Nurse Technician

Nurse Technician Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 11,601 Nurse Technician resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing A Nurse Technician Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Vital Signs, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Nurse Technician Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Nurse Technician CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Nurse Technicians, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on nurse technician resumes is vital signs, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: patient care. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a nurse technician.
Top Skills for a Nurse Technician
RN, 7%
EKG, 5%
ADL, 5%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Nurse Technician

  • Assisted with ADLs and supported self-administered medications
  • Order Entry using HIS, Performs 12 lead EKGs, Monitor Telemetry (Dysrhythmia)
  • Complied with all reasonable oral or written directives provided by nursing supervisor or principal.
  • Applied Holter Monitors Responded to Codes and Traumas
  • Learn how to do an Ekg.

Example # 2

Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Provided transportation,assistance and companionship to clients.
  • Assisted patient with activities of daily living (ADLs), and with bathing, feeding, toileting, and ambulation.
  • Specialized care for Alzheimer's and Dementia disorders.
  • Assisted client with ADL'S Performed ROM (active and passive) Monitored caloric input, output, and hydration
  • help patirnt with getting around cook clean handle calls dr appointments make sure patient is stable

Example # 3

Nurse Technician

  • Assisted with ADL'S, Comforted patients and provided them with reassurance and encouragement.
  • Attend and perform CPR during critical emergencies along with assisting physicians in the process.
  • Retrieve I.P phones from inventory locations and unpack devices on workstation and prepare devices for network configuration setup.
  • Reorder labs using (CHCS).
  • Provide basic patient care and monitoring, including taking vital signs, glucose screening and phlebotomy tasks.

Example # 4

Student Nurse Technician

  • Received a Crossing the Creek Award for going beyond what the job description requires.
  • Received hands-on instruction and practice in the Alzheimer's, Assisted Living, and Hospice units
  • Assisted residents in Hospice, Long-Term Care, Rehab, Alzheimer's and Dementia Units.
  • Assist with scheduling of nurses and cna's.
  • Facilitated Hospice Care when the client and families were ready for that step.

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We compared 11,601 sample nurse technician resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a nurse technician job required by employers is 1.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average nurse technician job listing asks for 1.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average nurse technician candidate have?
The average nurse technician resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your nurse technician skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from nurse technician resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a nurse technician, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Nurse Technician roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of nurse technician resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained