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Tips to Write an Effective New Graduate Nurse Resume

April 29, 2022

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: your resume.

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 these sections:

  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 there.
  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 exactly what they are looking for, especially when you apply to jobs on your own.

This process, even though it is traditional, can be long and time-consuming. There's nothing wrong with doing it this way, but we wouldn't be true to ourselves if we didn't offer you another option - a more innovative and efficient option, we might add.

New Grad RN Free Resume Templates Online

For new grad nurses who have decided to upgrade their job search process and join our platform, we have great news! Not only you will not have to worry about targeting your resume and writing a cover letter for every single position you apply to ever again, but from now on you will also never have to worry about designing a resume before going to a job interview. Leave that work to us and to our new Resume Builder.

The Caring Support Resume Builder offers free healthcare resume templates that allow you to choose your preferred colours, sections of content, and much more. The result will be a full professional-looking resume that was quick and easy to create in just a few clicks.

And the best part? You will be able to use this new tool right on our platform with information from your own user profile, which will automatically turn it into your new resume. This is a feature that we worked very hard on, so we hope you find it helpful in your first job hunt and employment process.

Try our new Resume Builder today! Visit our main page to get started:

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Laura Woodman
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