Nursing Home Nurse Resume Examples of 2023

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Example #3
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Nursing Home Nurse Text-Only Resume Examples

Years of Experience
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Aliya Jackson
123 Pine Brook Dr, Miami, FL 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Compassionate Registered Nurse with 5+ years of experience at a memory care center in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Continually build knowledge and understanding of each patient’s baseline status, and healthcare needs to provide optimal long-term care.

Professional Experience

Registered Nurse, ZDM Skilled Nursing Facility, Miami, FL | September 2017 to Present

  • Foster and build positive long-term relationships with patients and family members
  • Monitor and provide care to patients with diagnoses including vascular dementia, alcohol-induced dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ensure each patient’s safety and security at all times
  • Watch for sudden changes in mental status, helping detect ailments such as aspiration pneumonia, urinary tract infections, acute kidney injury (AKI), hypernatremia, and other electrolyte abnormalities
  • Balance and prioritize various daily tasks based on firm grasp of each patient assignment

Certified Nursing Assistant, ZQD Hospital, Miami, FL | July 2015 to August 2017

  • Gained strong foundation in patient relations in an acute care setting

Education

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Key Skills

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Patient & Family Relations
  • Patient Care & Monitoring
  • Physical & Mental Health Assessment
  • Task Prioritization

John Bergsen
123 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Collaborative Registered Nurse with 5+ years of experience at a rehabilitation center. Skilled communicator who builds positive relationships with diverse team members and other healthcare professionals. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional Experience

Registered Nurse, JCS Rehabilitation Center, Detroit, MI | September 2017 to Present

  • Monitor and provide care to patients during extended recovery from hospitalization
  • Quickly determine when patients are decompensating and may require return to acute care
  • Actively collaborate with CNAs, physical therapists, and occupational therapists
  • Balance and prioritize various daily tasks based on firm grasp of each patient assignment

Certified Nursing Assistant, MLQ Hospital, Detroit, MI | July 2015 to August 2017

  • Strong early experience in team collaboration and patient relations in an acute care setting

Education

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)
Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI 

Language

  • Fluency in Spanish

Key Skills

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Patient & Family Relations
  • Patient Care & Monitoring
  • Task Prioritization
  • Wound Dressing & Evaluation

Skyler Thompson
123 W 15th Street, Minneapolis, MN 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Registered Nurse with 5+ years of experience at a long-term acute care (LTAC) facility. Expertly manage time and resources to provide optimal patient care at all points. Recent demonstrated success in a leadership role training and supporting new hires. Adapt readily to new work challenges and conditions.

Professional Experience

Registered Nurse, ZHP Long-Term Acute Care, Minneapolis, MN | September 2017 to Present

  • Monitor and provide care to patients with complex chronic medical issues
  • Assist with early detection and response to sepsis, kidney failure, cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, and ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Closely monitor patients’ vital signs and IV medications
  • Recently appointed to help orient and train new nurse hires
  • Foster and build positive long-term relationships with patients and family members

Registered Nurse, FKJ Hospital, Minneapolis, MN | July 2015 to August 2017

  • Gained strong foundation in patient care and task prioritization in an acute care setting

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Key Skills

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Intravenous (IV) Medication
  • Patient & Family Relations
  • Patient Care & Monitoring
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Vital Signs Monitoring

Tips for Writing a Better Nursing Home Nurse Resume

1. Show your understanding of patient needs

As a nurse at a Skilled Nursing Facility, SNF, or similar facility, you likely must work with less hard medical data than in a hospital. You also may care for the same patient(s) for years. You can speak to these factors on your resume by describing how you’ve built a strong knowledge of each patient – not just their health status and medications, but also their deportment and daily routine. Also, provide details on how you’ve used this knowledge to detect possible new health issues and provide top-quality care over an extended period.

Example:

Compassionate Registered Nurse with 5+ years of experience at a memory care center in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Continually build knowledge and understanding of each patient’s baseline status, and healthcare needs to provide optimal long-term care.

2. Include a profile summary

Write a paragraph summary of your top qualifications at the top of your resume (just under the contact header). This paragraph should briefly describe your overall experience. It’s also a great place to mention your communication style or other “soft skills.” Including a profile section lets you train the hiring manager’s attention first and foremost on your unique professional strengths.

Example:

Collaborative Registered Nurse with 5+ years of experience at a rehabilitation center. Skilled communicator who builds positive relationships with diverse team members and other healthcare professionals. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

3. Speak to task prioritization

Nursing home nurses must balance many different healthcare tasks and schedules simultaneously. Cite your skills in task prioritization, and you’ll help show the hiring manager you have the strengths needed for the job.

Example:

  • Balance and prioritize various daily tasks based on firm grasp of each patient assignment

 

Key Skills Hiring Managers Look for on Nursing Home Nurse Resumes

For a better nursing home nurse resume, include a “Key Skills” section. This section gives hiring managers 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
Cross-Functional Collaboration Intravenous (IV) Medication
Patient & Family Relations Patient Care & Monitoring
Patient Health Assessment Task Prioritization
Team Collaboration Tracheostomy Care
Vital Signs Monitoring Wound Dressing & Evaluation

Common Action Verbs for Nursing Home Nurse Resumes

It’s easy to get stuck when writing the 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 nursing home nurse:

Action Verbs
Alert Assess
Assist Collaborate
Coordinate De-escalate
Detect Determine
Develop Discern
Ensure Evaluate
Foster Monitor
Prioritize Provide
Redirect Relay
Support Verify

How to Align Your Nursing Home Nurse Resume With a Job Posting

For each job in your Experience section, consider adding a facility description. You can place this description in brackets right next to or below the facility name. It also helps to match formatting. For instance, if you’ve italicized the facility name, italicize the description too.

Facility descriptions let you show any similarities between your past employers and the organization you’re now pursuing. Working these details into your descriptions can make your resume more inclusive and relevant to the job.

Example:

Registered Nurse, FKJ Hospital, Minneapolis, MN | July 2015 to August 2017

[Brief description of the facility here.]

Other Nursing Resume & Cover Letter Resources

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that jobs for registered nurses will increase by about six percent between 2021 and 2031. For more insight on pursuing opportunities in this field, check out the links below:

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