new FNP sample resumes

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    Hi all,
    I am in my last semester of nursing school and we have been assigned our FNP resume. Does anyone know of any places where I can look at examples?
    I appreciate any references!
    75 more days to go!
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    Quote from giberga
    Hi all,
    I am in my last semester of nursing school and we have been assigned our FNP resume. Does anyone know of any places where I can look at examples?
    I appreciate any references!
    75 more days to go!
    Usually medical and academic environments use CVs not resumes. Here is a good example of developing a medical CV.
    http://www.mcw.edu/display/docid1132.htm

    David Carpenter, PA-C
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    Hi David,
    Thanks for your response. I'm a University of Miami student and we have been assigned our resume "-unless we are planning on going into academia, in which case we should complete our C.V". -I have no problems with academia, but I want to be a FNP so I was planning on completing my resume. It sounds like you think I will need to submit my CV for FN positions?
    Thanks for the reference!
    Kim
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    Quote from giberga
    Hi David,
    Thanks for your response. I'm a University of Miami student and we have been assigned our resume "-unless we are planning on going into academia, in which case we should complete our C.V". -I have no problems with academia, but I want to be a FNP so I was planning on completing my resume. It sounds like you think I will need to submit my CV for FN positions?
    Thanks for the reference!
    Kim
    From my point of view a CV is for a professional position and a resume is for a technical position. Realistically if you have few or no publications there is little difference between a CV and Resume. Mostly its in terms of formatting. If they want a resume for class thats what word is for. There are a number of good templates out there. However, most employers are going to expect to see a CV in my opinion. The major difference between getting a job with a CV vs. a resume is the cover letter is more important in a CV than a resume since most people will just skim a CV due to their length.

    David Carpenter, PA-C
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    I'm a fairly new NP. I graduated in December 2008 passed my boards in April, and started job hunting with my resume that we were assigned to complete in the last semester. It flopped. I decided to totally revamp and do a CV instead. CVs are not only for academia, but as everyone has said they are also for professionals. As a matter of fact when I switched from just a run of the mill resume to a great CV the phone started ringing and I landed a great job.

    It took a lot of hard work and a lot of hours, but my product looks like a million bucks. I went to my public library and checked out the following:

    Resume Magic
    Cover Letter Magic
    Resumes for Healthcare Professionals

    Read them from cover to cover. I just tried to skim what I though were the important parts and missed out on some great information. It teaches you how to format in Word and how to properly save and send via the web, among other things. The "Resumes for Healthcare Professionals" is filled with CVs and resumes for all healthcare professionals including several nurse practitioners. All the books help me word all the things that help me stand out at my job even though I have about 2.5 years of nursing experience, but to me it was just doing my job. Jobs are limited in this market so you want your CV to stand out.
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    I will be applying for NP school soon. If the requirements state resume should I should stick with this for applications or would they be alright accepting a CV? Thank you.


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