Balancing Qualifications and Personality in a Nursing Resume
|The nursing profession is just as much about what kind of person you are as what you are capable of doing.|
Your resume should not be any longer than one page unless you have extensive experience in the field. One page resumes are appropriate for entry level applicants or those who looking to switch career fields. This will allow you to put emphasis only on the best transferable skills, which are skills acquired in previous jobs (even in a completely different industry) that are directly applicable to the position you are seeking.
Your profile statement should summarize the skills you have to offer and how you will benefit the potential employer. Use solid adjectives like "dedicated," "solidly credentialed," and "diversely experienced" to define your experience, as well as specific details like "registered with twelve years of experience" and "comprehensive background in oncology, ER nursing and pediatric nursing".
Considering the special skills, background and expertise that are required in the nursing industry, you should always list the education and training you’ve had, especially if they can be applied to the nursing industry. Your educational background will demonstrate your proficiency in the field, as well as provide insight into your personality depending on the details you provide, letting a potential employer know how well you will work with patients, colleagues and families.
|Your sensitivity and personality, which determine how capable you are at working with patients, families and colleagues when a caring and nurturing nurse is needed most.|
Using strong verbs and industry-specific language is a good way to show potential employers you are familiar with the industry. Some examples are: "Capable of remaining calm and professional during critical moments," and "Strong skills in analytics allow for easy assessment of conditions and speedy implementation of appropriate intervention."
The nursing profession is just as much about what kind of person you are as what you are capable of doing. Your nursing industry specific resume must be able to reflect two different facets of your capabilities, both which will impact your ability to get a job within this field:
- Your ability to perform your job at the highest possible level, measured by educational background, certifications, and other skills and capabilities,
- Your sensitivity and personality, which determine how capable you are at working with patients, families and colleagues when a caring and nurturing nurse is needed most.