resume question...please help!!

  1. Hello, I am updating my resume from graduate nurse to R.N. (just passed the NCLEX) should I include my license NYS RN license number on my resume?

    here's what I'm thinking...

    New York State Registered Nurse - License #0000000
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   underpaidrn
    Congratulations! I never put my actual license number on a resume. When you are hired or are filling out one of the employer's job applications, then I will put it on there, but as far as on my resume, I don't. I think it's a personal choice as to whether to use it or not.

    Best of luck to you as you begin your new career and welcome to nursing!
  4. by   Hospice Nurse LPN
    Congrats! I agree with underpaidrn. I would never put my license number on my resume. Best of luck to you!
  5. by   traumaRUs
    I have to add that I too do not include my licenses on my resume.
  6. by   Jolie
    It is a matter of protecting or safeguarding your license. Resumes are not treated with the same care and respect as job applications, or formal pre-employment paperwork. Putting your license number on your resume leaves you at risk of having it "stolen" by anyone with access to the hospital's trash. While it is unlikely to happen, a person could take that number, look up your address, change your address with the BON, and assume your professional identity.
  7. by   santhony44
    No, I never have and wouldn't. I just put Registered Nurse, State of____.

    Here in Texas, any prospective employer can go on-line and see if you have a valid license without that number.
  8. by   elkpark
    I've always had my license # on my CV (my CS certification #, too). License numbers are public record -- anyone who wants to can look it up with just your name, anyway.
  9. by   tokidoki7
    Is this what everyone is still doing? Not putting their license number on their resume? I passed the NCLEX, so is having 'RN' next to my name sufficient?
  10. by   Havin' A Party!
    The number is not what's important. Therefore, it's unnecessary.

    Your credential will be thoroughly checked if you're selected for the job.

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