Your LinkedIn summary introduces you to your entire LinkedIn community, including current and former colleagues, potential employers, and family and friends. LinkedIn provides a platform to share what makes your accomplishments and relevant skills unique, and the summary is the perfect place to showcase this from the start. Displayed on your profile under the “About” header, you can tailor your summary to your particular niche in the nursing field.
The purpose of your LinkedIn summary is to:
- Demonstrate your passion for your niche in the field of nursing.
- Emphasize the unique value you bring to your role.
- Give your reader an idea of who you are as a professional.
Essentially, you are communicating your professional brand in your LinkedIn summary.
The format for your LinkedIn summary is flexible, so it’s up to you how you’d like to present yourself. Feel free to use first-person pronouns since you are writing your personal narrative, and consider including an invitation to connect with you at the end.
You can get more detailed advice about developing your professional brand in our Professional brand guide and a closer look at LinkedIn in our LinkedIn profile guide.
LinkedIn summary samples
Example 1 — Registered nurse
I’m a registered nurse with two years of experience. I earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing to pursue a career as an emergency department nurse. I believe that effective communication and critical thinking skills are integral to providing high-quality patient care, along with taking vitals and implementing plans in a fast-paced environment. I’m excited to bring fluency in medical Spanish to an emergency department to provide equitable, culturally competent healthcare to patients of all backgrounds. If you’re looking for a dedicated registered nurse (RN), I would welcome the opportunity to connect and explore how I can contribute to your healthcare team.
Example 2 — Nurse-midwife
Nurse-midwife leveraging extensive experience as a cardiac nurse, transitioning to working with women to provide fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care. Earned a Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery to develop a deep understanding of high-quality reproductive and primary care for women. Prioritize building strong rapport with patients and their families, ensuring they feel heard, respected, and informed throughout their healthcare journey. Collaborated with healthcare professionals in the maternity ward to implement mothers’ birth plans and deliver babies from all backgrounds. Excited to blend background in cardiac nursing with evidence-based nurse-midwifery techniques with the aims of decreasing cesarean birth rates, increasing breastfeeding rates, and decreasing NICU admission rates.
Example 3 — Nurse practitioner
Certified nurse practitioner bringing six years of experience as a registered nurse (RN) to the next level by earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Extensive background monitoring and providing acute care to patients in ICU. Completed clinical practicum at women’s health clinic working with women of all backgrounds seeking reproductive healthcare. Well-versed in performing gynecological exams, diagnosing acute and chronic illnesses, and developing treatment plans to promote health in women of all ages and backgrounds. Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to adapt to evolving healthcare landscapes, including telehealth.
“The bio section of your LinkedIn profile is an opportunity to introduce yourself to potential employers and colleagues. Use this section to showcase your strengths and skills that are relevant to your target audience. Incorporate relevant keywords to make it more searchable.”
– Ritu Arora, career expert at edX
Your LinkedIn summary is great for letting your professional brand shine and can kick-start many networking opportunities.
Curious about what LinkedIn summaries look like in other related industries? Check out these samples: