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nurse Skills for 2020

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What does a nurse do?

Nurses provide patient care, administer medications, and are a major source of communication between doctors and patients in hospital settings, clinics, and practices.

They are a crucial component to patient care and monitoring, making up the largest group of registered medical professionals. There are several different types of nursing degrees, including Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and Nurse Practitioner (NP).


nurse Skills Summary

Successful nurses are both knowledgeable and compassionate, balancing their medical knowledge and perceptiveness with important human interaction skills. Working closely with both doctor and patient, this combination is essential.

The best nurses have skills like nursing, patient care, healthcare, policies, safety, certification, and license on their LinkedIn profiles.

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Hard Skills

Hard skills are typically learned through education or work experience, such as proficiency with specific tools, software or specialized processes.

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Top nurse Skills Overall

The most common hard skills found across nurse job descriptions.

nursing
100
patient care
56
certification
56
license
56
healthcare
48
hospital
45
policies
41
bls
30
safety
27
bsn
21
High Impact

Hard to Find nurse Skills

Hard skills frequently found in the job descriptions that are less likely to appear in nurse LinkedIn profiles or resumes.

FLSA
100
physical examination
93
high school diploma
65
recruit
55
license
54
hiring
43
policies
41
coaching
40
follow up
38
recruiting
37
Low Impact

Easy to Find nurse Skills

Hard skills that are most likely to appear in both the job descriptions and LinkedIn profiles or resumes.

CNA
100
CPR
28
BLS
16
https
11
vital signs
11
hospice
11
basic life support
11
ACLS
10
teaching
10
OSHA
10

Soft Skills

Soft skills are harder-to-measure interpersonal "people" skills important for leadership or collaborative environments.

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About this report

Jobscan helps job seekers tailor their resumes and LinkedIn profiles for each job opportunity through personalized skill and keyword matching, among other checks.

Our data science team analyzed over 100,000 unique Jobscan user resumes in addition to 8 million job postings from last year to identify the most common keywords and highest impact skills for Nurses.

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