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Excelsior Students how are you preparing resumes??

  1. 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.
  2. 25 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  RNFinally12 profile page
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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!!
    natnat122 likes this.
  4. Visit  mammac5 profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  zieglarf profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  RNFinally12 profile page
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    Thank you for your thoughts.. I am just concerned about the clinical experience..
  7. Visit  zieglarf profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  RNFinally12 profile page
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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
  10. Visit  BrillyD profile page
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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.
    tainted1972 likes this.
  11. Visit  shamrokks profile page
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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.
  12. Visit  RNFinally12 profile page
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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..
  13. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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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.
    OneFlyNurz, Pixie.RN, and EricJRN like this.
  14. Visit  OneFlyNurz profile page
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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.
    preciouspkgs, nursenora1, tnmarie, and 1 other like this.

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