Sample Graduate Nursing Resume 1

The most difficult nursing resume I ever wrote had to be my first resume after I graduated from nursing school.

I didn’t know what to write, how to structure it, or how to organize it.

This sample nursing resume is for a new nursing graduate and it works for those who don’t have much clinical experience.

Instead of focusing on the experience, the resume focuses on specific skills of the nursing profession, such as assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

You can always take this sample graduate nursing resume and customize it and customize it to your own needs.

Below the image below, you can find the text of this nursing resume which you can paste on your own nursing resume template.

Graduate Nursing Resume Example

graduate nurse resume


New Graduate Nurse Sample Nursing Resume Text


-111 Safe Street
-Asturias, New York 55555
-(555) 555-4444

-GRADUATE NURSE – Seeking a medical-surgical position within a progressive medical center

-Experienced Licensed Practical Nurse with strong patient care skills working within a nursing home setting.
-Hardworking and energetic; flexible; adapt easily to change of environment and work schedule.
-Maintain critical thinking skills essential to providing competent and dignified patient care.
-Personable with a positive attitude; interface effectively with patients, families, and nursing staff.


-Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2004; GPA 3.9
-Some University, Asturias, New York

-New York State Registered Nurse License, 2004, #555555
-CPR; BLS Certification


-NYS Rehabilitation Center, West End, New York
-9/99 – Present
-Licensed Practical Nurse
-Alternate between bed shift (30-bed district) and evening shift (60-bed district) providing quality, long-term nursing care for adult to geriatric patients, exercising the four steps of nursing process.


-Uphold high standard of nursing care for a diverse population of patients ranging newborn to geriatric in a variety of settings including Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, ER, OR, PICU and Ambulatory Surgery

-Performed total patient assessment s including neurologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, IV site/line, PICC lines, CVP lines, surgical/trauma wound, nephrostomy tubes, tracheostomy, urinary catheters, NG tubes, G tubes, chest tubes, and ostomies.

-Educated patients and their families on disease processes, medical-surgical procedures, and broad aspects of therapeutic regimens, including medication and pain management techniques.
-Attended In-service training on IV and PICC line management.
-As an observer, learned the legal role that chart-based medical records hold during court proceedings.

-Followed aseptic procedures and provided care in accordance with universal precautions with an emphasis on surgical /traumatic wound care and debriding, intake and output, and ostomies.
-Administered oral and intramuscular and subcutaneous medications.
-Cared for perinatal and postpartum patients and their newborns, and evaluated fetal monitoring strips.

-Worked effectively with an interdisciplinary team, and performed accurate charting procedures.
-Successfully recommended and implemented changes to the Medical Unit regarding assignment delegation and prioritization, resulting in a higher standard of patient care and reassessed /revised plan care, as needed.

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