Pediatric Nurse Resume Writing Tips and Sample

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Written by Morganne Skinner, BSN, RN Content Writer, IntelyCare
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Are you searching for pediatric nursing work? Wanting to perfect your resume? Look no further. We’ll guide you through the process: what to include in your nursing resume, which pediatric skills to emphasize, and how to use our sample resume as a reference.

Your pediatric nurse resume should highlight your experiences and convey why you are the right fit for the job. It should contain a few important elements: professional summary, key qualifications, education, professional experience, skills, licenses, and certifications.

Consider these tips when writing your resume:

  • Be concise: Keep it short and to the point. Make it skimmable.
  • Share relevant experience: You don’t need to share every job you’ve ever had. Instead, share only the relevant work experiences.
  • Use action verbs: Make your bulleted lists of job duties or qualifications start with action verbs.

Pediatric Nurse Duties and Responsibilities

Many of the tasks pediatric nurses perform are the same essential tasks as other types of nurses, such as administering medications and monitoring vital signs. However, some things are different in the pediatric population.

Examples of pediatric nursing skills:

  • Performing ASQ developmental screening
  • Selecting age appropriate toys
  • Observing parent-child interactions
  • Administering vaccinations to children
  • Pediatric advanced life support (PALS)

Check out this labor and delivery nurse resume sample for even more inspiration. It’s also a good idea to make sure you have a solid pediatric nurse cover letter to pair with your resume.

Pediatric Nurse Resume Sample

Alison Gale

Louisville, Kentucky • • (555) 555-5555

Experienced pediatric nurse of eight years seeking a part-time position in the pediatric intensive care unit. Dedicated to providing quality, evidenced-based care to children and empowering parents through education.

Key Qualifications

  • Detail oriented, empathetic, and strong communication skills
  • Possess an active RN license in Kentucky
  • Specialized nursing care in pediatric intensive care


Toy Story University, Louisville, KY, 20XX
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Professional Experience

St. Paul’s Children’s Hospital, Registered Nurse, 20XX–present
Pediatric intensive care unit

  • Create evidence-based care plans for pediatric patients with complex health conditions.
  • Provide care to pediatric patients after surgery, including vital sign monitoring, assessing lung and bowel sounds, pain assessment, pulse checks, and advancing diet.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary healthcare team of three surgeons, two respiratory therapists, one physical therapist and six nurses to provide comprehensive care to over 100 patients.

Disney Children’s Clinic, Registered Nurse, 20XX–20XX

  • Administered immunizations and provided education to over 300 patients and their parents.
  • Organized and facilitated parenting classes for community members, leading groups of 10 parents at a time.
  • Conducted developmental screenings, such as ASQs, and implemented appropriate referrals to 75 pediatric patients.


Compassion; Flexibility; Critical thinking; Emotional intelligence; Patience; Teamplayer

Certifications and Licenses

  • Basic life support (BLS)
  • Registered nurse (RN)
  • Pediatric advanced life support (PALS)
  • Pediatric nursing certification (PED-BC)

What Nursing Salary Can I Expect?

The average pediatric nurse salary is $77,400 per year. Depending on your degree, speciality, and location your specific salary could be different.

Ready to Pursue a Pediatric Nursing Career?

You’ve learned how to make an awesome pediatric nurse resume that will catch a hiring manager’s eye. Need help finding those jobs? Search for pediatric nurse jobs on IntelyCare and apply today.