the document so applicants understand how much experience they can expect from you!
3 Focus on Actions
As a student, you will be expected to conduct research and write papers. These are both vital skills for nursing students to master. You should use action verbs such as “conducted” and “wrote” instead of passive ones such as “was conducted” or “was written.”
You can also refer back to what you have already written by using numbers or examples. This will help the reader understand your position better and make it easier for them to follow along with your thoughts.
4 Only Include Relevant Information
- Only Include Relevant Information
- Do not include unrelated information, like personal hobbies and interests. If you have a soft spot for antique cars or love to take long walks on the beach, don’t list these as part of your resume. You can always include them in an interview (if they’re relevant) but they don’t belong on your resume.
- Don’t Include References Unless Asked For
- Do not include a photo unless specifically requested by an employer or recruiter. Even if there is no formal requirement to do so, it’s definitely better to err on the side of caution when it comes to photos—you never know what might go wrong!
5 Use a Simple Format
A simple resume is easier to read and understand. It’s a good idea to keep your resume as simple as possible, using only one font and font size, with no more than two different colors throughout the document. Your resume should be easy on the eyes for both you and the reader.
Your formatting should be consistent throughout your resume: use bold or italic text for keywords, but only use boldface or italics if those particular words are important; don’t just add these formatting styles anywhere that they might look nice. The same goes for bulleted lists: make them relevant so they are clear to the reader; don’t just throw in bullet points because they’re easy to read!
Use white space effectively on every page (empty lines between sections), but don’t let it get too crowded either—you want people who aren’t familiar with nursing school resumes (like recruiters) to actually be able to read yours quickly!
6 Don’t Include Personal Information and Hobbies
- Don’t include your age.
- Don’t include your weight.
- Don’t include your height.
- Don’t include your marital status (or, for that matter, any personal information at all). This is an interview—not a penpal convention or a meet-and-greet with friends from high school you forgot you had until they turned up in Facebook photos of you that look like they were taken by the same person who took pictures of their cat and posted them on Instagram before getting bored and going out for pizza. It’s not about getting to know each other; it’s about finding someone who can do the job well so that we don’t have to hire someone else later on when this one turns out not working out after all!
7 I’ve noticed that resumes are pretty straightforward.
A resume is not the place to list your hobbies. If you’re an avid golfer, don’t include that on your resume. It’s not going to help you land a job as a nurse and it’s not something that should be included in a resume.
A photo should also not be included on your nursing school application documents or resume. You want employers to focus on what kind of nurse you could be, which is something they can’t do if they see photos of you having fun or doing things unrelated to being a nurse (unless those activities are directly related).
It’s important that you avoid mentioning anything about age or gender in any part of these documents or applications because both can make readers biased against those who are older or younger than them respectively (or even male instead of female). This doesn’t mean that we want people who are old enough to remember when dinosaurs roamed the earth (or at least close), but rather that everyone deserves respect regardless of how long ago they were born and whether or not their birth certificate says “male” instead of “female.”
I think that if you follow these guidelines, you’ll have a resume that will make you stand out among other nursing students.