Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Nurse job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. So try to include them on your resume where possible.
Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your resume, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.
Where on my resume do I add these buzzwords?
Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or projects. Alternatively, you can also include a Skills section where you can list your technical skills in order of your proficiency.
Only include these technical skills or keywords into your resume if you actually have experience with them.
Paste your resume below and our AI will identify which keywords are missing from your resume from the list above (and what you need to include). Including the right keywords will help you get past Applicant Tracking Systems (i.e. resume screeners) which may scan your resume for keywords to see if you're a match for the job.
Go through the Nurse posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Patient Education, Hospitals and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.
Add other common skills from your industry - such as Nursing, Healthcare and Patient Safety - into your resume if they're relevant.
Incorporate skills - like Surgery, Patient Advocacy and Home Care - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools.
Try to add the exact job title, Nurse, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.
The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on 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.
Some effective Nurse skills you can add to your resume include:
If you are writing an Oncology Nurse resume, try to emphasize skills like Oncology Nursing, Chemotherapy, Nursing, Oncology, Basic Life Support (BLS), Patient Safety, Patient Education and Inpatient Care.
Similarly, if you are writing an Intensive Care Nurse resume, emphasize skills like Critical Care Nursing, Critical Care Medicine, Nursing Education, Advanced Life Support (ALS), Mechanical Ventilation, Emergency Nursing, Nursing Process and Public Health.
Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:
While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.
It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.Start targeting your resume