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Sample resume for an entry-level registered nurse

CareerBuilder | May 5, 2021

CareerBuilder sample resume nurse

Looking for a resume example to use for entry-level RN jobs? This easy sample resume can be customized with a registered nurse's education, skills, and experience.

Writing a resume can be daunting. How in the world can you distill who you are as a person into a concise document that needs to get past AI resume screeners and leave a lasting impression on a hiring manager? Lucky for you, we can answer that question. We even have a resume template you can use to get your next RN job.

  1. Avoid fancy design elements; AI won't know how to read them, and plain text is more professional.
  2. Include keywords from the job posting in your resume so that you rank as a top-qualified candidate.
  3. Emphasize your skills. This is the era of skills-based hiring, and prospective employers want to know what you can do, not just what you've done before.
  4. Tell a story with your resume. Highlight your accomplishments with specific, concrete examples. Don't just write that you treated patients; tell us how many you treated daily, what sorts of treatments you excelled at, and what accomplishments you're most proud of.
  5. Proofread your resume so that you come across as polished and detail-oriented.

To help you get started, we've created this free sample resume for you to customize with your own skills, experience and education. When you're done, upload your resume. You'll be able to apply to RN jobs as quickly and painlessly as an expert IV administration, and companies will find you when they search for registered nurses in your area.

Registered Nurse jobs near you

Jane Jones
123 North Street
City, ST 12345


Degree-holding registered nurse with specialty experience in pediatric settings and a desire for forming positive relationships with patients, family members, caregivers, and physicians.


  • Strong communication skills
  • Educating patients and family members on complex medical issues using accessible, empathetic language
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Effective time management
  • Creative problem-solving to address the unique needs and concerns of each patient
  • Detail-oriented in exams, treatments, bedside monitoring, and efficient charting
  • Gentle, highly practiced administration of IV medications, particularly in children and the elderly; ability to perform and evaluate diagnostic tests
  • Fastidious adherence to standards of hygiene, properly making patient beds, disposing of hazardous materials, and etc.
  • Experience dressing wounds and assisting doctors with medical procedures


Pediatric Nurse Intern | Regional Medical Center
2016 – 2017 | City, State

  • Provided patient education for 20+ parents and caregivers on management of chronic illnesses daily
  • Interpreted diagnostic test results and consulted with physicians on day-to-day treatment
  • Performed therapeutic treatments on chronically ill patients, including mobile infusions
  • Practiced professional empathy to make patients as comfortable as possible during treatment
  • Pioneered use of cartoons, coloring books, and other child-friendly activities to help educate children on medical treatments, alleviate fears, and communicate their needs, pain levels, and more

  • Student Nurse | Home Health Care Co.

    2015 – 2016 | City, State

  • Assessed patients' psychological and social environments and worked with doctors and social workers to ensure ideal patient outcomes
  • Managed care plans, providing prescribed treatments including IVs and other medications to upwards of 20 patients daily
  • Educated patients and families on innovative supplementary treatment and therapy options
  • Student Nurse | Downtown Hospital
    2015 – 2016 | City, State

  • Treated 10 patients daily, maintaining careful adherence to care plans and charting requirements
  • Facilitated integrated care, working closely with other team members to reduce patient wait times by 20 percent
  • Assisted critical patients in the emergency room

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) | State College | 2017
    Registered Nurse, State of New York

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