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Obtaining expert advice and looking at resume samples is the best way to ensure that your resume looks and sounds the very best. While it can be hard to pull it all together, we have consulted with an expert on a Primary Care RN resume sample, and had the changes documented for you. If you want to have a professional resume, take some time to look at what our expert has changed so that you can avoid the same mistakes that were made in the original document.
Use Bullets for All Lists
Any time you make a list, it should have bullets. This gives the hiring manager an easy way to differentiate between each point. Without them, it almost reads as a paragraph and the reader will have to take a longer amount of time to get through it. This never looks professional and will be a deterrent to the manager looking at your resume. When dates are included, it’s also best to put them in reverse chronological order, with the most current certification listed first. You’ll see in the certifications and credentials section of this resume that it is done incorrectly. WRONG: Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey License number 26NR12148000 Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2008-Present CPR certified through American Heart Association ANA Certified in Geriatric Care 2011- Present Nursing Informatics Council – EPIC – 2012- Present RIGHT:
Also important to note is that you do not need to put very personal information in this list. You’ll see that the license number was removed.
Be Clear on Skills
In the skill highlights section of the sample resume, there are too many bullet points. Some of them point to experience rather than a specific skill that the applicant has. Later in the resume, there is a place for professional experience, so some of the points should be listed there. Look through the skills to see which ones actually pertain to the position you’re applying for and which can be removed from the list. For example, Charge Nurse for over six years on a 33 bed Acute Elder Care Unit is more an experience and should be bulleted underneath that section. Skilled in conducting physical examinations is redundant because the reader already knows this is a list of skills. Committed to compliance reporting is not exactly relevant because this is not a list of commitments.
Create a Strong Professional Summary
Your professional summary is the first thing a potential employer will look at. It needs to be strong and it needs to provide the reader an overview of skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the position. There should at least be four lines in the summary, and no more than six. WRONG: Eight years of experience in primary care at Hackensack University Medical Center, Geriatric Acute Elder Care. Maintain strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. Patient-focused Registered Nurse with a background in geriatric care. RIGHT: Eight years of primary care experience at Hackensack University Medical Center in Geriatric Acute Elder Care. Focuses on patients. Has a strong reputation of achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. Supports doctors and patients to ensure proper care and proper healing takes place. Organized and efficient in maintaining statistics and records. Familiar with disease management programs for stroke, PNA, CHF and diabetes. Determined to maintain a strong reputation and obtain further knowledge and a greater position as a registered nurse. As you can see, our expert pulled some information from other areas of the resume to really make this summary strong. If you want a standout document that looks as good as this revised Primary Care RN resume sample, it’s easy to do. Simply check out QuintCareer’s Resume Builder and get started.