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Registered Nurse Resume Example

As a registered nurse, you care deeply about patients’ health, and work hand-in-hand with doctors—in private practice and in hospital settings—to administer health plans. As such, your resume must show your healthcare knowledge, technical and organizational skills, plus a compassion for patients. This guide will help you do just that in a clear, concise, and eye-catching format.

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David Lee

555-555-5555 | | Glenwillow, CA 91001


Registered nurse with seven years of experience working in clinical settings. Skilled at providing expert and compassionate care to patients in hospital and outpatient settings.


Dr. Malcolm WilliamsBurton, CA, 91019

March 2016-Present

Registered Nurse

  • Facilitated the primary care, assessment, and evaluation of approximates 15 cardiac patients daily
  • Assisted with administration of cardiac stress tests and non-invasive procedures

Lockson Memorial HospitalRichmond, CA, 91015

December 2014-March 2016

Registered Nurse

  • Monitored and recorded patient symptoms and changes in conditions
  • Managed the weekly schedule of a 12-person nursing staff, and trained three new hires on hospital procedures and practices
  • Recognized by doctors for maintaining calm in difficult situations

Clearwater Regional Medical CenterClearwater, TX, 70762

June 2011-December 2014

Registered Nurse

  • Collaborated with several other nurses to ensure a calm and compassionate center environment for hospice patients
  • Tracked and managed medical supplies and sterile instrument inventory


The University of Texas at AustinAustin, TX

August 2007-May 2011

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Credentials & Certifications

  • Registered nurse in the state of California (RN), License number 599032
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)


  • Cardiac care professional
  • Patient evaluation
  • Disease prevention
  • Health education

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Emphasize accomplishments, not responsibilities.

As a registered nurse, you have a lot on your plate. But it’s still important for you to show your accomplishments in addition to listing out what you do. You can start making a list of all the responsibilities you had. Then, write next to each responsibility the accomplishments within that responsibility.

Show off your soft skills.

In addition to your hard skills, including an in-depth knowledge of health and healthcare, you’ll want to show off your soft skills. After all, as a nurse, you work with and interact with a lot of people, and soft skills are the personality descriptors that come from your character, values, attitude and communication skills. Don’t overuse phrases such as “excellent communicator” or “team player;” instead, incorporate the related keyword within the context of an accomplishment that demonstrates that soft skill.

Get another opinion.

It can really help to get another set of eyes on your resume. Whether it’s a family member or a fellow RN, have someone scrutinize your resume. You want to choose someone who understands your role, and can look critically at how you’re presenting yourself as well as scan for any errors or inconsistencies.

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