Sample resume for an entry-level registered 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.

If you're just starting out after graduating, writing a resume can seem daunting. You may wonder in what order do you list all of your education, skills and internships. At this stage in your career, a simple resume is often better—for both candidate and employer.

To help you get started, we've created this free sample resume for you to customize with your own experience and education. Simply follow these steps and get started on your career path:

1. Provide a well-rounded sample of your skills, including both hard skills and soft skills like communication and kindness.
2. Education and licensing are requirements on any registered nurse. So don’t make an employer look for them, list these at the top.
3. Carefully proofread your resume before submitting it to make sure there are no typos or misspellings.
After you've finished, upload your resume. You'll be able to quickly apply to RN jobs—plus, companies can find you by searching for registered nurses in your area. Cover letters are great for introducing yourself when applying, use this example to create yours.

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.


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


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

  • Provided patient education for parents and caregivers on management of chronic illnesses
  • Interpreted diagnostic test results and consulted with physicians
  • Performed therapeutic treatments on chronically ill patients, including mobile infusions

  • Student Nurse | Home Health Care Co.

    2015 – 2016 | City, State

  • Assessed patients' psychological and social environments
  • Managed care plans, providing prescribed treatments including IVs and other medications
  • 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
  • Assisted critical patients in the emergency room

  • Skills

    • Strong communication skills, with the ability to educate patients effectively on complex issues using easily accessible language
    • Attention to detail in exams, treatments, bedside monitoring, and efficient charting
    • Gentle administration of IV medications, particularly in children and the elderly

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