Nursing resume sample


Nurses play an important role in healthcare. They are often at the frontline ensuring the wellbeing of their patients by providing medical care and comfort, especially in the most vulnerable moments. Use your tailored resume to show employers that you’re dedicated to healthcare and committed to patient well-being. Check out our Resume guide for more advice. 

Once you recognize the valuable role the resume plays in your nursing career, it helps to see what our guidance looks like in action!

Expert advice

“If you have deep empathy and compassion for people, especially those who are ill and vulnerable, then consider a career in nursing because you’ll have the opportunity to share various aspects of care with patients in need.”

– Mariam Nash, career expert at edX

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Additional resources

A resume is an extremely important component when it comes to pursuing a career in most industries, including nursing.

With each section of your resume offering a unique opportunity to make your individual journey count, it’s often hard to know where to start. Check out our General resume sample to get a better idea of best practices across all industries.

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