Sample Registered Nurse Resume

This registered nurse resume starts with a summary of qualifications instead of the commonly used objective, found in most resumes.

By using a summary of qualifications, this nursing resume immediately tells a recruiter or hiring manager that you have the specific skills for the job you’re applying for.

This sample nursing resume is great for those who are trying to figure out how to do a summary of qualifications instead of an objective.

You’re more than welcome to customize and edit this sample nursing resume to fit your own nursing experience.

You can also take another nursing resume template example from this site, combine it with this nursing resume template to produce your own unique nursing resume.

Sample Registered Nurse Resume

Nursing Resume Summary of Qualifications

Nursing Resume With Summary of Qualifications

Sample Registered Nurse Resume

-Nurse’s Name

-Street Address
-City, State Zip


-Award-winning nurse with 17+ years’ extensive experience in operating room–specializing in trauma, orthopedics, vascular surgery, BLS, ACLS, and pre/post-operative care.
-Excellent clinical and nursing skills. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of nursing, including critical procedures, operation/recovery, medication management, patient assessment and pain management.
-Unique combination of medical/clinical/nursing knowledge and administrative abilities
-Solid understanding of all aspects of patient counseling and care. Hold Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
-Skilled in coordinating with doctors for efficient patient management and optimal delivery of treatment plans. Adept at providing assistance for critical procedures.
-Ability to utilize patient management skills to enhance “quality of life” and increase patient satisfaction.
-Caring professional with solid work ethic. Team player who is able to relate to people at any level.
-Perform well in high-pressure, fast-paced environment. Strong patient advocate.


-Patient Assessment, Operating/Recovery Room Care, Implementing Treatment Protocols, Orthopedic Surgery, Medication Administration, IV Administration, Managing Units, Pain Management, Trauma, Vascular, General, Neuro & OB-GYN Surgery; ACLS, BLS Certified


-XYZ Hospital
-City, State
-2003 – Present
-Operating Room Nurse/Pre-Post Op Nurse

-Responsible for pre/post-operative patient management and care form admission to discharge. Assisted physicians with pain management procedures. Educated patients on health improvement, discrete state management, preventive care, medications, and overall health management. Served as Circulating Scrub Nurse in Operating Room; recovered patients until discharged. Ordered medications for Surgery Center. Setup arthroscopic supply cart; ensured cart was setup in user-friendly manner. Administered medications.
-Successfully provided Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BSL).
-Deliver high quality care, enhancing patient experience and quality of life.
-Skillfully coordinate with doctors for efficient patient management and delivery of optimal treatment plans. Provide assistance for administration of critical procedures.
-Achieve expertise in physical assessment and efficient communication strategies.


-St. Joseph’s Medical Center
-Stockton, CA
-1988 – 1990
-Served as Circulating Scrub Nurse for cardiovascular, general, ob-gyn and orthopedics

-San Joaquin General Hospital
-French Camp, CA
-1985 – 1988
-Nurses Aide (1985 – 1986); Registered Nurse (1986 – 1988) Med-Surgical Floor; Pre-Post Operative Nurse
-Provided patient care on medical-surgical floor as registered nurse. Served as Pre/Post-op nurse. Responsible for patient education, IVS reviews, and basic life support.


-Associate of Arts’ Degree in Nursing, Delta College, Stockton, CA, 1986, GPA 3.7/4.0
-Completed ACLS & BLS Certifications


-Staff Recognition Program, PACU, 1997
-“I Care” Pin (received for high recognition form patient family), 1997
-Volunteer Medic, Asparagus Festivel

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