:typing I haven't had to create a resume since I graduated school, and now 3 years later, I'm trying to write a new one. I am a strong writer, but I'm having some difficulty knowing what to include and what not to include. I have seen some examples online of some RN resumes that are all extremely different (that's probably what confused me)!
I am wondering what type of headings you guys use for your resume. Right now I have my name/address/contact info on the top, then 4 headings: Proficiencies, experience, education, and references. I was thinking about adding a licensure/certification section where I can list RN license State of IL, CPR, and ACLS (and hopefully CCRN when I get that!).
Under proficiencies, I am thinking about listing the types of patients I have experience taking care of. Should I list this in paragraph form, or just bullet point 5-6 diagnoses (or more)?
(This is copied and pasted of what I have so far ... I don't know if I like it just being one big run-on sentence):
Competent in providing nursing care for patients diagnosed with critical illnesses such as cardiac arrest, septic shock, respiratory failure, acute myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accidents, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, pulmonary embolism, intracranial hemorrhage, diabetic ketoacidosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, drug overdose, spinal cord injury, acute renal failure, gastrointestinal bleed.
Should I include medications I have experience with such as vasopressors, sedation, paralytics, etc? (still under proficiencies section I'm thinking)
How do I sneak in the technical stuff such as swans, arterial lines, vents, IABP, ICP monitoring, chest tubes, etc?
I don't have an objective section; I usually feel like that's not necessary... or is it a good idea?
I think I'm having more of an organizational issue here; any help is greatly appreciated!!