Preparing New Grad Resume

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    i'm graduating in may if all goes well and i want to start preparing my resume and looking for potential rn positions. i can't seem to find any guidance regarding what information to include on my resume and would appreciate some advice. does anyone know of any websites or other sources that provide examples? what are you listing on your resume? thanks!
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    The only advice I've seen on this dilemma if you don't have healthcare experience, is to list and give info on your clinical experiences.
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    i'm graduating in may if all goes well and i want to start preparing my resume and looking for potential rn positions. i can't seem to find any guidance regarding what information to include on my resume and would appreciate some advice. does anyone know of any websites or other sources that provide examples? what are you listing on your resume? thanks!
    i 'm in the exact same position as you! i've been on countless websites, and none of them are that great. the best i've seen is: vault.com - they actually have sample resumes and cover letters for new grad nurses (type in "sample cover letter: newly graduated nurse", and "newly graduated nurse resume"). they also have a good article regarding the correct format for writing a cover letter - "the basics of a cover letter". you can also try the university of delaware website - www.udel.edu/csc to find sample nursing resumes. monster.com has a few good articles, including: "7 first-time resume concerns". yahoo! hotjobs has an article titled "killer cover letters". i'm sure there are more out there ....

    i'm a career changer with no previous healthcare experience, with the exception of the cna job i've had since july. i think i'm going to include clinicals rotations, prior work experience, education, volunteerism/activities, affiliations, and special skills. what else can you put on an entry level resume??

    good luck on your job search!
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    I have been typing out mine recently..this post helped me a TON

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f87/wond...s-84387-4.html
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    I have seen a few books on amazon that have nursing and healthcare resumes and cover letters. I have just begun mine and have my cover letter done but still working on the resume. I need to get it done, as I need a job NOW as LNA or something as well as one for after I graduate.

    It is hard because this is a change of career and I have much other relevant experience I need to note somehow without going back a million years.
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    I'm going to an open house where there will be managers from all different floors (with possible interviews) and I was wondering do I need a cover letter if I'm applying there? When I need a cover letter confuses me...
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    monster.com and other commercial sites have information:
    there are also links on the sticky threads of the nursing career advice forum (http://allnurses.com/forums/f87/)
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    Can someone explain the difference between and functional resume and a chronological resume? Actually I know what a chron. resume is, I guess I am wondering the format and what is included, etc. about the finctional resume. It sounds like as a student this may be a better option. I have many management and office and HR skills from my past life I want to highlight without necessarily going all into everything....

    Maybe I should have both...
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    I found the answer and will share what I found:

    http://career-advice.monster.com/sam...umes/home.aspx
    Article about functional and chron. resume and combined for NURSES and examples

    http://www.etsu.edu/careers/resume/resume01.asp Resume guide from a university including a nursing resume and cover letter information

    http://www.state.nd.us/jsnd/docs/general/JSND6062.pdf A 48 page resume guide and cover letter guide by the state of North Dakota

    http://www.mnu.edu/services/career/resources/resume.php Resume resources from Mid America Nazerine University has examples of nursing resume.

    http://career-advice.monster.com/res...iona/home.aspx An article about functional resume and a sample
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