Resume Cover Letter

Nurse Practitioner Resume

The writer wanted to highlight the breadth of the individual's experience in nursing in general and gerontology in particular. A pair of parallel lines with shading makes the centered section headings stand out. A combination of first-level diamond bullets and second-level round bullets ties together the two pages visually. Boldfacing calls attention to the person's years of experience, her degrees and certification, and her occupations.

Sample Nurse Practitioner Resume

William Kales
8322, North 22 St. • Carlisle, MA 209, • (652)-562 7220

Summary of Qualifications

  • Qualified, recent board-certified Nurse Practitioner with more than 8 years of experience in direct patient care.
  • Strong clinical skills enhanced by natural ability to build rapport with patients and families.
  • Committed to practicing medicine using a holistic approach. Act as patient advocate as needed.
  • Follow evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation and intuition.
  • Ensure quality of care and open lines of communication between all members of the health-care team.
  • Extensive experience mentoring young nurses, providing assistance as resource person and motivator.


IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY • Ames, Iowa Master of Science in Nursing 2003
  • Specialization: Gerontology

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA • Iowa City, Iowa Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors 1999

  • Recognized by Department of Nursing for acting as Preceptor for young nurses
  • Invited Member-Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Delta Chapter, Nursing Honor Society
  • Honoree-12th Annual Minorities in Higher Education Awards Program (1999)

Associate in Applied Science with Honors-Registered Nursing 1994
Certificate of Achievement with Honors-Practical Nursing 1993

Licensure & Certifications

  • Board-Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner-American Nurses Credentialing Center (2004)
  • Registered Nurse-State of Iowa (1994)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse-State of Iowa (1993)
  • ACLS/BCLS (Current)

    Clinical Experience

    Selected Procedures: Diagnoses:
  • Critical care
  • ABG
  • Chronic illness
  • Ventilator dependency
  • IV therapy
  • EKG
  • COPD
  • ETOH withdrawal
  • Venipuncture
  • X-ray
  • Hypertension
  • Substance addiction
  • Arrest response
  • Insertion of lines
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma

  • Clinical Employment

    MERCY MEDICAL CENTER • Des Moines, Iowa 1994-Present
    Staff Nurse-Medical/Surgical ICU (worked part-time while attending college full time)
    • Provide comprehensive medical and emotional care to critically ill patients with varying diagnoses.
    • Interact with patient families to provide support. Explain medical procedures and treatment, disease and death processes.
    • Ensure two-way communication with physicians regarding patient status. Implement doctors' orders. Interpret test results. Collaborate with doctors in planning for patient care.
    • Serve as patient advocate.
    • Act as Charge Nurse on rotating basis, supervising 8-9 RNs and up to 15 patients.
    • Serve on facility's Arrest Team.

    Additional Clinical Experience

    DR. ROBERTO SANCHEZ, Gerontologist • Ames, Iowa 2001-2003
    DR. WILLIAM SALIM, Gerontologist • Des Moines, Iowa 2002-2003
    DR. KATHERINE SUTTER-JONES, Gerontologist • Ankeny, Iowa 2000-2001
    Nurse-Practitioner Student
    • Performed patient examinations. Obtained medical histories. Assessed patient status.
    • Collaborated with supervising physicians to make treatment recommendations. Ordered labs and other diagnostic tests.
    • Delivered patient education on various topics ranging from disease prevention and health promotion to proper medication usage and nutrition.


    • American Academy of Nurse-Practitioners
    • National Conference of Gerontological Nurse-Practitioners
    • Iowa Council of Nurse-Practitioners (attended 2004 annual conference)
    • Named in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges (1998-1999 edition)
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