Graduate Nursing Job Search Toolkit

The following resources will walk you through important aspects of the job search process, including topics such as preparing your job search documents, preparing for interviews, and salary considerations.

General Job Search Resources

Georgetown Alumni Career Services and Resources
A range of helpful information for Georgetown students and alumni, including suggestions related to: resume and curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, interviewing, networking, and salary negotiation.

Starting Your Career as a Nurse Practitioner
What to expect when you start your career including certification, negotiating salary, and salary survey.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Three Ways to Make a Nurse Practitioner Resume Shine
Three strategies suggested by a career expert and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) who works with nurse practitioners.

Five Common Nurse Practitioner Resume Mistakes
Common mistakes to avoid when writing a resume for a nurse practitioner position.

Nurse-Midwife Resume
An example of an experienced nurse-midwife resume.

Cover Letters: Getting Started

Structuring a Cover Letter: Six Basic Steps
Consult these steps for any cover letter you need to write, including the nursing industry.

Georgetown Cover Letter Tips and Formatting Guide
Read our center's tips for structuring and formatting your cover letter.


Interviewing Tips
Before you have your interview, take a look at these tips provided by nurses.

Five Interview Pitfalls
Recruiters reveal strategies on how to respond to complicated interview questions.

Salary and Negotiation

Contract Negotiation for Nurse Practitioners
This article is designed to help you navigate the world of negotiating a nurse practitioner contract.

Nurse Practitioner Salary by State
Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on salary.

Salaries In 2013
This resource provides medical salary information. To gain access, sign up for free registration.

Job Seeker Salary Calculator
The National Association of Colleges and Employers salary calculator by desired position, region, state, experience, education.