You can possess great qualifications and be very well experienced, but if your resume is not on the same page as your achievements, you will lose out. And if you do not have experience for a job but feel that you can still do justice to it, your persuasive powers will need to be “out there.”
For instance, if you are a newly graduated LVN (licensed vocational nurse) and you have your heart set on working for a medical facility, you will need to stand out from the crowd before you are shortlisted. And that can only be done if you have managed to write a resume that is concise, yet informative about your abilities to perform nursing work.
Entry level resumes are taxing to write. But little information can be converted into solid evidence of an individual’s ability to perform well. It is all a game of words. If you can play around with words, you can do pretty much anything where resume writing is concerned.
For a resume sample for a newly graduated licensed vocational nurse, have a look at the following:
831 Ridge Road, Montrose, PA 18802● (000) 414-4787● email@example.com
LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE
Compassionate LVN with exceptional skills in providing direct patient care by stabilizing vitals and implementing care interventions. Highly skilled in preparing patients for medical examinations and procedures. Special talent for:
• Observing patients to determine changes in behavior and response to implemented treatment programs.
• Assembling and using equipment including tracheotomy tubes and catheters.
• Providing education to patients and families regarding designated care plans and in-home care.
• Promptly responding to patients’ needs and exercising compassion.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
MONTROSE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Montrose, PA – 2015
Associate of Science in Nursing
Coursework: Pharmacology ~ Adult Health Care ~ Geriatric and Pediatric Health Care ~ Maternal and Newborn Health Care ~ Psychiatric Health Care ~ Adult Health Care ~ Trends and Issues in Nursing
IV Therapy, First Aid, and CPR
PENNSYLVANIA BOARD OF NURSING – 2015
Licensed Vocational Nurse
CORE NURSING SKILLS
|• Medication Administration||• Sterilization|
|• Patient Assessment||• Interventions Implementation|
|• Emotional Support||• Care Plan Modification|
|• Vitals Monitoring||• Behavioral Management|
|• Personal Care Assistance||• Medical Terminology|
• Took and recorded patients’ vitals and ensured that their surroundings were comfortable.
• Monitored patients to determine signs of distress of changes in conditions and reported either or both immediately.
• Assisted with personal needs such as washing, bathing, toileting, and grooming.
• Handled specimen collection and venipuncture duties and set up traction apparatus.
• Delivered and set up patients’ food trays and recorded intake and output.
Excellent professional references available
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