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Essential Travel Nurse Resume Secrets

Posted July 13, 2020

Wondering how to get a nursing job or land your dream travel nursing contract? To start, you’ll need a resume that stands out! Writing your travel nurse resume can feel daunting, we get it! To help you we’ve created a comprehensive guide to perfecting your travel nurse resume. We’ve highlighted the most important parts to include in your resume. We’ll walk you through what agencies are looking for in an ideal travel nurse resume.

Less Is More

It’s important to remember that the hiring process of an agency nurse is much different. Even down to the format of your travel nurse resume. 

Your agency resume is the foundation for creating the rest of your travel nurse profile. Only the basics are necessary. The old saying, “less is more” rings true. The information needed in your resume is going to be pretty standard from agency to agency. Keep this updated to make future application processes easier.

The most important information to include in your travel nurse resume is:

  • Education
    • Dates attended
    • Degree earned
  • Current licenses that you hold
  • Current certifications
  • Work history
    • Name of facility
    • Position held
    • Dates of employment

Travel Nurse Profile

As an agency, we don’t need all the resume “fluff”. We require different documents and details to complete your travel nurse profile. This profile is then submitted over to the facilities you want to work at.

To complete your profile, we will need the following information:

  • Skills checklist
    • Goes through the specific skills you’ve performed in your specialty
    • Summary of how confident you feel with those skills. As well as how frequently you’re currently doing them
    • Two references to validate your skillset and clinical competencies
    • Your recruiter will add the rest of the information that isn’t on the initial application including…
      • Bed sizes of facilities
      • Trauma or teaching facility
      • Any additional awards you’ve received

Travel Nurse Resume Example

Be Proactive As A Nurse

New travel nursing contracts open and close daily. So, it’s important to be ahead of the game and have your resume and profile completed. This allows your recruiter to submit you to your dream contract! It’s a win-win for you and your recruiter. Don’t wait for the “perfect position” to start this process or you could miss out big time.

Want more reasons as to why it pays to be proactive? Skip over to “Travel Nurse Contracts: Apply Early!”

Ease Into Your Next Assignment

All in all, when crafting your agency nursing resume, keep it simple and stick to the basics. By doing so, you’ll be able to whiz through any agency application process with ease. Spend less time trying to think of your work history and more time packing for your next assignment.

Employee Applicant Statement

I certify that the information provided by me in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I am employed, any false statements or omissions can lead to immediate dismissal, and I agree that Nurses PRN shall not be held liable in any respect if my employment is terminated for that reason. Nurses PRN is hereby authorized to verify the information I have supplied and to conduct any investigation of my personal history records. I authorize the companies, schools, and persons named in this application to give any information requested regarding my employment, character, and qualifications, and release and hold harmless Nurses PRN and the companies, schools, and persons from any liability. I understand and agree that if hired, my employment is at-will, for no definite period and may be terminated at any time without prior notice and without cause. I further understand that any offer of employment may be conditioned upon the results of a physical examination, including tests for the use of controlled substances in accordance with applicable laws.

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