Neonatal Nurse Resume Examples in 2023

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Downloadable Resume Examples

Example #1
Neonatal-Nurse_Example-1.pdf

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Example #2
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Example #3
Neonatal-Nurse_Example-3.pdf

Example #3

Neonatal Nurse Text-Only Resume Examples

Years of Experience
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  • Example #2 #2
  • Example #3 #3

Sarah Johnson
123 Bedford Avenue, New York, NY 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Neonatal Nurse with strong recent newborn intensive care experience at a major hospital. Provide attentive, quality care to sick newborns while working closely with physicians and other healthcare team members. Adapt readily to new work challenges and conditions. Member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN).

Professional Experience

Neonatal Nurse, RNM Hospital, New York, NY | October 2021 to Present

  • Praised for high dedication and attentiveness providing care to sick newborns in hospital’s NICU
  • Collaborate on a 15-member nurse team caring for sick term and preterm infants and newborns with surgical diagnoses
  • Demonstrate calm and competence balancing various tasks in a high-risk healthcare setting

Education & Credential

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
University of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY

Certified

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Affiliation

Member
National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)

Key Skills

  • Intravenous Therapy, including Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Parent Education & Communications
  • Patient Monitoring & Assessment
  • Respiratory Care, including High-Frequency Ventilation
  • Task Prioritization
  • Team Collaboration

Kevin Morrison
123 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, PA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Neonatal Nurse with 4+ years of experience. Demonstrate strong collaboration with nursing teams, providers, and other healthcare staff. Focused on providing optimal care for sick newborns and maintaining active parent and family communications. Committed to continually gaining and applying new nursing care skills and knowledge. Member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional Experience

WNP Hospital, Philadelphia, PA | July 2016 to Present

Neonatal Nurse (September 2018 to Present)  

  • Member of 12-person nursing team at hospital’s Level II newborn special care unit
  • Closely monitor and assess newborns’ health status, and communicate key changes to the physician
  • Provide various forms of newborn care such as nasal cannula, gavage feeding, and intravenous therapy
  • Member of resuscitation team attending high-risk deliveries

Medical-Surgical Nurse (July 2016 to August 2018)

  • Gained strong early experience in patient care and nursing team collaboration in an acute-care facility

Education & Credential

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Certified

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Affiliation

Member
National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)

Languages

Fluency in Spanish | Basic proficiency in Italian

Key Skills

  • Convalescent Newborn Care
  • CPAP & Hood Oxygen Therapy
  • Patient Admission & Stabilization
  • Parent Education & Communications
  • Patient Monitoring & Assessment
  • Task Prioritization
  • Team Collaboration

Selena Ramirez
123 Bridge Street, Boston, MA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Neonatal Nurse with 6+ years of intensive care experience at a major hospital. Strong knowledge of high-frequency ventilation, total parenteral nutrition, and neonatal transport. Recent demonstrated success in a training and mentor role for new nurses. Member of both the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).

Professional Experience

RBW Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Boston, MA | August 2016 to Present

Charge Nurse (September 2021 to Present)

  • Coordinate patient admissions, assignments, and discharges
  • Evaluate assignments of all ICU nurses to ensure consistently high standards of medical care
  • Promote active communication and productive collaboration among staff

Clinical Nurse (August 2016 to Present)

  • Closely monitor and assess newborns’ health status, and communicate key changes to the physician
  • Maintain active communications with parents and other family members, putting complex health topics in clear terms
  • Provide parents with detailed education on proper newborn care, breastfeeding, and monitoring for illness
  • Member of neonatal transport service; collaborate on team to transport newborns into the facility and perform initial stabilization
  • Recently recognized for strong leadership while orienting, training, and mentoring new nurses

Education & Credentials 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN),
Boston College, Boston, MA  

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification
National Certification Corporation (NCC)

Certified

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Memberships

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)

Key Clinical Skills

  • Intravenous Therapy, including Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Neonatal Transport
  • Newborn Monitoring & Assessment
  • Parent Education & Communications
  • Patient Admission & Stabilization
  • Respiratory Care, including High-Frequency Ventilation
  • Task Prioritization

Key Team Skills

  • New Nurse Orientation
  • Team Collaboration
  • Training & Mentoring

Tips for Writing a Better Neonatal Nurse Resume

1. Make your Profile stand out

Your resume’s Profile section is key since it’s often the first thing a hiring manager reads about you. Use your Profile to showcase your top qualifications for your target job, regardless of when or where they occurred. Also, note that in this section, you aren’t limited to details on your work experience. You can also include details on your degrees, affiliations, languages, or any other area of your background as long as it helps you stand out among other candidates. For instance, if you’re a member of AWHONN and/or NANN, that can be an excellent profile item to have on your neonatal nurse resume.

Example:

Neonatal Nurse with 4+ years of experience. Demonstrate strong collaboration with nursing teams, providers, and other healthcare staff. Focused on providing optimal care for sick newborns and maintaining active parent and family communications. Committed to continually gaining and applying new nursing care skills and knowledge. Member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

2. Tell your story

You may have been told to avoid passive phrases like “Responsible for” or “Tasked with” on your resume. But that’s hard to do when you’re unsure what the “active” alternative would be.

For an active resume tone, first think of your career as a story with “characters and their actions.” (For more on this principle, see Joseph Williams’s popular writing book “Style: Toward Clarity and Grace.”) And who’s the primary character of your resume? You, of course. Your resume may contain many details on various jobs and projects, but you should center it all on yourself and your actions in relation to them. A simple way to make sure you’re doing this: Begin every job description sentence as an “I” statement, then just take out the “I” and leave the rest of the phrase on your final resume.

Example:

  • [I] Provide parents with detailed education on proper newborn care, breastfeeding, and monitoring for illness
  • [I’m a] Member of neonatal transport service; collaborate on team to transport newborns into the facility and perform initial stabilization
  • [I was] Recently recognized for strong leadership while orienting, training, and mentoring new nurses

 

3. Choose a good font style

Using a conservative and commonly accepted font on your resume is important. Fortunately, the list of approved resume fonts is long and varied. Below are 12 great resume fonts for you to consider:

  • Arial Narrow
  • Book Antiqua
  • Bookman Old Style
  • Calibri
  • Cambria
  • Century
  • Corbel
  • Franklin Gothic Book
  • Garamond
  • Tahoma
  • Times New Roman
  • Verdana

 

Choose one that aligns with your personal style, and use it consistently across your resume, cover letter, and other job search documents.

Key Skills Hiring Managers Look for on Neonatal Nurse Resumes

For a more effective neonatal nurse resume, include a “Key Skills” section. This section gives the hiring manager a quick overview of the expertise and value you offer. It also helps your resume perform better in ATS scans. Consider including any of the terms below:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Convalescent Newborn Care CPAP & Hood Oxygen Therapy
High-Frequency Ventilation Intravenous Therapy
Neonatal Transport New Nurse Orientation
Newborn Monitoring & Assessment Parent Education & Communications
Patient Admission & Stabilization Patient Monitoring & Assessment
Respiratory Care Task Prioritization
Team Collaboration Training & Mentoring
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)  

Common Action Verbs for Neonatal Nurse Resumes

It’s easy to get stuck when writing the professional experience section of your resume. You may find yourself running out of action verbs to describe your work. To help you over the hump, we put together this list of strong resume verbs for a neonatal nurse:

Action Verbs
Assess Attend
Collaborate Communicate
Coordinate Educate
Evaluate Help
Improve Instruct
Introduce Monitor
Oversee Provide
Relay Review
Transport Update

How to Align Your Neonatal Nurse Resume With the Job Description

When you find a neonatal job posting that interests you, look closely at the required skills and credentials. Are there any you possess but haven’t featured on your resume yet? If so, add a mention of that experience to your resume’s Profile or Key Skills section.

For example, say the job is for a more senior nurse with experience training and mentoring new team members. In that case, add a line to your Profile about any training experience you have (see Example 3 above). Also, consider adding a second line about the approach you take in motivating other nurses. Taking this extra step will make your resume that much more likely to attract the hiring manager’s notice and lead to an interview.