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Our nursing CV template is a clean two-page design with a few subtle style details to help your application stand out.
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Fonts required for this nursing CV:
The fonts required for this CV template are:
Open Sans – https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Open+Sans
It is likely that if you’re using Microsoft Word, you already have Wingdings installed – do check. Otherwise, install these fonts before you open up the template so that they are correctly applied to the different areas of the template.
Features of this nursing CV:
At the top of the CV is an optional photo. If you’d like to create a circular photo like the example, see our CV editing guide.
A subtle light grey border frames the CV. You can remove this if you want to – here’s how.
Each heading, plus the contact details, has a border at the top and bottom. You can edit or remove these in Microsoft Word:
The contact info and headings use expanded text. You can edit this in Microsoft Word (for example, if it doesn’t give you enough space for your information, you could reduce the expansion from 2px to 1px):
Each heading is flagged on each side by decorative squares. These are simply the Wingdings font. If they don’t look the same when you open up the template, it will be because you don’t have Wingdings installed. Install it using the link provided above, then open up the template again. You may have to highlight the placeholders and ‘apply’ the font again, if you’ve just installed it.
This CV template uses a range of other subtle style details including:
- Half pipes to divide information in headers
- Use of grey shading for all lines
- Use of grey shading for the designatory letters
All of these details are easy to edit to suit your own needs.
How to write a nursing CV
Writing a CV for a nursing position has a very different focus to other professions. It should ooze passion and dedication to the role, and demonstrate a caring and hard working nature.
Here are some tips on how to write a nursing CV and what you should focus upon…
What to focus upon within your nursing CV
All your strengths and qualities as a nurse need to be highlighted on your CV. Your passions and interests within the nursing environment need to be detailed, along with your philosophies and views.
Try to represent yourself in the best possible light. You need to demonstrate your passion for caring for others, and how you approach this on a daily basis. Your dedication to caring for others and the compassion you show needs to shine through.
Make your nursing CV easy to navigate
With so many other CVs to read you want to make the hiring manager’s job as easy as possible. Separate each section clearly with headings and subheadings. Also use bullet points where possible to list important points – tasks and responsibilities, skills, and so on.
Do not write lengthy sentences that will bore the manager. They will be unable to find the most important aspects of your credentials. For instance, list off the skills which are relevant to the employer in an easy to read format. Make it prominent at the top of the page so they are instantly seen.
If the reader can quickly navigate your CV and find what they’re looking for, you stand a much better chance of getting an interview. So many fantastic candidates hide their abilities within paragraphs of text and lengthy sentences. With a clear divide between each section and the correct use of bullet points, you can’t go wrong!
Your personal statement is more important
We would always recommend writing a personal statement to sit at the top of your CV. However, for a nursing position we feel this is more important than most jobs. It creates a nice introduction and sets the tone for the rest of the CV.
Within your personal statement you should look to include information about your personal nature. For instance, talk about how passionate you are about caring for others. Make it clear that you have great empathy towards people, and that working as part of a team is important to you.
If you can write the perfect personal statement you will already have the reader hooked. Keep their attention and make them want to read more. Your personality needs to shine through on your personal statement, and this is a great way to win them over.
Here’s an awesome guide on what a personal statement is and how to write one – Writing your CV personal profile section.