The ReNegade Approach
The ReNegade Résumé, LLC was born in 2019 after our founder, Ashley Sayles, realized the great need for nursing- focused résumé and career services. In becoming more active on social media, Ashley began to connect with nurses and aspiring nurses from all over the country and many would ask for résumé and career advice through these channels. Ashley decided to create the ReNegade Résumé to offer affordable career preparation and management services that nurses can trust. In the first 6 months since its launch, the ReNegade Résumé has helped over 100 nursing professionals curate a résumé that they feel represents their best professional self.
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Here at The ReNegade Résumé, our goal is to help each nurse and aspiring nurse showcase their individuality, skills and experience in the most favorable way. We work with clients individually to learn about each client's strengths and goals and curate a unique document that is more likely to catch a recruiter or nurse manager's attention.
We understand how difficult it is for new graduate nurses to create a unique resume when most other new graduate nurses all have the same experience and credentials. Learning from our own personal experiences, we are able to utilize your individuality in a way that is more palatable to hiring professionals.
Meet The ReNegades
Meet Ashley Sayles
MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ashley Sayles is a board certified pediatric primary care nurse practitioner, travel pediatric ICU registered nurse, and pediatric clinical faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Born and raised in Queens, NYC, Ashley graduated high school and moved to Washington DC to pursue a pre-med degree in Sports Medicine. Shortly before graduation, Ashley changed career paths and applied to second-degree nursing programs.
Ashley attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing for both her BSN and MSN education. It was during her time as a nursing student that she was introduced to the art of résumé and cover letter crafting by her mentor and career services specialist, Nyuma Harrison (@nyumaharrison). After spending months editing and re-editing résumés, creating multiple versions for different units, and writing numerous cover letters, Ashley graduated nursing school with confidence in her candidate profile- even though she had no prior healthcare experience and very little work experience overall.
Ashley was offered a position in the pediatric ICU as a new graduate RN using the resume template provided here at the ReNegade Résumé.
Ashley works with nursing students as pediatric clinical faculty and frequently review résumés and cover letters for them. It wasn't until Ashley was asked by nurses on social media for advice and résumé assistance that she realized the need for résumé assistance among the nursing community is great.
Thus, Ashley created the ReNegade Résumé, an affordable résumé, cover letter, personal statement and interview service for student nurses, new graduates and seasoned nurses. Together, we will help you show up, stand out and secure the position of your dreams!
Meet Chelsea Samms
Chief Operating Officer
Chelsea Samms was born and bred in Long Island, NY, where she was raised in a very blessed household and developed a fierce swag like no other. She is the middle child of 3 and a true 90s baby at heart. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Community Health in 2014. Here she also cultivated and bolstered her leadership skills by sticking her hands into various extracurricular activities on the campus.
Chelsea always knew she wanted to work somewhere in the medical field, but entering college she wasn’t sold on nursing yet. But she managed to find her path into nursing and went on to attend The Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing after her undergraduate studies. She forged her way through an intense 17-month accelerated BSN program and worked tirelessly to become Chelsea Samms, BSN, RN.
After passing her boards in 2016, Chelsea was blessed enough to take her talents across the country to begin her nursing career in Los Angeles, CA at the young age of 23. Countless life lessons were learned during her time in Los Angeles including experiences related to losing a job, starting and ending a business, and her wonderful journey into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Currently residing back home in New York, she continues to seek more knowledge and wisdom within her nursing profession to this day.