Those switching to a practical nursing career after spending years in another profession will need to develop a completely different skill set. However, when it comes to finding work in the field there are some common skills that they should highlight on their resumes.
While new graduates have gained some experience from their practicum placements and preceptorships, they can also draw on past experience to show they can communicate effectively, think critically and collaborate with others. These are essential skills that all employers value.
New nursing grads should also try and stand out from other candidates. Whether they excel at teamwork or love to volunteer in their community, new professionals can highlight these attributes on their resumes and in interviews in order to differentiate themselves from the competition.
They should also highlight their education. Those interested in pursuing a career as a practical nurse can enroll in the Practical Nursing program at Vancouver Career College. For more information, fill out the form on the right.