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  1. I have a disbaled son. He has Spinal Muscular atrophy, He has a G-tube and is on a C-pap at night, He gets daily breathing treatments everyday and Has never walked He is 13 years old. His disease is progressive. THere is more to his medical condition but I figured I would get to the point... Im suppose to do a resume for Nursing school. my ? is should I use my experiences with my son... Its not a employer that Im working for but It is hand on experience that I have with my son for 13 years... Is it ok to put that this information on my resume... and If so how should I word :

    under experieces ????
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   memphispanda
    You could certainly include the experience...you don't have to say it's your son. You could say something like "provided daily care for the past 13 years to a child with Spinal Muscular atrophy" and include a list of skills that required.
  4. by   Born2BAnurse
    thank you soo much for your response
  5. by   NICU_Nurse
    I would probably list this under a seperate heading on your resume- the usual area for work-related experience, than another heading (or a sub-heading) listing something like "Additional Relevant Experiences" where you could list the types of care you've provided for your son.

  6. by   ST_NURSE_MLD
    Well, I haven't done a nursing resume, yet. But, I sure have done a great many corporate resumes. It depends on "how" your resume is structured. However, to beef up a corporate resume you could use the headings of "PAID WORK EXPERIENCE" and "UNPAID WORK EXPERIENCE". Again it would depend on how your resume is already structured.

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