Military Nurse Resume Examples of 2023

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Example #2
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Example #3
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Military Nurse Text-only Resume Examples

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  • Example #3 #3

Kevin Morrison
123 Windermere Rd, Seattle, WA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Patient-focused mental health nurse with more than five years of experience in the United States Air Force. Committed to professional integrity and excellence in all endeavors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health care team collaboration
  • Medical services delivery
  • Medication & vaccine administration
  • Mental & behavioral health services
  • Patient & family relations
  • Patient diagnosis & prognosis
  • Patient documentation
  • Patient health examination
  • Task prioritization
  • Vital signs monitoring

Professional Experience

Mental Health Nurse, United States Air Force | November 2017–Present

  • Foster positive relationships with patients and their family members to help address complex mental and behavioral health topics
  • Safely provide medical treatments and services to airmen at various locations
  • Help doctors determine and communicate accurate patient diagnosis and prognosis
  • Perform regular health assessments of each assigned patient
  • Closely monitor patients’ vital signs, relaying updates to the provider as needed

Certified Nursing Assistant, UUM Hospital, Seattle, WA | September 2015–October 2017

  • Gained strong foundations in patient and family relations in an acute care setting

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Raheem Richardson
123 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Efficient medical-surgical nurse with more than five years of military hospital experience. Build and maintain positive relationships with diverse health care professionals. Engage productively with government leaders and facility administrators. Bilingual: fluent in English and Spanish.

Key Skills

  • Cross-functional coordination
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Healthcare team collaboration
  • Medical services delivery
  • Medication & vaccine administration
  • Patient & family relations
  • Patient diagnosis & prognosis
  • Patient documentation
  • Patient education & instruction
  • Patient health examination
  • Process streamlining
  • Surgery preparation & facilitation
  • Task prioritization
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Work culture improvement

Professional Experience

Medical-Surgical Nurse, BCB Health | November 2017–Present
40 hours per week | Salary: $XX | Supervisor: John Bergsen (123) 456-7890

  • Collaborate with doctors, nurse assistants, physical therapists, and other health care team members
  • Facilitate patients’ preparations for and recovery from routine surgical procedures
  • Educate and instruct patients on their prescribed medications
  • Administer necessary medications and vaccines to enlisted personnel

Highlights:

  • Worked with nurse managers to enhance several key sanitation procedures, raising efficiency by 8%
  • Recognized for helping build a more positive and collaborative work culture among nurse staff

Certified Nursing Assistant, MEQ Hospital, Nashville, TN | September 2015–October 2017
36 hours per week | Salary: $XX | Supervisor: Meera Patel (555) 456-7890

  • Gained strong foundations in team collaboration in an acute health care setting

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Languages

  • Fluency in Spanish | Proficiency in Italian

Melissa Anderson
123 Pine Brook Dr, Miami, FL 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Registered nurse with more than five years of experience in the United States Army. Calm and decisive in high-pressure work environments, and adapts readily to new challenges and conditions. Dedicated to helping military personnel regain their physical health and readiness to serve. Naturally curious and committed to gaining and applying new skills. Equally effective working independently or on a team.

Key Skills

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Electronic medical records
  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Health care team collaboration
  • Infection prevention
  • Medical services delivery
  • Medication & vaccine administration
  • Military personnel health & readiness
  • Patient & family relations
  • Patient diagnosis & prognosis
  • Patient documentation
  • Patient health examination
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Task prioritization
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Wound care & treatment

Professional Experience

Registered Nurse, United States Army | November 2017–Present

  • Deliver emergency medical treatment to infantrymen
  • Provide wound care and treatment, prioritizing urgent tasks in a fast-paced setting
  • Update patient health information to ensure thoroughness and accuracy
  • Maintain strong knowledge of and compliance with Department of Defense regulations
  • Sterilize medical equipment to help maintain a clean and sanitary health care setting at all points

Certified Nursing Assistant, TMM Hospital, Miami, FL | September 2015–October 2017

  • Highly efficient and adaptable in an acute care setting

Education

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • Master’s degree – Nursing
  • Bachelor’s degree

Tips for Writing a Better Military Nurse Resume

1. Focus on how you’ve helped military personnel

Don’t just list your daily functions. Describe how your work has helped military personnel regain their health and readiness to serve.

Examples:

Registered nurse with more than five years of experience in the United States Army. Calm and decisive in high-pressure work environments, readily adapts to new challenges and conditions. Dedicated to helping military personnel regain their physical health and readiness to serve. Naturally curious and committed to gaining and applying new skills. Equally effective working independently or on a team.

  • Safely provide medical treatments and services to airmen at various locations
  • Facilitate patients’ preparation for and recovery from routine surgical procedures

 

2. Use the right narrative tense when describing your military career

You should write your resume in the first-person singular tense, minus related pronouns and possessives. Even if you loathe grammar, you can follow this rule easily enough by completing three steps for each sentence:

Step 1: Begin the sentence with an “I” statement.
Step 2: Delete the “I” and capitalize the verb phrase that follows it.
Step 3: Delete any instances of the words “my” or “our” in the remaining sentence.

Example:

  • [I] Closely monitor [my] patients’ vital signs, relaying updates to the provider as needed

 

3. Include extra details for a federal application

Any time you apply to a job in the federal government, you need to give more details about each job you’ve held. These extra details include your salary, hours per week, and supervisor’s email or phone number. For a full overview, see the government’s own federal resume guide.

Example:

Medical-Surgical Nurse, BCB Health | November 2017–Present

40 hours per week | Salary: $XX | Supervisor: John Bergsen (123) 456-7890

Key Skills Hiring Managers Look for in Military Nurse Resumes

Hiring managers looking to fill a position often use an applicant tracking system (ATS). This computer system scans each submitted resume for keywords relevant to the job at hand. When the ATS scans a resume with many relevant keywords, it’s more likely to flag the document for a possible interview.

For this reason, you should add a keyword-rich “Skills” or “Expertise” section to your resume (as in the examples above). With this section you can show the breadth of your skill set and boost the chances of your application getting noticed. Below are common keywords for military nurses:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Cross-functional coordination Electronic medical records
Emergency medical treatment Equipment sterilization
Health care team collaboration Infection prevention
Medical services delivery Medication & vaccine administration
Mental & behavioral health services Military personnel health & readiness
Patient & family relations Patient documentation
Patient health examination Process streamlining
Regulatory compliance Vital signs monitoring
Work culture improvement Wound care & treatment

NOTE: As the above list indicates, you should stick with nouns and noun phrases in this section. Reserve personal attributes and adjectives (like “resourceful” or “patient-focused”) for your profile summary.

Common Action Verbs Used in Military Nurse Resumes

One of the most frequent (yet avoidable) resume mistakes is using the same verbs too many times. When you repeat the same generic verb (say, “manage”) several times, it distracts the reader and fails to show the dynamic nature of your work. You can prevent this issue by using a healthy variety of action verbs in your resume. Consider the following 20 options:

Action Verbs
Administer Care for
Collaborate Coordinate
Deliver Document
Educate Ensure
Examine Improve
Maintain Monitor
Prevent Prioritize
Provide Relay
Sterilize Treat
Update Vaccinate

NOTE: The above verbs are all present tense. Use the present tense to generally describe your current job duties, but use the past tense (e.g., “monitored,” “improved”) to describe any projects you’ve completed or achievements you’ve had in your current job. Also use the past tense to describe both duties and achievements in all your previous jobs.

How to Align Your Military Nurse Resume With a Job Posting

Follow these four steps:

Step 1: Jot down a few notes on the type of work environment you like best. For instance, you may prefer an environment that is:

  • Collaborative
  • Fast-paced
  • High-pressure
  • Patient-focused
  • Process-oriented
  • Quality-focused

Step 2: When you find a job posting that intrigues you, look for any details about the work culture. They will often appear in any description of the hiring organization or team you’d be part of.

Step 3: Compare those details against your preferred work environment and highlight any overlap.

Step 4: Add a line or two to your profile summary that emphasizes this noted similarity. For example, say you prefer a work environment that’s patient-focused and the posting says, “We are an organization that places patient care at the center of every decision.” You can add a line such as:

  • “Thrive in patient-focused work environments.”
  • “Committed to providing top-quality patient care and positive health outcomes.”

This simple exercise can make your resume more accurately show why you’re a great fit for the hiring company and why they should call you for an interview.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that jobs for registered nurses will increase by about six percent between 2021 and 2031. (The Bureau does not give forecasts for military jobs.)

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