The recruiter’s first look onto your BSN resume is not going to be an in-depth one.
A computer will scan your resume, or it will be viewed manually by the recruiter for about 2 to 5 minutes.
Having said that, it is highly recommended to format your resume smartly and optimize the key terms or job-relevant skills that you have to offer.
To add fluff to their resume, most candidates replace the employer specified essential terms with fancy synonyms. Do not do that! Keep your language formal but straightforward and use the terminology the employer has used in the advertisement.
If they have mentioned a need for expertise in providing bedside care, instead of writing capable of ensuring resident patients’ comfort, say the skill in the same language, i.e., an expert in providing bedside care.
Replacing the employer specified vocabulary can seriously hurt your candidacy, especially if the employer runs your resume for an automatic keyword search.
See also: Registered Nurse Resume
BSN Resume Example
[email address here]
856 Kale Ave
BSN-RN (ICU/Emergency Care)
Offering expertise in comprehensive assistance with surgeries, trauma, and illness. Adept at making diagnoses, administering IVs and oxygen. Track record of assessing physical and psychosocial needs of patients and take practical actions. Very skillful in developing a plan of care, evaluating the patient’s response to interventions, and implementing suitable changes.
- Participated in various unit specific nursing care quality improvement activities and training
- Served as Floor Nursing In charge for the past three years
- Created a sound, healing environment by practicing nursing within the framework of care based relationship building
Baylor Medical Help Center, Plano, TX | 2010 – Present
• Monitor and document the progress of all patients admitted on the assigned floor
• Carry out effective communication with patient’s families
• Coordinate patient care for the entire unit within charge doctors
• Educate patients about chronic illness self-management
• Utilize evidence-based nursing care standards, observe and report patient response to variations in treatment
Professional Staff Nurse
UPMC, Plano, TX | 2008 – 2010
• Communicated changes in patient’s condition promptly to the concerned doctor
• Administered medications timely, as per the chart
• Supported the patient’s cultural, spiritual and family needs
• Provided excellent bedside care to disabled patients
Volunteer Camp Nurse Assistant
Adventure Camp Lone Hollow, Plano, TX | Summer 2007
• Provided health care and first aid services to camp members as needed
• Assisted the camp doctor in looking after the campers admitted to the camp’s health lodges
• Accompanied the campers off-site for clinic visits
EDUCATION & LICENSURE
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
NURSING SCHOOL OF TEXAS, Plano, TX, 2008
BLS: American Heart Association
Active License: State of Texas