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Make your Travel Nursing resume shine with these handy tips.

Resume Tips for Travel Nurses

Your resume is one of the keys to success in your career and healthcare job search, so there is no better time than the present to implement these following Travel Nurse resume tips to make yours stand out from the crowd.

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  • Provide a Summary of Qualifications that provides an overview of why you are the best candidate for the job.
  • Keep it short and concise. Use bullet points to make it easy for a hiring or nurse manager to quickly scan.
  • Use easy-to-read fonts.
  • Spell check.
  • Use a professional email address. Keep it simple — using your name is best.
  • Use chronological order in listing your past jobs.
  • Keep your resume updated after each assignment.
  • List the type of facility you worked at when listing your jobs i.e. Magnet, Teaching, Trauma, etc.
  • Use keywords you know employers will be looking for when they search for candidates online. For example, don't just type Emergency Room, instead put Emergency Room (ER).
  • Spell check (again).
  • Keep in mind Traveling Nurse requirements and your nursing skills checklist when displaying what you have to offer professionally.
  • Be detailed and thorough, but keep your resume to a minimum of two pages. 
  • Highlight your nursing licenses, certifications, and academic achievements.
  • Add an Expertise Section that lists your key nursing skills in your specialty. You also want to highlight how your track record, experience, and certifications specifically align with Travel Nursing requirements.
  • List specific contributions you have made to each employer like training programs you spearheaded or practices you help put in place.
  • Include any volunteer work you have done that you think uniquely qualifies you for the job. Let your personality shine through, briefly include a short section about your interests relating to your profession.


“I spent my first travel assignment in New Orleans, Louisiana during Mardi Gras, then made my way up the East Coast, where I worked as a summer camp nurse. I spent a gorgeous autumn in New England, and then traveled to Memphis, Tennessee for the winter. I spend my assignments eating all the good food, adventuring outdoors with my dog, and baking goodies to send back home!”
-tina e

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