We have said a lot about what a nursing resume is all about. Let us now focus on what it is not. A resume is not a list of tasks that you have copied from a previous job or document that focuses on personal attributes. Neither is it a document with no structure and a lot of irrelevant information that the employer will never be interested in.

It is basically a wisely selected list of your qualifications and accomplishments.

Look at the following sample in order to get a better idea how to write a nurse manager resume.


Nurse Manager Resume Example



Jane Cusack

8122 Cushman Road, NE, Olympia, WA 75877
Cell: (000) 416-1455 | Email:


“I serve as a teacher, mentor, and coach to staff, patients and team members to optimize patient outcomes.”

Over 15 years’ track record of success working as nurse manager and administrator at busy healthcare settings. Highly skilled in administering the managerial functions of setting objectives, planning and organizing activities.

Analyzes critical situations and takes prudent decisions for the safety and wellbeing of stake holders. Collaborates with the healthcare team in order to maintain standards for professional nursing practices. Establishes accurate standards of care and practice.

Talented in prioritizing goals and action plans and ensuring appropriate number and skill mix of staff. Focused on care philosophy objectives and scope of practice.

• Recruited a team of healthcare professionals and trained them in record time to take over the new wing of the Olympia Health Hospital
• Managed to save the lives of two accident patients simultaneously by providing state of the art emergency services in the nick of time


✓ Staff Recruitment✓ Staff Orientation✓ Facility Monitoring
✓ Policies Implementation✓ Budgets Preparation✓ Problem Solving
✓ Infection Control✓ Patient Confidentiality✓ HIPAA Guidelines



Olympia Health Hospital – Olympia, WA | Jan 2012 – Present
Nurse Manager
• Ensure the provision of high quality nursing care
• Assign nursing tasks to each member of the nursing staff after evaluating the needs of each individual patient
• Personally assess patient emergencies and assist in providing first aid support
• Monitor achievement of facility goals as outlined in the quality plan
• Generate and monitor the nursing unit budget, check variances and create an action plan for improvement
• Lead organizational initiatives that promote patients, families and workplace safety and favorable patient outcomes

City Healthcare – Olympia, WA | Dec 2002 – Jan 2012
Nurse Administrator
• Contributed to the positive image of facility and enhanced their culture of excellence
• Demonstrated professional behavior both in the office and the community
• Recruited, developed and evaluated team members
• Created a friendly environment that resulted in care excellence as evidenced by outperforming national benchmarks
• Resolved patient and staff issues by positive intervention
• Directed and monitored nursing units and programs
• Trained new and existing staff

MBA  – CGPA 3.71 / 4.00
University of Washington, Olympia, WA  – 2001

BS Degree in Nursing
Olympia Nursing College,  Olympia, WA – 1999

“I ensure delivery of quality patient care to meet the standards of customer service.”