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Kaysmom8 has 1 years experience and specializes in Skilled Rehab.

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I've looked all over & I can only seem to find resumes for new grad nurses. Can someone help me out with my resume. I have 1 year experience in a skilled rehab nursing facility. Do I need to use a objective?

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Experienced Registered Nurse

Dedicated professional nurse with a strong work ethic and commitment to patient satisfaction. Seeking a full-time Registered Nurse position. (Can anyone come up with something better?)


• Utilized critical thinking and time management skills while providing proficient nursing care for up to 34 patients with a wide variety of diagnoses in a 120 bed skilled rehab facility.

• Performed complete and frequent patient assessments, recognizing changes in conditions, adjusting care, initiating protocols, interventions and advocating for the patient when needed.

• Responsible for patient and family teaching about post-operative wound care, drains, treatment plans, medical devices, diet, medications, and discharge planning.

• Provided complex wound care on various types of wounds including pressure ulcers, skin tears, surgical wounds, colostomies, urostomies, and Jackson-Pratt drains.

• Worked with diverse medical tools such as feeding pumps, IV pumps, PCA pumps, chest tubes, and suction devices.

• Attended daily bedside patient care rounds with physicians, nurse practitioners, and clinical technicians to provide and deliver high quality patient care.


Registered Nurse in State of **, License number *****

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers Certification, 2014 to present

CPR certified through American Heart Association


Intravenous therapy - Central line blood drawing - Phlebotomy – Central line care - Wound care – Diabetes management – NG and Peg tubes – Pain management – Peritoneal dialysis (should this be in a bulleted list?)


Staff RN

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Abc school

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nursephillyphil has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Oncology, ER.

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you don't need an objective, but it'd certainly help.

it looks like your resume is backwards, (i apologize i am very blunt). get a better objective, that one sounds like it was pulled from google.

use bullet points, keep it short and concise, if it looks like an essay it'll go to the trash.

this is the general layout i use, and the one i use to edit my friend's / coworkers resume's.




clinical experience

professional nursing experience

other experience

professional nursing associations


extra skills

also, it may help to look for a workshop on resumes in your area, i signed up for one through redpenreview. helped a bunch. good luck

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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In some hiring circles, the suggestion is a career summary; objectives are a thing of the past, since the purpose of an objective is to state basically "I am looking at a job." An objective is more of a "get to know" in order to get one to look further into the résumé.

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Nienna Celebrindal has 12 years experience.

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This came highly recommended to me. I completely changed my resume to follow it and I really believe it made a difference.


If you go to

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John Hopkins University has a cover letter guide, sample resume and cv and an interview guide.

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RunBabyRN has 2 years experience and specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

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Take out the objective. Choose either your professional profile or skill highlights. Not both. Consider doing short bullet points at the very top. Imagine someone taking a 10 second scan of your resume- they need to be able to suss out whether or not your resume is worth exploring further. How will you grab their attention? The bullet points you have need more brevity. They are too lengthy for anyone to bother reading. The eyes just skip past them. Your wording for your BLS can be shortened as well. Being lengthy doesn't speak well to your documentation or your respect for the manager's time. Brevity is important, and needs to be conveyed through your resume.

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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Get rid of the objective. Use bullets for the 3-4 key items in your professional profile and delete the rest.

List 3 bullets under your current employer and previous employer.

List certifications and licenses.

Your resume needs to be concise. Hiring managers receive hundreds and will skim only.

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