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If you are making an LPN charge nurse resume, it is easier to do if you have a sample to use as a reference. This sample LPN charge nurse resume has some great information that can give you ideas for your own; however, a few things should be changed when creating your own stand-out resume. Here are some issues with the sample resume that you should try to avoid.
Too Many Skills
It might sound silly to think that someone can have too many skills. Of course, you can never actually have too many skills, but you can list too many on your resume. One common issue that is seen with many nurse resumes, is that nurses tend to put everything that they know how to do in the skills section. Your potential employers know what a nurse does and what you learned in nursing school. It isnt necessary to stick all that information on a resume. Everyone that you are going up against for the job can do blood draws, patient admissions, labs, and wound care. Instead of listing a few dozen skills that all LPNs have, pick 10 to 15 crucial skills that will set you apart from others. Think about traits that nurses need to have, such as paying close attention to detail, critical thinking skills, the ability to remain calm in emergencies, and being a team player. Those are skills that will catch your employers attention; because while everyone can learn how to draw blood, not everyone will notice when a small, seemingly-insignificant error is made that could potentially be deadly.
Use Bullet Lists
Except for your professional summary, your entire resume should use bullet lists to list your information. The sample resume has bullet points in the skill highlights section, but nowhere else. Bullet lists make your information easy to read, easy to find and make your resume look clean. Here is an example of how they really clean up a resume. Wrong Licenses Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of North Carolina, License number 60065, EXP 10/31/2014 BLS/AED Certification number 136976233681 EXP 05/28/2015 Professional Experience LPN Rehab Charge Nurse Employed Full Time – 06/2008 to Current Asheville Healthcare Center – Swannanoa, NC USA Conducts rehabilitative and supportive services as the charge nurse on a primary health care team. Responsible for 10-15 Rehab Patients and/or 10-20 LT patients. Daily duties consist of Admissions/Discharges, Computerized Medication Administration, Patient Assessments, Care Plan Meetings, Tx’s, Computerized Documentation, Setting up Outside f/u Appointments and Transportation. Patient and family Teaching. Skin Assessments, Lab draws, MD rounds with noting and Carrying out orders. Also, job duties include Nurse Mentoring/Orientation for newly hired nurses. In the Past have been taking off Rehab Unit to assist in Unit Manager and SDC Nurse Duties. Right Licenses
Professional Experience LPN Rehab Charge Nurse Employed Full Time – 06/2008 to Current Asheville Healthcare Center – Swannanoa, NC USA
You can see how much easier it is to read the information when it is listed with bullet points. This is a good resume, it just needs a little clean up to be ready for submission. If you use it as a reference and follow these tips, your resume will stand out from the crowd. You can make your resume with the resume builder on LiveCareer.