LPN Resume Writing Tips and Sample

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Written by Ayana Dunn, BSN, RN Content Writer, IntelyCare
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Like other healthcare professions, the demand for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) will be consistent over the next decade. As promising as this is, remember you’re far from the only one seeking employment in this much needed field. To maximize your chances of landing your next job, it’s important to make your LPN resume stand out from the rest.

Imagine yourself from your future employer’s perspective. When they’re seeking a new employee, they’re sifting through lots of resumes and often only skimming for key points. This is why it’s important to record your duties and accomplishments clearly and succinctly. Add numbers, such as your patient load, when possible. This gives hiring managers a more concrete idea of your past workload and how competent you are in certain procedures.

List your work experience starting from the most to the least recent. All of your experiences make you the awesome nurse you are today, but hiring managers will want to know your most recent experience because those LPN duties are the ones at which you will likely be most adept.

Additionally, make sure your formatting is neat. Good LPN resume examples achieve this by including bullet points to make qualifications easier to skim. Also, be sure, there are no extra spaces between words and sections, and that you’re using correct punctuation.

Below is an LPN resume sample created by a nurse applying for a position in a geriatric post-acute rehabilitation facility. Check out our LPN cover letter sample for more writing tips.

LPN Resume

Lela Stewart, LPN
Philadelphia, PA 55555
lstewart@emailaddress.com / (555) 555-5555 / linkedin.com/lstewartlpn

Compassionate LPN with five years of experience skilled in geriatric and rehabilitative care. Earned Daisy Award three times for excellent nursing practice. Seeking a full-time LPN position; available for day and evening shifts.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Manor Home, Philadelphia, PA
Licensed Practical Nurse, 20XX to present, full time

  • Provided daily healthcare services to 30 elderly patients diagnosed with chronic/terminal conditions, and recovering from surgical procedures
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment plans to optimize patient outcomes and minimize the chances of complications
  • Assessed, monitored, and documented patient progress, symptoms, and vital signs
  • Educated patients and their families on the safe treatment of injuries and illnesses
  • Administered wound care, ventilator, and tracheostomy care, G-Tube feedings and care, respiratory treatments and assessments, IV therapy, glucose and blood pressure monitoring, and assistance with activities of daily living

Gina’s Adult Daycare, Lancaster, PA
Licensed Practical Nurse, 20XX–20XX, full time

  • Monitored vital signs for 20 elderly clients.
  • Communicated any pertinent changes to the family, and on-call physician.
  • Assisted clients with participating in program activities.
  • Provided memory and reality orientation when needed.
  • Monitored for fall risks.

EDUCATION, LICENSURE, AND CERTIFICATIONS

Seacole University, Media, PA 20XX–20XX
Associates Degree in Practical Nursing, (GPA: X.X)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), State of Pennsylvania

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), State of Pennsylvania

Yellowtail College, Philadelphia, PA
Nurse’s Aide Program 20XX-20XX

Certifications: Phlebotomy, CPR

LPN Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for an LPN is $55,860 per year, and the types of employers with the most openings are skilled nursing facilities. The states that have the highest levels of employment for LPNs are:

Some of the metropolitan areas with the highest level of employment for LPNs are:

Put Your LPN Resume to Work Today

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