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How To Write A Healthcare Leadership Resume

If you are an advanced care nurse, a nurse with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP), an NP, a Clinical Director, or Chief Medical Officer, etc.,–> then you probably feel that your credentials and experience is enough for a fantastic resume. After all, you have reached a pinnacle in your career. But it isn’t. Here is why. 

As healthcare changes, oh boy is it changing, the lines between business decisions and clinical actions become intensely tricky. What this means is that your resume cannot be a passive document, merely listing your tenure and advance academic preparation. Your leadership resume must take a stance and make a poignant argument that will bend the interview in your favor.

Here are a few distinct angles our healthcare clients have communicated to employers to demonstrate that they are looking to do more than fulfill a role.   


I am offering to:

” Bridge the gap between clinical operations and provisions of care amid rising regulations…”

“Transform nursing care delivery and expand access to services for underserved communities…”

“Remove operational silos to drive transformation and become a center of excellence worthy of patient trust (and business)…”

“Create cultures of patient-focused care teams that advocate and educate, positioning your brand favorably…”

“Link evidence-based care and best practices in case management with patient needs and within limited resources…”

You see, each statement above is connecting with employer needs by going beyond credentials to demonstrate that these leaders have an agenda in mind that will impact top and bottom-line. 

What is your value offer as a leader? Transformation? Moving forward? Driving change? A Turnaround? 

Let us know what you believe a healthcare leader’s mission should be, the vision you have for excellence, and what you plan to create with the job that is being entrusted to you. 


Rosa Elizabeth, CMRW
Rosa Elizabeth Vargas is a uniquely credentialed executive resume writer with four of the Career Industry’s Top Resume Writing Certifications. She also offers a robust corporate background, blending hiring management accountabilities and HR.

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