I am a registerd nurse with a diploma from a three year program. I graduated December of 2001 and began working part time in January of 2002. It is now June 19, 2003 and I have a mere 1304.25 hrs half of which were night shifts where not much teaching was taking place. Basically I am having the dilemma with making myself look good in my resume and cover letter so I may obtain a full time position. My experience is in minor burn wound care, plastic surgery patients ( ie: degloving of limbs, breat reductions, implants and tummy tucks. I really feel like I don't have that much experience in anything and that is why I want to obtain a full time position somewhere so I can get full training and be an assest to the ward. So to make a long story short , if you have any personal suggestions or any web sites that are available please let me know by either posting or pm-ing me.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.
Jun 19, '03
sounds like you have experience that would be an assest on any surgical post-op unit or ambulatory surgery dept in a hospital or at a surgical center, but you can also state that you want to expand your practice and broaden your knowledge and experience by seeking a full time med-surg position. Take any applicable continuing ed seminars or courses, even the ones that you read in the nursing journals, send in the post test for CEUs, & add the course to your resume, showing your motivation & initiative for continuing education. You may only have been working part time but that doesnt mean you are not knowledgeable or experienced. Dont sell yourself short.
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Last edit by -jt on Jun 19, '03