We had a few hospital human resource people come and talk to us at the beginning of the semester. She showed us a few templates, and I based my resume off of one of the ones I liked better. Its on my website, (click the blackboard with resume written on it), and you are welcome to look at the template to see if it can give you any ideas. the spacing is a little weird on the webpage, it the content and outline is there.
For references, i would not use your best friend.
Pick people who can speak about different aspects of you. Like, character, work quality, motivation, etc.
If they happen to be in the nursing field, that is even better.
There are also many sites on resumes, and you might try searching for "nurse resume" and see what others have done.
It can be a little tough in the beginning, but once you find a style you like, its easier