Nursing resume and portfolio tips and samples
- Sample Résumé 1
- A Microsoft Word résumé From
a U-M Family Nurse Practitioner, which can be used as a content guide
and as a formatting template. Also available in
HTML (web) form.
- Sample Résumé 2
- Same content as above, but a different layout. Also available
in HTML (web) form.
- Résumé vs.
- What is the difference?
- Portfolio Template (PowerPoint Format)
- For use with FNP resume/portfolio project. Change the look just by
choosing a new color scheme!
Sample finished PowerPoint portfolios: Michelle
Dalton and Caroline Derrick
- Sample PDF Portfolio
- Gail Fromes's portfolio - a great example of what can be accomplished
by someone with basic computer skills
- Technical Instructions
- A Word document with how-to instructions for creating PDF, PowerPoint,
or Web-format portfolios.
- The Complete Guide to Résumé Writing for
Nursing Students and Alumni
- From Mary Somers at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Includes guidelines
and worksheets for preparing your information. Excellent
a Winning Nursing Résumé"
- From Monster.com. A one-page, must-read overview of
writing a résumé for a nursing job, whether you are new
to the field, advancing in the field, or returning after some time off.
See also their Sample
entry-level nursing résumé.
- Nursing Job Help Online
- A site maintained by a retired RN with tips on choosing the right nursing
profession, preparing your job application, interviewing - even tips
for dressing for your interview.
- What Attracts
Nurse Recuriters to a Résumé?
- From RNWanted.com. The page discusses how to think about your experience
and choose how to write about it. They also surveyed
nurse recruiters and asked what they wanted to see in
a résumé. The results:
1. Detailed work history in reverse chronological
order (most recent job first)
2. Shifts available
3. Department of interest
4. Well-developed career goal
5. References; at least one professional reference
6. Certification and licensure information
7. Willingness to relocate, if any (state your preferred locations)
8. Any experience in performance improvement
9. Minimum salary requirements
10. specific description of types of units and patients
cared for and for how long
- From Monster.com - a good format for people changing
careers or returning
to the job market after time off. See also their sample
Emily Springfield - Media Consultant - University
of Michigan School of Nursing -