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How to find Nurses with Boolean search strings

If you’re looking to find a Nurse, use Boolean logic on Google to find resumes and profiles. Our search strings examples provide a basis to build your own commands around the skills you want candidates to have.


Generic search string to find Nurses

Build search according to your needs:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to avoid irrelevant results
  • (intitle:resume OR intitle:cv), to discover candidates’ online resumes or CVs
  • (“licensed practical nurse” OR LPN), to cover variations of the same nursing title

Here’s an example of a nurse Boolean search string that you can further modify to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR cv) (“licensed practical nurse” OR LPN) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Run this string in Google to get results that contain the words “resume” or “CV” in the page title. Adding variations of nursing titles will provide more relevant results. And, excluding more terms will reduce false positives.


Searching for Nurse profiles

Find Nurses by looking through social networks and forums on Google. Include the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • nurse “member since”
  • “most active topics” (“registered nurse” OR RN)

Add more criteria in your search to find profiles that better match your requirements.

When sourcing EU candidates, please refer to guidance on using social media for recruiting and collecting candidate information as per the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Nurses by skills and experience

Find Nurses who:

Are specialized

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “forensic nurse” -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “hospice nurse” -job -jobs -sample -examples -example -“writing service” -ideas

Have experience in specific types of patient care

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) nurse (“emergency care” OR “critical care”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have specific certifications and credentials

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) nurse “ambulatory care nursing” -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) nurse RN-BC -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with certain Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) nurse MediTech -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have trained others

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) nurse (trained OR mentored) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have worked in a senior position

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“nursing director” OR “chief nurse”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Possess advanced degrees

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) nurse (“master of science” OR MSc) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Sample string to search for resumes of Nurses in various formats

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) nurse -job -jobs -sample -templates

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Nurses by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) nurse (California OR CA) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) nurse Houston (Texas OR TX) -job -jobs -sample -examples


By area codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) nurse (California OR CA) 562 -job -jobs -sample -templates

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