Hi. I am an RN-BSN nursing student that will be graduating this December and in need of figuring out how to make my resume look good so I can be hired for jobs and maybe a new grad residency program. Ive done a resume but I am not sure it stands out enough to interest any nurse recruiters out there. I would appreciate it if someone where to look at my resume and cover letters and give me any pointers. Or any places that can help me make it better. I will attach a sample of my resume and cover letter. Thank you very much.
Searching for an RN new graduate internship position on the Medical-Surgical Unit; obtain new nursing skills and increase competencies in current skills to expand level of competence from beginner to novice.
American Heart Association BLS- CPR Certification; exp. 10/2012
Fire Card Certification, exp. 04/2015
Highly motivated and capable of working as a team member.
Flexible, patient, organized and goal directed.
Able to have conversations in Tagalog.
Computer proficient. Basic skills in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint. Firefox/Internet explorer. 70 WPM. 10-Key.
California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, expected graduation December 2011
File Clerk/Data Entry Oct. 2008-present
Dentist-On-Call, Van Nuys, CA
Organizes documentation regarding patient care. Search files, compute data, verify insurance and other administrative work. Assist with billing of payments and retrieving dental appointments.
Customer Service Sales Associate Sept. 2007-Jan. 2008
Fry's Electronics, Burbank, CA
Responsible for serving customers, performing sales and handling inquiries and complaints. Apply knowledge of products sold. Demonstrate ability to handle money and other payments.
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA); 2010-present.
Alpha Tau Delta (ATD); 2011.
Nightingale Society; 2009-present.
CSULA Nursing fundraiser (March 2009-present)
Pinning Ceremony- Decoration committee (2011). Los Angeles.
March of Dimes (2011). Los Angeles.
Midnight Mission of Los Angeles Soup Kitchen. (2011). Los Angeles.
Clinical Care Extender (2007-2008). Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, CA
References: Available upon request.
October 01, 2011
To Whom It May Concern,
I am responding to your recent job listing for University of California, Los Angeles offering the opportunity to be a part of the new grad residency program. I was particularly interested in the RN residency program because as a new graduate, I have the education to succeed being a nurse but require additional experience with patient care.
I am a nursing student who will be completing my Bachelors of Science in Nursing this upcoming December 2011. My experience and education have provided me with the knowledge to be able to practice patient care and relevant skills to be an effective team member. However, obtaining new nursing skills and increasing my level of competence is a goal I strive to achieve with the help of the residency program being offered by University of California, Los Angeles. I have had clinical rotations in various hospital units teaching me various skills that I can offer if accepted into the program.
It is well aware that the new grad residency programs is one of the best in integrating new nurses into the profession and can be quite difficult and stressful at times. If given the chance, I would gladly work with staff members and willingly gain the required skills for further experience from them. I assure you that the experience attained would be an asset and make a positive contribution to my position as a graduate nurse.
Enclosed is my resume for your review. I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you personally more about the opportunity and how I can best serve your hospital. Please call me on the above mentioned phone number or email address as to your convenience.
Oct 9, '11
thank you guys very much. I have shown my resume to my instructor but she only made a few changes in it n it was still lookin plain to me. nothing like yours and getting other people opinion about it is very helpful. thank you again.
also for adding my clinical rotations. can u give me an example. i mean i dont have to put every single clinical i have had right but just the ones im aiming for or something.
Last edit by NewgradRNMT on Oct 9, '11