Tips To Write An Effective New Graduate
Being a new graduate nurse is an exciting experience. You're finally out of school, a
degree in hand, and ready to complete the registration process to be able to practice
the art and science that is nursing. Or maybe you're already registered as an RPN or
RN, but haven't started your job hunt yet because you're missing one tiny little detail:
Fortunately for you, you've come to the right place. This article will tell you exactly how
to write a new grad nurse's resume like the professional you are. Keep reading.
What To Add In A New Graduate Nurse Resume?
To create an effective new graduate nurse resume, you need to make sure to include
1. An attractive header with your name and your title or desired title.
2. A brief summary of your professional profile. Here you can simply try to answer
"who am I as a healthcare worker and what do I want to achieve?" and go from
3. Experience is the main section of a resume. Here you can include your
internships and practicum experiences since you are a new graduate. Trust us,
employers will understand.
4. Your education. In this section you can refer to your extensive academic
background, starting since high school and including every healthcare-related
course, training and certification you have done, apart from your degree.
5. Skills and qualifications. Don't be afraid to include soft skills that you
developed during your time in school like teamwork, time management, problem-
solving abilities, etc. These will be very helpful in the workforce, so don't
underestimate their value.
Once you have filled out all of these sections, a good recommendation when creating
your very first nurse resume is to write a "resume base", which will work as a base that
you can easily edit and customize for each role you apply to, if you're doing it by hand.
This process is known as "targeting" your resume and it is very important, as it helps
employers see that you are ex