Excelsior Students how are you preparing resumes??

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    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.
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    Should I include a previous nursing school in my resume that I did not graduate from. Also if not how do I explain clinical experience, considering EC doenst have anthing other than the CPNE.. PLEASE HELP!!
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    Quote from RNFinally12
    Should I include a previous nursing school in my resume that I did not graduate from. Also if not how do I explain clinical experience, considering EC doenst have anthing other than the CPNE.. PLEASE HELP!!
    Include the school you did not graduate from and be prepared with a great explanation of why you didn't complete that program and why it worked out so much better than you graduated from whatever EC/CPNE is. It is important to have a positive spin prepared NOW so you are ready with your answer when someone calls you for the pre-interview phone conversation.
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    Before I went to nursing school I took classes occasionally at a community college. No major - just whatever interested me when I had time available. I didn't graduate or even pursue a degree. I listed it on my resume but was told at a 'resume review' that I shouldn't have it on there. Just only graduated or currently enrolled.

    I understand their point, but that makes it seem like I never took any college between high school and nursing school.
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    Thank you for your thoughts.. I am just concerned about the clinical experience..
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    If you got good clinicals and want to mention any of those experiences then I would list it for sure. Be ready, like mammac5 said, to explain why you didn't finish there but how you learned a lot there despite transferring to a different school.
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    Certainly you had previous healthcare experience prior to enrolling in Excelsior. You must have worked as an LPN, paramedic or EMT, etc. I would use the resume to accentuate your previous work experience.
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    I was enrolled in a traditional nursing program and was able to enroll with EC. I do have clinical experience from that, but was not sure if I should use it. I did not successfully finish the traditional nursing program
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    Quote from RNFinally12
    Should I include a previous nursing school in my resume that I did not graduate from. Also if not how do I explain clinical experience, considering EC doenst have anthing other than the CPNE.. PLEASE HELP!!
    I would think, as a new RN, you can't really list any clinical experience in that capacity - list any previous experience you had though as well as previous licenses & skills.
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    How did you become a RN without any clinical experience at all in the RN program? I thought with Excelsior you had to do clinicals with a preceptor in whatever location you live in? I could be wrong but I checked into their program and I remember that's what I had read.


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