Nursing is one profession where an employer do not go for the academic excellence unless specifically for the instructional category. For the actual handling of nursing duties calls for the experience and exposure. It is a sought after assignment where the demand is always surpassing the supply. It is a universal truth that no physician cures a patient but a proper nursing care finally does. Nurses don’t normally diagnose illness but there is also a nursing diagnose and it is different form clinical diagnose and it is a part of nursing process in which the nurses assess the patients and develop a plan of care and evaluation.
It is a process centres on patient and their near ones; it is based on the reassurance of the patient, his fear, denial and knowledge. If unfortunately if the patient refuses to take and his condition are going to worse, the plan of care has to be modified. In simple terms the patient must be the central character. So we can safely say that the nursing is a hard work not always pleasant but very rewarding. In the normal circumstances the nurses in two categories are in demand i.e. General Nurses who cake care of sick people recovering treatment but not requiring surgery. The other is surgical nurses and as the name suggests the nurses doing specialised assistance in surgery. There is also Psychiatric nurses.
So while preparing a nursing resume, as in any other resumes the top left side of the first page should contain the contact details. This contact details should appear on the top left side of each page of the resume for the clear reason that the HRD Manager who evaluate the resume is able to contact the person, if need be, immediately instead of going back to the first page to see the details.
Now we have to put an OBJECTIVE for the sample nursing resume. In the case of nursing resumes it is assumed that as the need is very urgent for many organisations a simple presentation is only needed. But our aim is to create a resume which stand apart irrespective of the fact that it is for nursing or a secretarial assistant. In any situations the resume is a marketing tool and it has to be presented in the marketing way. Let us examine some of the expressions of OBJECTIVE in a resume for nursing:
Here we are trying to show some of the presentation of OBJECTIVES for both general and specialised nursing. The reader may emulate the best way they can depend on their involvement.
- WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PARACTIONER FOR FEMALE PATIENTS FROM MENARCHE THROUGH MENOPAUSE.
- NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE EXPERIENCED IN NURSING CARE OF CRITICALY ILL NEW BORN BABIES.
- PERINATAL, PRENATAL, AND POSTPARTUM NURSING CARE FOR CHILDBEARING WOMEN, EXPERIENCED IN NEW BORN CARE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING DELIVERY UNTILL DISCHARGE. (can be used for postpartum nursing resume)
- EXPERIENCED IN TRAUMA CARE. 5) PEDIATRIC NURSE. EXPERIENCED IN CARE OF INFANTS, CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. 6) FRESH NURSE GRADUATE OUT OF COLLEGE LOOKING FOR A BASIC NURSING PROFILE. (new grad nursing resume objective)
Our aim is to make sure of our presence in a way it should be so that we should be in the first lot of prospective appointees. By all means select the best OBJECTIVE to suit your requirement.
After the OBJECTIVE is presented in our nursing resume example, we have to go for the experience part. It goes without saying that the nursing resume objective has to be in commensurate with the experience. Because a skilled HRD person will immediately want to assess the experience in direct proportion to what has shown in the objective. The latest experience has to be shown first and downwards to the first assignment. Each experience has to be with the period and the organisation. A real quantitative expression will be most advisable. It is also advisable to show the flow of patients in a normal day and type of patients frequenting. In case of new grad nursing resumes we can simply skip the experience section but add things like volunteer work and internship experience.
After the experience has been presented naturally the next portion would be the education part. As mentioned in the first paragraph the practicing nurses need not bother much on the academic excellence in their institutes. It is definitely a bonus and by all means it has got its share of success in the ongoing process of selection. Create an impact on your resume by having credentials from the best Colorado nursing schools. For a practicing nurse it is their exposure and experience counts over their academic excellence. But nurses aspiring for a teaching line, no doubt the academic excellence counts the most. Here all the training in the respective technical field has to be mentioned. The more you have in store the more best.
After the education details it is better that one should mention something abut the tips/special mention. This is very important. In the life of a practicing nurse there will be many instances of importance involving life and death and your contribution to mitigate that situation. In the case of a calamity or a massive accident of national importance, how best you have reacted and how your presence has saved the situation. Yes you can.
Finally the interest and hobbies, if you have something directly connects to patient welfare and well being by all means it is the finest. There is a saying that if the hobby of a person is his job, it is the best thing in the world. But unfortunately it is not always appropriate especially to the nursing profession. The nursing profession can not be a hobby but it is a commitment. So just mention about your hobby and interest as part of any good resumes.