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Sample Resume for a Registered Nurse

written by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 12/30/2011

Microsoft Office Online makes it easy to customize resumes to fit your needs. Here, find easy instructions for downloading and using the sample resume for a registered nurse. This is a simple way for a recent nursing school graduate to produce a solid resume and put your skills to use!

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    Customizing a Microsoft Word resume template is one of the quickest ways for you to build a functional resume that states your objective, lists your education, awards, and medical certifications.

    The great thing about a template is that you not only have the format right there for you to just type over with your own information, but you also have the very useful benefit of having a registered nurse resume sample right there in front of you to use as a model.

    With a template, it’s easy to follow the functional, standard resume format to garner the recognition and results you’re looking for by having a good resume. The blueprint is all laid out for you in the language that employers are looking for. An employer will want to see the qualifications you can bring to the table as part of a medical staff.

    Building Your Resume Online

    Microsoft Office Online makes it easy for you by breaking the options down into categories which makes resume writing so much easier. Under Entry-Level you can find your standard chronological, recent college graduate, and other functional options. Professions has specific examples for a career track such as a sales manager, social worker or the banker resume sample here. Just to give you an idea about the other two major categories: Career Moves has samples for company transfers and situations like moving from the military to the civilian world, while Academic has the models to work with for a teacher or professor on any level. It’s worth it to take a gander at all of these if you want to incorporate other ideas into your resume.


    With this template, just type in your personal text and tweak fonts, colors, and headings if you like. In this instance, you’ll find relevant boiler-plate headings that a hospital will be looking for when hiring. Moreover, the good thing about using Microsoft Word for this task lies in the fact that it’s an easy program to utilize and many of the procedures used in Word are already familiar to many. Just follow these simple instructions:

    1) Start by accessing the registered nurse resume template at Microsoft Office Online.

    2) Click on the title of the template (it will then appear on its own for a closer inspection), then click “Download” after which you simply agree to their user license agreement to receive the file. (You might have to install an Active X plug in for Internet Explorer if you don’t already have it.)

    3) Open your now downloaded template in Word and follow the simple instructions to enter your specifics in the right category. It’s just a matter of typing over their text with your own personal information and history.

    4) Manipulate the design and layout to suit the extent of information which needs to fit in a certain category (which means bulk up your strengths and qualifications accordingly).

    5) Proof the document and print it. It’s always good to have a few resumes in different styles so utilize this collection of samples with that in mind.