How to write a LPN resume

An LPN (licensed practical nurse) helps people in many areas. One year college or hospital training is required to become an LPN. You also have to pass many state exams. When you passed all the requirements, you can begin applying for a position. A good resume will get you in the door. Start by selecting the resume format you want. Do you want it to be functional or chronological? A recent grad should use a chronological resume. It emphasizes their recent education and work. If you have not been working for a long time, you may need to use the functional format.

Next, you will have to create your resume in Microsoft Word. This is the most preferred way of having your resume. It looks professional and you can make any changes you need easily. Be sure to set up your resume in 12 point Times New Roman font. Stay away from fonts that may be distracting. Only use black colored fonts. Never use flashy or fancy fonts. Always stay away from graphics as well. The employer will just push your resume to the side. 

For your header, you should set it in 14-point, bolded Times New Roman. This will help set your resume out from all the rest. Plus, it will look professional. Limit yourself with graphics and fancy fonts. In your header, you should type your full name, address, primary phone number, and email address. Be sure to use a professional looking email address. An email that points out your professional and academic credits is desirable.

You should now list all your jobs. If you're a grad student, give the name of the hospital where your credits were completed. If possible, write a summation of the position you had. Make sure to list any volunteer opportunities as well. In the health care field, volunteering is very important. It shows that you have actual experience in your chosen field.

Finish off your LPN resume with a list of your education experience. Give the name, address, and dates of the educational facility where you received your LPN certificate. Note any honors that you received while getting your education. You should also state your GPA as well. If possible, include your advisor's name. List previous coursework you completed while receiving your training. This shows the employer that you're knowledgeable in the field. Lastly, you should ask someone read your resume before you send it out to any potential employers. They may be able to catch any errors you may have missed.


Gail Esparan


2/8/2010 10:51:36 AM #


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