In a word, yes.
As a former nurse manager and now hiring manager in a different field, I respectfully disagree with the previous posters.
Unless you have years
of education and experience, a 1 page resume should suffice, and IMO, is desirable. When I post a position, I typically receive a number of responses. The first step in my decision making process is to sort thru resumes and "rank" them in terms of "desirability." I like to read short, clear, concise descriptions of education, clinical experience, volunteer experience and work history. Anything that is overly wordy leaves me with the impression (correct or not) that the writer has an overblown opinion of his/her education & experience, or is incapable of sorting the important from the unimportant. Neither makes a good impression on a hiring manager.
When a manager reviews the resume of a recent graduate of an approved nursing education program, it is generally safe to assume that that candidate had completed a basic course of clinical study including the main areas of adult health, maternal child health, acute care, LTC, inpatient and outpatient care. Reading long, detailed descriptions of these experiences is unnecessary and a waste of my time. What is interesting to me is this:
Any unusual, in-depth clinical experience in a specialty area related to the position for which you are applying. For example, if you did your senior clinical rotation in an OR and were allowed to assist the scrub and circulating nurses, by all means, let me know that. If you had a 3 month externship in the NICU, do tell! But please don't bore me with chapter and verse of your geriatric rotation, your time on the renal floor and your patient counseling in the STD clinic. It's not unique. By virtue of your newly minted diploma, I can pretty much figure out that you did those things
I would also like to know about your volunteer and work experience, healthcare related or not.
Again, by graduating, you have pretty much proven that you can take temps and dress wounds. I want to know if you have a reliable history of coming to work (or volunteer) on time, if you take direction well, if you get along with co-workers, if you are flexible in your work hours/assignments, if you demonstrate initiative, if you handle constructive criticism well. I can formulate an impression of these questions from your volunteer/work history. It's nice if it involved healthcare experience, but lawn care, babysitting, and fast food are far better than nothing, and should be included on your 1 page resume.
If you have limited work experience, and nothing healthcare related, you might want to consider volunteering or finding a service organization to work with. These are nice additions to a "limited" resume, and far more impressive in my mind than some puffed-up description of a basic clinical rotation.
Good luck to you!