Excelsior Students how are you preparing resumes?? - page 2

I recently passed the NCLEX and am now trying to figure out how to prepart a resume. There was really no clinical experience with EC and I am not sure how I should word it. Does anyone have any advise? Thank you.... Read More

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    You do one clinical called the CPNE.. You have to complete all your exams prior to doing your weekend clinical. It is a very intense weekend. You have to do a skills lab before you treat patients. Basically you train yourself and you have to show what you know..

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    It's understood that you have clinical experience as a new grad so it is quite often considered redundant to list clinical experience in lieu of work experience. Highlight your paid work experience that is healthcare related.
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    As an EC grad, I must disagree with RNfinally about there being no clinical experience, what exactly was that CPNE then? Might not have been the traditional type of clinicals but EC isnt a traditional school! The time you take preparing for the CPNE, what is that called? I just wanted to address that statement. Now to address whether it should be listed on a resume, answer is NO! Ur clinical training in brick and mortar school or a distance learning program will not count as 'WORK' experience because u werent getting paid for it. It doesnt have to be highlighted under education either because it is understood that u would not hold the title without a clinical foundation, which in our case was the CPNE. Now the other poster is right with saying u must have some kinda lpn/emt exp or else u wouldnt be an EC grad. This is what u list as work exp. I hope this helped and I didnt offend anyone....n if I did, who cares, I love EC and I appreciate the opportunity to complete the ASN through them and I will not have the program belittled in any way shape or form so I apologise.
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    Quote from OneFlyNurz
    As an EC grad, I must disagree with RNfinally about there being no clinical experience, what exactly was that CPNE then? Might not have been the traditional type of clinicals but EC isnt a traditional school! The time you take preparing for the CPNE, what is that called? I just wanted to address that statement. Now to address whether it should be listed on a resume, answer is NO! Ur clinical training in brick and mortar school or a distance learning program will not count as 'WORK' experience because u werent getting paid for it. It doesnt have to be highlighted under education either because it is understood that u would not hold the title without a clinical foundation, which in our case was the CPNE. Now the other poster is right with saying u must have some kinda lpn/emt exp or else u wouldnt be an EC grad. This is what u list as work exp. I hope this helped and I didnt offend anyone....n if I did, who cares, I love EC and I appreciate the opportunity to complete the ASN through them and I will not have the program belittled in any way shape or form so I apologise.
    LOL! Girl, I couldn't have said it better!!!!
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    Quote from OneFlyNurz
    Now the other poster is right with saying u must have some kinda lpn/emt exp or else u wouldnt be an EC grad. This is what u list as work exp.
    Actually, you can graduate from EC without any "real work" experience in health care. That's the OP's problem. It sounds like her ONLY clinical experience is the experience she got as a student from the first program she attended but didn't finish. EC will accept students who flunk out of their nursing school -- and give them their degrees as long as they pass the tests -- additional clinicals not required.

    That's one of the main reasons a lot of people (and an increasing number of state boards) have serious reservations about EC. They do graduate people with next-to-nothing in clinical experience. That's the situation with the OP.

    If I were the OP, I would simply say that I graduated, am an RN and hope the employer does not ask for details. If they do, talk about the clinicals at your original school in the courses that you passed.
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    EC no longer allows entry into the program from completing 50% of clinical semesters from other school, one either has to be a lpn/emt or rt. The op did not specify she had no healthcare exp, so maybe she should chime in here. I do understand that ppl might hold these titles but never actually worked, many variables with individual situations
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    Oneflynurz/Mrstookielpn..I too love EC. Yes, I know you spend countless hours preparing for the CPNE, but it is only one weekend. I phrased it as a "weekend clinical" because that is the only time as an EC student that you spend in a hosptial.I have never been an LPN nor a paramedic. I could do EC's program because I completed half of my traditional nursing program.Llg.. Thank you for clarifying that for me..
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    Yes I am a graduate..I loved EC.. I would not down play anything about it or its nursing program..
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    I got my prereqs from a couple of different schools but I'm only listing Ec. I don't think companies care where you got your prereqs, only where you got your degree. I don't really understand why you are worried about listing clinical experience on your resume; I've never heard of that being done, even with schools that offer clinicals. If you have medical experience, list those jobs. If not, do an entry level resume and you should be set. Good luck!
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    I thought I was suppose to list them. I was looking online at several entry level RN resumes and they listed clinical experience on it.Thank you everyone for the input. I think I have my resume in order now..Happy New Year!


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