Sample Resume For A Nurse

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With an ever-increasing body of knowledge in the field of nursing, more education is being required to enter the field of nursing. Many healthcare institutions are raising the educational requirements in order to become employed or maintain employment in their facilities. Healthcare organizations are transitioning to hiring registered nurses (RN) who have a higher level of education, such as, a graduate from a Baccalaureate Degree Nursing (BSN) program. The goal of these institutions is to have nurses with a broader array of skills that can meet the growing demands of our patient population. BSN prepared nurses are recognized for their well-rounded skills in critical thinking, management, case management and health promotion versus Associate Degree nurses (ADN)/Diploma nurses that focus on direct patient care. ADN/Diploma nursing programs meet the minimal educational standard to become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The minimal education time for eligibility for the NCLEX is at least two years of academic course work in the discipline of nursing. With successful completion of an ADN/Diploma program and passing of the NCLEX-RN allows graduates to gain eligibility of an entry-level nursing position. According to recent analysis of the nursing job market, ADN/Diploma nurses qualify for 58% of nursing related jobs. Statistics from the United States Department of Labor (2012) shows the median income for a RN is
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