Hospice Nurse Resume Sample

Updated September 5, 2021
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If you are a hospice nurse, you may want to add “compassionate care” to your skills list when writing your resume. Emphasize your core competencies and relevant achievements in your resume to make it effective.

Here is a sample of an excellent resume for a hospice nurse.

Hospice Nurse Resume Example

Helen Green, R.N
61 Remsen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 25343
(000) 920-9300

Thorough understanding of the hospice philosophy of care and values.

10+ years’ progressively responsible experience in providing exceptional care to critically ill patients. Compassionate nature with a special ability to provide spiritual, psychosocial, and emotional support to culturally sensitive patients. Exceptionally skilled in assessing patients’ physical condition and developing relevant care plans. Hands-on experience in instructing primary caregivers to provide care as indicated. A team player who is talented in educating patients and families.

• Maintaining comfort and quality of life
• Palliation of symptoms
• Compassionate communication
• Patient/family needs identification
• High ethical standards
• Health assessment
• Anatomy and physiology
• Pharmacology
• Stress management
• Emotionally and physically stable

• Awarded Top Hospice Nurse title following provision of exceptional and supportive work to the facility.
• Conducted exercises designed to achieve the “feel-good factor” for the residents on the road to “end of life” care.


Brooklyn Hospice – Brooklyn, NY
Feb 2014 – Present
Hospice Nurse
• Assess patients and devise treatment methods designed to reduce pain and discomfort.
• Coordinate care efforts amongst volunteers and home care aides.
• Communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals.
• Seek input from other sources regarding care plans and implementation procedures.
• Supervise and document patient condition.
• Obtain physical and psychological data that may affect family health status.

Pathways – Sunnyvale, CA
May 2008 – Feb 2014
Hospice Nursing Aide
• Provided personal care, companionship, and support services to patients.
• Assisted in the preparation of patient care plans.
• Assisted patients in feeding, bathing, toileting, skin and nail care, oral hygiene, and ambulation.
• Monitored vital signs.
• Communicated with family members regarding patient condition.

BS in Nursing
City University, Brooklyn, NY – 2010

CPR and First Aid Certification (current)

New York RN Licensure – 2009

• Excellent decision making, organization, and time management skills
• Good understanding of medical terminology
• Excellent communication skills with a pleasant demeanor