Nursing Resume Writing Dos

Nurses are always in high demand. No matter what state the economy is in, there will always be a need for high quality nurses. However, just because nurses are in demand doesn't mean you're going to get every job you apply for. You must ensure you are presenting yourself in the best possible manner so as to separate yourself from the other nursing applicants. Whether you're applying at a clinic, a hospital, or you want to be an in-home nurse, you must have a good nursing resume.

Most people think it's more important to look and dress professionally so as to separate themselves from other applicants. However, your resume is often what hiring managers will see first before they ever get a chance to even lay eyes on you. For this reason, your resume better be top-notch. The following are some dos and don'ts for writing a good nursing resume.


When creating a nursing resume, you'll want to highlight your education, your experience as well as any awards or accolades you received that might set you apart in the hiring manager's eye. If you don't have experience, highlight your education and make the focus of your resume about that. It's amazing how just the layout of your resume, and the highlighting of certain aspects, can do wonders for getting you in the door for a sit down interview. You'll also want to make sure your resume is correct and error-free. Do a proofread several times and then let a friend proofread it to be sure.

Finally, the most important do when it comes to making a nursing resume is to get help if you don't know what you're doing. A nursing resume writing service isn't expensive and they will create a quality resume employers gush over.


Gail Esparan