Directions for Functional Resume

This format organizes by skill set. Keep as close to one page as possible.

A functional resume enables you to highlight the skills, accomplishments, and work or life experiences that best support your application objective (becoming a registered nurse). By creating relevant headings, you can incorporate all the experiences that have contributed to each listed heading (e.g., co-curricular activities, life experience, family, work history, job shadowing, volunteer work, all education, etc.).

You are encouraged to seek out resources about writing functional resumes online, in our libraries, or in the Job Connections area of the Advising Centers at Fort Steilacoom or Puyallup campuses.

Instructions: The Pierce College nursing program is founded on four principles: care, competence, compassion, cultural awareness and sensitivity. Please incorporate these principles in your resume to help us understand how they have been evident in your life experiences to date.