Four Tips for Crafting Your First Nursing Resume
If you're preparing for the NCLEX® exam and gearing up to begin your career in nursing, it's important to start thinking about crafting your resume. This can feel somewhat overwhelming for many nursing students. After all, becoming a certified nurse requires an abundance of academic and clinical work that may seem impossible to fit onto a piece of paper. Moreover, since nursing is such a specialized career, your resume will look very different from the standard used across other industries. There's no need to fret though, your academic and professional experiences can speak for themselves - it's just a matter of presenting the information articulately. Here are four tips for crafting your first nursing resume:
Summarize your credentials
Lastly, remember to edit and re-edit your resume on a regular basis. Then ask a peer or mentor to proofread and provide commentary on your resume to ensure it looks its best before submitting it for a position.
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2 "FAQs about Student Nurse Résumés" by Donna Cardillo, RN. Nurse.com. June 1, 2012. http://news.nurse.com/article/20120601/DD01/120816004#.VBmnM_ldWRN
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