New USRN, but resume with no experience

  1. 0 Hello, to make a long story short, I am a US citizen who earned my BSN in the Philippines. I recently passed my NCLEX and now readying myself to find a job.

    I've been told that new grads and new nurses with no work experience in the field can list their clinical rotations under education as a supplement to the lack of work history. Since I studied in the Philippines, all my clinical rotations were in Philippine institutions. My question is, do you think it would be worthwhile for me to include these in my resume?
  2. Visit  tsimitpo profile page

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    Joined Oct '10; Posts: 38; Likes: 3.

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  3. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Moved to the International forum
  4. Visit  lactamase profile page
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    You need to be specific that it's your clinical rotation as undergrad. It may cause a confusion. Nonetheless, I think I rather not write it up.
  5. Visit  denise_amor profile page
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    Hi we're on the same boat, I also earned my BSN in the Philippines I even took the NLE and passed. I just passed my nclex last march, but hayzz I'm having a problem in building my resume

    So how's your resume? Can you give some tips. Thank you
  6. Visit  katm0 profile page
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    Hi Denise_amor!
    I recently passed the nclex this month and I also having Trouble writing my resume since I don't have work experience in nursing field. I come across to this site

    http://www.nursing.umich.edu/student...sume_guide.pdf

    And a lot of research about resume writing... But still I only have related learning experiences (RLE) and work references/employers that are non nursing related.
    Last edit by katm0 on May 19, '11
  7. Visit  denise_amor profile page
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    Quote from katm0
    Hi Denise_amor!
    I recently passed the nclex this month and I also having Trouble writing my resume since I don't have work experience in nursing field. I come across to this site

    http://www.nursing.umich.edu/student...sume_guide.pdf

    And a lot of research about resume writing... But still I only have related learning experiences (RLE) and work references/employers that are non nursing related.
    Hi katmo,
    Thanks...
  8. Visit  wishiwereanurse profile page
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    have you worked anywhere else? even if it is not nursing related?
  9. Visit  spongebob6286 profile page
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    i havent worked anywhere else. my first job was in the hospital
  10. Visit  ghillbert profile page
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    You can summarize the floors/specialties you have experienced under the section of "education" where you list your bachelor degree, but not as "work experience".. because it's not work experience.
  11. Visit  melcah28 profile page
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    hey there, ..IM a USRN and got my BSN degree in philippines..Im thinking to apply for RN -intern..since I dont have experience as a Registered Nurse..what do you think?
  12. Visit  caroladybelle profile page
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    Clinical rotations are NOT work experience and should not be listed as such.

    Virtually ALL nurses must do clinicals ( barring excelsior which has come under fire for such issues) so that is a basic part of nursing education. Unless you had a minipracticum in the unit's specific specialty, it is not relevant.
    Fiona59 likes this.
  13. Visit  melcah28 profile page
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    my only work experience is my job at walmart..dont know start my nursing job.:-(
  14. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Quote from melcah
    my only work experience is my job at walmart..dont know start my nursing job.:-(
    I started working in the healthcare field as a CNA while in nursing school. I actually had potential employers discuss my CNA work experience when I started to apply for nursing jobs. Worth consideration.


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