Intensive Care Nurse

Intensive Care Nurse Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Intensive Care Nurse job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Patient Safety
  • Healthcare
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  • Hospitals
  • Acute Care
  • Nursing Education
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS)
  • Inpatient Care
  • Healthcare Management
  • Clinical Research
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Patient Education
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Nursing Process
  • Public Health
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
  • Nursing Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pediatrics

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Resume Skills: Clinical

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Intensive Care
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Patient Assessment
  • Respiratory Care
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Infection Control
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Education
  • Ventilator Care
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • ICU Therapeutics
  • Pain Management
  • Telemetry Monitoring
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Resume Skills: Technical

  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Proficiency
  • Meditech
  • Cerner
  • Epic Systems
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Clinical Information Systems (CIS)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Data Analysis
  • BLS (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)
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Resume Skills: Certifications

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Medical Software

Resume Skills: Surgical Support

Resume Skills: Emergency Response

Resume Skills: Technology

Resume Skills: Administrative

Resume Skills: Specialty Areas

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Sample Intensive Care Nurse Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Intensive Care Nurse
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Mayo Clinic February 2018 - Present
Charge Nurse
Managed a team of 15 registered nurses, resulting in an increase of patient satisfaction by 35%
Spearheaded the implementation of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, improving documentation accuracy by 50%
Enhanced nursing process through the use of evidence-based practices, improving patient safety and reducing hospital readmission by 20%
Instituted an Advanced Life Support (ALS) training program for staff, leading to 100% compliance and certification
Conducted clinical research initiatives, contributing to a 30% improvement in critical care medicine protocols and practices
Johns Hopkins Hospital October 2015 - February 2018
Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse
Reduced mechanical ventilation patient recovery time by 15% by implementing an innovative nursing protocol
Promoted patient education, resulting in a 25% increase in successful post-hospital care
Provided acute care for high-risk patients, reducing the incidence of complications by 20% June 2012 - October 2015
Registered Nurse
Provided extensive patient care, decreasing the need for re-admittance by 25%
Strengthened team efficiency by 30% by refining nursing education processes
Played a key role as part of a 24/7 emergency nursing care team responsible for saving the lives of critically ill patients
Resume Worded Institute February 2015
MSc Nursing - Critical Care
Dissertation: Efficacy of Progressive Mobility in Adult Intensive Care - Relevance and Potential Benefits
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Nursing
Specialized coursework: Critical Care, Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing
Clubs: Resume Worded Nursing Society (Active Member), Acute Care Nursing Passionates
Clinical Nursing Skills: Critical Care Medicine, Wound Care, ICU Therapeutics, Pain Management, Telemetry Monitoring
Medical Software: Electronic Health Records (Epic Systems), Patient Administration (HealthQuest), Nursing Documentation (NursingNotes)
Surgical Support: Pre/Post Surgical Care, Patient Positioning, Surgical Tool Preparation, Anesthesia Induction Aid
Emergency Response: Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS), Trauma Nursing Core Course(TNCC), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course(ENPC)
Certifications: Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN), Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN)
Leadership & Volunteering: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (Local Chapter President), Volunteer Nurse at ‘Give a Life’ Community Health Camps
Professional Development: Leadership in Healthcare Workshop, Forensic Nursing Course
Publications: Authored 'The Evolving Role of Nurses in Critical Care - Promise & Perils' in ‘Nursing Today’ Journal
Your Name
Critical Care Registered Nurse
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded September 2019 - Present
Senior Registered Nurse
Monitored complex patient conditions and consulted with physicians to optimize care plans, improving patient outcomes by 40%
Oversaw intensive care nursing teams, amplified communication, and instituted best healthcare management practices
Improved hospital capacity dealing with critically ill patients by 30% using advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and basic life support (BLS)
Implemented patient safety trainings resulting in a 20% decrease in hospital-acquired conditions
Led clinical trials process for new inpatient care practices, including the use of mechanical ventilation, reducing clinical implementation errors by 35%
Mount Sinai Hospital June 2016 - September 2019
Critical Care Nurse
Increased efficiency of nursing care team by 25% through use of targeted nursing education
Provided high-level critical care nursing to patients requiring complex interventions
Performed hundreds of cardiopulmonary resuscitations (CPR), contributing to a 30% increase in patient survival rates
UCSF Medical Center May 2013 - June 2016
Registered Nurse - Medical-Surgical
Contributed to team effort to ensure continued accreditation by following healthcare management standards
Operated as key critical staff providing operational support during emergency situations
Piloted medical-surgical unit's nursing process improvements, leading to an 18% decrease in patient wait times
Resume Worded University September 2011 - May 2013
Master of Science in Nursing - Critical Care
Awarded the Resume Worded Nursing Excellence Scholarship
Resume Worded Academic Center August 2007 - May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Minors in Psychology and Healthcare Management
Graduated Cum Laude
Clinical Skills: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
Technical Skills: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Proficiency, Meditech, Cerner, Epic Systems
Certifications: Certified Critical Care Nursing (CCRN), Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN), Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification - American Heart Association
Professional Development: Continuing Education: Attended AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (2017, 2018, 2019)
Volunteer Experience: Provided volunteer healthcare services in local community clinics and health fairs
Awards: Recognized with the 'Nurse of the Year' award in 2018 at Mount Sinai Hospital
Your Name
Senior Staff Nurse
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE December 2017 - Present
Senior Staff Nurse - Intensive Care
Successfully managed team of 10 nurses with SDL Tridion; improved cooperation and maximized patient care
Accelerated healing of patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in the ICU, demonstrating expertise in intensive care nursing
Significantly improved patient safety through effective communication and collaboration with multidisciplinary team
Designed and executed effective nursing education programs leading to higher staff proficiency
Streamlined hospital’s emergency nursing measures, resulting in a 25% increase in critical condition patient survival
Resume Worded April 2015 - December 2017
Nursing Educator
Delivered certified training programs promoting skills in basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
Employed clinical research to modify curriculum to meet current industry standards, resulting in keeping 100% of training offerings up-to-date
Introduced innovative teaching methods enhancing learner’s receptions while also saving staff training time by 15%
Cleveland Clinic June 2011 - April 2015
Staff Nurse - Cardiology
Excelled in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) leading to 30% faster patient stabilization
Improved healthcare management strategies by effectively recording and administering prescribed medications.
Reduced patient anxiety and boosted patient satisfaction scores by 20% through advanced patient education techniques.
Resume Worded University December 2014
Master of Science in Nursing
Specialization in Critical Care Nursing
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Minor in Cardiology
Awards: Resume Worded Academic Excellence Award (Top 5% of class), Dean's List 2010
Clinical Skills: Patient Assessment, Wound Care, Infection Control, Medication Administration, Patient Education, Ventilator Care
Technical Skills: Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Clinical Information Systems (CIS), Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)
Specialty Areas: Critical Care, Intensive Care, Cardiology, Patient Communication, Teaching and Mentoring, Team Leadership
Certifications: Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN), Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional
Leadership & Volunteering: Board Member of the State Nursing Association, Volunteer Nurse at Local Community Health Camps
Professional Development: Attended National Conference on Cardiology Nursing 2017, Participated in Interactive Workshop on Innovative Teaching Strategies for Nurses 2016
Your Name
Surgical Intensive Care Nurse
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Johns Hopkins Hospital January 2022 - Present
Senior Surgical Intensive Care Nurse
Implemented an innovative ECMO strategy, reducing hospital stay by 25% and promoting patient safety.
Educated 100+ patients and families on complex surgical procedures and aftercare, enhancing patient satisfaction by 30%.
Facilitated a 'Rapid Response Team,' improving acute care response time by 15%, reducing complications.
Leveraged advanced cardiac life support methods, increasing patient survival rate by 20%.
Optimized the use of electronic medical records, reducing data retrieval time by 15%, enhancing overall hospital efficiency.
Mayo Clinic May 2019 - December 2021
Surgical Intensive Care Nurse
Developed patient education materials that increased comprehension of surgical procedures by 20%.
Applied critical care medicine techniques, reducing post-surgery complications by 30%.
Conducted 50+ successful intra-aortic balloon pump surgeries to stabilize patients pre and post critical surgeries.
Spearheaded a specialized training program training 10+ nurses in hemodynamic monitoring, improving department skills.
Resume Worded January 2016 - April 2019
Registered Nurse
Managed inpatient care for 10 patients daily in medical-surgical setting, improving patient satisfaction scores by 15%.
Administered basic life support to 40+ patients, reducing time to treatment by 10%.
Led a CPR and Basic Life support training workshop for 30+ hospital staff, enhancing emergency preparedness.
Resume Worded University May 2019
Master of Science in Nursing
Specialization in Critical Care
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2016
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Emphasis on Surgical Practices
Awards: Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Medical Techniques: Wound Care, Intravenous Therapy, Surgical Assistance, Critical Care, Patient Monitoring, Pain Management
Medical Equipment: Ventilators, Cardiac Monitors, Infusion Pumps, Suction Machines, Laryngoscopes, Defibrillators
Healthcare Software: EPIC Systems, Meditech, Cerner, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, McKesson
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCCN), Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Professional Development: Attended the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses conference (2019, 2021)
Leadership & Volunteering: Chair, The Resume Worded Clinic Volunteer Program (2018 - Present)
Awards: Nurse Excellence Award, Mayo Clinic (2021)
Your Name
Progressive Care Nurse
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Cleveland Clinic January 2021 - Present
Lead Progressive Care Nurse
Implemented an innovative patient safety protocol, reducing patient falls by 20%, enhancing overall patient safety
Skillfully executed ACLS during critical patient situations, increasing patient survival rate by 15%.
Devised a comprehensive patient education program for all major surgeries, enhancing patient understanding by 30%.
Utilized EMR system to streamline patient information management, improving record retrieval time by 10%.
Implemented an evidence-based care plan approach, improving patient recovery time by 15%.
Boston Children's Hospital April 2018 - December 2020
Progressive Care Nurse
Provided acute care to 15+ pediatric patients in critical condition on a daily basis.
Initiated and implemented pediatric advanced life support protocols, enhancing patient survival by 15%.
Improved pediatric inpatient care protocol reducing hospital stays by 20% following complex surgeries.
Developed an anticipatory care plan for post-surgery patients, reducing readmissions by 20%. January 2015 - March 2018
Junior Progressive Care Nurse
Assisted in the development of a personalized care plan for 50+ patients, reducing patient complaints by 30%.
Conducted thorough surgical pre-assessment, streamlining the surgery process by 15%.
Administered BLS and ACLS to critical patients in the absence of a doctor, improving emergency response time by 10%.
Resume Worded University December 2014
Master of Science in Nursing
Specialization in Progressive Care
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Recipient of the Distinguished Clinical Excellence Award
Member of the Nursing Honor Society
Technical Skills: Electronic Health Records (EHR), Infection Control, Patient Safety, Health Education
Clinical Skills: IV Insertion, Wound Care, Tracheostomy care, Cardiac Care, Respiratory care, Patient Assessment
Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN), Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN), Certified Registered Nurse (CRN)
Awards & Recognitions: Progressive Care Nursing Award - Boston Children's Hospital, 2019
Professional Associations: Member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Active participant in Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow initiative
Volunteer Experience: Regular volunteering at local community health camps, offering preventative care awareness talks and basic medical consultations
Continuing Education: Attended various seminars and workshops on Pediatric Care, Cardiovascular Care and Psychiatric Nursing
Your Name
Acute Care Nurse
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Mount Sinai Health System February 2022 - Present
Senior Acute Care Nurse
Developed an efficient response protocol for acute situations improving hospital emergency response time by 15%.
Conducted a hospital-wide patient safety audit leading to a 10% reduction in patient safety incidents.
Designed patient-specific intensive care protocols, reducing the ICU stay duration by 20%.
Provided comprehensive patient education to 20+ patients per week, increasing patient satisfaction scores by 25%.
Led a critical care nursing team of 10 staff members, enhancing team efficiency by 15%.
Resume Worded June 2018 - January 2022
Acute Care Nurse
Delivered high-quality acute care nursing to 30+ patients daily, ensuring optimized quality of care.
Facilitated in-service training on ECMO for 15+ colleagues resulting in 10% decrease in procedure-related complications.
Pioneered the implementation of an Electronic Medical Record system, increasing efficiency by 30%.
Awarded 'Nurse of the Year' for successful management of a 20-patient acute ward. March 2016 - May 2018
Junior Acute Care Nurse
Provided intensive care for critical patients in surgical units, resulting in a 97% survival rate.
Performed IABP to 10+ patients, contributing to quicker recovery post major surgeries.
Used advanced cardiac life support mechanisms in emergency scenarios, resulting in positive patient outcomes.
Resume Worded University Feb 2014
Master of Science in Nursing - Acute Care
Nursing Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Specialized in Acute Care Nursing
Part-time during Junior Acute Care Nurse role at
Nursing Care: Wound Care, Tracheostomy Care, Catheter Care, IV Infusion, Medical Software Proficiency (Advanced), Patient Advocacy
Specialty Equipment: Ventilators, Defibrillators, Feeding Pumps, Patient Monitoring Systems (Advanced), Suction Machines
Certifications: Critical Care Registered Nurse - AACN Certification Corporation (2022), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - American Heart Association (2021)
Professional Development: Annual Attendance at Critical Care & Acute Care Nursing Conference
Volunteering: Healthcare Volunteer - Resume Worded Community Health Centre, Part-time (2017-2019)
Projects: Led Integration of Electronic Health Records (EHR) System at Resume Worded (2019-2020)

How do I add skills to an Intensive Care Nurse resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Intensive Care Nurse posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Basic Life Support (BLS), Critical Care Nursing and Critical Care Medicine are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Hospitals and Patient Safety.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Nursing and Healthcare - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Mechanical Ventilation, Acute Care and Nursing Management - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Intensive Care Nurse, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Intensive Care Nurse Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Intensive Care Nurse job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Intensive Care Nurse Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What hard skills should you include on an Intensive Care Nurse resume?

On top Intensive Care Nurse resumes, skills like Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Critical Care Medicine, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Patient Safety, Healthcare and Hospitals appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Acute Care, Mechanical Ventilation, Pediatrics, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Nursing Management can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

How do resume skills compare between a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse and a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nurse?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse positions include:

  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Nursing
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatrics
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing

In comparison, skills we see on Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nurse resumes include:

  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nursing
  • ECMO
  • Cardiac Nursing
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Impella

What are good resume skills to include for different Intensive Care Nurse roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse: Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Nursing, Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse: Neonatal Intensive Care, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Neonatal Nursing, Patient Safety and Hospitals
  • Surgical Intensive Care Nurse: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Critical Care Nursing, Surgical Intensive Care, Acute Care and Critical Care Medicine
  • Trauma Intensive Care Nurse: Trauma Nursing, TNCC, Healthcare, Emergency Medicine and Emergency Nursing
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nurse: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP), Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nursing, ECMO, Cardiac Nursing and Inpatient Care

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